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Humboldt County Public Health reported today the death of a resident in their 60s due to COVID-19. Staff in the Department Operations Center extend their condolences to all who have lost a loved one to the virus.
An additional 25 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported since Monday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 19,621. No new hospitalizations were reported.
Although California ended its statewide indoor mask mandate for unvaccinated individuals on March 1, state and local health officials continue to strongly recommend masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.
As of Tuesday, Public Health and other local vaccinators have administered a total of 176,087 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Local vaccination data has been updated on the Humboldt County Data Dashboard. Highlights include:
Starting this week, the Joint Information Center (JIC) is issuing Case Count news releases and Data Dashboard updates three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The JIC Call Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. Additional scheduling reductions are planned.
Residents, particularly those who are unvaccinated, are urged to continue to take protective measures against COVID-19 by washing hands frequently, socially distancing, wearing a well-fitted mask and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.
The California Department of Public Health continues to stress that COVID-19 vaccine is preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death and urge Californians to get vaccinated and boosted as soon as possible. State health officials recommend that every vaccinated person 12 years or older get a booster as long as they received their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least five months ago or they received their Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago.
Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals should get all doses in the vaccine series, which is one more than someone who is not immunocompromised. They are also strongly recommended to get a booster three months after the third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two months after receiving the second dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Individuals should stay home and away from others and get tested if they become sick or experience COVID-19 symptoms that may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue or muscle aches.
Vaccines remain readily available and, as always, Humboldt County’s vaccination and testing services are available free of charge. While walk-ins are allowed at all Public Health clinics and some pharmacy vaccination sites, appointments are recommended for all vaccinations 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. Questions about clinic services can be directed to the Joint Information Center at 1-707-441-5000.
Blue Lake — Thursday, March 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Blue Lake Resource Center (111 Greenwood Road) Ages 5 and older Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis Appointments for vaccinations recommended.
Eureka — Friday, March 4, 1 to 8 p.m. Wharfinger Building (1 Marina Way) Ages 5 and older 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 for vaccinations recommended.
McKinleyville — Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m. to 3p.m. McKinleyville High School (1300 Murray Road) Ages 5 and older Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis Appointments for vaccinations recommended.
Eureka — Monday, March 7, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m. Public Health Main Office (529 I St.) Ages 12 and older Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna No testing available $25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose Appointments recommended.
Eureka — Tuesday, March 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m. Public Health Main Office (529 I St.) Ages 5 and older Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna No testing available $25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose Appointments recommended.
Willow Creek — Tuesday, March 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m. Public Health Office (77 Walnut Way) Ages 5 and older Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis $25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose Appointments for vaccinations recommended.
Rio Dell — Wednesday, March 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rio Dell Volunteer Fire Department (50 W. Center St.) Ages 5 and older Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis Appointments for vaccinations 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1-707-441-5000.
Sign up for COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.govCheck for vaccine availability at a local pharmacy: Vaccines.govLocal COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfoHumboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/DashboardFollow us on Facebook: @HumCoCOVID19Instagram: @HumCoCOVID19Twitter: @HumCoCOVID19Humboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert###