Three new cases of COVID-19 were reported today, bringing to 364 the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus.
Humboldt County Deputy Health Officer Dr. Josh Ennis noted that demographic data on the county’s known cases demonstrates that there are disproportionate impacts to the Latino and Hispanic community and, as we’ve seen more recently, to Native Americans.
“It’s important to point out that this is not due to any increased risk-taking activity or lack of adherence to safety measures,” Dr. Ennis said. “People working on the front lines in service and agricultural sectors, for example, may have more workplace exposures to the general public or co-workers. Public Health and our response partners continue to work with our entire community to limit spread of this virus, especially in groups that are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19.”
Ennis went on to say Public Health is partnering with LatinoNet, Centro del Pueblo and the Humboldt County Office of Education to host a Virtual Town Hall on Monday, Aug. 31, from 6-7:30 p.m. to address concerns of the Spanish-speaking community. For more information, go to latinonet.org/blog-espaol.
Today’s alert level stands at three or level orange. Visit humboldtgov.org/dashboard to view the county’s Alert Level Assessment tool.
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