COVID-19 Statistics | January 18, 2022 | Lost Coast Outpost

Humboldt County Public Health today reported three new hospitalizations due to COVID-19 since Friday, three residents in their 60s. An additional 840 new cases have also been reported since Friday, bringing the total number of residents who tested positive for the virus to 13,758. No new deaths were reported.

Public health officials continue to emphasize that getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is an effective way to reduce the risk of contracting and spreading the virus, and vaccines have been proven to help prevent serious illness and death. dead. Local data shows that unvaccinated adults in Humboldt County are 13 times more likely to be hospitalized than fully vaccinated adults.

Unvaccinated people should take steps to limit exposure, wear a properly fitted mask in indoor public spaces, distance themselves six feet from others when possible, and avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.

To increase testing capacity in response to the recent surge in cases, the federal government is providing four at-home COVID tests per household. These can be ordered free of charge online at COVIDTests.gov.

Additionally, since Jan. 15, federal law requires health insurers to cover the upfront costs of at-home COVID-19 tests purchased from pharmacies or retailers, or allows individuals to be reimbursed for up to eight at-home tests. per month. Information is available at Medicare and Medicaid Service Centers website.

The California Department of Public Health has updated its guidance on isolation and quarantine for workplaces aimed at allowing certain vaccinated people who test positive or are exposed to continue to work in special circumstances.

As always, Humboldt County vaccination and testing services are available free of charge. Although walk-in visits are allowed at most regular public health clinics and many pharmacy vaccination sites, an increase in demand for callbacks has caused delays in some locations. Therefore, appointments are required for pediatric clinics and for clinics at the main Public Health office. Appointments are strongly recommended for all other clinics and are the best way to ensure that a vaccine is available when you visit. Appointments can be made at MyTurn.ca.gov.

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

Check the calendar below for dates, times, locations and services available for public health-specific vaccination and screening clinics. Questions about clinic services can be directed to the Joint Information Center at 1-707-441-5000.

Arcata — Wednesday, January 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
D Street Neighborhood Center (1301 D Street)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
PCR and rapid tests available on a first-come, first-served basis
Appointment for vaccinations strongly advised.

Hoopa — Thursday, January 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hoopa Fire Station (11121 Route 96)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
No rapid test available at this clinic. PCR testing offered through OptumServe by appointment only at the Hoopa Fire Station.
Appointment for vaccinations strongly advised.

Eureka — Friday, January 21, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wharfinger Building (1 Marina Way)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
No rapid test available at this clinic. PCR testing offered through OptumServe by appointment on the ground floor of the Wharfinger Building.
Appointment for vaccinations strongly advised.

Fortuna — Saturday, January 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fortuna Veterans Hall (1426 Main St.)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
PCR and rapid tests available on a first-come, first-served basis
Appointment for vaccinations strongly advised.

Fortuna – Sunday, January 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Walker Elementary School (2089 Newburg Road)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
PCR and rapid tests available on a first-come, first-served basis
Appointment for vaccinations strongly advised.

Eureka — Monday, Jan. 24, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
Main Office of Public Health (529 I St.)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
No test available
$25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
Appointment required.

Eureka — Tuesday, January 25, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Main Office of Public Health (529 I St.)
12 years and over
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
No test available
$25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
Appointment required.

Eureka Pediatric Clinic — Tuesday, January 25, 1:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Main Office of Public Health (529 I St.)
5 to 11 years old
Pfizer only
No test available
Appointment required.

Willow Creek — Tuesday, January 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Office of Public Health (77 Walnut Way)
Pfizer/Johnson & Johnson/Modern
PCR and rapid tests available on a first-come, first-served basis
$25 gift card for adults receiving a first or second dose
Appointment for vaccinations strongly advised.

View the online data dashboard at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download data from a previous hour. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit cdc.gov Where cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or by contacting covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us or calling 1-707-441-5000.

Register for the COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.gov
Check vaccine availability at a local pharmacy: Vaccines.gov
Local COVID-19 vaccine information: humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo
Humboldt County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: humboldtgov.org/Dashboard
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