Daily COVID Report / Feb. 26

COVID REPORT: Twenty (20) New Cases Confirmed Today, Joint Information Center Says; New Sports Guidelines Now In Effect


Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

A total of 3,180 Humboldt County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 after 20 additional cases were reported today. 

Updated Youth and Adult Sports Guidance Takes Effect Today

The California Department of Public Health has released updated guidance to allow youth and recreational adult sports to resume practice and competition in all tiers of the state’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” when certain conditions are met.  

Beginning today, the state will allow competitions of high- and low-contact sports to resume regardless of indoor or outdoor setting if a county’s case rate is 14 or lower. Spectators are not allowed for any sport, but the state does allow age-appropriate supervision of youth sports by immediate family members. All school- and community-based teams and organizations are expected to follow the state’s guidance.  

General guidance for all sports includes the following:

  • All coaches and players are strongly encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis.
  • Players must wear face coverings when not actively participating in the sport.
  • Coaches, support staff and observers must wear face coverings at all times.
  • Drinks and other personal items or equipment should not be shared.
  • Mixing between households prior to or after any practice or competition must follow the state’s gathering guidance.
  • Capacity limits for indoor sports activities should follow Gyms and Fitness Centers, which is currently 10% under the Red tier.
  • Indoor activities such as team dinners or film study sessions are prohibited.
  • Out-of-state games and tournaments are not allowed.
  • Hygiene and sanitation should be encouraged at all times. 
  • Physical distance during play should be implemented to the greatest extent possible.

When a county’s case rate is 7-14 per 100,000 residents, the state additionally requires all coaches and players age 13 and over in the high-contact sports of football, rugby and water polo to be tested weekly. When competing in these sports, testing should be performed with results made available within 24 hours of play. For a list of no-cost testing options, go to humboldtgov.org/COVIDTestRegistration

Read the guidance in full at cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/outdoor-indoor-recreational-sports.aspx

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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Feb. 26

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

Cases

New Cases

20

Seven-Day Average

16

Currently Hospitalized

8

Currently in ICU

0
Case Updates
Testing

Number of Tests

357

% Positive

5.6%

So Far

Cases

Total Cases

3,180

Hospitalizations

133
Testing

Total Tests

73,561

Demographics
As of Monday, Feb. 22

Age

Average Age

37
Sex

Men

47%

Women

52%
Region

Northern Humboldt

573

Humboldt Bay Area

2184

Southern Humboldt

255
By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
Eureka 95501 607
Arcata 95521 546
The O3 95503 498
Fortuna 95540 355
McKinleyville 95519 326
Hoopa 95546 159
Rio Dell 95562 69
Redway 95560 58
Ferndale 95536 45
Loleta 95551 42
Garberville 95542 39
Bayside 95524 36
Trinidad 95570 34
Blue Lake 95525 26
Hydesville 95547 23
Willow Creek 95573 20
Scotia 95565 18
Kneeland 95549 18
Miranda 95553 14
Myers Flat 95554 11
Carlotta 95528 11
Whitethorn 95589 7
Samoa 95564 7
Orleans 95556 7
Weott 95571 6
Redcrest 95569 6
Honeydew 95545 6
Fields Landing 95537 6
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Honeydew 95545 5.94%
Hoopa 95546 4.22%
Redway 95560 3.96%
Myers Flat 95554 3.83%
Loleta 95551 3.06%
Eureka 95501 2.59%
Arcata 95521 2.54%
Fortuna 95540 2.48%
Hydesville 95547 2.35%
Scotia 95565 2.33%
Weott 95571 2.21%
Bayside 95524 2.09%
Redcrest 95569 2.03%
Rio Dell 95562 2.02%
The O3 95503 1.95%
Garberville 95542 1.88%
Fields Landing 95537 1.85%
Blue Lake 95525 1.81%
Kneeland 95549 1.71%
McKinleyville 95519 1.71%
Samoa 95564 1.62%
Ferndale 95536 1.55%
Miranda 95553 1.53%
Trinidad 95570 1.5%
Willow Creek 95573 1.29%
Orleans 95556 1.12%
Carlotta 95528 0.74%
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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