COVID-19 Statistics | Sept. 9, 2021 – Lost Coast Outpost

One-hundred fifteen new cases of COVID-19 have been processed and confirmed in Humboldt County today, bringing to 7,693 the total number of residents who have tested positive.

Two new hospitalizations have also been reported, including one resident in their 50s and one in their 60s.

On Wednesday, Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman announced that, due to staffing limitations, Public Health will shift its resources away from communitywide contact tracing to places with the most vulnerable populations and with greater ability to control the spread of the virus through vaccination, masking, distancing and ventilation. Those include schools, long-term care facilities, shelters and other congregate living settings.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 20, Public Health will no longer call every resident who tests positive for COVID-19. Instead, those who test positive will receive a text message or email from CalCONNECT, the state’s virtual contact tracing system. The message will include a link to a contact tracing survey along with instructions for isolation.

Anyone who is identified as a close contact of someone known to have COVID-19 should follow quarantine guidance. Read more about isolation and quarantine and access resources for home care at humboldtgov.org/blanketorders.

COVID-19 vaccines are available at Public Health clinics located around the county. Walk-ins are welcome, or appointments can be made in advance at MyTurn.ca.gov. For instructions in English or Spanish on how to use My Turn, go to humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo.

See the schedule of upcoming Public Health clinics below:

Garberville – Friday, Sept. 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     Garberville Farmers’ Market (766 Locust St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Eureka – Saturday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     Cruz’n Eureka (Eureka Waterfront)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Eureka – Sunday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     Zoe Barnum School (216 W. Harris St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

Eureka – Monday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     Public Health Main (529 I St.)
     Moderna/Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson

To check availability of a particular vaccine at local pharmacies, visit vaccines.gov, or text a ZIP code to 438829 to locate a pharmacy offering vaccines nearby. Most pharmacies allow walk-ins.

Pfizer is authorized for those 12 and older, and Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for people age 18 and older. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Full protection from vaccination is achieved two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose series or two weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine.

Two deaths were reported Wednesday, and their age ranges were inadvertently omitted. One person was in their 60s and the other was in their 70s.

View the Data Dashboard online at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download data from a previous time.

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 calling 707-441-5000.

Sign up for COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.gov
Check for vaccine availability 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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