As they have been recently, local officials have been taking media questions on the COVID-19 pandemic and Humboldt County’s response to it. Today, Humboldt County Public Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich and Sheriff Billy Honsal took questions.
First video: Dr. Frankovich on the what “community transmission” means, how it affects testing, the county’s updated shelter-in-place order, when we can expect to see a “peak,” why the virus hits some people harder than others, and more:
Second video: Sheriff Honsal on the genesis of the new shelter-in-place order, the role of law enforcement during the emergency and how it has changed since last month, struggling to ensure that people adhere to social distancing guidelines in public spaces, PPE available to deputies, questions about shutting down the airport, the eviction moratorium and more:
UPDATED: Videos fixed!