UPDATED: Friday, January 15 at 6:45 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, and updated COVID-19 related news will be provided on this webpage as it becomes available.
A total of 2,263 Humboldt County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, after 43 new cases were reported on Friday, January 15. Please click here for more information.
Humboldt County has been reassigned to the widespread or “purple” tier under the state’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy" by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), tightening COVID-19 safety measures as local cases and positivity rates continue to rise. Please click here to learn more.
Local demand for testing has increased as the case rate has risen. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should contact their primary care provider or the Joint Information Center at 707-441-5000. The OptumServe testing site located at Redwood Acres in Eureka has expanded free COVID-19 testing to include Saturday and Sunday. Testing is now available from 7 AM to 7 PM every day of the week. To schedule an appointment through OptumServe, click here or call 888-634-1123.
The Humboldt County Public Health Department is modifying the contact investigation process and asking for the community’s assistance in order to better respond to an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases. Click here for more information.
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 as often as possible to slow the spread of the virus.
Due to the increase of COVID-19 cases locally, Arcata City Hall will have limited access to the public beginning Monday, November 30. Click here to learn more.
Please click here to find COVID-19 resources for residents and business owners.
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 13 at 4:55 PM
The California Department of Public Health has issued a Limited Stay at Home Order for counties assigned to the purple tier under the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Humboldt County has officially been assigned to the widespread or "purple tier" by the California Department of Public Health, and the state’s Limited Stay at Home Order will take effect locally on Wednesday, January 13. For more information, please click here, and click here to review the order in full.
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 posted here.
Community members may also contact the County directly by emailing email@example.com or calling 707-441-5000.
For medical advice or questions regarding COVID-19 testing, contact Humboldt County Public Health by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 707-445-6200.
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 25 at 5:45 PM