COVID Report / June 29

COVID REPORT: One New Hospitalization, 425 New Cases Over the Past Week


Press release from the Humboldt County Public Health Division:

Humboldt County Public Health confirmed today the hospitalization of a resident in their 70s. No new deaths were reported. An additional 287 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 were announced as well as 138 new probable cases for the period between Tuesday, June 21, and Tuesday, June 28. The total number of confirmed cases in the county stands at 19,598. An additional 4,071 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 22, an additional 39 residents completed their vaccine series.
  • A total of 90,581 individuals, or approximately 67% of the county’s total population, have been fully vaccinated as of Tuesday.

Humboldt County Public Health will hold a vaccination clinic for young children 6 months to 5 years old on Tuesday, July 5. The vaccination clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Public Health Main, 529 I St., Eureka. The clinic is nearly full, but additional Public Health young child clinics will be announced soon. To sign up for one of the remaining Tuesday appointments, go to MyTurn.ca.gov

Parents and caregivers can also contact their child’s pediatrician or health care provider to schedule an appointment or learn more about young child vaccine options. Additionally, information about the vaccines is available at vaccinateall58.com. Pharmacies are not authorized to vaccinate children ages 2 and under.

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the use of COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months old and older. The approval followed 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. 

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 lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 888-634-1123.

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 MyTurn.ca.gov.

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.

Eureka — Friday, July 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     Wharfinger Building (1 Marina Way)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna

Eureka — Tuesday, July 5, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
     Public Health Main (529 I St.)
     Young children 6 months to 5 years old 
     Pfizer/Moderna
     Appointments required. Sign up at MyTurn.ca.gov

Eureka — Thursday, July 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     Betty Kwann Chinn Day Center (133 Seventh St.)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna

Petrolia — Friday, July 8, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
     Mattole Valley Resource Center (167 Sherman St.)
     Ages 5 and older
     Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Moderna

Honeydew — Friday, July 8, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
     Honeydew Elementary (1 Wilder Ridge Road)
     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. 


Sign up for COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.gov
Check for vaccine availability at a local pharmacy: Vaccines.gov
Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo
Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/3246
Follow us on Facebook: @HumCoCOVID19
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Twitter: @HumCoCOVID19
Humboldt Health Alert: humboldtgov.org/HumboldtHealthAlert

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