UPDATED: Thursday, July 9 at 4:30 PM
The City of Arcata is monitoring COVID-19 and is working with, and following all recommended guidelines from, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the California Department of Public Health and the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services.
The spread of COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation, and the City is dedicated to keeping the community safe and informed during this unprecedented time.
Humboldt County’s total COVID-19 case count rose to 161 after four new cases were reported today, Thursday, July 9. Community transmission, meaning the source of the virus is unknown, has been confirmed among 23 local cases, seven active cases are currently under investigation, and four Humboldt County residents have died from the virus. For more information, please click here and here.
The City of Arcata is actively working with Humboldt County health agencies to protect our community, prepare for more local cases and assist in maintaining the health and safety of our region. All residents are encouraged to stay at home to slow the spread of the virus.
Updated information will be provided on this webpage as it becomes available.
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 19 at 5:30 PM
The Governor has ordered all California residents to shelter in place until further notice. This order is to ensure the maximum number of people self-isolate to the greatest extent possible, while allowing essential services to continue, in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.
California residents may leave their homes to seek or provide essential services such as obtaining medical care or supplies, grocery shopping, refilling prescriptions and caring for an ill family member. Those who leave their homes are expected to maintain social distancing guidelines and keep a distance of 6 feet away from those not in their household.
Click here to see the order in its entirety. For answers to frequently asked questions about essential services pertaining to this order, please click here.
Hours before the State issued order, the Humboldt County Department of Public Health put an order in place that directs all individuals living in Humboldt County to shelter in place beginning midnight, Friday, March 20. Given that the San Francisco Bay Area is experiencing outbreaks of COVID-19 with extensive community spread, Humboldt County recognizes the imminent threat presented to the public’s health. To read the original County order in full, please click here.
On Monday, March 30, Humboldt County issued an updated Health Order further enhancing the Shelter in Place requirements for County residents.The updated order can be found here.
On Friday, May 8, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services updated the allowable services list to reflect changes made to the California Stay-at-Home Order and clarify which local businesses can reopen in this stage of the state’s reopening plan. Please click here for more information, and click here to review the updated list.
On Tuesday, May 19, the Humboldt County Health Officer issued an Order to modify the Shelter-in-Place Order and allow additional businesses to reopen once their safety plan is approved. Please click here to learn more.
UPDATED: Monday, June 29 at 5 PM
Please click here for the latest local updates from the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services or to sign up to receive Humboldt County Health Alerts. Information will be updated Monday through Saturday and posted here.
Community members may also contact the County directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (707) 441-5000.
For medical advice or questions regarding COVID-19 testing, contact Humboldt County Public Health by emailing email@example.com or calling (707) 445-6200.
UPDATED: Friday, May 8 at 5:25 PM
Arcata City Hall COVID-19 Procedures & Contact information can be found here.
Meal Resources for Children
Stay at Home Activities for Children
Resources for Seniors & Individuals with Underlying Health Conditions
Arcata Business Directories
Arcata COVID-19 Eviction Moratoriums
The City of Arcata and the State of California have temporary measures in place to support tenants who have lost income due to COVID-19. Both programs are available to renters currently residing in Arcata. You will find an overview of both programs here. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (707) 822-5953.
County Property Taxes
The second installment of 2019-2020 Humboldt County property taxes were due on Friday, April 10. Those who could not make the deadline due to economic hardship as a result of COVID-19 may send payment between Saturday, April 11 and Wednesday, June 10, 2020, without late penalties by filling out the “Affidavit for Penalty Exemption Due to COVID-19” form. More information from the County can be found here, and the form can be found here. Exemptions will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
COVID-19 Business Resilience Emergency Loan Program
In response to business impacts related to COVID-19, the City of Arcata is committed to providing technical and financial support to Arcata’s businesses. Information about the City’s new COVID-19 Business Resiliency Emergency Loan Program as well as the City’s existing loan programs can be found here. For more information, please email email@example.com or call (707) 825-5955.
City of Arcata COVID-19 GIS Dashboard.
This City of Arcata GIS team put together a dashboard of real-time maps and data that shows world’s current COVID-19 status (provided by Johns Hopkins University), in addition to weather, traffic, natural disasters and PG&E power outages.
Browse and explore the Arcata Community Real-Time Dashboard to see how GIS data is helping us gain a better understanding of our world and make more informed decisions.
Please note this application currently works on desktop computers using supported browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Microsoft Edge.
Please remember these basic steps to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses like COVID-19:
For more detailed information on COVID-19, please click here.