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.

COVID Didn’t Stop People From Hosting Large Weddings This Summer, and the Sheriff’s Office Turned a Blind Eye

Wednesday, Sept. 16

Positive COVID Test at In-Person Redwood Prep Elementary School Moves One Classroom to Distance Learning

Friday, Sept. 11

Hosting Fire Refugees? Here are the County’s Best Practices for ‘Sheltering Safely’ During the Pandemic

Thursday, Sept. 10

CSU Chancellor Announces That Next Semester is Going to be Almost All Online, Too

Humboldt’s Deputy Health Officer Takes Questions on COVID and Fire Refugees, Contact Tracing and the Uses of Mathematical Modeling Six Months Into the Pandemic

Wednesday, Sept. 9

In Today’s Media Availability, Humboldt County’s Health Officer Addresses Wildfire and COVID, Testing, Mass Gatherings and the Upcoming Holidays

A 50-Person Gathering in SoHum Has Led to 22 COVID-19 Cases So Far, Joint Information Center Says

Friday, Sept. 4

In Today’s Media Availability, Dr. Frankovich Talks About the New Testing Infrastructure Announced Today, Smoking and COVID, Restaurants Reopening and the Coming Labor Day Weekend

Local COVID-19 Capacity Will Soon be Ramped Way Up Thanks to Regional Partnership, County Says

Wednesday, Sept. 2

(VIDEO) Frankovich Reads Resignation Letter, Laments Intrusion of Politics Into Science During COVID-19 Pandemic

Sheriff Honsal on Dr. Frankovich Resignation: A ‘Great Loss to Our County’

Tuesday, Sept. 1

Frankovich Warns that Large Gatherings Could Push Humboldt Into the Next COVID-19 Tier, Triggering More Restrictions

Monday, Aug. 31

In Today’s Media Availability, Dr. Frankovich Discusses the Governor’s New Four-Stage Framework and What it Means For Humboldt

Humboldt Announces Immediate Implementation of California’s Business Reopening Plan

Friday, Aug. 28

Frankovich Answers Questions on COVID During Flu Season, Why the Virus is Prevalent in the Ag Industry and More in Today’s Media Availability

Humboldt County DHHS Issues Statement in Support of Latino Community, Reiterates That it Will Not Ask About Immigration Status When Doing COVID Contact Tracing

Thursday, Aug. 27

Deputy Health Officer Josh Ennis Talks About Infection Rates and Illness, the Current State of Testing and Much More in Today’s Media Availability

Humboldt Public Health Lab Processes Record Number of COVID-19 Tests

Wednesday, Aug. 26

The County is Ready to Review Plans for Restarting Youth Sports, and Here are Some Guidelines

Monday, Aug. 24

Frankovich Urges People to Take COVID-19 Precautions When Welcoming Fire Refugees Into Their Homes

Humboldt State: No New Cases Among Dorm Residents Today; Five Positive Cases Isolated in Special Living Quarters

Saturday, Aug. 22

Another HSU Student Tests Positive for COVID-19, University Says

Friday, Aug. 21

Joint Information Center Says There are Zero Known COVID Cases Among Kids Attending Fortuna Schools in Person, Despite What You May Have Inferred From T-S Article

Another HSU Student Tests Positive for COVID-19; All Four Thus Far Were Asymptomatic, HSU Says

Frankovich Discusses Testing of HSU Students, New Lab Equipment and Plans for Increased Regional Testing in Today’s Media Availability

Student in CR Dorms Diagnosed With COVID

Kids and People In Their 20s Have Highest Percentage of New COVID-19 Cases in Humboldt, JIC Reports

Thursday, Aug. 20

Got COVID? Been Exposed to Someone With COVID? Now Humboldt Has Precise Instructions Laid Down for What You Should Do Next

Frankovich Addresses HSU President’s ‘Insinuations of Racism,’ and ‘Allegations of Incompetence,’ Calling Them ‘Unfortunate’

Wednesday, Aug. 19

Two More HSU Students Who Recently Moved Into the Dorms Test Positive for COVID, University Says

Tuesday, Aug. 18

Humboldt State Announces That a Staff Member Has Tested Positive for COVID; Diagnosis Unrelated to Recent Move-In Day, University Says

TODAY in SUPES: COVID-19 Update, HACHR Complaints, Laura’s Law and New Tsunami Evacuation Maps

Monday, Aug. 17

HSU Student in Isolation After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Saturday, Aug. 15

Free Mask Alert! Local Health Care Worker Giving Away Cloth Face Masks in Eureka to Those in Need

Friday, Aug. 14

Dr. Frankovich Discusses Her Concerns About Humboldt State’s Reopening Plans

In Testy Email Exchange, County Health Officer Urges HSU President Not to Bring Students Back for Onsite Instruction

Thursday, Aug. 13

Nurse Hava Phillips, Head of the County’s Contact Tracing Effort, Talks About How the Program Works

Wednesday, Aug. 12

In Today’s Media Availability, Dr. Josh Ennis Talks School Reopening, Testing and Tracing, and Why ‘Active Cases’ Isn’t a Very Important Metric

Local Businesses Can Get Up to $12,500 in Local Grants to Help Deal With COVID Costs, County Says

Monday, Aug. 10

Public Health Officer Gives Tips for Keeping Students Safe, Addresses New Case of COVID-19-Positive Nursing Home Employee

Game On? State Issues Guidance on Youth Sports, But County Says It Needs Specifics

Friday, Aug. 7

At Emergency Meeting, Fortuna School Board Stands Firm on Decision to Open School Monday

County Health Officer Discusses the Risk-Benefit Analysis for Allowing Kids to Return to In-Person Instruction

Fortuna School District To Reconsider its Decision to Open For In-Person Classes at Special Meeting Tonight

Can’t Pay Your Rent or Mortgage? There’s a County Fund That Might Be Able to Cover You

Thursday, Aug. 6

(VIDEO) Dr. Frankovich on Hoopa’s COVID Case Spike, In-Person School Instruction and Restaurants With Outdoor Tent Dining

Outbreak of COVID-19 Cases in Hoopa Tied to Family That Traveled Out of County, Tribal Chairman Says

Wednesday, Aug. 5

Youth Sports Guidelines Will Soon be Available, Says County Health Officer Ahead of Today’s Media Q&A Session

With Fortuna Schools Planning to Resume In-Person Classes Next Week, Teacher’s Union Demands Distance Learning

(VIDEO) Now They Don’t Have to Go Up Your Nose So Far When You’re Getting Your Redwood Acres COVID Test. Watch!

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