Humboldt County Public Health announces second vaccination clinic

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, Humboldt County Public Health and Humboldt County Memorial Hospital were able to vaccinate 227 individuals.
Friday, Feb. 5, Public Health received confirmation of an additional 100 doses arriving early next week. With only 100 doses being received for the week, Public Health is staying with the same vaccination protocol and age range.
If you are 75 and older, live in Humboldt County and are not actively sick or quarantined, please call (515) 332-7668 on Tuesday, Feb. 9, beginning at 1 p.m., to schedule an appointment. The COVID-19 vaccination clinic for people age 75 and older with an appointment will be Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Humboldt County Events Center. Calls for appointments will be taken at the 332-7668 number until all appointments are filled. This is on a first come, first served basis. If you are able to get an appointment, your vaccine will be reserved for you. If you arrive at the Fairgrounds without an appointment, you will be turned away.
To ensure everyone has an opportunity to get an appointment, please call your family and friends that meet these requirements to make certain they see this message.

Reynolds signs proclamation
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster Proclamation on Friday that relaxes existing public health measures effective Sunday, Feb. 7, while continuing critical regulatory relief to those on the frontline of COVID-19 recovery for an additional 30 days.
The proclamation strongly encourages Iowans, businesses, and organizations to take reasonable public health measures consistent with guidance from the Iowa Department of Public Health.
The proclamation is also modified to reflect changes due to the passage of Senate File 160. These relate to in-person learning in public and nonpublic schools.
Full-time, in-person learning will be waived only in one of the following circumstances:
• Parental consent, selecting remote learning from multiple options provided by the school district in accordance with its Return-to-Learn plan.
• If the Iowa Department of Education in consultation with the Iowa Department of Public Health decide to temporarily move primary learning to a remote location because of public health conditions in the building in question.
• If the school or accredited nonpublic school determines that an entire school building or district must temporarily move because of inclement weather for a period not exceeding five consecutive school days unless the Iowa Department of Education grants a longer period.
The proclamation also extends the waiver on transportation restrictions for overweight loads.

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