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Posted on: January 4, 2022

Jan. 4, 2022 - 1 New Hospitalization, 188 New Cases Reported

Humboldt County Public Health reported today 188 new cases of COVID-19, bringing to 11,540 the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus. One new hospitalization, a person aged 80 or older, was also reported.

Public Health reported Monday that the Omicron variant was detected among two local COVID-19 cases taken from samples between Dec. 19 and Dec. 21. Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman said Delta still appears to be the dominant variant locally, and monitoring is ongoing to determine to what degree Omicron is circulating in the community. “We hope to know more by the end of the week,” he said, “but this is likely the beginning of a surge.” 

Public Health officials state that it is important that residents, especially those who are unvaccinated, continue to protect themselves and their families from all COVID-19 variants by wearing masks in public settings, socially distancing and getting vaccinated or boosted when eligible to do so. 

Hoffman said, “Those who are recently vaccinated and not due for a booster or those who are boosted are getting COVID less frequently, for fewer days, and are mostly asymptomatic or have very mild symptoms.”

As always, Humboldt County’s vaccination and testing services are available free of charge. Although walk-ins are allowed at most regular Public Health clinics and many pharmacy vaccination sites, an increase in demand for boosters has caused delays at some locations. As a result, appointments are required for pediatric clinics and for clinics at Public Health’s main office. Appointments are strongly recommended for all other clinics and are the best way to ensure a shot is available during your visit. Appointments can be made at MyTurn.ca.gov.

Vaccines, including boosters, are available at local pharmacies. To check the availability of a specific vaccine, visit the vaccines.gov page, or text your ZIP code to 438829 to locate a nearby pharmacy offering vaccines.

See the schedule below for specific Public Health vaccination and testing clinic dates, times, locations and available services:

Fortuna — Wednesday, Jan. 5, noon to 6 p.m.
     
Fortuna River Lodge (1800 Riverwalk Drive)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available
     Appointments strongly recommended.

Trinidad — Thursday, Jan. 6, 2 to 7 p.m.
     
Trinidad Town Hall (409 Trinity St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available
     Appointments strongly recommended.

Eureka — Friday, Jan. 7, 1. to 8 p.m
     
Wharfinger Building (1 Marina Way)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     No rapid testing available at this clinic. PCR testing offered through OptumServe by appointment on the lower floor of the Wharfinger Building
     Appointments strongly recommended.

Eureka Family Clinic — Saturday, Jan. 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     
Jefferson Community Center (1000 B St.)
     Ages 5-18 and family members. No boosters
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available
     Appointments strongly recommended.

Eureka — Monday, Jan. 10, 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
     $25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
     Appointments required.

Eureka — Tuesday, Jan. 11, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
     
Public Health Main Office (529 I St.)
     Ages 16 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     No testing available
     $25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
     Appointments required.

Eureka Pediatric Clinic — Tuesday, Jan. 11, 1:15 to 3:45 p.m.
     
Public Health Main Office (529 I St.)
     Ages 5 to 11
     Pfizer only
     No testing available
     Appointments required.

Willow Creek — Tuesday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
     
Public Health Office (77 Walnut Way)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available
     $25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
     Appointments strongly recommended.

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 1-707-441-5000.

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