Daily COVID Report / April 6

COVID REPORT: Only One New Case Confirmed; More on County’s Move Into the Orange Tier


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Humboldt County has moved into the “Orange” or Moderate tier under the state’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy,” meaning many local business sectors can further expand capacity with COVID-19 prevention measures in place. These changes take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, April 7.  

The California Department of Public Health announced today that Humboldt County’s adjusted case rate and positivity rate are 3.5 and 2% respectively. This puts the county firmly in the Orange tier due to a change in the blueprint metrics triggered by the state meeting its vaccination equity goal of 4 million doses administered in targeted communities.  

Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Public Health Director Michele Stephens said, “This is another step out of the pandemic and toward recovery, and we at Public Health are so grateful to everyone in our community for their commitment to each other’s health and safety.”  

But, Stephens added, now is not the time to get complacent. “Variants of concern are popping up all over the state and country as more people are traveling. We’re in a race to get as many people vaccinated as possible to protect those who are not yet vaccinated and prevent another surge in cases caused by a vaccine-resistant variant.”  

Stephens said county residents can contribute to that effort by continuing to wear masks, maintain distance and wash hands, including those who are fully vaccinated. 

Some of the changes under the Orange tier include:  

  • Restaurants — Open indoors at 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer. 
  • Gyms and Fitness Centers — Open indoors at 25% capacity, indoor pools open; saunas and steam rooms remain closed. 
  • Retail — Open indoors without capacity limits. 
  • Shopping Centers, Malls, Swap Meets — Open indoors without capacity limits; closed common areas; reduced food court capacity at 50% or 200 people, whichever is fewer.
  • Museums, Zoos and Aquariums — Open indoors at 50% capacity.
  • Places of Worship — Open indoors at 50% capacity. 
  • Movie Theatres — Open indoors at 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer. 
  • Hotels and Lodging — Fitness centers open at 25%; indoor pools open. 
  • Family Entertainment Centers — Open indoors at 25% maximum capacity or 50% if all guests are tested or show proof of fully vaccination. Food/beverage consumption must be restricted to designated areas separated from activity area and service of alcohol without meals must follow bar guidance (outdoor only). 
  • Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries — Open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer. 
  • Bars — Open outdoors.
  • Office Work — Open indoors while encouraging telework. 

Read a full list of requirements under the Orange tier at covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/. 

One New Case Reported Today 

One new case of COVID-19 was reported in Humboldt County today. Two previously reported cases were determined to be out of jurisdiction, bringing the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus to 3,500.  

Testing rates have fallen recently, with 66 tests processed from Public Health and commercial labs for today’s metrics. Public Health officials say more robust testing is needed to get a more accurate reflection of the presence of the virus in the county and identify people who could be positive and expose others.  

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.  

Some Safeway, CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid and Walgreen’s locations are offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Learn who is eligible for vaccination and see if there are appointments available for your age group or sector at one of these locations by clicking on the links below. 

Safeway: https://www.mhealthappointments.com/covidappt 

CVS Pharmacy: https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine?icid=cvs-home-hero1-link2-coronavirus-vaccine 

Rite Aid: https://www.riteaid.com/covid-19 

Walgreen’s: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19
 

Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo
Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/Dashboard
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Humboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert  

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April 6

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

Cases

New Cases

-1

Active Cases

43
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

66

% Positive

-1.5%

Health Lab Supply

8,400

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

3,500

Hospitalizations

136
Acquisition

Contact to Known Case

2,127

Community Spread

846

Travel

334

Unknown Acquisition

174

Under Investigation

4
Testing

Total Tests

82,056

Demographics
As of Monday, April 5

Age

Average Age

36
Sex

Men

48%

Women

52%
Region

Northern Humboldt

738

Humboldt Bay Area

2447

Southern Humboldt

301
By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
Eureka 95501 684
Arcata 95521 600
The O3 95503 554
Fortuna 95540 417
McKinleyville 95519 369
Hoopa 95546 256
Rio Dell 95562 89
Redway 95560 63
Ferndale 95536 48
Loleta 95551 44
Garberville 95542 40
Bayside 95524 38
Trinidad 95570 38
Blue Lake 95525 36
Hydesville 95547 28
Willow Creek 95573 27
Scotia 95565 26
Kneeland 95549 18
Miranda 95553 15
Carlotta 95528 13
Myers Flat 95554 12
Orleans 95556 11
Samoa 95564 8
Whitethorn 95589 7
Weott 95571 7
Redcrest 95569 7
Honeydew 95545 6
Fields Landing 95537 6
Alderpoint 95511 6
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Hoopa 95546 6.79%
Honeydew 95545 5.94%
Redway 95560 4.3%
Myers Flat 95554 4.18%
Scotia 95565 3.37%
Loleta 95551 3.2%
Fortuna 95540 2.92%
Eureka 95501 2.91%
Hydesville 95547 2.86%
Arcata 95521 2.8%
Rio Dell 95562 2.6%
Weott 95571 2.58%
Blue Lake 95525 2.51%
Redcrest 95569 2.37%
Bayside 95524 2.2%
The O3 95503 2.17%
Alderpoint 95511 2.07%
Garberville 95542 1.93%
McKinleyville 95519 1.93%
Samoa 95564 1.85%
Fields Landing 95537 1.85%
Orleans 95556 1.75%
Willow Creek 95573 1.74%
Kneeland 95549 1.71%
Trinidad 95570 1.67%
Ferndale 95536 1.66%
Miranda 95553 1.64%
Carlotta 95528 0.87%
Whitethorn 95589 0.71%

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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