COVID Report / Jan. 3, 2022

COVID REPORT: Omicron Confirmed in the County; One Death, One Hospitalization, 400 New Cases Recorded

Press release from the Humboldt County Public Health Division:

Humboldt County Public Health reported today the death of a resident in their 70s from COVID-19. Staff in the Department Operations Center extend their condolences to all who have lost a loved one to the virus. One new hospitalization, a person aged 80 or older, was also reported.

Four hundred new cases of COVID-19 were reported since Thursday, bringing to 11,352 the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus.

Public Health also reported that two local positive COVID-19 cases tested between Dec. 19 and 21, were identified as Omicron variant.

Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman said, “While we’ve known that Omicron has been circulating throughout the country, the Delta variant is still the dominant variant in Humboldt County. We will be monitoring closely this week to determine if increasing cases locally are due to Omicron, Delta or both.” 

Hoffman advised residents to protect themselves and their families from all the COVID-19 variants by wearing masks in public settings and getting vaccinated or boosted when eligible. Health officials continue to stress that vaccination and booster shots can lessen the impacts of the highly transmissible Omicron variant, reducing hospitalizations and deaths, as well as reducing impacts of the virus to schools and businesses.

The current positivity rate in the county — the percent of positive tests relative to the total number of tests resulted in the past week — is slightly more than 19 percent. Since the last report on Thursday, 400 of the 1,293 samples tested were determined to be positive.

Humboldt County’s vaccination and testing services are available free of charge. Although walk-ins are allowed at most regular Public Health clinics and many pharmacy vaccination sites, an increase in demand for boosters has caused delays at some locations. As a result, appointments are required for pediatric clinics and for clinics at Public Health’s main office. Appointments are strongly recommended for all other clinics and are the best way to ensure a shot is available during your visit. Appointments can be made at

Vaccines, including boosters, are available at local pharmacies. To check the availability of a specific vaccine, visit the page, or text a ZIP code to 438829 to locate a nearby pharmacy offering vaccines.

See the schedule below for specific Public Health vaccination and testing clinic dates, times, locations and available services:

Eureka — Tuesday, Jan. 4, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Public Health Main Office (529 I St.)
     Ages 16 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     No testing available
     $25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
     Appointments required.

Eureka Pediatric — Tuesday, Jan. 4, 1:15 to 4 p.m.
Public Health Main Office (529 I St.)
     Ages 5 to 11
     Pfizer only
     No testing available
     Appointments required.

Willow Creek — Tuesday, Jan. 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
Public Health Office (77 Walnut Way)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available
     $25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
     Appointments strongly recommended.

Fortuna — Wednesday, Jan. 5, noon to 6 p.m.
Fortuna River Lodge (1800 Riverwalk Drive)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available
     Appointments strongly recommended.

Trinidad — Thursday, Jan. 6, 2 to 7 p.m.
Trinidad Town Hall (409 Trinity St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     PCR and rapid testing available
     Appointments strongly recommended.

Eureka— Friday, Jan. 7, 1. to 8 p.m
Wharfinger Building (1 Marina Way)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna.
     No rapid testing available at this clinic. PCR testing offered through OptumServe by appointment on the lower floor of the Wharfinger Building.
     Appointments strongly recommended.

Eureka Family Clinic— Saturday, Jan. 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jefferson Community Center (1000 B St.)
     Ages 5-18 and family members. No boosters.
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna.
     PCR and rapid testing available.
     Appointments strongly recommended.

Eureka — Monday, Jan. 10, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
Public Health Main Office (529 I St.)
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna
     No testing available
     $25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
     Appointments required.

View the Data Dashboard online at, or go to to download data from a previous time. For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit or Local information is available at or by contacting or calling 1-707-441-5000.

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Jan. 3, 2022

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


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By Zip Code
Town Zip Total cases
The O3 95503 1,690
Eureka 95501 1,636
Arcata 95521 1,249
Fortuna 95540 1,231
McKinleyville 95519 974
Hoopa 95546 479
Rio Dell 95562 325
Ferndale 95536 141
Redway 95560 137
Loleta 95551 128
Willow Creek 95573 119
Garberville 95542 111
Bayside 95524 108
Trinidad 95570 89
Blue Lake 95525 84
Scotia 95565 83
Carlotta 95528 65
Samoa 95564 47
Orleans 95556 38
Whitethorn 95589 37
Miranda 95553 31
Myers Flat 95554 29
Fields Landing 95537 24
Alderpoint 95511 18
Orick 95555 17
Bridgeville 95526 16
Weott 95571 13
Redcrest 95569 13
Honeydew 95545 7
Phillipsville 95559 6
Per Capita
Town Zip Cases per capita
Hoopa 95546 12.71%
Samoa 95564 10.88%
Scotia 95565 10.75%
Myers Flat 95554 10.1%
Rio Dell 95562 9.5%
Redway 95560 9.35%
Loleta 95551 9.32%
Fortuna 95540 8.61%
Phillipsville 95559 8.33%
Willow Creek 95573 7.66%
Bridgeville 95526 7.62%
Fields Landing 95537 7.38%
Eureka 95501 6.97%
Honeydew 95545 6.93%
The O3 95503 6.63%
Bayside 95524 6.26%
Alderpoint 95511 6.21%
Orleans 95556 6.06%
Blue Lake 95525 5.86%
Arcata 95521 5.82%
Garberville 95542 5.36%
McKinleyville 95519 5.1%
Orick 95555 5.04%
Ferndale 95536 4.87%
Weott 95571 4.8%
Redcrest 95569 4.41%
Carlotta 95528 4.35%
Trinidad 95570 3.91%
Whitethorn 95589 3.77%
Miranda 95553 3.4%

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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