COVID Report / Aug. 24, 2022

WEEKLY COVID REPORT: Cases Everywhere, But No New Deaths or Hospitalizations This Week; Don’t Forget About Test-to-Treat at the Wharfinger

Press release from the Humboldt County Public Health Division:

Humboldt County Public Health reported today 128 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 were announced as well as 181 new probable cases for the period between Tuesday, Aug. 16, and Tuesday, Aug. 23. No new hospitalizations or deaths were reported.

The total number of confirmed cases in the county stands at 21,350. An additional 4,919 cases are reported as probable.* 

Local vaccination data has been updated on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard. Highlights include:

  • Since the last weekly report on Aug. 17, an additional 67 residents completed their vaccine series.
  • A total of 91,275 individuals, or approximately 67% of the county’s total population, have been fully vaccinated as of Tuesday.

Vaccines remain readily available throughout Humboldt County and vaccination and testing services are free of charge. Walk-ins are welcome at all Public Health clinics and some pharmacy vaccination sites. However, Moderna vaccines for young children ages 6 months to 5 years old requires preregistration. Appointments can be made at

OptumServe offers rapid antigen testing and PCR testing services at the Wharfinger Building seven days a week. Walk-ins will receive only rapid antigen testing unless the attendee specifically states they require a PCR test. Appointments for antigen testing can be made at or by calling 888-634-1123. Wharfinger testing runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is closed from 11 a.m. to noon and 4 to 5 p.m. 

Test-to-Treat service continues to be available at the Wharfinger. At Test-to-Treat locations, people are tested for COVID-19 and if a person tests positive, is 12 or older and treatments are deemed appropriate for them, Paxlovid antiviral medication will be provided at no charge. A registered nurse is on-site with a telehealth link to a medical doctor in order to dispense medication, should the patient choose.

The service runs daily during OptumServe operating hours (see above). Attendees should bring a list of their medications and be prepared to answer basic questions about their medical history. Receiving Paxlovid is not an instant process and may take some time at the Wharfinger. Clients can save time by preregistering at

See the schedule below for specific Public Health vaccination and testing clinic dates, times, locations and available services. Clinics have been added for young children 6 months to 5 years old. Appointments for the young child clinics are required and can be made at Questions about clinic services can be directed to Public Health at 707-445-6201.

Blue Lake— Thursday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     Blue Lake Resource Center (111 Greenwood Road)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna/Novavax
     Moderna for 6 months and older (appointments required at

Eureka— Friday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     Public Health Main (529 I St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna/Novavax|
     Moderna for 6 months and older (appointments required at
     Clinic closed between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Eureka— Friday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     Wharfinger Building (1 Marina Way)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna/Novavax
     Moderna for 6 months and older (appointments required at

Eureka— Monday, Aug. 29, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
     Public Health Main (529 I St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna/Novavax
     Moderna for 6 months and older (appointments required at
     Clinic closed between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Willow Creek— Tuesday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     Willow Creek Public Health (77 Walnut Ave.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna/Novavax
     Moderna for 6 months and older (appointments required at
     Due to fire activity, clinic may close. Call ahead at 530-629-2410 to confirm.

McKinleyville — Wednesday, Aug. 31, 1:15 to 4:30 p.m.
     The Center at McKinleyville (1615 Heartwood Drive)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna/Novavax
     Moderna for 6 months and older (appointments required at

* “Confirmed cases” represent the total confirmed positive PCR test results or detection of SARS-CoV-2 by genomic sequencing, and “probable cases” are individuals who:

  • Have a positive antigen (Ag) test for COVID-19, or
  • Were diagnosed with COVID-19 disease by a health care provider, or
  • Have symptoms of COVID-19 disease after being in close contact with a person having a PCR-confirmed test result, or
  • Were a decedent whose death certificate lists COVID-19 as a cause or significant contributing factor of their death, in the absence of a positive PCR test result. 

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