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Posted on: July 27, 2021

July 27, 2021 - 18 New Cases; CDC Revises Masking, Testing Guidance for Vaccinated Individuals

Eighteen new cases of COVID-19 and one new hospitalization of a person in their 60s have been reported in Humboldt County today. The total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus now stands at 4,989.

Citing the increased spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today revised its masking guidance to recommend that all people, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask indoors in public in areas of substantial or high virus transmission, which includes Humboldt County.

If a vaccinated individual’s household includes vulnerable individuals such as young children or those who are immunocompromised, the CDC advises indoor masking in public settings whatever the level of transmission. In order to limit the spread of Delta, the CDC also recommended that fully vaccinated individuals with symptoms and those who are exposed to a person known or suspected to have COVID-19 get tested. 

CDC’s recommendations are based on preliminary evidence indicating that while vaccinated people infected with the Delta variant of COVID-19 are unlikely to become severely ill from the virus, they can spread it to others. Read more about the recommendations at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html

Today’s announcement follows Humboldt County Public Health’s recent recommendation that local residents wear a mask in indoor public places to protect against spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. 

Vaccination continues to be the best protection against severe illness and death from COVID-19. Vaccines are available at Public Health vaccination clinics and 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.

Willow Creek – Wednesday, July 28, from 2 to 6 p.m.
     Willow Creek Community Resource Center (38883 Hwy. 299)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

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

Eureka – Thursday, July 29, from 5 to 8 p.m.
    Eureka Summer Concert Series (Madaket Plaza, 1 C St.)
    Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Eureka – Friday, July 30, from 1 to 4 p.m.
     Transition-Age Youth (TAY) Division (433 M St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson 

Eureka – Saturday, July 31, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     Get Out and Play Day (Sequoia Park, 3414 W St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson 

Fields Landing – Tuesday, Aug. 3, from noon to 2:30 p.m.
     Fields Landing Boat Ramp (End of Railroad Ave., South Humboldt Bay)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

King Salmon – Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Gills by the Bay (77 Halibut Ave.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

In addition to the clinic scheduled in Willow Creek, COVID-19 vaccines are also available through health care providers in the eastern part of the county. For information, contact K’ima:w Medical Center in Hoopa at 530-625-4261, United Indian Health Services in Weitchpec at 530-625-4300 or Open Door Willow Creek Community Health Center at 530-629-3111. 

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
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