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COVID-19 Statistics | 16 September 2021 | Lost coastal post

37 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Humboldt County today, bringing the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus to 8,021.

Two new admissions were also reported, including one person in the 60s and another in the 70s, and one person in the 70s has died. The Department Operations Center staff condolences to friends, loved ones, and caregivers of all who have died.

Combination testing for public health / vaccine clinics opens nationwide

With effect today, testing for COVID-19 is offered at most public health vaccine clinics, where residents have the opportunity to be tested, vaccinated or both. As always, testing and vaccination services are free. Combination clinics are being held this week in Petrolia, Honeydew, Miranda, McKinleyville, Hoopa, Willow Creek and Garberville.

Public health officials continue to urge residents to be tested, especially non-vaccinated individuals, those who experience symptoms and those who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus.

Walk-ins are welcome and appointments can be made in advance at MyTurn.ca.gov. For instructions in English and Spanish on how to use My Turn, go to humboldtgov.org/VaccineInfo.

See the table below for specific clinic dates, times and locations:

Petrolia – Friday 17 September from kl. 11 to 13.30
Mattole Valley Resource Center (167 Sherman Ave.)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
Test available

Honeydew – Friday, September 17 from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.
Honeydew School (1 Wilder Ridge Road)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
Test available

Miranda – Saturday, September 18 from kl. 9-16
South Fork High School (6831 Avenue of the Giants)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson
Test available

McKinleyville – Sunday, September 19 from 9 to 17
McKinleyville High School (1300 Murray Road)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson
Test available

Eureka – Monday 20 September at 9-15.30 (closed from 13.00)
Public Health (529 I St.)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
The test is NOT available

Hoopa – Tuesday, September 21 at 11-14
Yurok Tribe Weitchpec Office (State Route 96)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
Test available

Willow Creek – Tuesday, September 21 at 15-17
Public Health (77 Walnut Way)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
Test available

Garberville – Wednesday, September 22 at 10-15
Public Health (727 Cedar St.)
Pfizer / Johnson & Johnson / Modern
Test available

Vaccination is also available at local pharmacies. To check the availability of a specific vaccine at local pharmacies, visit vaccines.gov or write your zip code to 438829 to find a pharmacy that offers vaccines nearby. Most pharmacies allow walk-ins.

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

While some fully vaccinated individuals have experienced infection after vaccination, health officials overwhelmingly agree that vaccination is the most effective way to reduce the incidence of serious outcomes.

Full protection against vaccination is obtained two weeks after receiving the second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after receiving a single dose vaccine.

The CDC calls for increased ventilation

As cooler weather approaches and increased collection indoors, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a layered approach to reducing exposure and spread of COVID-19, including vaccination, hand washing, masking, physical distancing and ventilation.

The CDC recommends increasing outdoor air flow by opening windows and doors and using fans to increase their efficiency. The CDC also recommends opening dampers beyond the minimum settings to reduce or eliminate recirculated air in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems or HVAC systems.

The recommended minimum filter rating is 13 MERV or minimum efficiency reporting values, which are at least 50% effective for capturing particles in the 0.3 to 1.0 micrometer size range and 85% effective for capturing 1.0 to 3.0 micrometer particles in the size range. For more information on COVID-safe ventilation, click cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/ventilation.html.

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

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or by contacting [email protected] or calling 707-441-5000.

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