Covid 19 & Your Health

Practical Health Information

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Covid information is available in ASL,  Simplified ChineseVietnamese, and Korean from the United States Centers of Disease Control - and in many other languages from the World Health Organization.

As of June 15, 2021, CA Health Orders have Changed

Read about the changes. Many orders have been relaxed, especially for people who have had their shots. Other rules stay in place, such as workplace safety rules.

See more details about the changes from the State of California.

Getting Your Shots  

About Covid-19 Vaccines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control

Sign Up to be Vaccinated in Humboldt  - Vaccines are now available at sites here in Humboldt for those who need them most. 

Getting Vaccinated in California - This tool tells you where the vaccine is available and for whom.

What if You are Sick?

No health insurance?  Enroll in Covered California now  Although testing is free, care during the illness still costs money. Make sure you and your loved ones have coverage. 

Do you need to see a doctor?  Covid-19 Symptoms, Home Care, and Managing Stress, from Mad River Hospital

Doctors live online from Providence Medical, $79 visit fee or they take insurance. (Providence is St. Joseph’s Hospital’s owner group.) 

Doctors online for Open Door Clinic patients.

What to do if you are sick, from the CDC

Caring at home for a Covid-19 patient  from the CDC

Call 707-268-2999  for Community Mental Health Support for Covid 19.  

Local professional staff are available if you are feeling anxious, worried, or depressed in ways related to the current health crisis, and need someone to talk to.

Safety Practices

Masks are Still Recommended for unvaccinated people and anyone whose immune system may be compromised.  They are still required by law in some circumstances. See the new order that explains when you don't have to mask ... and when you STILL have to wear a mask.

Prevent Getting Sick  from the Centers for Disease Control

Safe Schools  best practices for schools when reopening, from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Keep Pets from Getting Sick, also from the CDC 

How Long Does the Coronavirus Live on Surfaces?  Web MD article with details.

Safe & Effective Cleaning Products  how to choose COVID-killing products that cause the least harm to your health and the environment.

Food, Groceries & Safety, from the CDC

Employers must notify workers within 24 hours if there has been a known COVID case in the workplace. Read the law here.

Paid Sick Leave - California and Federal law now combine to require employers to provide paid sick leave for this virus.

Travel guidance from the CDC.  Also, check this map to see rates of Covid in the areas you might travel to across the USA.

Wildfire Smoke & Covid-19 - when air quality is poor, what precautions can you take to protect your family's lungs?