COVID-19 Statistics | October 12, 2021 | The lost outpost of the coast

An additional five cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Humboldt County, bringing the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus to 8,937. A new hospitalization case of a person in their 70s has also been reported.

On Monday, Merck & Co. And its partner, Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP, has officially granted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emergency use authorization for its oral antiviral pills intended to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 in infected adults. At risk of severe disease. There is no set timeline for the Food and Drug Administration’s review of the application.

Today, a team of grant-funded investigators joined the Humboldt County Public Health Contact Tracing Unit who will bolster local efforts to contain COVID-19 in high-risk settings such as schools and health care facilities. The team consists of both English and Spanish speakers, including eight investigators, one supervisor and a resource manager.

Contact tracing is an important tool for identifying and isolating cases before the virus spreads in the wider community or within a facility with a high transmission risk.

The new public health team will allow workflow to be streamlined in the short term, while developing procedures to more efficiently deal with future disease outbreaks after the team’s contract expires at the end of the year. Many have already served in other California counties throughout the pandemic, so they are expected to take up full assignments next week after a few days of training with county systems.

Humboldt County continues to be classified as an area with a high transmission rate of COVID-19 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Residents – especially unvaccinated individuals – are being 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 at no cost through OptumServe seven days a week at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka. Mobile testing sites are scheduled throughout the county most days of the week. For more information about the test, go to humboldtgov.org/covidtestregistration.

Vaccination and testing services are available in the county for free. Appointments to public health vaccination clinics are not required but recommended due to the increased demand for additional doses and boosters. Register in advance for MyTurn.ca.gov. For instructions in English and Spanish on how to use My Turn, go to humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo.

See the table below for specific dates, times and locations of specific clinics and services available:

Garberville – Wednesday October 13th, 10am-3pm Closed noon to 1pm
Public Health Office (727 Cedar Street)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
PCR and rapid test are available

Arcata – Thursday, October 14, 4-6 pm
Arcata High School (1720 AD)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
PCR and rapid test are available

Eureka – Friday, October 15, 9am-4pm
Warvinger Building (1 Marina Rd.)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
No test available

Miranda – Saturday, October 16, 10am-4pm
South Fork High School (6831 Giants Street)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
PCR and rapid test are available

Eureka – Sunday, October 17, 9am-4pm
Redwoods College (7351 Tompkins Hill Rd)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
PCR and rapid test are available

Eureka – Monday, October 18, 9am to 3:30pm Closed from noon to 1pm
Public Health Main Office (529 First Street)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
No test available

Weitchpec – Tuesday, October 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Yoruk Tribal Office (CA-96)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
PCR and rapid test are available

Willow Creek – Tuesday, October 19, 3 to 5 p.m.
Public Health Office (77 Walnut Way)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Moderna
PCR and rapid test are available

Check the availability of a specific vaccine at your local pharmacies in Vaccines.gov, or text a zip code to 438829 to locate a nearby pharmacy that offers vaccines.

Pfizer is licensed for ages 12 and older, and Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are allowed for people 18 or older. County residents ages 16 to 17 can receive the vaccination at public health clinics without the physical presence of a parent or guardian as long as they have a signed consent form. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardian.

Contrary to previous reports, the vaccine clinic located in the Wharfinger Building on Friday, October 15, will not offer polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or rapid tests. Residents can access the PCR test through OptumServe, located at the same location. The Shared Information Center regrets the error.

View your online data dashboard at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives To download data from earlier.

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or by calling covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us Or call 707-441-5000.

Sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine: MyTurn.ca.gov
Check if the vaccine is available at your local pharmacy: Vaccines.gov
Local COVID-19 Vaccine Information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo
Humboldt County COVID-19 Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/Dashboard
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