Three Humboldt County residents have died with COVID-19, and 29 additional cases were reported today. The total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus is now 2,754.
One of the people who died was in their 60s, and two were in their 70s. On behalf of Public Health and the Emergency Operations Center, staff extend their condolences to the friends, family members and medical professionals who cared for these residents.
So far this week, more than 900 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered at Public Health clinics with more than 420 first and second doses scheduled for today. Additionally, partners have administered hundreds of vaccines this week and are expected to vaccinate an additional 400 residents at clinics through the weekend.
Vaccinations for some in-person kindergarten through 12th-grade educators and support staff began yesterday, and additional vaccination clinics are scheduled for this group this weekend. Distance learning educators and support staff are expected to start receiving vaccination invitations by mid-February. Data is currently being gathered for child care and early education providers who are expected to start receiving vaccine clinic invites in mid- to late February.
Residents who would like to receive the COVID-19 vaccine can fill out the vaccine interest form at humboldtgov.org/InterestForm to be notified when appointments are available for their tier. Businesses or organizations designated for priority distribution by the state are encouraged to call the Joint Information Center at 707-441-5000 to learn which form should be used.
For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or during business hours by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 707-441-5000.
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