COVID Report / June 22, 2022

COVID REPORT: Person in Their 60s Dies; Four People Newly Hospitalized; 543 New Cases or Thereabouts; Vaccines Now Available for Kids Under 5

Press release from the Humboldt County Public Health Division:

Humboldt County Public Health reported the death today of a resident in their 60s. Four new hospitalizations were reported, a resident in their 60s and three aged 80 or older. An additional 289 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 were reported as well as 254 new probable cases for the period between Tuesday, June 14, and Tuesday, June 21. The total number of confirmed cases in the county stands at 19,311. An additional 3,933 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 June 15, an additional 90 residents completed their vaccine series.
  • A total of 90,542 individuals, or approximately 67% of the county’s total population, have been fully vaccinated as of Tuesday.

Over the weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the use of COVID-19 vaccines for children over 6 months old. The approval follows a unanimous vote from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory team for emergency use authorization for Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines for young children. 

Pfizer’s three-dose vaccination series for children age 6 months to 4 years and Moderna’s two-dose vaccination series for children age 6 months to 5 years has generated immunity at levels similar to the immune responses seen among young adults. 

The COVID-19 vaccines for young children are now available in Humboldt County. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to contact their child’s pediatrician or health care provider. The vaccines are not being administered through Public Health vaccine clinics at this time, pharmacies are not authorized to vaccinate children ages 2 and under. Visit for additional info.

OptumServe continues to offer rapid antigen testing and PCR testing services at the Wharfinger site. PCR tests are available only on a walk-in basis and must be specifically requested from the attendee. Walk-in attendees should 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.

Test to Treat service is now available at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka. 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 administered at no charge. A registered nurse is onsite with a Telehealth link to a medical doctor in order to dispense medication, should the patient choose.

The service runs daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 1 Marina Way in Eureka. The site is closed from 11 a.m. to noon and 5 to 6 p.m. Attendees should bring a list of their medications with them.

Vaccines remain readily available throughout Humboldt County and, as always, Humboldt’s vaccination and testing services are available free of charge. Walk-ins are welcome at all Public Health clinics and some pharmacy vaccination sites. Appointments can also be made at

See the schedule below for specific Public Health vaccination and testing clinic dates, times, locations and available services. Walk-ins are welcome and PCR and rapid testing is available on a first-come first-served basis. Questions about clinic services can be directed to Public Health at 707-445-6201. 

Blue Lake — Thursday, June 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     Blue Lake Resource Center (111 Greenwood Road)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna 

Arcata — Thursday, June 23, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
     Arcata Transit Center (501 Ninth St.)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna 

Eureka — Friday, June 24, 1 to 8 p.m.
     Wharfinger Building (1 Marina Way)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna 

Eureka — Monday, June 27, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
     Public Health Main (529 I St.)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna 

Arcata — Tuesday, June 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
     D Street Neighborhood Center (1301 D St.)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna 

Willow Creek — Tuesday, June 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
     Public Health Office (77 Walnut Way)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna

* “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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