The Outpost was out-and-about in the hours leading up to Humboldt County’s issuance of COVID-19-combating shelter-in-place orders. Here’s some of what we saw.
Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich and Sheriff Billy Honsal announce shelter-in-place orders Thursday. What does that mean for you? The Outpost attempts to lay it out for you at this link.
The few attendees at the shelter-in-place announcement practicing social distancing — the event was also streamed online. You can watch it here.
Earlier this week the Humboldt Corner in Fortuna signaled they had hand sanitizer in stock. Health officials are urging people to wash their hands more frequently to prevent further outbreak. Many stores that carry hand sanitizer are running low. But you can make your own!
The Line. Winco Foods is only allowing a certain number of people into their store at any one time to help customers and employees be able to keep their distance from each other. Many local grocery stores are offering special hours for seniors. View a list here.
The North Coast Journal canceled its annual Cannabis Issue to allow room for coronavirus coverage. You can read their digital edition here.
A transient in Old Town plays some form of solitaire.
Most restaurants and cafes eliminated in-house seating and are instead offering takeout and delivery options to customers. The Outpost has attempted to keep a running list of local businesses still serving local mouths.
Like many small businesses Cafe Brio in Arcata has closed altogether. Small businesses seeking relief during uncertain times can seek help from the California State Treasurer’s Office.
Not a lot of traffic on the Arcata Plaza.
New day. Very quiet on F Street on Friday morning. Stay safe, Humboldt.