42 New Cases Reported Since Friday
Forty-two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Humboldt County since the most recent report on Friday. The total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus now stands at 3,308.
Four previously reported hospitalizations have been removed from the county’s count. Though all four were positive for COVID-19, the reason they went to the hospital was determined to be unrelated to the virus. Two new hospitalizations are being reported today, so the cumulative total number of local hospitalizations related to COVID-19 is 133.
Public Health Using Interest Form Submissions to Fill Vaccination Appointments
Humboldt County Public Health will hold three large-scale COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week in partnership with local health care providers and expects to administer at least 2,300 doses. Clinic appointments are by invitation only. To fill appointments, Public Health is using information submitted through the online interest form based on vaccine priorities outlined by the state.
To access the Interest Form:
Other local approved vaccinators are reaching out directly to their qualifying patients to schedule vaccination appointments.
State’s Outdoor Event, Performances Guidance Takes Effect April 1
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued updated guidance to allow additional outdoor activities with COVID-19 safety measures in place.
Beginning April 1, outdoor sports and outdoor live performance venues can reopen with fans and spectators in attendance as long as facial coverings are worn at all times. Some other required safety measures include:
- Capacity limited based on county’s tier assignment
- Visitors only allowed from immediate region or within California, depending on county’s tier assignment
- Concessions ordered and served in-seat, no concourse sales
- Seats reserved and assigned in advance
- Workers and staff tested weekly.
Amusement parks are also eligible to reopen to in-state visitors for counties in Red Tier or better beginning April 1. View the state’s full list of activities and business tiers under the “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” at https://tinyurl.com/statetierchanges.
The list also outlines new, higher thresholds for tier reassignment under the “Blueprint” once 2 million vaccines have been distributed to communities hardest hit by the pandemic. CDPH anticipates that will happen in the next several days.
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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