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Humboldt Health Alert

Posted on: May 4, 2022

May 4, 2022 - 1 Death, 4 New Hospitalizations, 245 New Cases During Past Seven-Day Period

Humboldt County Public Health reported today the death of a resident in their 60s from COVID-19. Four new hospitalizations were reported, a resident in their 50s, two in their 70s and one aged 80 or older. 

An additional 204 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 were reported as well as 41 new probable cases for the period between Tuesday, April 26, and Tuesday, May 3. The total number of confirmed cases in the county stands at 17,515. An additional 3,110 cases are reported as probable.* 

Local vaccination data has been updated. Highlights include:

  • Since the last weekly report on April 27, an additional 110 residents completed their vaccine series.
  • A total of 89,794 individuals, or approximately 66% of the county’s total population, are fully vaccinated as of Tuesday.

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.

To decrease the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is continuing to stress that individuals should complete the entire five-day period under the guidelines for reduced isolation and quarantine periods.

Under the CDPH Self-Isolation Instructions, individuals who test positive and are symptomatic, regardless of vaccination status, should isolate for at least five full days after the start of COVID-19 symptoms. Day one is the first day after the symptoms start. If a person has no symptoms and tests positive, day one is the first day after the positive test.

A person who tests positive and never has symptoms, or a person who has symptoms that are improving and no fever on day five, can test on day five or later and leave isolation the next day if that test is negative. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s quarantine and isolation guidance recommends that if a person tests positive on day five, that individual should continue to isolate for the entire 10-day period.

Anyone who ends an isolation or quarantine period after day five should continue to wear a well-fitted mask around others for an additional five days.

OptumServe offers rapid antigen testing and PCR testing services at the Wharfinger site in Eureka daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PCR tests are only available on a walk-in basis and must be specifically requested from the attendee. Walk-in attendees should only receive rapid antigen testing unless the attendee specifically states they require a PCR test. Appointments for antigen testing 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 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.

Eureka — Thursday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
     Betty Chinn Family Day Center Clinic (133 Seventh 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.

Redway — Friday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
     Healy Senior Center (456 Briceland Road)
     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 — Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
     Jefferson Community Center (1000 B 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 — Monday, May 9, 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, May 10, 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.

Eureka — Tuesday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
     Eureka Boat Launch (under Samoa Bridge)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     No testing available
     Walk-ins are welcome.

Willow Creek — Tuesday, May 10, 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.

McKinleyville — Wednesday, May 11, 12:30 to 5 p.m. 
     The Center at McKinleyville (1615 Heartwood Drive)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come first-served basis
     Walk-ins are welcome.

McKinleyville — Thursday, May 12, 2 to 7 p.m. 
     Church of the Joyful Healer (1944 Central Ave.)
     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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May 4 COVID Update (PDF)

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