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Public Health Confirms 840 New COVID-19 Cases, Three Hospitalizations

(January 18, 2022) Humboldt  County continues to see the next phase of the holiday surge as Public Health confirmed 840 new COVID-19 cases today and three new hospitalizations since its last report on...

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Arrest after Fatal Jan. 15 Hoopa Crash

(January 18, 2022) According to a CHP press release, Keiahna F. Moody of Salyer has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter following a crash on Pine Creek...

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Amid Low COVID Vaccine Rates, More California Children Hospitalized in Omicron Surge

(January 17, 2022) COVID-19 hospitalizations among California’s children — especially those too young to go to school — are the highest they have been since the pandemic began. Chalk it up to the...

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Here’s What’s Changed as California’s New COVID Workplace Rules Go into Effect

(January 17, 2022) As  COVID-19 case rates in California have jumped to their highest levels yet — more than six times the peak of the delta variant wave — updated workplace rules ...

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SECOND UPDATE: Tsunami Advisory is Now Lifted (with Video)

(January 15, 2022) SECOND UPDATE: The tsunami advisory for Humboldt County has been lifted. UPDATE: The tsunami advisory remains in place for Humboldt County due to last night's volcanic explosion near...

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NCJ Preview: Spectator Ban, Outgoing Health Officer, Cookie Perfectionism and More

(January 15, 2022) There'll be no spectators at Humboldt County school sporting events, at least for the next couple of weeks. We'll go into how the Humboldt Del Norte League came to that...

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Public Health Confirms 185 new COVID-19 Cases, Capping Record Week

(January 14, 2022) Humboldt County Public Health confirmed 185 new COVID-19 cases today but, for the first time this week, reported no new hospitalizations or deaths. Today's cases cap a record week...

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Free Tests? As COVID Surges, Rapid Results Cost Up to $300

(January 14, 2022) When Rebecca Santucci of Lakewood learned that her sister, Stacy, may have been exposed to COVID-19, she set out to look for a rapid test. She needed to know...

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Public Health Reports Two New COVID-19 Deaths, 114 New Cases

(January 13, 2022) Public Health reported today that two more local residents have died of COVID-19, while also confirming 114 new cases of the virus and three new hospitalizations. Today' cases make...

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HDNL Stays Course on Spectator Ban

(January 13, 2022) The Humboldt-Del Norte League did not reconsider its recently imposed temporary spectator ban for high school sporting events at its meeting last night, despite an outcry from some demanding...

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Public Health Updates Guidance on COVID-19 Isolation, Quarantine

(January 13, 2022) Humboldt County Public Health released updated guidance for COVID-19 isolation and quarantine for residents testing positive for the virus, following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocols. People...

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Will COVID Sick Leave Return to California?

(January 13, 2022) Labor unions and their Democratic allies in the Legislature want to bring back extra paid sick leave for COVID-19. Gov. Gavin Newsom is also proposing to revive supplemental leave...

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It's Not That Dark in Fern Canyon But OK

Wolf Entertainment's Dark Woods Podcast

(January 13, 2022) The folks who produced Law & Order, Dick Wolf and Wolf Entertainment, have brought a new murder mystery right to your backyard in the form of Dark Woods, a scripted...

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Omicron Surge: Humboldt Officials Talk Hospital Preparation with Peak Expected in February

(January 12, 2022) Omicron has arrived and is spreading in Humboldt County, with case numbers double and triple in a matter of days, as hospitals brace for potential impacts from the highly contagious...

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Public Health Reports Another COVID-19 Death, 113 New Cases

(January 12, 2022) Humboldt County Public Health reported the county's 126th COVID-19 death today, while also confirming 113 new cases of the virus and one new local hospitalization. Today's cases make 814...

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EPD Releases Name of Officer in Police Shooting; Suspect Returned to Humboldt

(January 12, 2022) The Eureka Police Department today identified the sole officer who shot a suspect Dec. 30 during a multi-agency team operation to arrest a man wanted on suspicion of attempt...

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Deputy Saves Man Overdosing on Fentanyl

(January 12, 2022) A Humboldt County Sheriff's Office deputy saved a man who was overdosing on fentanyl early this morning after finding him unconscious on Broadway and administering two doses of Narcan. According...

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HumCo Records Another COVID Death, Another Record Case Count

(January 11, 2022) Humboldt County Public Health reported a single-day record 223 new COVID-19 cases today, as well as the county's 125th COVID death and two new hospitalizations, including one of a...

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UPDATED: Hoffman Announces Resignation as Health Officer

(January 11, 2022) Humboldt County Health Officer Ian Hoffman announced during his COVID-19 update this morning before the board of supervisors that he will be resigning from the job effective March 4. Hoffman...

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UPDATED: City of Arcata Launches Outside Investigation; Councilmember Watson Denies Allegations

(January 11, 2022) The city of Arcata announced today that it has hired an outside investigator to look into a report of possible violations of the city’s anti-discrimination and harassment policy by Councilmember...

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