From the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services:

Starting today, the Humboldt County Joint Information Center will provide daily updates about local COVID-19 testing capabilities and results. The information will be updated Monday through Saturday and posted at Humboldt Health Alert located at

Public Health Lab report for March 16
*Numbers below do not reflect testing by commercial laboratories.

People tested before the Public Health Laboratory came online March 7:

  • 6 tested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or California Department of Public Health.

People whose tests were run by the Public Health Laboratory:

  • 23.

Results Summary to date:

  • 29 total patients tested

    • 1 positive, cleared

    • 1 inconclusive, cleared

    • 27 negative.

Current test capacity:

  • Public Health currently has the capacity to run 200 tests with an approximate turnaround time of 48 hours.

For the most current information about COVID-19, visit or For local information, visit, call 707-441-5000 or email