Daily COVID Report / Nov. 24, 2020

COVID REPORT: Seventeen (17) New Cases Confirmed Tuesday, Joint Information Center Says; Humboldt Limited Stay-at-Home Order Takes Effect *Thursday

PREVIOUSLY: Humboldt County is Now in the Purple, Most-Restrictive COVID Tier. Here’s What That Means.

Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

A total of 801 county residents have tested positive for COVID-19, after 17 new cases were reported today. A previously reported hospitalization was removed after it was determined the individual had not been admitted to the hospital.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today assigned Humboldt County to the widespread or “Purple” tier under the state’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy.” According to CDPH, the county’s positivity rate and adjusted case rate are 2.3% and 6.1 respectively, which would place the county in the red tier. However, the state chose to assign Humboldt County to the purple tier due to concern over the recent acceleration in local COVID-19 activity and newer data showing a case count over 7.0.

In the purple tier, various industry sectors will be required to reduce capacity, move outdoor or cease operations until COVID-19 transmission declines. Some of the state’s requirements include:

  • Bars, Breweries and Distilleries – Closed.
  • Wineries – Open outdoors only.
  • Family Entertainment Centers – Open outdoors only.
  • Retail – Open indoors at maximum 25% capacity.
  • Shopping Centers, Malls, Swap Meets - Open indoors at maximum 25% capacity; Close common areas; Close food courts.
  • Museums, Zoos and Aquariums – Open outdoors only.
  • Places of Worship – Open outdoors only.
  • Movie Theaters – Open outdoors only.
  • Hotels and Lodging – Close indoor pools, hot tubs, spa facilities and fitness centers.
  • Gyms and Fitness Centers – Open outdoors only.
  • Restaurants – Open outdoors only.

Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said these changes are a response to a very concerning increase in local transmission of COVID-19. “We all have to take action to slow the spread of this virus, which will allow us to move into a less restrictive tier and still protect each other and our health care system capacity,” she said.

Now that Humboldt County is in the purple tier, the state’s Limited Stay at Home Order will take effect locally on *Thursday. This order requires residents to refrain from gathering with non-household members and stop any non-essential activities between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Members of the same household may leave their home during this time as long as they do not interact with other households, and activities related to “the operation, maintenance, or usage of critical infrastructure” are exempt, according to the state’s order.

[*Note: The initial release issued by the county mistakingly announced that the limited stay-at-home order went into effect Wednesday at 10 p.m. It’s actually Thursday. The Outpost has altered its headline to reflect the correction.]

Read state requirements under the purple tier at https://tinyurl.com/statetierchanges.

Read the state’s Limited Stay at Home Order at https://tinyurl.com/limitedstayathomeorder.

For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or during business hours by contacting covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us or calling 707-441-5000.

Read state requirements under the purple tier at 

Read the state’s Limited Stay at Home Order at 

For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or during business hours by contacting covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us or calling 707-441-5000.

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Nov. 24, 2020

= historic data. All data from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center.


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Northern Humboldt


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Southern Humboldt

By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
Arcata 95521 179
Eureka 95501 159
The O3 95503 97
McKinleyville 95519 64
Fortuna 95540 62
Hoopa 95546 58
Redway 95560 35
Rio Dell 95562 23
Bayside 95524 11
Kneeland 95549 11
Ferndale 95536 10
Trinidad 95570 10
Willow Creek 95573 9
Myers Flat 95554 7
Loleta 95551 7
Miranda 95553 6
Scotia 95565 6
Garberville 95542 6
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Myers Flat 95554 2.44%
Redway 95560 2.39%
Hoopa 95546 1.54%
Kneeland 95549 1.05%
Arcata 95521 0.83%
Scotia 95565 0.78%
Eureka 95501 0.68%
Rio Dell 95562 0.67%
Miranda 95553 0.66%
Bayside 95524 0.64%
Willow Creek 95573 0.58%
Loleta 95551 0.51%
Trinidad 95570 0.44%
Fortuna 95540 0.43%
The O3 95503 0.38%
Ferndale 95536 0.35%
McKinleyville 95519 0.34%
Garberville 95542 0.29%

Data from CalREDIE. Zip codes not listed have experienced five cases or fewer. Zip code populations from the American Community Survey, 2018.

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