Humboldt County Public Health reported today the deaths of two residents aged 80 or older. Five new hospitalizations of residents including two in their 50s and three in their 60s were also reported. An additional 45 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 were announced as well as 57 new probable cases for the period between Tuesday, Jan. 3 and Tuesday, Jan. 10. The total number of confirmed cases in the county stands at 23,173. An additional 5,948 cases are reported as probable.*
Humboldt County COVID-19 vaccination data is now being updated at the California Department of Public Health’s Tracking COVID-19 in California Data Dashboard. Residents can scroll down to the “County and statewide data” section and input “Humboldt County” to get local vaccination data.
OptumServe continues to offer rapid antigen testing and PCR testing services at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka five days a week. Walk-ins will receive only rapid antigen testing unless the attendee specifically states they require a PCR test. Appointments for antigen testing can be made by calling 888-634-1123. Wharfinger testing runs Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is closed from 11 a.m. to noon and 4 to 5 p.m. and on Thursdays and Sundays. This week the Wharfinger site will be closed Saturday through Monday. It will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 7 a.m.
Additionally, flu testing is also available at the OptumServe COVID-19 sites at the Wharfinger, as well as McKinleyville, Trinidad and Arcata. For a list of OptumServe COVID-19 and flu testing locations and schedules, visit humboldtgov.org/testregistration.
See the schedule below for specific Public Health vaccination and testing clinic dates, times, locations and available services. Bivalent boosters will be provided at all. Please note: due to potential power outages and road closures caused by inclement weather, some clinics may be cancelled.
Eureka — Thursday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Humboldt County Library, Eureka Branch (1313 3rd St.)
Eureka — Friday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wharfinger Building (1 Marina Way)
Arcata — Monday, Jan. 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Arcata Community Center (321 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway)
Eureka — Tuesday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Agricultural Building (5630 Broadway)
Willow Creek — Tuesday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Willow Creek Public Health (77 Walnut Way)
Eureka — Wednesday, Jan. 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Betty Chinn Day Center (133 7th St.)
* “Confirmed cases” represent the total confirmed positive PCR test 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 with COVID-19 disease by a health care provider, 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.
For information about COVID-19, please call Humboldt County Public Health
at 707-445-6201, or email HHSPHB@co.humboldt.ca.us.
For local updates, visit Humboldt Health Alert at humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert.
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Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo
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