UPDATED: Wednesday, October 21 at 7:30 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, and updated COVID-19 related news will be provided on this webpage as it becomes available.
Humboldt County’s total COVID-19 case count stands at 56, as two additional cases were reported, and a previous case was reassigned to the person’s County of residence on Thursday, October 22. For more information, please click here.
Humboldt County’s COVID-19 Overall Alert Level stands at minimal or tier 4, meaning that there are a sporadic number of cases and contact tracing can be used to control the virus. Residents and visitors are still encouraged to limit everyday activities to increase public safety. Please click here to learn more and view the County’s Alert Level Assessment tool.
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.
Please click here to find COVID-19 resources for residents and business owners.
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.
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.
The Humboldt County Department of Public Health also has an order in place that directs all individuals living in Humboldt County to shelter in place. 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 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: Tuesday, October 20 at 6:45 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 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, October 16 at 4:45 PM