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.

One New Confirmed Case of COVID-19

Saturday, May 23

Humboldt County Joint Information Center Expands Hours of Possible Exposure at Aztec Grill In McKinleyville

Two New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19, Both At Alder Bay

After Being Deemed ‘Essential’ Humboldt’s Cannabis Industry Has Had Mixed Success

Friday, May 22

Bear River Casino Touts ‘Virus-Killing’ Spray Ahead of Reopening; There’s No Evidence the Spray Does Any Such Thing

Thursday, May 21

(VIDEO) ‘Trimmigrants’ Not Welcome This Year; Stage Three of Reopening Likely Coming Soon, Sheriff Says in Latest Media Availability

Arcata City Council Extends Evictions Moratorium During COVID-19 Emergency, Approves Ballot Measure to Increase The City’s Affordable Housing Cap

HSU Announces That It’s Seeking Permission to Hold ‘Limited Face-to-Face Instruction’ This Fall

Wednesday, May 20

(VIDEO) County Health Officer Reasserts Her Belief That it is Too Soon For Casinos to Open

Yurok Tribe Extends Closure of Reservation to Non-Residents Until July, at Least

Tuesday, May 19

County Expands List of Businesses Allowed to Reopen to Include Offices, Child Care and More

Cher-Ae Heights Casino to Reopen Friday Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Plans to Offer Special Senior Hours

Sheriff Honsal on Casinos, Sports Leagues, Social Distancing, the Necessity of Mask-Wearing and More

Second Alder Bay Resident Dead After Being Diagnosed With COVID-19

2020 Humboldt County Fair Cancelled

Ready to Reopen? Let Humboldt County’s Economic Development Director Walk You Through the Process of Submitting Your Business Reopening Plan

(UPDATE) College of the Redwoods Announces That Next Semester Will be Mostly Online

Monday, May 18

(VIDEO) This Spike in Cases is Likely Due to People Ignoring the Shelter-in-Place Order, County Health Officer Says

‘This is a Time to Teach Our Children What It Means to Sacrifice For Each Other,’ County Health Officer Says Following COVID-19 Death

BREAKING: A 97-Year-Old Alder Bay Resident is Humboldt’s First COVID-19 Casualty

Saturday, May 16

Five New Cases Confirmed Saturday, Including Another Staff Member at Alder Bay Assisted Living

Friday, May 15

County Offices to Reopen Monday, With Modifications

Against Public Health Advice, Bear River Casino Plans to Reopen a Week From Sunday

County Health Officer ‘Would Clearly Oppose’ Opening Casinos Right Now, She Says in Latest Media Availability

Seventy-Five Businesses Have Been Approved to Reopen, Hundreds More Have Submitted Plans, County Announces

(LIVE VIDEO) Ferndale’s Guy Fieri is Facing Off Against Bill Murray in a Charity Nacho Making Contest. And It’s Going Down Right Now!

Thursday, May 14

Hoopa Valley Tribe Extends Reservation Closure

NO MORE FREE RIDES: HTA Passengers Required to Pay Bus Fares Again Starting Next Week

Humboldt Has Been Approved to Move More Quickly Into the Next Stage of Reopening, Joint Information Center Reports

Humboldt Crabs Suspend 2020 Season

Wednesday, May 13

County Officials Agree to Ask State for Permission to Loosen Restrictions and Open More Local Businesses

(VIDEO) Humboldt Public Health Officer Responds to Media Questions on Recent Alder Bay COVID-19 Cases, County Treatment and Testing Capabilities

Want to Get Your Humboldt Business Up and Running Again? Here’s How to Submit Your Reopening Plan

Tuesday, May 12

(VIDEO) Sheriff Honsal Discusses Online Certification Process for Reopening Businesses in Today’s Response to Media Questions

Three New Confirmed Cases Announced Today, Including Another at Alder Bay

(UPDATE) Thousands Attended a Mother’s Day Rodeo in Shasta County. Now Plans to Reopen Businesses There Could be Delayed.

HSU to Request a Hybrid Approach to Online Learning, Allowing for ‘Limited Face-to-Face Instruction,’ In Response to CSU Chancellor’s Announcement

All CSUs, Including Humboldt State, Will Be Reduced to Mostly Online Classes This Fall in Response to COVID-19, According to Reports

County Corrects COVID-19 Stats: Eight Cases Are Currently Active

3D Printers Used to Make Hundreds of Plastic Face Shields for Healthcare Providers at HSU’s Student Health Center

Local Nonprofit Helps Out Struggling Single Moms During the COVID-19 Crisis

Monday, May 11

Four New Cases Reported Today, Including Two at Eureka’s Alder Bay Assisted Living Facility

Humboldt County’s Public Heath Officer Takes Lots Questions on the Current State of COVID-19 Testing in Humboldt County

HSU Employees Suffer Layoffs, Furloughs as Auxiliary Programs Face ‘Difficult Budgetary Shortfalls,’ Administration Says

HSU to Hold Virtual Graduation Ceremonies for Class of 2020

Saturday, May 9

Two New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Today

(VIDEO) Dr. Teresa Frankovich and Sheriff Billy Honsal Discuss New Changes to The Stay-At-Home Order and What Businesses Can Do to Reopen

County Issues Updated List of Allowable Services

Friday, May 8

(VIDEO) OLD TOWN REOPENING: Shop Owners Discuss Easing Shopping Restrictions

We’re Moving Fast, But We Can’t Move Too Fast: In Today’s Round of Questions, Sheriff William Honsal Addresses Reopening

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