COVID-19 and Humboldt

Below: The Outpost’s stories on the novel coronavirus pandemic and a selection of the best resources available at the moment.

  • Restaurants: Want to know which restaurants are open? Find a list here.
  • Kids need food? The Humboldt County Office of Education maintains a list of pickup spots for free meals for children. Find it here.
  • Unemployment, Disability, Paid Family Leave: California state government has relaxed certain regulations around unemployment, disability and paid family leave programs. If you’ve been affected by the coronavirus — if you’ve been laid off, or if you or your loved ones are in quarantined — you can apply for services immediately. See this FAQ from the Employment Development Department
  • Small business owners should check in with the North Coast Small Business Development Center, which is maintaining a mailing list and a list of federal, state and local resources to assist local businesses through the crises. See the SBDC’s COVID-19 page here.
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022

College of the Redwoods Ends COVID Vaccine Mandate

Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022

A NURSE WRITES: No One’s Telling You What You Have to Do About COVID Anymore, but Here’s What You Can Do

Monday, Aug. 1, 2022

A UIHS NURSE WRITES: I Bet I’m Even More Over COVID Than You Are, OK?

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

COVID Outbreak Hits Humboldt County Planning and Building Department

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Sempervirens Opens Its Doors to New Patients as COVID-19 Outbreak Passes

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

36 People Have Tested Positive, One Hospitalized During COVID Outbreak at Fortuna Care Home, Public Health Reports

Friday, May 20, 2022

Public Health Monitoring COVID Outbreak at Fortuna Care Home

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

‘This is a Crisis for Humboldt County’: St. Joe’s Admin Issues Call to Action in Response to Surge in Violence Against Hospital Staff

Friday, April 22, 2022

LOCKED DOWN in ITALY: NoHum High School Students on a Spring Break Tour of Europe Contract COVID, Wind Up in a Secure Facility in Rome; Their Parents are Very Angry

Monday, March 28, 2022

GOODBYE, JIC: Humboldt County Will Close Its COVID-19 Joint Information Center at the End of This Week

Monday, March 14, 2022

Confused About Which Schools Are Still Masking? The County Office of Education is Attempting to Round Up All That Info and Put it in One Spreadsheet

Friday, March 11, 2022

The State Will Lift its School Mask Mandate at Midnight. What Will it Mean For Humboldt County Kids?

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

As Mask Mandates Come Down, Dr. Ian Hoffman Signs Off as Humboldt County Health Officer

Monday, Feb. 28, 2022

California Set to End School Mask Mandate

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022

COVID Situation Still ‘Very Fluid’ a Week After State Lifted Its Masking Mandate, St. Joe’s Exec Says

Friday, Feb. 18, 2022

Out of the COVID Crisis, But California Is Still in a State of Emergency

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022

MASKS ON IN COURT! The State Mandate Has Ended But That Doesn’t Mean You Can Just Unmask Anywhere, and Court is One of Those Places You Cannot

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022

Following State’s Lead, Humboldt County Will Lift Indoor Mask Mandate Next Week, But Not in Schools or Hospitals

Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022

GROWING OLD UNGRACEFULLY: The Four ‘Dunnos’ of Covid

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

‘Not Enough Tests’: County Health Officer Says Sick People Should Take Priority With Limited Supply

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022

Here’s How to Get Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits From the Federal Government

Monday, Jan. 17, 2022

Orion Cosce Drops Out of Upcoming UFC Bout After Contracting COVID-19, Brother Louis Accepts Next Fight

Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022

Humboldt Health Officials Update Quarantine and Isolation Guidance

Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022

Office of Education Issues Statement on COVID Outbreaks Among Local Students, Staff

Monday, Jan. 3, 2022

Supes Look to Change Public Comment Process as Antivaxxers Grow Increasingly Menacing and Unhinged

Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021

In Fight Against Omicron, California Bets on Boosters, Rapid Tests

Friday, Dec. 3, 2021

Local Parents Look to Open New ‘Learning Center’ for Families Who Oppose Mask and Vaccine Mandates

Monday, Nov. 29, 2021

HSU Will Require Proof of Vaccine or Recent Negative COVID Test to Attend Events on Campus

Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021

(VIDEO) Humboldt Public Health Director Sofia Pereira Reflects on County’s Impending 10,000 COVID Case Milestone, Progress Made During the Pandemic

Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021

Another COVID Holiday: Is California in a Better Place This Year?

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021

‘A Safety Net Beginning to Fail’: Child Care in Humboldt County Can’t Recover From the Pandemic

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021

Humboldt-Del Norte Health Officials Outline Their Criteria For Lifting Indoor Masking Requirements

Monday, Nov. 1, 2021

County Issues Alert: ‘Unusually High Number’ of COVID-19 Cases in Fortuna Area Schools, Businesses and Youth Sports Leagues

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021

Humboldt’s Unvaccinated Account for a Majority of COVID Deaths and Hospitalizations Since June

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021

Supervisors Vote to Create Policy Requiring Weekly COVID-19 Testing of All Unvaxxed County Employees

Friday, Oct. 8, 2021

Board of Supervisors to Consider Vaccination Policy Options for County Employees

Friday, Sept. 24, 2021

(WATCH) 29-Year-Old Mom With COVID, Struggling to Breathe, Posts Videos From Hospital Bed, Urges Community to Get Vaccinated

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021

‘IT STARTS TO HURT YOUR SOUL’: Two St. Joe’s Nurses Talk About Life Inside the ICU During COVID

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021

TODAY in SUPES: Weed Growers Seek Help, Airline Traffic Takes Off and Hoffman Offers Advice for the Unvaxxed

Friday, Sept. 10, 2021

OBITUARY: Julia Scalvini Bass, 1924-2021

Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021

Some Parents Want COVID-19 Data From Schools to be Public, But Public Health Says the Request Isn’t Realistic Right Now

Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021

Local Parents Create Facebook Group to Track In-School COVID Cases and Circulate Petition Asking Public Health to Publish Those Numbers

Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021

Help Wanted: Humboldt County Employers Struggle to Find Workers Amid a Smaller Labor Force, COVID Fears, Child Care Needs and the Remote Work Revolution

Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021

St. Joe’s Announces New Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Clinic for COVID Patients

Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021

Humboldt’s First Fully Vaccinated COVID Fatality Lived With 30% Lung Capacity. With Confidence in Vaccine Efficacy, His Daughter Hopes More People in Humboldt Will Get Vaccinated, Too

Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021

Critically Ill Patients Are Being Transferred Out of County Due to COVID Cases, Staffing Shortages at Local Hospitals

Monday, Aug. 23, 2021

College of the Redwoods Will Require Employees and Students to Vaccinate

Friday, Aug. 20, 2021

ANOTHER COVID CANCELATION: There Will Be No 2021 Redwood Coast Music Festival

Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021

Guy Fieri Fundraiser Events at This Year’s Humboldt County Fair Canceled by COVID

Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021

FREE MASKS GALORE! They’re Giving Out 200,000 of the GOOD Masks to Local Businesses Next Week

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