COVID Report / March 19, 2021

COVID REPORT: Thirteen New Cases Confirmed Today, Joint Information Center Says

Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:

Thirteen additional cases of COVID-19 were reported in Humboldt County today, bringing the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus to 3,419. 

In related news, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on Wednesday updated an FAQ for Youth Sports Guidance to state “age-appropriate supervision should be limited to a single adult (or immediate family member older than the sport participant).”  

Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman said the state released updated guidance for Youth and Recreational Sports on Feb. 19 and took nearly a month to provide this specific information on spectators. “In the absence of state guidance, we came up with a plan that would allow up to two adults to attend, with adherence to safety measures that include wearing a facial covering and distancing from non-household members,” he said. “We will continue to support common sense rules and regulations that are based in logic and what is best for Humboldt County.”  

This afternoon CDPH updated its Youth Sports Guidance to clarify that sideline cheer is now allowed as a moderate-contact sport. The guidance states that sideline cheer is considered comparable to competitive cheer, and as such, should follow all requirements of other outdoor moderate-contact sports.   

Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal said the Sheriff’s Office is not here to dictate what age-appropriate supervision for youth sports looks like and will not be in attendance at these sporting events to monitor parents’ supervision of their youth athletes. 

“Throughout this entire pandemic, the Sheriff’s Office has taken an educational approach to COVID-19 precautions, rather than an enforcement approach,” he said. “We feel that this approach continues to be successful in our county.” 

Anyone attending youth sporting events is required to practice COVID-19 safety precautions, including maintaining social distancing, wearing a facial covering, avoiding mixing households and staying home if feeling sick. 

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March 19, 2021

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


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By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
Eureka 95501 663
Arcata 95521 595
The O3 95503 532
Fortuna 95540 384
McKinleyville 95519 352
Hoopa 95546 244
Rio Dell 95562 82
Redway 95560 64
Ferndale 95536 48
Loleta 95551 46
Garberville 95542 42
Bayside 95524 39
Trinidad 95570 37
Blue Lake 95525 31
Willow Creek 95573 27
Hydesville 95547 26
Scotia 95565 24
Kneeland 95549 18
Miranda 95553 14
Carlotta 95528 14
Myers Flat 95554 12
Samoa 95564 8
Whitethorn 95589 7
Weott 95571 7
Redcrest 95569 7
Orleans 95556 7
Honeydew 95545 6
Fields Landing 95537 6
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Hoopa 95546 6.48%
Honeydew 95545 5.94%
Redway 95560 4.37%
Myers Flat 95554 4.18%
Loleta 95551 3.35%
Scotia 95565 3.11%
Eureka 95501 2.83%
Arcata 95521 2.77%
Fortuna 95540 2.68%
Hydesville 95547 2.66%
Weott 95571 2.58%
Rio Dell 95562 2.4%
Redcrest 95569 2.37%
Bayside 95524 2.26%
Blue Lake 95525 2.16%
The O3 95503 2.09%
Garberville 95542 2.03%
Samoa 95564 1.85%
Fields Landing 95537 1.85%
McKinleyville 95519 1.84%
Willow Creek 95573 1.74%
Kneeland 95549 1.71%
Ferndale 95536 1.66%
Trinidad 95570 1.63%
Miranda 95553 1.53%
Orleans 95556 1.12%
Carlotta 95528 0.94%
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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