Press launch from the Humboldt County Joint Info Middle:
A neighborhood journey advisory issued as we speak strongly discourages all non-essential journey and recommends residents self-quarantine after getting back from high-risk journey out of the county.
Public Well being strongly recommends that anybody who travels outdoors of the county self-quarantine for 14 days upon return if, whereas touring, an individual engages in actions that improve threat of getting COVID-19. These greater threat actions embody:
- Spending time inside 6 ft of individuals you don’t usually reside with, when you or anybody round you was not sporting a face masks – particularly when you have been indoors.
- Touring on planes, buses, trains, public transportation, or different shared automobiles, if face masks weren’t worn always by each you and the opposite individuals within the automobile, particularly in conditions with out satisfactory air alternate or air circulation.
The native journey advisory notes that COVID-19 transmission is growing throughout the state and nation, and journey will increase an individual’s threat of contracting the virus. This follows the same advisory issued by the California Division of Public Well being (CDPH) on Friday, which suggested self-quarantine for any journey out of the state.
Humboldt County Well being Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich mentioned, “All journey is dangerous. That’s been the case for fairly a while, however particularly now as we see case charges climbing all around the state and nation. Self-quarantining is a crucial technique to maintain infections from spreading, however the most secure factor to do for our neighborhood’s long-term well being is to cancel or postpone journey that’s not important.”
The advice to self-quarantine doesn’t apply to individuals who usually commute throughout county traces for work or college or to “important journey,” which CDPH defines as journey for “work and research, important infrastructure help, financial providers and provide chains, well being, fast medical care, and security and safety.” Important employees ought to adhere to their employer’s insurance policies concerning working after journey, and all workers are inspired to examine with their workplace for any insurance policies associated to journey.
To learn the advisory in full, go to humboldtgov.org/DocumentCenter/View/90805. To view CDPH’s journey advisory, go to cdph.ca.gov/Packages/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Journey-Advisory.aspx.
For the newest COVID-19 info, go to cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Native info is obtainable at humboldtgov.org or throughout enterprise hours by contacting email@example.com or calling 707-441-5000.