COVID-19 Statistics | November 1, 2021 | Lost Coast Outpost

Humboldt County Public Health has reported four deaths as a result of COVID-19, one in his 70s and three in his 80s or older. Staff at the ward’s operations center express their condolences to the families, friends, and relatives of those who died and anyone who lost a loved one to the virus.

Humboldt County Public Health has reported 61 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday, bringing the total number of residents tested positive to 9,395. Three admissions have also been reported during that time, one in the 40s, one in the 50s and one in the 70s.

An advisory panel for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss the FDA’s emergency use approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. California Department of Public Health (CDPH) officials have said the state expects to roll out vaccines to this age group later in the week after the review process is complete.

CDPH has recommended that all eligible residents be vaccinated against COVID-19. Those at increased risk of hospitalization and severe COVID-19 disease should receive a Pfizer or Moderna booster at least six months after their second dose. The CDPH also recommended that adults who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine receive a booster if two months have passed since their first dose.

Boosters are offered at all public health vaccination clinics, and eligible individuals may receive a single dose of any of the available COVID-19 vaccines as a “mix-and-match” booster upon completion of another primary vaccine series. For more information on government booster recommendations and guidance, read the COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Questions and Answers page.

Residents who need their first or second dose are also encouraged to schedule an appointment or go inside. Appointments are not required but are recommended due to an increase in demand for additional doses and boosters. Sign up in advance at MyTurn.ca.gov. Go to humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo for instructions in English and Spanish on using My Turn.

Vaccines, including boosters, are widely available at local pharmacies. To check the availability of a specific vaccine or booster, visit the vaccines.gov page, or send a zip code to 438829 to find a nearby pharmacy that offers vaccines.

Public health officials recommend residents, especially those who are unvaccinated, be tested if they experience symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus. Testing is available through OptumServe seven days a week in the Wharfinger Building in Eureka and on mobile sites throughout the county most weekdays. For more information on testing, go to humboldtgov.org/covidtestregistration.

Public health officials stress that residents should report positive test results at home to a health care provider or to public health if there is no provider so that transmission of the virus in the community can be better identified.

Those with a positive home test for COVID-19 should isolate and inform their close contacts to limit the spread of the disease. False positive test results are unlikely when an antigen test is used according to the manufacturer’s instructions, according to the CDC’s antigen test guide page.

Individuals who need documentation of test results for employment or travel can obtain PCR tests through public health or their health providers. PCR follow-up tests for a rapid home test are most accurate within 24 to 48 hours after an initial positive home test. For more information, visit the Humboldt County Home-Testing FAQ.

On Tuesday, OptumServe offers mobile testing in Garberville or Trinidad on a rotating basis. On November 2, tests will be available in Garberville outside Jerold Phelps Hospital at 733 Cedar St. On Tuesday 11 November, OptumServe’s mobile test site will be held in Trinidad City Hall at 409 Trinity St. Testing is offered from 9 am to 4 pm. Both places will be closed from 11am for dinner and 14 to 3pm

The county’s vaccination and testing services are available free of charge. Those who receive their first or second dose of vaccine at a public health office in Eureka, Willow Creek or Garberville can opt for a $ 25 gift card to Renner Petroleum or Coming Attractions Theaters. Incentives are only offered in these places on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Willow Creek – Tuesday, November 2 at 10.00 to 15.00 Closed from kl. 12:00 to 13:00
Public Health Office (77 Walnut Way)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
PCR and rapid test available
$ 25 gift card for those receiving a first or second dose

Garberville – Wednesday, November 3 at 10.00 to 15.00 Closed from kl. 12:00 to 13.00
Public Health Office (727 Cedar St.)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
PCR and rapid test available
$ 25 gift card for those receiving a first or second dose

Eureka – Thursday 4 November at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
College of the Redwoods Gym (7351 Tompkins Hill Road)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
PCR and rapid test available

Blue Lake – Friday, November 5 at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Blue Lake Resource Center (111 Greenwood Road)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
PCR and rapid test available

Eureka – Saturday, November 6 at 12:00 to 16:00
Eureka Migrations Street Festival (on the corner of 2nd and E streets)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern

Eureka – Saturday, November 6 at 17:00 to 20:00
Arts Alive (231 Second St.)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
PCR and rapid test available

Eureka – Monday, November 8 at 9.00 to 15.30 Closed from kl. 12:00 to 13:00
Headquarters of Public Health (529 I St.)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
No test available
$ 25 gift card for those receiving a first or second dose

Pfizer is approved for people 12 years and older, and Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for people 18 years and older. County residents aged 16 and 17 can receive a vaccination at a public health clinic without a parent or guardian physically present, as long as they have a signed consent form. Children under 16 must still be accompanied by their parent or guardian.

See Data Dashboard online at humboldtgov.org/dashboard, or go to humboldtgov.org/DashboardArchives to download data from an earlier time.

Phones in COVID-19 Call Center (707-441-5000) are down due to a technical problem. There is currently no set timeline for recovery. Anyone with questions related to COVID-19 can send an email to [email protected]

Visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov for the latest COVID-19 information.

Sign up for COVID-19 vaccination: MyTurn.ca.gov
Check for availability of vaccines 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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