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Posted on: July 22, 2021

July 22, 2021 - 29 New Cases; Some OptumServe Sites to Close, Testing to Continue in Eureka

Twenty-nine new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Humboldt County today. The total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus now stands at 4,853. 

The OptumServe testing service, contracted by the State of California, will close its mobile testing sites throughout the county at the end of July. COVID-19 testing will continue to be available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at OptumServe’s fixed site at the Wharfinger Building, located at 1 Marina Way, in Eureka. 

Testing for COVID-19 is also available through local health care providers and some pharmacies. Businesses, schools and community organizations that would like to access testing resources may apply through the State of California Testing Task Force. For information, visit testing.covid19.ca.gov/get-started/.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a statement yesterday reporting increased risk of infection for unvaccinated individuals, noting that 99% of COVID-19 cases reported statewide between Jan. 1 and July 14, have occurred in unvaccinated individuals.  

“As transmission continues to increase in communities statewide, along with the faster spreading Delta variant, more individuals, especially those who are unvaccinated, will likely get COVID. Vaccines continue to be highly effective at preventing new cases and severe disease, hospitalization and death,” according to the CDPH statement. 

Vaccine is available at Public Health clinics and at most local pharmacies. Walk-ins are welcome at all Public Health clinics, or sign up in advance at MyTurn.ca.gov. See the clinic schedule for the next seven days below.

Redway – Friday, July 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dean Creek RV Park (4112 Redwood Drive)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson 

Fortuna – Saturday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Redwood AutoXpo (Veterans Memorial Building, 1426 Main St.)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Arcata – Saturday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Arcata Farmers’ Market (Arcata Plaza, 808 G St.)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson
$10 in Farmers’ Market Cash for the first 30 people who get vaccinated at this clinic.

Arcata – Sunday, July 25, from noon to 4 p.m.
Adopt-a-Park Community Celebration (Mad River Pkwy. E)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Trinidad – Thursday, July 29, from noon to 3 p.m.
Trinidad Town Hall (409 Trinity St.)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson 

The Pfizer vaccine is approved for children as young as 12 years old. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is authorized for those 18 and older.

To check availability of these vaccines, as well as Moderna, at local pharmacies, visit vaccines.gov or text a ZIP code to 438829 to find a participating pharmacy nearby. Most pharmacies allow walk-ins. 

View the Humboldt County Data Dashboard online at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download today’s data.

For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or by contacting covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us or calling 707-441-5000.

Sign up for COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.gov
Check for vaccine availability at a local pharmacy: Vaccines.gov
Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo
Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/Dashboard
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