COVID-19 Statistics | Jan. 13, 2022 | Lost Coast Outpost

Humboldt County Public Health today reported the deaths of two residents, one in his 60s and one in his 80s or older, due to COVID-19. Staff at the Department’s Operations Center extend their condolences to anyone who has lost a loved one to the virus.

Three new hospitalizations – two residents in their 60s and one aged 80 or older – have been reported. An additional 114 new cases of COVID-19 were also reported, bringing the total number of residents who tested positive for the virus to 12,733.

The California Department of Public Health updated its isolation and quarantine guidelines for workplaces aimed at allowing certain vaccinated people to continue working under specific circumstances if they have been exposed to the virus and are not develop no symptoms.

State health officials also recently expanded booster eligibility to children ages 12 to 15 if it has been at least five months since they completed their primary vaccination series. Appointments can be made on the state’s updated immunization portal, My Turn.

Public health is currently monitoring an increase in cases that officials attribute to the highly transmissible variant of Omicron.

Health officials remind residents that hospitalizations, rather than the number of positive cases, are the best indicator of the impact on the county during the latest surge in cases. Vaccines and boosters provide an increased level of protection against Omicron, Delta and other variants.

Fully vaccinated or vaccinated people generally develop milder symptoms, shorter duration of illness, and have fewer hospitalizations and less severe outcomes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s hospitalization rates by vaccination status, unvaccinated adults are more than 8 times more likely to be hospitalized than fully vaccinated adults. Locally, this number is currently 17 times higher.

Public health officials continue to emphasize that residents, especially those who are unvaccinated, are working to protect themselves and their families from all variants of COVID-19 by following mask requirements in public health facilities. public places, social distancing and getting vaccinated or vaccinated when eligible to do so.

As always, Humboldt County vaccination and testing services are available free of charge. Although walk-in visits are allowed at most regular public health clinics and many pharmacy vaccination sites, an increase in demand for callbacks has caused delays in some locations. Therefore, appointments are required for pediatric clinics and for clinics at the main Public Health office. Appointments are strongly recommended for all other clinics and are the best way to ensure that a vaccine is available when you visit. Appointments can be made at MyTurn.ca.gov.

Vaccines, including boosters, are available at local pharmacies. To check the availability of a specific vaccine, visit the vaccines.gov page or text your zip code to 438829 to locate a nearby pharmacy that offers vaccines.

Check the calendar below for dates, times, locations and services available for public health-specific vaccination and screening clinics. Questions about clinic services can be directed to the Joint Information Center at 1-707-441-5000.

Pétrolia — Friday, January 14, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Mattole Valley Resource Center (167 Sherman Street)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
PCR and rapid tests available on a first-come, first-served basis
Appointment for vaccinations strongly advised.

Honeydew — Friday, January 14, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Honeydew Elementary School (1 Wilder Ridge Road)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
PCR and rapid tests available on a first-come, first-served basis
Appointment for vaccinations strongly advised.

Redway – Saturday, January 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Healy Senior Center (456 Briceland Road)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
PCR and rapid tests available on a first-come, first-served basis
Appointment for vaccinations strongly advised.

Eureka — Tuesday, January 18, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — SOLD OUT
Main Office of Public Health (529 I St.)
12 years and over
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
No test available
$25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
Appointment required.

Eureka Pediatric Clinic — Tuesday, January 18, 1:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Main Office of Public Health (529 I St.)
5 to 11 years old
Pfizer only
No test available
Appointment required.

Willow Creek — Tuesday, January 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
Office of Public Health (77 Walnut Way)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
PCR and rapid tests available on a first-come, first-served basis
$25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
Appointment for vaccinations strongly advised.

Arcata — Wednesday, January 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
D Street Neighborhood Center (1301 D Street)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
PCR and rapid tests available on a first-come, first-served basis
Appointment for vaccinations strongly advised.

Hoopa — Thursday, January 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hoopa Fire Station (11121 Route 96)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
No rapid test available at this clinic. PCR testing offered through OptumServe by appointment only at the Hoopa Fire Station.
Appointment for vaccinations strongly advised.

Visit the online data dashboard at humboldtgov.org/dashboard or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download data from an earlier date. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or by contacting covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us or calling 1-707-441-5000.

Register for COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.gov
Check 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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