COVID-19 Statistics | January 18, 2022 | Lost Coast Outpost

Humboldt County Public Health today reported three new admissions due to COVID-19 since Friday, three residents in their 70s. A further 840 new cases have also been reported since Friday, bringing the total number of residents tested positive for the virus to 13,758. No new deaths were reported.

Public health officials continue to stress that vaccination against COVID-19 is an effective way to lower the risk of getting and spreading the virus, and vaccines have been shown to help prevent serious illness and death. Local data show that unvaccinated adults in Humboldt County are 13 times more likely to be hospitalized than adults who are fully vaccinated.

Non-vaccinated persons should take steps to limit exposure, wear a well-fitting mask in indoor public spaces, distance six feet from others whenever possible, and avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.

To increase test capacity in response to the recent increase in cases, the federal government provides four home COVID tests per year. household. These can be ordered for free online at COVIDTests.gov.

In addition, federal law from January 15 requires health insurance companies to cover upfront costs of home COVID-19 tests purchased at pharmacies or retailers, or allows individuals to be reimbursed up to eight home tests per month. Information is available on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Web site.

The California Department of Public Health has updated its guidelines on isolation and quarantine for workplaces to allow certain vaccinated individuals who have tested positive or been exposed to continue to work in special circumstances.

As always, Humboldt County’s vaccination and testing services are available free of charge. Although walk-in is allowed at most regular public health clinics and many pharmacy vaccination sites, an increase in the demand for boosters has caused delays in some places. As a result, there is a need for appointments to pediatric clinics and to clinics at Public Health’s headquarters. Appointments are highly recommended for all other clinics and are the best way to ensure that a shot is available during your 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 send an SMS with your zip code to 438829 to find a nearby pharmacy that offers vaccines.

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

Arcata – Wednesday, January 19 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
D Street Neighborhood Center (1301 D St.)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come, first-served basis
Appointments for vaccinations are highly recommended.

Hoopa – Thursday, January 20 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hoopa Brandhal (11121 Hwy 96)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
No rapid test available at this clinic. PCR testing is offered through OptumServe only by appointment in Hoopa Brandhal.
Appointments for vaccinations are highly recommended.

Eureka – Friday 21 January at 13.00 to 20.00
Wharfinger Building (1 Marina Way)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
No rapid test available at this clinic. PCR testing is offered through OptumServe by appointment on the ground floor of the Wharfinger building.
Appointments for vaccinations are highly recommended.

Fortuna – Saturday 22 January at 9-16
Fortuna Veterans Hall (1426 Main St.)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come, first-served basis
Appointments for vaccinations are highly recommended.

Fortuna – Sunday 23 January at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Walker Elementary School (2089 Newburg Road)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come, first-served basis
Appointments for vaccinations are highly recommended.

Eureka – Monday 24 January at 9.00 to 15.30 Closed from kl. 12:00 to 13:00
Headquarters of Public Health (529 I St.)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
No test available
$ 25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
Appointments required.

Eureka – Tuesday 25 January at 9 to 11.30
Headquarters of Public Health (529 I St.)
Age 12 and older
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
No test available
$ 25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
Appointments required.

Eureka Pediatric Clinic – Tuesday 25 January at 13.15 to 15.45
Headquarters of Public Health (529 I St.)
Ages 5 to 11
With Pfizer
No test available
Appointments required.

Willow Creek – Tuesday, January 25 at 10.00 to 15.00 Closed from kl. 12:00 to 13:00
Public Health Office (77 Walnut Way)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
PCR and rapid testing available on a first-come, first-served basis
$ 25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
Appointments for vaccinations are highly recommended.

See Data Dashboard online at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download past data. Visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov for the latest COVID-19 information. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or by contacting covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us or calling 1-707-441-5000.

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