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Humboldt Health Alert

Posted on: April 20, 2022

April 20, 2022 - 2 Deaths, 2 New Hospitalizations, 80 New Cases During Past Seven-Day Period

Humboldt County Public Health reported today the deaths of two residents from COVID-19, one in their 70s and another aged 80 or older. Two new hospitalizations were reported, a resident in their 40s and one in their 60s.

An additional 59 confirmed positive cases were reported as well as 21 new probable cases for the period between Tuesday, April 12, and Tuesday, April 19. The total number of confirmed cases in the county stands at 17,174. An additional 3,040 cases are reported as probable.*

Local vaccination data has been updated. Highlights include:

  • Since the last weekly report on April 13, an additional 683 residents completed their vaccine series.
  • A total of 89,601 individuals, or approximately 66% of the county’s total population, were fully vaccinated as of Tuesday.

The considerable increase in fully vaccinated residents being reported this week is being attributed to people completing their vaccination series and to the state’s reviewing and reorganization of data as it reassigns recipients to the appropriate jurisdictions.

Earlier this week, the Transportation Security Administration announced that it will stop enforcing masking requirement for airplanes and other public transportation after a federal judge overturned the mandate. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings.

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.

OptumServe offers rapid antigen testing and PCR testing services at the Wharfinger site in Eureka daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Appointments for all testing services are strongly recommended and can be made at lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 888-634-1123.

Vaccines remain readily available and, as always, Humboldt County’s vaccination and testing services are available free of charge. Walk-ins are welcome at all Public Health clinics and some pharmacy vaccination sites. Appointments can also be made at MyTurn.ca.gov.

Second booster shots of Pfizer and Moderna are now available at all Humboldt County Public Health vaccine clinics for those 50 and older, as well as certain immunocompromised individuals, as long as it has been four months since your first booster shot. Those interested in a second booster can also check with pharmacies about availability. 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 Public Health at 707-445-6201.

Trinidad — Thursday, April 21, 2 to 5 p.m.
 
Trinidad Town Hall Family Clinic (409 Trinity St.)
 Ages 5 and older
 Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis.
Walk-ins are welcome.

Eureka — Friday, April 22, 1 to 8 p.m.
 
Wharfinger Family Clinic (1 Marina Way)
 Ages 5 and older
 Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
PCR and rapid testing offered through OptumServe on the lower floor of the Wharfinger Building.
Walk-ins are welcome. 

Bridgeville — Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 
Bridgeville Community Center Family Clinic (38717 Kneeland Road)
 Ages 5 and older
 Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
PCR and rapid testing will be available on a first-come first-served basis
Walk-ins are welcome.

Eureka — Monday, April 25, 9 a.m. to 3:30 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
Walk-ins are welcome.

Eureka — Tuesday, April 26, 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
Walk-ins are welcome

Willow Creek — Tuesday, April 26, 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
 Walk-ins are welcome.

* “Confirmed cases” represent the total confirmed positive PCR tests results or detection of SARS-CoV-2 by genomic sequencing, and “probable cases” are individuals who:

  • Have a positive antigen (Ag) test for COVID-19, or
  • Were diagnosed by a health care provider with COVID-19 disease, or
  • Have symptoms of COVID-19 disease after being in close contact with a person having a PCR-confirmed test result, or
  • Were a decedent whose death certificate lists COVID-19 as a cause or significant contributing factor of their death, in the absence of a positive PCR test result.

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/3246
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April 20 COVID Update (PDF)

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