COVID-19 Statistics | Nov 8, 2021 | Lost Coast Outpost – Community News
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COVID-19 Statistics | Nov 8, 2021 | Lost Coast Outpost

Humboldt County Public Health today reported the death of a resident in his 70s from COVID-19. Employees at the Department Operations Center extend their condolences to the families, friends and carers of those who have died and all who have lost a loved one to the virus.

Seventy-one new cases have also been reported since Friday, bringing the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus to 9,523. Three hospitalizations were also reported, including one person in his thirties, one in his forties and another in his seventies.

The new Mass Quarantine Order issued by Humboldt County Public Health Officer Ian Hoffman, which took effect today, offers unvaccinated people an option to shorten their required 14-day quarantine after a known exposure.

Unvaccinated individuals who have been in close contact with a COVID-19 case and who have or develop no symptoms can end their quarantine seven days after their exposure if they get a negative result from a test taken on day five or later.

Public health officials continue to emphasize that vaccination is one of the best tools to end the COVID-19 pandemic. All eligible residents who have not been vaccinated are urged to receive one of the three authorized vaccines. The Pfizer vaccine is now approved for ages 5 to 11 and is recommended for the nearly 10,000 local children in this age group. For more information or to make an appointment, parents should contact their child’s healthcare provider or the local pharmacy.

While some people who are fully vaccinated will become infected with the virus, health officials generally agree that vaccination is the best way to avoid serious consequences such as hospitalization and death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that individuals with moderate to severely immunocompromised receive an additional dose to generate a sufficient immune response. Officials are urging those who aren’t sure they meet the criteria to talk to their primary care provider about their medical condition.

The California Department of Public Health recommends that all eligible residents who are at increased risk for hospitalization and severe COVID-19 illness should receive a Pfizer or Moderna booster for at least six months after their second dose. CDPH also recommends that adults who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine receive a booster if it has been two months since their first dose.

Humboldt County Public Health vaccination and testing services are provided free of charge. Residents who receive their first or second dose at a Public Health office in Eureka, Willow Creek, or Garberville can choose a $25 Renner Petroleum or Coming Attractions Theaters gift card on a first-come, first-served basis.

On Tuesdays, OptumServe offers rotating mobile testing in Garberville or Trinidad. Testing will be available on Tuesday this week at Trinidad City Hall at 409 Trinity St. from 9am to 4pm with closures from 11am to noon and 2pm to 3pm

OptumServe’s main test site at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka and the mobile test site in Hoopa to be held on Thursday, November 11, are closed for Veterans Day. Instead, Public Health will only conduct PCR testing in Hoopa on Wednesday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hoopa Fire Department at 11121 State Hwy 96. Pre-registration is highly recommended. Go to the color test registration page to sign up.

Appointments are recommended at most vaccination clinics and are mandatory at Public Health Main in Eureka due to an increasing demand for supplemental doses and boosters. Sign up in advance at MyTurn.ca.gov.

Please see the schedule below for specific vaccination and testing clinic dates, times, locations and available services:

Willow Creek — Tuesday, Nov 9. 10am to 3pm Closed from 12pm to 1pm
Public Health Office (77 Walnut Way)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
PCR and rapid testing available
$25 gift card for those who receive a first or second dose

Garberville — Wednesday, Nov 10, 10am to 3pm Closed from 12pm to 1pm
Public Health Bureau (727 Cedar St.)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
PCR and rapid testing available
$25 gift card for those who receive a first or second dose

Eureka — Friday, November 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wharfinger Building (1 Marina Way)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
There are no tests available in this clinic. PCR testing offered through OptumServe on the ground floor of the Wharfinger Building.

McKinleyville – Sunday, November 14, 9am to 4pm
McKinleyville High School (1300 Murray Road)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
PCR and rapid testing available

Eureka — Monday, Nov 15, 9am to 3:30pm Closed 12pm to 1pm
Public Health Headquarters (529 I St.)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
Appointment required. No tests available.
$25 gift card for those who receive a first or second dose

Vaccines, including boosters, are widely available at local pharmacies. Visit the vaccines.gov page to check the availability of a specific vaccine or text a zip code to 438829 to find a pharmacy near you that offers vaccines.

View the Data Dashboard online at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download past data.

For the latest COVID-19 information, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or by contacting [email protected] or by calling 1-707-441-5000.

Register for 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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