Health

March 2020

The Humboldt Harm Reduction Coalition Would Like to Hear Your Thoughts About Harm Reduction

A Facebook Group Founded Locally is Sewing Homemade Medical Masks for Hospitals and Healthcare Workers Across the U.S.

Residents of Six Bay Area Counties Ordered to Shelter in Place; Only Essential Businesses to Remain Open

Eureka WinCo No Longer Open 24 Hours as Employees Need Time to Clean, Restock Shelves Due to Coronavirus-Incited Hoarding

County Office of Education Says There’s No Need to Shut Schools at the Moment, But That It’s Closely Monitoring the Situation

MORE COVID FALLOUT: HSU Cancels Spring Athletics, Suspends Face-to-Face Instruction Through April 17

County Launches COVID-19 Info Line and Web Page, Reiterates State’s ‘Social Distancing’ Guidelines

CANCEL-19: A Running List of Humboldt Closures and Cancellations Related to Coronavirus Fears

State Health Officials Ask Public to Cancel All Gatherings of 250 People or More, Implement Social Distancing Policies at Smaller Events

(VIDEO) Humboldt County Officials Declare ‘Local Health Emergency’ to Better Respond to COVID-19

Arcata High Student Hospitalized in San Francisco With Rare Bacterial Meningitis

February 2020

The Humboldt County COVID-19 Patient is Well Again and Has Been Released From Isolation, Says DHHS

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Community ‘Not at Risk,’ Says County Public Health Officer in Interview With the Outpost

(UPDATE) Humboldt County Resident Diagnosed With Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

January 2020

DHHS: There Are No Humboldt Cases of Coronavirus

Meet Humboldt County’s New Health Officer

November 2019

Health Department Shutters Rita’s in Eureka After Fourth Food Safety Inspection This Month

(PHOTOS) St. Joseph’s Hospital Workers Continue Picketing

Fake Vape Cartridges and Their Dangers: An Investigation From the Arcata High Pepperbox

TONIGHT: Town Hall Meeting on Adverse Childhood Experiences in Humboldt County, Featuring Sen. Mike McGuire and California’s Surgeon General

(PHOTOS/VIDEO) St. Joseph Workers On Strike

Tomorrow is GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT DAY, and Here are Some Tips to Help You Prepare

GRUB DOWN in CONFIDENCE! All Restaurant Inspection Reports in Humboldt County are Now Available Online

October 2019

Annual Mussel Quarantine Extended for Humboldt and Mendocino Counties

SUICIDE PREVENTION: Coroner’s Office, Health and Human Services Staff Talk About the New, Data-Driven Approach They’ve Implemented

DON’T EAT WILD-HARVESTED SHELLFISH! State Health Department Issues Toxic Domoic Acid Warning For North Coast Clams, Mussels

September 2019

Whooping Cough on the Rise in Humboldt; Please Get Vaccinated, Says DHHS

Want To Reduce Suicides? Follow The Data — To Medical Offices, Motels And Even Animal Shelters

August 2019

Humboldt County’s Rate of Overdose Death Fell Dramatically Last Year, According to New State Health Department Stats

These Local Health Professionals are Urging Pregnant and Breastfeeding Moms to Lay Off the Cannabis

PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Eureka Clinic Shouldn’t Experience Cutbacks, Despite Withdrawal From Federal Funding Over Trump Administration ‘Gag Rule’

July 2019

Eureka Teen Tests Positive for Pertussis; Over 40 Contacts With Infected Kid Identified, Says County Public Health Department

Del Norte County Coalition Tackling the Opioid Crisis Receives $75k Grant to Expand Program

June 2019

BE PREPARED! Are You Ready For When Humboldt’s Lights Go Out?

Orick’s Palm Cafe Shuttered After Inspectors Find Roaches, Rat Urine, ‘Unapproved Insecticides’ and Numerous Other Violations

May 2019

DHHS: New Community Health Assessment Released; Some Data Points ‘Discouraging’

Tick Season Is Coming! Here’s Some Tips on How to Protect Yourself From Their Nasty Bites

April 2019

Humboldt Coroner’s Office Sees First Fentanyl-Related Deaths in Several Years

January 2019

HSU Could Launch New Nursing Program by Fall 2020; National Search for Program Director Underway

The Epidemic: How Nicotine Infiltrated Teen Culture (a Story from the Arcata High Pepperbox)

Fortuna WIC Office Forced to Relocate, Will Have Limited Hours For a Few Months

WASHINGTON MEASLES OUTBREAK: Humboldt County’s Public Health Officer on our Troubling Local Conditions, and What the County is Doing to Prepare for the Worst

November 2018

Throw Away All Your Romaine Lettuce, Says CDC

October 2018

Health Department Shuts Down Raliberto’s Taco Shop Due to Cockroach Infestation

July 2018

Health Department Warns Swimmers to Stay Away From Blooms of Harmful Bacteria Known as Blue-Green Algae

Chinese Gourmet Express in the Mall Cleared to Reopen After Clean Inspection

County Health Officials Shut Down Chinese Gourmet Express in the Bayshore Mall for Health Code Violations

There’s Now a Medication Disposal Bin at the Courthouse, Part of a New Anti-Opioid Campaign from Sheriff’s Office and RX Safe Humboldt

TICK TIME! Here’s Some Tips on How to Endure Humboldt’s Tick Armies This Season

June 2018

Local Crow Tests Positive for West Nile Virus; Health Department Urges People to Guard Against Mosquito Bites


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