Humboldt County’s COVID-19 case count stands at 228, after seven additional cases were reported today.
Travel in and out of the county and gatherings of friends and family continue to be significant drivers of new infections, according to Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich. “Many of the places local residents are traveling to or having visitors from are experiencing much higher rates of COVID-19 infections, which makes interacting with someone who is ill with COVID more likely,” she said.
California’s State Health Officer and Dr. Frankovich have both asked residents to stay close to home and limit travel as much as possible. “We are so lucky to have some of the most beautiful areas in the world right here in our backyard,” Frankovich said. “I’d encourage everyone to take advantage of that and postpone or cancel any non-essential, out-of-area trips. And please, ask your friends and family to wait for a safer time to visit you here in Humboldt. It’s the best way to protect your family and your community.”
Today’s alert level stands at a three. Visit humboldtgov.org/dashboard to view the county’s Alert Level Assessment tool.
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