1 death, 1 hospitalization, 23 new cases reported today – Redhead black belt

Humboldt County Public Health today reported the death of a resident 80 years of age or older from COVID-19. The staff at the Department’s Operations Center extend their condolences to the person’s family, friends and caregivers.

Hospitalization of a resident in his 60s has also been reported, along with 23 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of residents who test positive for the virus in the county to 9,136.

Residents, especially those who are not vaccinated, are urged to get tested if they have symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus. Testing is available through OptumServe seven days a week at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka and on mobile sites across the county most days of the week. For more information on testing, visit humboldtgov.org/covidtestregistration.

With the increasing availability of home testing for COVID-19, Humboldt County Public Health recommends that residents report positive test results so that transmission of the virus in the community can be better identified and people can be connected. to the necessary resources.

Those who test positive for COVID-19 at home must isolate and notify their close contacts to limit the spread of the disease. Positive results of a home test should be reported to a health care provider or to Public Health if there is no provider.

People who need test results documents for a job or travel can get PCR tests through public health or their health care providers. PCR follow-up tests for a rapid home test are more accurate 24 to 48 hours after a first positive home test. For more information, visit the Humboldt County Home Testing FAQs or call the Joint Information Center at 707-441-5000.

Public Health will be offering PCR testing at the Fortuna River Lodge site on Friday, October 22, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit the color test registration page.

At a White House press briefing today, officials discussed a plan to “ensure that vaccines for children aged 5 to 11 are available, easy and convenient.” The plan includes administration of vaccines through trusted providers such as pediatricians, family doctors, primary care providers and rural health centers.

Pediatric doses of the vaccine should be 10 micrograms, one-third of the dose allowed for ages 12 and older, and given using smaller needles, according to Pfizer’s recent request to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA ) from the United States for emergency use authorization.

County vaccination and screening services are available free of charge. Residents who receive their first or second dose of vaccine at a public health unit in Eureka, Willow Creek, or Garberville can choose a $ 25 Renner Petroleum or Coming Attractions Theaters gift card. Incentives are offered on a first come, first served basis at these locations only.

Appointments for Public Health vaccination clinics are not mandatory but are recommended due to increased demand for additional doses and reminders. Register in advance at MyTurn.ca.gov. For instructions in English and Spanish on using My Turn, visit humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo.

Consult the calendar below for the dates, times, locations and specific services of the clinics:

Orick – Thursday, October 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Orick Elementary School (120918 US-101)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
PCR and rapid tests available

Trinidad – Thursday, October 21, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Trinidad Town Hall (409 Trinity Street)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
PCR and rapid tests available

Eurêka – Friday, October 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Veterans Hall (1018 H St.)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
PCR and rapid tests available

McKinleyville – Saturday, October 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
McKinleyville High School (1300 Murray Road)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
PCR and rapid tests available

Rio Dell – Sunday, October 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dollar General (44 W. Davis St.)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
PCR and rapid tests available

Fortuna – Sunday, October 24, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Veterans Hall (1426 Main Street)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
PCR and rapid tests available

Eureka – Monday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
Public health hand (529, I street)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
No test available
$ 25 gift card for those receiving a first or second dose

Willow Creek – Tuesday, October 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed noon to 1 p.m.
Public Health Office (77 Walnut Way)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
PCR and rapid tests available
$ 25 gift card for those receiving a first or second dose

Garberville – Wednesday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed noon to 1 p.m.
Public health (727, rue Cedar)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
PCR and rapid tests available

Check the availability of a specific vaccine at local pharmacies at vaccines.gov, or text postcode to 438829 to locate a nearby pharmacy offering vaccines.

Pfizer is approved for persons 12 years of age and older, and Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for persons 18 years of age and older. County residents between the ages of 16 and 17 can get vaccinated at a public health clinic without the physical presence of a parent or guardian as long as they have a signed consent form. Children under 16 must always be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

Visit the online data dashboard at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download data from a previous period.

For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or by contacting [email protected] or call 707-441-5000.

Register for the COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.gov
Check the availability of vaccines at a local pharmacy: Vaccines.gov
Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo
Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/Dashboard
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Humboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert

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