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Posted on: July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020 - Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Updates

707-441-5000 ; ; Monday-Friday 8am to 7pm

Review Time for Reopening Plans As Fast As One Business Day

More than 2,100 businesses have been certified to reopen by the Humboldt County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), with plan review and approval often completed in a single day.

All businesses cleared to reopen by state and local orders are required to submit a Business Reopening plan that outlines site-specific safety measures to limit COVID-19 transmission. For more information about the process or to learn how to submit a plan, visit or call 441-5000 for support.

The EOC encourages residents to support local businesses that have committed to protect the health and safety of both employees and customers. Look for the reopening certificate, which should be prominently displayed on each certified storefront. A list of certified businesses sorted by sector can be found at

Available COVID-19 Testing Options 

The OptumServe public testing site located at Redwood Acres continues to experience an increase in demand for appointments and has been at or near maximum capacity for the last three weeks.

Testing options are still available. If you are experiencing symptoms, please contact your primary care provider, urgent care or emergency room. Symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea.

If you are not experiencing symptoms, testing at the OptumServe site in Eureka is available by appointment from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit to make an appointment, or call 888-634- 1123. Please note only available appointments will be shown. If no time slots are available, check back to schedule.

For additional information about testing options, go to to access a list of frequently asked questions.

Joint Information Center Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Beginning Monday 

Beginning Monday, July 13, the Humboldt County Joint Information Center will be open to receive COVID-related calls and emails from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Hours will continue to be adjusted to align with community need.

For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit or Local information is available at or during business hours by contacting or calling 707-441-5000.

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JUL10 EOC Update (PDF)

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