Humboldt County’s confirmed COVID-19 case count now stands at 568, after one new case was reported today. Humboldt County officially remains in the yellow (Minimal) tier this week, although local data for the week ending Oct. 17 meets the metrics for the orange (Moderate) tier with a case rate of 2.8. Two consecutive weeks of a case rate greater than 2.0 would move the county fully into the orange tier.
“Fortunately, our internal data review for the past week looks favorable for remaining in yellow when the next state assessment is released on Nov. 3,” said Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich. “It is critically important to the entire community that we adhere to safety measures and keep our case rates low going forward.”
Additionally, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released partial guidance for live artistic, theatrical and musical performances, which will be permitted outdoors and only in counties in the orange (Moderate) and yellow (Minimal) risk levels of the “Blueprint for a Safer Economy.”
Dr. Frankovich said she was looking forward to seeing the full guidance from the state. “In the meantime,” she said, “we are happy to have the ability to review and approve plans for small, structured events outdoors that incorporate all of the prevention measures we have used to get us into the yellow tier.”
Plans for such events can be submitted to the county as Spectator-Free events (https://humboldtgov.org/2756/Business-Compliance) and will be routed to the Health Officer for approval as required by the state. For more information on the partial guidance, visit the state Q&A page at https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/#top
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