This web page is a source of information about current health issues that may affect the residents of, or visitors to, Humboldt County. Its purpose is to inform the public of critical issues that may impact their health and to provide information people can use to avoid illness or injury.
May 2, 2016 - Annual Quarantine of Sport-Harvested Mussels in California Begins May 1
The California Department of Public Health Director announces the annual quarantine on sport-harvested mussels gathered along the California coast began May 1, 2016. Read more from the CDPH (PDF).
April 22, 2016 - Dungeness Crab Health Advisory Lifted in Mendocino and Portions of Humboldt Counties
SACRAMENTO – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith is today lifting the health advisory regarding Dungeness crabs caught from ocean waters south of 40°46.15′ N Latitude (a line extending due west from the west end of the north jetty at the entrance of Humboldt Bay), including all ocean waters of Humboldt Bay. Recent tests show traces of domoic acid have declined to low or undetectable levels in Dungeness crabs caught in these areas. Read more from the CDPH (PDF).
April 20, 2016 - CDPH Reminds of Warning on Razor Clams from Humboldt and Del Norte Counties