Forty-eight additional cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Friday. A total of 898 county residents have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began, with more than 300 cases reported in November alone.
Residents who participated in high-risk activities over the holidays are urged to take precautions to prevent exposing others to COVID-19. Gathering with non-household members, even seemingly healthy friends and loved ones, can be considered high risk, said Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich. She added that most travel also increases risk, especially if prevention measures are not followed.
“Whether you gathered indoors here at home or somewhere outside of Humboldt County, the safest option is to act as if you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19,” Dr. Frankovich said. “That means you should monitor yourself and your family members carefully for symptoms. If symptoms develop, please get tested and isolate at home until you receive a negative test result.”
For information about travel precautions, go to humboldtgov.org/DocumentCenter/View/90805.
The California Department of Public Health announced over the weekend that Humboldt County remains in the “purple” or widespread tier under the state’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy.” The adjusted case rate and positivity rate are 7.7 and 2.8% respectively. Read more at covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy.
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