The Humboldt County Data Dashboard includes hospitalization rates by age group, death rates by age group and case totals by ZIP code, the latter of which are reported in "a range of 0 to 5 for case count until the area surpasses 5 total cases," according to the county. After that threshold has been reached in a ZIP code, the exact number will be included.
Basics of COVID-19
The California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control, state that symptoms of novel coronavirus include cough and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or at least two of the following: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or a new loss of taste or smell.
Emergency warning signs needing immediate medical attention include difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to awaken, and bluish lips or face.
In an emergency situation:
Call ahead to the emergency room or inform the 911 operator of the possibility of a COVID-19 infection and, if possible, put on a face mask.
Symptoms or possible exposure:
In the case of a possible exposure with symptoms — fever and cough or shortness of breath — contact your doctor’s office or the county Department of Health and Human Services, which has a hotline that can be reached during business hours at email@example.com or at (707) 441-5000. Residents seeking medical advice or questions about testing are asked to contact Public Health at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (707) 445-6200.
St. Joseph Health has also set up a virtual assessment tool as an aid to assessing risk factors for contracting the illness, which can be found here.The Federal Emergency Management Agency has started a rumor-control webpage that can be found here. For the Journal's latest COVID stories, updates and information resources, click here.
Thirty-nine new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Humboldt County since the most recent report on Thursday. Two previously reported positives have been removed after one case was found to be from another jurisdiction, and another was determined to be a false positive. The total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus now stands at 4,499.
Six county residents have been hospitalized with COVID-19 since Thursday’s report, including two people in their 50s, one in their 60s, two in their 70s and one over the age of 80.
Since the last update of weekly data on June 14, Humboldt County has seen 65 cases of COVID-19. The 30-39 age group represented the largest increase with 19 cases reported over the previous week, and five children between the ages of 0 and 9 have also tested positive for the virus in that time.
Nine county residents have been hospitalized in the last week. Their age ranges are as follows: 1 person in their 40s 2 people in their 50s 2 people in their 60s 2 people in their 70s 2 people over the age of 80.
View the latest data on the Humboldt County Data Dashboard at humboldtgov.org/Dashboard.
Late last week, Cal/OSHA revised its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards that regulate workplaces throughout the state. Updated rules now allow for employees to forego mask wearing in most situations if their employer confirms the worker’s vaccination status while unvaccinated workers must continue to wear a face covering in the workplace. Workers should consult their employer for workplace-specific policies related to COVID-19.
Business owners and employers are urged to read the guidance in detail and view additional business resources from Cal/OSHA at dir.ca.gov/dosh/coronavirus/ETS.html.
Humboldt County Public Health will offer the Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines at clinics scheduled this week in Eureka, Redcrest and Bridgeville. Walk-ins are welcome at all Public Health clinics. Make an appointment in advance or view additional vaccination options at MyTurn.ca.gov.
See the schedule of Public Health clinics below and which vaccines are offered at each clinic.
Eureka – Wednesday, June 23 – 2 to 6 p.m. College of the Redwoods Gym (7351 Tompkins Hill Road) Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson
Redcrest – Thursday, June 24 – Noon to 3:30 p.m. Redcrest Community Center (115 Sorenson Road) Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson
Bridgeville – Friday, June 25 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bridgeville Baptist Church (48215 Alderpoint Road) Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson
Eureka – Saturday, June 26 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eureka High School cafeteria (1915 J St.) Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson
The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for people age 12 and older, and the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is authorized for people 18 and older. A parent or guardian must accompany minor children to the clinic. Minor consent forms are available online in English and Spanish and may be printed and filled out for each minor child before coming to the clinic.
COVID-19 vaccine is also available at many local pharmacies. Check availability at vaccines.gov, or text a ZIP code to 438829 to find a participating pharmacy nearby. Most pharmacies allow walk-ins.
View the Humboldt County Data Dashboard online at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download today’s data.
For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or by contacting email@example.com or calling 707-441-5000.