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A Humboldt County Resident has died with COVID-19, and 48 additional cases have been reported since Friday, bringing to 2,955 the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus.
The individual who died was in their 60s. This marks the county’s 32nd death related to COVID-19. Staff at Humboldt County Public Health and the Emergency Operations Center extend their condolences to the family and friends of all those who have lost loved ones during the pandemic.
Humboldt County Public Health and local approved vaccinators are actively working to schedule vaccinations for county residents age 75 and over. Of the nearly 10,000 county residents in this age group, approximately half have already begun the vaccine series, but the other half has not yet signed up. Anyone who is 75 years old or older and has not been contacted for a vaccination appointment by their provider or Public Health should call the Humboldt County Joint Information Center at 707-441-5000.
Public Health, in collaboration with health care providers, has scheduled three second dose clinics through Sunday and expects to administer nearly 1,100 second doses to health care workers, emergency services workers, in-person educators, in-person school support staff and long-term care facility staff. This is in addition to vaccinations offered by local providers to their patients.
The State of California has put in place interim capacity limits for Places of Worship in response to recent judicial rulings. Under the “Purple” or widespread tier, Places of Worship may hold indoor services at 25% capacity. The California Department of Public Health announced that it will update industry guidance for this sector soon.
For information about requirements under the “Purple” tier, go to cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/COVID-19/Dimmer-Framework-September_2020.pdf.
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 email@example.com or calling 707-441-5000.
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