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, March 2

Here Comes the Johnson & Johnson, Retrospective on the Pandemic a Year In and More Media Questions for Humboldt County’s Health Officer

HSU Men’s Basketball Game Canceled Due to COVID-19 Scare; Women’s Team Opts Out of Entire Season

Friday, Feb. 26

The COVID Vaccines are Super Safe Though There Can be Side Effects, Humboldt County Joint Information Center Says

Thursday, Feb. 25

Public Health ‘Not Going to Police’ People Getting Vaccinated Out of Order, Health Officer Says; Plus More From Today’s Media Availablity

Tuesday, Feb. 23

RED TIER REOPENINGS: County Lists New Business Sectors That Can Open Or Expand, and Asks Citizens to Please Stay Vigilant

REDDENED: State Lowers Humboldt County COVID Tier to ‘Substantial’; New Business Activity Will Be Allowed, More Schools Can Reopen

Monday, Feb. 22

St. Joe’s to Hold Virtual Forum on Vaccines For the Humboldt Community, Featuring Hospital CEO and CNN Health Analyst

Thursday, Feb. 18

All About That New Coronavirus Variant Discovered at Granada Rehabilitation and Wellness Center

New Coronavirus Variant Discovered in Humboldt’s Granada Care Home Outbreak, Public Health Office Says

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Are Big Box Store Employees Being Vaccinated? What About Cannabis Workers? Humboldt County Health Officer Takes Media Questions

Thursday, Feb. 11

Are We Doing Enough Vaccine Outreach to the Spanish-Speaking Community? Are Youth Sports Coming Soon? Humboldt Public Health Officer Answers Media Questions

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Vaccine Appointments Now Open to People Over 70, More Education and Emergency Service Workers, Says Humboldt’s Joint Information Center

Friday, Feb. 5

Public Health Supervising Nurse Hava Phillips Takes Media Questions on the State of the County’s Vaccination Efforts

Friday, Jan. 29

There Will Be No 2021 Kinetic Grand Championship

Thursday, Jan. 28

Variants and Vaccines: Humboldt County Health Officer Takes Media Questions On This Week of the Pandemic

Tuesday, Jan. 26

TODAY in SUPES: COVID Vaccine Rollout Woes, Suddenlink’s Local TV Blackout and More Fiscal Headaches

County Says It’s Unclear About How State’s New Vaccination Guidelines Will Affect Local Efforts

Monday, Jan. 25

Humboldt County Launches Vaccine Sign-Up Website

Thursday, Jan. 21

‘There is Hope on the Horizon’: Humboldt County’s Health Officer on the Vaccination Effort and the One-Year Anniversary of the First Confirmed Coronavirus Case in the United States

California Gives the Go-Ahead on Moderna Vaccine Batch After Possible Allergic Reactions Triggered Review

Wednesday, Jan. 20

A ‘Selfless’ Life Cut Short: Esteban Gonzalez’s Unlikely Journey Into the Hearts of Arcata

Tuesday, Jan. 19

A Troublesome Batch of Vaccine and New Coronavirus Variants: Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman Takes Media Questions

Monday, Jan. 18

County Halts Giving 90 Percent of Vaccines On Hand Due to ‘Severe Adverse Reactions’ Reported Out of San Diego

Sunday, Jan. 17

Arcata Restaurateur Esteban Gonzalez of Esteban’s Mexican Restaurant Reportedly Dies From COVID-19 Complications

Thursday, Jan. 14

County Health Officials Announce That They’re Opening Vaccination to Residents Aged 75 and Older; Supply Insufficient for 65-Year-Olds at This Time, They Add

Tuesday, Jan. 12

Humboldt County Moves Back Into The State’s Most Restrictive COVID Tier; New Restrictions to Take Effect Thursday

Monday, Jan. 11

Humboldt Bay Fire Paramedics Step Up to Assist Public Health in Local Vaccination Efforts

Friday, Jan. 8

Bohn Asks Fellow Supes to Consider Joining Call for Fewer State COVID Restrictions, Ability to Open Schools ASAP

Thursday, Jan. 7

What’s the Plan to Get Humboldt County’s General Public Vaccinated? It’s Fluid, Dependent on Supply, Officials Say.

What Happens If Our Vaccine Freezers Fail? Humboldt County Health Officer Answers Media Questions

Wednesday, Jan. 6

Elective Surgeries Canceled in Most of California, Inter-County Hospital Transfers Now Possible Under New State Public Health Order, Joint Information Center Says

Tuesday, Jan. 5

VACCINE UPDATE: County Public Health to Start Vaccinating Independent Medical Professionals This Week

Monday, Jan. 4

Want a COVID Vaccine and Live in Southern Humboldt? SoHum Health Collecting Info In Preparation for Wider Inoculation Rollout.

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020

Skilled Nursing Facility Staff to Start Getting Vaccine This Weekend, Joint Information Center Says

County ‘Looking Into Testing’ for New, More Contagious Coronavirus Variant, Dr. Hoffman Says

Looking to Report Non-COVID-Compliant Businesses? Starting Tomorrow, Use These Phone Numbers

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020

Humboldt Restaurants Are Suddenly Allowed Indoor Dining Again, But for Many Owners the Decision is Tough

‘The Numbers Have Not Been Going Down, Locally’: Dr. Hoffman Takes Media Questions on the State’s ‘Surprise’ Downgrade of Humboldt County to a Less Restrictive COVID Tier

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020

Humboldt Health Officer Expresses ‘Strong Disagreement’ With County’s New Downgrade to the Red Tier, But Relaxed Restrictions Will Take Effect at Midnight

When Will We Move Into the Next Vaccination Phase? Humboldt’s Health Officer Takes Media Questions

State Reclassifies Humboldt as a ‘Red Tier’ COVID County, Which Could Loosen Economic Restrictions For the Time Being

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020

Why Have the Contact-Tracing Statistics on the County Dashboard Been Frozen for the Last Few Weeks? Health Officer Answers Media Questions

Humboldt’s First Allotment of COVID Vaccine Doses Nearly All Administered; More Being Distributed

Toni’s 24-Hour Restaurant is Latest Arcata Eatery to Shutter Due to COVID-19 Exposure

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020

(VIDEOS) County Health Officials Talk Vaccine Rollout, Urge Locals: ‘Please Don’t Gather for Christmas’

Rio Dell Has Been Monitoring its Sewage for Signs of COVID-19, and Last Week’s Sample Showed a Sharp Spike

City of Eureka Fines Applebee’s $1,500 for Serving Indoors in Violation of COVID Restrictions

Friday, Dec. 18, 2020

(VIDEO) How Many Humboldters Have Been Vaccinated So Far? Health Officer Takes Media Questions on the Vaccine Rollout

Statewide ICU Crunch Affects Humboldt Even Though We Have Capacity at the Moment, Deputy Health Officer Warns

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020

How Many Granada Residents Will Die? Deputy Health Officer Dr. Josh Ennis Takes Media Questions on the Pandemic

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