Humboldt County Public Health reported today three new hospitalizations including a resident in their 40s, one in their 60s and one in their 70s. An additional 23 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 were announced as well as 19 new probable cases for the period between Tuesday, Jan. 17 and Tuesday, Jan. 24. The total number of confirmed cases in the county stands at 23,235. An additional 6,007 cases are reported as probable.*
Humboldt County COVID-19 vaccination data is available 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. Flu testing is also available.
OptumServe’s COVID-19 testing sites in McKinleyville, Trinidad and Arcata officially closed at the end of last week. The Eureka site is expected to close sometime before the end of February, although the specific date has not yet been determined by the state. The closing comes as California’s COVID-19 State of Emergency winds down with an official end date of Feb. 28.
Children 6 months and older are eligible for the COVID vaccine and bivalent boosters. To learn more or to book an appointment, talk to your child’s health care provider. Scheduling for children ages 6 months through 5 years is also available on MyTurn.ca.gov.
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.
Fortuna — Thursday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Fortuna Veterans Memorial Building (1426 Main St.)
Willow Creek — Thursday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Willow Creek Public Health (77 Walnut Way)
Fortuna — Friday, Jan. 27, 1 to 4:45 p.m.
Humboldt Senior Resource Center (3200 Newburg Road)
Eureka — Saturday, Jan. 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
College of the Redwoods (7351 Tompkins Hill Road)
Eureka — Monday, Jan. 30, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Closed from noon to 1 p.m.)
Public Health Main (529 I St.)
Eureka — Tuesday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Agricultural Building (5630 Broadway)
Eureka — Wednesday, Feb. 1, 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center (133 Seventh 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.
Sign up for COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.gov
Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo
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