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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Oct. 13, 2021 - 2 Deaths, 0 Hospitalizations, 48 New Cases Reported Today

Humboldt County Public Health reported two deaths from COVID-19 today, one person in their 70s and one person over the age of 80. One hundred and eight county residents have died from the virus. Staff in the Department Operations Center extend their condolences to the family, friends and caregivers of those who died.

Forty-eight new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Humboldt County today, bringing to 8,985 the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus. No new hospitalizations were reported today.

As of Tuesday, Humboldt County Public Health and other local vaccinators have administered a total of 156,359 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Local vaccination data has been updated on the Humboldt County Data Dashboard (humboldtgov.org/dashboard). Highlights include:

  • Since the last weekly report on Oct. 6, 886 vaccine doses have been administered and 548 additional residents have completed their vaccine series.
  • A total of 78,236 residents, or nearly 66% of the vaccine-eligible population age 12 and older, are fully vaccinated.
  • Just over 72% of the vaccine-eligible population has received at least one dose.

Humboldt County continues to be designated as an area of high COVID-19 transmission by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Residents — particularly those who are unvaccinated — are urged to get tested if they are experiencing symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus.

No-cost testing is available through OptumServe seven days a week at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka. Mobile testing sites are scheduled throughout the county most weekdays. For more information about testing, go to humboldtgov.org/covidtestregistration.

The county’s vaccination and testing services are available free of charge. Appointments for Public Health vaccination clinics are not required but are recommended due to an increase in demand for additional doses and boosters. Sign up in advance at MyTurn.ca.gov. For instructions in English and Spanish on how to use My Turn, go to humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo.

Due to high demand for vaccination appointments, hours for the Arcata High School vaccination clinic on Thursday have been expanded, and the clinic will now be open from 4 to 7 p.m.

See the schedule below for specific clinic dates, times, locations and available services:

Arcata — Thursday, Oct. 14, 4 to 7 p.m.
     Arcata High School (1720 M St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available

Eureka — Friday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     Wharfinger Building (1 Marina Way)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     No testing available at this clinic. PCR testing offered through OptumServe on lower floor of Wharfinger Building.

Miranda — Saturday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
     South Fork High School (6831 Avenue of the Giants)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available

Eureka — Sunday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     College of the Redwoods (7351 Tompkins Hill Road)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available

Eureka — Monday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
     Public Health Main Office (529 I St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     No testing available

Weitchpec — Tuesday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
     Yurok Tribal Office (CA-96)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available

Willow Creek — Tuesday, Oct. 19, 3 to 5 p.m.
     Public Health Office (77 Walnut Way)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available

Garberville — Wednesday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
     Public Health Office (727 Cedar St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available

Check availability of a specific vaccine at local pharmacies at vaccines.gov, or text a ZIP code to 438829 to locate a nearby pharmacy offering vaccines.

Pfizer is authorized for those 12 and older, and Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for people age 18 and older. County residents age 16 and 17 can receive a vaccination at a Public Health clinic without a parent or guardian physically present as long as they have a signed consent form. Children under 16 still must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. 

View the Data Dashboard online at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download data from a previous time.

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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