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.
Tuesday, Nov. 24

Gatherings, Including 100-Person Event, Have Caused Our ‘Steep Climb’ in Cases, Frankovich Says, Urging Caution for Thanksgiving

Humboldt County is Now in the Purple, Most-Restrictive COVID Tier. Here’s What That Means.

Monday, Nov. 23

With Humboldt’s COVID Case Numbers Rising Fast, Health Officer Requests Public’s Help With Contact Tracing

Sunday, Nov. 22

Numerous Arcata Restaurants Shut Down as Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

Saturday, Nov. 21

Third COVID Case Confirmed on the Yurok Reservation, Says Tribe

Friday, Nov. 20

In Media Availability, Public Health Officer Issues Grave Warning About Gathering During the Holidays, and During the Case Spike

Students and Staff at Ridgewood Elementary Under Quarantine After Positive COVID-19 Case

Thursday, Nov. 19

Despite Early Setbacks, Cannabis is Becoming Big Business in Rio Dell, and the City is Reaping the Rewards

Help is Available For People Experiencing Mental Health, Substance Abuse Challenges During This Pandemic Winter, DHHS Says

Wednesday, Nov. 18

(VIDEO) Eureka Police Remove Anti-Masker From Costco By Force, Say Case Will be Forwarded to DA for Charging Decision

Tuesday, Nov. 17

County Issues COVID-19 Travel Advisory, Strongly Discouraging Non-Essential Journeys

TODAY in SUPES: Board Discusses How to Confront Anti-Mask Patrons and How to Market Humboldt County Cannabis

‘We Can Get Out of This’: Humboldt County’s Health Officer Takes Questions on the Recent Spike in Cases and Our Movement Into the Red Tier

Monday, Nov. 16

County Health Officer on Humboldt Going Red: New Cases Being Driven by Travel, Gatherings

(UPDATE) BREAKING: Amidst Statewide Surge, Humboldt County Moved in to Second-Highest COVID Restriction Tier

Saturday, Nov. 14

Preparing for the Surge: Humboldt’s Deputy Public Health Officer Takes Questions on Rising COVID Cases and the County’s Response

Friday, Nov. 13

Two COVID Cases Newly Confirmed on the Yurok Reservation, Says Tribe

(UPDATED) Two Fortuna High School Students Test Positive for COVID-19; Staff, Students Quarantined; Some Classes Switch to Distance Learning

Thursday, Nov. 12

What About Sports? Humboldt’s Kid Athletes and Their Coaches are Preparing For Spring Seasons, but the State Still Hasn’t Let Anyone Know If or When Games Will be Possible

Tuesday, Nov. 10

Dr. Ennis Urges You to Get Tested and Tells You You’re Probably Not Going to Get Those Monoclonal Antibodies Quite Yet

STILL YELLOW: Amid Rising Case Counts and Test Positivity Rates Statewide, Humboldt Remains One of Six Counties in California’s Lowest COVID Tier

Thursday, Nov. 5

In Today’s Media Availability, Deputy Health Officer Talks About Rapid Testing, Kids and COVID and Handling the Surge

Thursday, Oct. 29

Humboldt County Health Officer Discusses Schools Reopening, Outdoor Events, Celebrating Halloween, Elections and More

Monday, Oct. 26

Should We Be Buying More Expensive Masks? Humboldt’s Deputy Health Officer Takes a Couple of Media Questions

Friday, Oct. 23

The Humboldt Arts Council Got a Chunk of CARES Act Cash, and It’s Looking to Pass That on to Arts Organizations Impacted by the Pandemic

Tuesday, Oct. 20

Cause of Death Not Yet Determined for Local 38-Year-Old Man Who Had COVID-19, Sheriff Says

Wednesday, Oct. 14

State Issues Guidance, Suggests Safer Alternatives for Halloween and Día de los Muertos Celebrations

Tuesday, Oct. 13

A Redding Megachurch Leader Came to Humboldt and Flouted Mask Rules. Her Ministry is Now the Source of a Major COVID Outbreak.

LET’S GET YOU MARRIED: State Releases New Guidelines for Weddings in the Age of COVID

Monday, Oct. 12

Joint Information Center Releases More Detail on New State Guidelines for Inter-Family Gatherings

Thursday, Oct. 8

In Today’s Media Availability, Dr. Josh Ennis Talks About Humboldt’s Successes in Keeping the Virus at Bay, and the Dangers of What Might Come if it Lets Down Its Guard

Wednesday, Oct. 7

Yurok Tribe to Distribute Tablets and Printers to All Tribal Youth

What Changes Now That We’re In the County’s Lowest COVID Tier? The County’s Joint Information Center Has Issued a List

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Community Donations Allow St. Joe’s to Purchase 12 New Ventilators, Hospital Says

We’re in the Yellow! Humboldt County Moves Into Lowest, Most Lenient Tier of California COVID Status

Monday, Oct. 5

COVID Testing at Redwood Acres Site Canceled This Morning With Staff Trapped at Medford Airport; County ‘Hopeful’ Testing Can Begin Again This Afternoon

Thursday, Oct. 1

Dr. Frankovich Answers a Bunch of Questions About That San Jose Football Team Coming to Practice at HSU

Tuesday, Sept. 29

Arcata’s Minor Theatre in Danger of Closing Permanently, GoFundMe Page Says; Business is Offering Promotional Deals to Stay Afloat

RESUME PLAY: Humboldt Playgrounds Can Reopen Under Safety Guidelines, Says Governor

Thursday, Sept. 24

‘This is About Something Much Bigger Than Just the Individual’: Dr. Ennis on Mass Gatherings, Rising Hospitalizations and More

Tuesday, Sept. 22

Thirty Cases Now Tied to Recent SoHum Gathering, Frankovich Reports in Latest Media Availability

PG&E Kicks Down $500k to Buy Gear For Education in Underserved Humboldt County Communities

Saturday, Sept. 19

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

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