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.
Friday, Aug. 6, 2021

Struggling to Pay Your Bills Due to COVID? You Might Be Eligible for the City of Eureka’s Utility Assistance Program

County Supes Ratify County Facility Masking Order, Voice Frustration With Those Still Unvaccinated

Arts Alive Canceled, Too

Rex Bohn Has COVID

Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021

College of the Redwoods is the Latest Workplace to Institute Vaccine/Testing Mandate for Staff, Residents; All-Student Mandate Could Follow if Conditions Worsen, President Says

County Supervisors to Reconsider Planned Return to In-Person Meetings Due to This Delta Variant Nightmare

Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021

New Humboldt Masking Order to Go Into Effect Saturday, Following Strong Case Surge and ‘Unprecedented’ Levels of COVID Hospitalization

Buddy Brown Blues Festival Latest Local Event Canceled Due to COVID Concerns

Friday Night Market Canceled Until Further Notice Due to COVID-19 Surge

Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021

COVID Virus Concentrations in Eureka Sewage ‘Among the Highest in the Nation,’ Says City

Thursday, July 29, 2021

THE REMASKENING: Humboldt County Facilities Will Again Require Masks Starting Friday

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

In Response to Spiking COVID Cases, State Joins CDC in Urging People to Resume Masking in Public Indoor Settings

Friday, July 23, 2021

MASKS BACK UP: Humboldt Public Health Joins 25 Other Counties to Recommend Masking Indoors, Regardless of Vaccination Status

Thursday, July 22, 2021

TACOS Y VACUNAS: Eureka Nonprofit Works to Ensure Latinx Residents are Comfortable Getting Vaccinated

Monday, July 19, 2021

Were You Hoping to Get Vaccinated at the Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo? You Can!

Thursday, July 1, 2021

STATE of the VARIANTS: Health Officer Runs Down the Circulation of the Alpha, Delta, Epsilon and Gamma Variants in Humboldt, Wishes More Young People Would Vaccinate

Monday, June 28, 2021

Eureka’s COVID-19 Testing Site is Moving From the Fairgrounds to the Wharfinger Building

Friday, June 18, 2021

Employers! Here’s the New Rules as of Right Now Regarding Workers and Vaccination Status

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

JIC: Here’s What’s Changed and What Hasn’t Now That Local Masking, Shelter-in-Place Orders Have Been Rescinded and the State’s ‘Blueprint for a Safer Economy’ is Dead

Monday, June 14, 2021

With Nearly $4.7M in Federal COVID Relief Funds, Wiyot Tribal Council Opts to Give Tribe Members $7,000 Apiece

Friday, June 11, 2021

Inmate at Humboldt County Jail Tests Positive for COVID-19

Friday, June 4, 2021

Free, Rapid Antigen COVID Tests are Now Available to Businesses, Churches and Others

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

TODAY in SUPES: An Apology, Some Vaccine Hesitancy, a Climate Action Plan and a Code of Ethics, Oh My!

Monday, May 17, 2021

California Will Keep Its Masking Guidance in Place a Bit Longer

Friday, May 14, 2021

NOTE to the VAXXED: Please Stay Masked Up During Those Customarily Mask-Up Situations While We Review the CDC’s New Rules, Asks Your State Department of Public Health

Friday, May 7, 2021

It’s Still Important to Get COVID Tested, Says Public Health. Here are a Bunch of Places in Humboldt to do That

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Fresno to the Rescue! Central Valley County Ships 2,340 Vaccine Doses After Humboldt’s Fail to Arrive Due to a Shipping Error

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

E&O Lanes for Sale: Bowling Alley Coveted By Weed Businesses Hits Market for $1.6 Million

Monday, May 3, 2021

Seascape Restaurant Reopens Tomorrow; Employees Test Negative Following COVID-19 Exposure, Trinidad Rancheria Says

Highly Contagious COVID Variant ‘Likely Circulating Broadly’ in Humboldt, Say Health Officials

Perhaps You’ve Been Holding Out Until You Can Get Vaxxed in Rio Dell? Great News: They’ve Got the J&J on Tap at the Fire Hall Thursday

Thursday, April 29, 2021

‘This is a Race’: As Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments go Unfilled, Officials Look to Meet Residents Where They Are

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Only One Person Tied to ‘Superspreader Event’ That Closed Seascape Restaurant, Trinidad Rancheria Says

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Seascape Restaurant Closed due to COVID ‘Superspreader Event’; Recent Guests Asked to Get Tested

Thursday, April 22, 2021

CSU Will Likely Require All Students, Staff and Faculty to be Vaccinated Before Using Campus Facilities, Humboldt State Announces

Friday, April 16, 2021

Deciphering the Gaps: Health Officer, Latinx Providers Talk COVID Disparities

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Media Availability Time! Vaccine Task Force Member Gracefully Fields Questions From Local Reporters on the State of Vaccination Efforts

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Do We Have Enough Non-J&J Vaccine to Keep Going at This Pace? Humboldt County Health Officer on Fears of Variants and Vaccine Side-Effects in Today’s Media Availability

Humboldt Public Health Will Pause Administering Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Friday, April 9, 2021

Vaccine Now Open to Everyone! All Humboldt County Residents 16 and Up Can Sign Up for an Appointment on MyTurn

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Local Company to Host Humboldt’s Largest Drive-In Screen in Decades This Spring/Summer at Redwood Acres

SoHum Health Offering Vaccine to Anyone 16+ Today, Due to Excess Supplies on Hand

Lots and Lots of Vaccine Appointments Available in Humboldt Friday Through Sunday, Says Joint Information Center; Here’s How to Sign Up

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Wondering What the Regulations are With Gatherings and Events Now That We’re in the Orange? The JIC Has Answers

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Humboldt County Set to Move Into Orange Tier, Further Easing COVID Restrictions on Local Businesses

Monday, April 5, 2021

NEW VACCINE SIGN-UP SYSTEM: County Fully Adopts State’s ‘MyTurn’ Platform. Here’s How to Sign Up

Friday, April 2, 2021

Humboldt County Health Officials Urge Residents to Continue Getting Tested for COVID

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Can a Business Owner Require Her Employees to be Vaccinated? Plus: More Questions for Vaccine Task Force Member Lindsey Mendez

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Humboldt Will Open Vaccine Eligibility to Adults and Kids 16 and Over Along With the State, Says Public Health Officer in Today’s Media Availability

Monday, March 29, 2021

Public Health Wants YOU! Volunteers — Especially Those With Medical Licenses — Needed for Mass Vaccination Ramp-Up

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