Covid 19 & Your Health

Practical Health Information

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

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.

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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.

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


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

Testing is available in Scotia, and sometimes in the Willow Creek area. The VA also does tests, if you're a veteran. 

To schedule an appointment

    • Go to OptumServe, or

    • Call 888-634-1123

Safety Practices

Cloth Masks are Recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, with 3 simple patterns to make them at home.  When do you 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.

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.

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?