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.
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020

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

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020

(VIDEO) A Local Nurse Practitioner Answers Tons of Questions About the Vaccine and How it’s Being Administered in Humboldt

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020

Sempervirens Staff Members Test Positive for COVID-19

(VIDEO) Watch a Mad River Hospital Manager Become the First Person in Humboldt to Receive a COVID Vaccination

Monday, Dec. 14, 2020

(VIDEO) A Member of the County’s COVID Vaccine Team Explains Who Will Receive the First Doses

The Vaccine Has Arrived in Humboldt, and Here’s What’s Being Done With It

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020

Film Commission Announces Local Filming Will Pause Due to Rise in COVID Cases

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020

Deputy Health Officer Answers Questions on the COVID Outbreak at Granada and the Coming Vaccine

Trinidad May Reinstate a Moratorium on Short-Term Rentals at a Special Meeting Thursday Evening

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020

Free Walk-In COVID Tests Offered in Old Town for Tribal Members and the Closely Affiliated

Monday, Dec. 7, 2020

California to Launch New Contact-Tracing Smartphone App Thursday; Get Notifications if You’ve Been Exposed to a Known COVID-Positive Case

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020

Four Wildberries Marketplace Employees Test Postive for COVID-19

Friday, Dec. 4, 2020

County Set to Name New Health Officer; Dr. Ian Hoffman Set to Take Over For Dr. Teresa Frankovich Following Board of Supes Approval Tuesday

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020

County Health Office Lays Out What Governor’s New Order Means For Humboldt; New Stay-at-Home Order Likely in the Next Few Days

COVID Outbreak: 30 People at Granada Skilled Nursing Facility in Eureka Test Positive; 29 are Residents

THE CAR SNORKEL! Creative Local Develops DIY Pandemic Device For Those Times When You Gotta Have Someone in Your Vehicle

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020

Dr. Frankovich’s Final Address on the Pandemic: ‘I’m Hopeful We Will Celebrate Its End Soon, and We’ll Celebrate it Together, All of Us’

Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020

Stars Hamburgers in Arcata Closed After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020

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, 2020

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

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020

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

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020

Third COVID Case Confirmed on the Yurok Reservation, Says Tribe

Friday, Nov. 20, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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

Friday, Nov. 13, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020

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

Monday, Oct. 26, 2020

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

Friday, Oct. 23, 2020

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, 2020

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

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020

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

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020

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, 2020

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

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020

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, 2020

Yurok Tribe to Distribute Tablets and Printers to All Tribal Youth

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