Residents of Humboldt died of COVID-19, 11 new cases were reported today, and one previously reported case was determined to be from another county and removed. The total number of residents in the district that tested positive for the time was now 3,895.
Individuals who died in the 1980s, Humboldt County Public Health and Emergency Response Staff express their condolences to the family, friends and care providers of community members.
In today’s weekly “Safer Economic Blueprint” update, the California Department of Health (CDPH) reported that Humboldt County remained “orange”; or moderate, with a 6.4% sensitivity rate and a “moderate” rate. The case was adjusted at 13.1 per 100,000 residents, the second highest rate of California’s 58 counties. This means the county has accumulated a “red” level metric for a week.
It took CDPH two weeks to migrate worse data to a more rigorous level. But according to the state’s website, if CDPH “states there are signs of stability or targeted improvements, the county may remain at this level.” The ability of the local hospital system to meet the projected needs.
Local health officials emphasized that community residents can support efforts to reduce patient rates by continuing to wear masks according to state recommendations, avoid large gatherings, especially indoors, and get vaccinated as quickly as possible.
The Johnson & Johnson Immunization Clinic is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 6 at the Rio Dell Volunteer Fire Department (50 Center St.). The lead-in will be accommodated as long as it has a volume. Pre-register by visiting MyTurn.ca.gov or call 833-422-4255.
Many local pharmacies offer the COVID-19 vaccination. To check availability and times, visit VaccineFinder.org
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated face masking recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals.CDPH follows that announcement by issuing recommendations that closely reflect the CDC, with a few notable exceptions.
While the CDC’s recommendations state that unvaccinated people can abandon outdoor shelter except in large crowds, the CDPH still needs all-time shielding that cannot maintain a 6-foot distance. Second, it states that everyone should continue to wear a mask in indoor locations, regardless of their vaccination status.
To read all CDPH instructions, visit cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx.
See the Humboldt County Data Dashboard online at humboldtgov.org/dashboard or visit humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives. To download today’s information
For the latest COVID-19 information, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-441-5000.
Some local pharmacies offer COVID-19 vaccination appointments.Find out if appointments are available at these locations by clicking on the link below.
CVS Pharmacy: cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine?icid=cvs-home-hero1-link2-coronavirus-vaccine
Rite Aid: riteaid.com/covid-19
Register for COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.gov.
Vaccine Finder: VaccineFinder.org
Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo
Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/Dashboard
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