Covid 19 & Your Health
Practical Health Information
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.
Seeing a Doctor
You can make an appointment for a free test here in Humboldt (free to uninsured, no co-pay for insured).
Testing is free through California's contract with OptumServe, Walk-ins are available at all OptumServe sites and turnaround time for results is averaging 48 to 72 hours.
Free Test Locations
Eureka – Seven days a week, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM at Redwood Acres Fairground, 3750 Harris St.
Arcata – Mondays, 8:00 AM to 5:30 p.m. at the Arcata Community Center, 321 M.L.K. Jr. Parkway
Garberville – Tuesdays, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM at SoHum Health's Sprowl Creek Campus, 286 Sprowl Creek Road
Fortuna – Wednesdays, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM at the River Lodge Conference Center, 1800 Riverwalk Dr.
Hoopa – Thursdays, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the Tsewenaldin Inn, 12482 CA-96
McKinleyville – Fridays, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM at Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Road
Other Test Sites
To schedule an appointment
• Go to OptumServe, or
• Call 888-634-1123
Prevent Getting Sick from the Centers for Disease Control
Safe Schools best practices for schools when reopening, from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Why 6 Feet, and is that enough?
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.
Paid Sick Leave - California and Federal law now combine to require employers to provide paid sick leave for this virus.
Wildfire Smoke & Covid-19 - when air quality is poor, what precautions can you take to protect your family's lungs?