LOCAL COVID-19

Thu
08
Jul

14 active COVID cases; five new in Humboldt County

As public health officials have warned, people should not be letting their guard down regarding the COVID-19 virus just yet.
Humboldt County Public Health reported five new additional COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, July 6. That brings the total positive cases in the county since the virus’ inception to 1,214.
Of the five new cases, three were people in the 18-40 age range and two were adults ages 41-60. The Humboldt County Department of Public Health reports 14 current active cases in the county.
A total of 1,174 people have recovered from the virus in the county and 26 people have died.
Scientists are concerned that the delta variant of the novel coronavirus is the most contagious strain, spreading about 225 percent faster than the original COVID-19 version.

Thu
27
May

Mask requirement remains in health care settings

From HCMH
As Iowa lifts masking for fully vaccinated people, HCMH remains unchanged to protect the vulnerable populations we serve.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has emphasized that its new masking recommendations for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not apply to health care settings. This means that our staff, patients, residents and visitors are required to continue to wear a mask or face covering as recommended.
This applies to our hospital, UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine, Humboldt County Public Health office, Long Term Care, Springvale Assisted and Independent Living.
As this is an exciting and powerful moment to be able to get back to some sense of normalcy, we thank you for masking up while we care for you and your loved ones.
For more information about COVID-19 in Humboldt County please visit:

Thu
22
Apr

COVID cases down in the county

Humboldt County positive cases for the novel coronavirus have dropped precipitously during the past two weeks, which only six new cases reported in the county between April 6 and April 21.
According to the Humboldt County Public Health website, the Iowa Department of Public Health and Humboldt County Public Health have identified two additional cases in the county. Both cases were identified late last week and both patients were in the 61-80 age range.
Since the first recorded case in the county on April 18, 2020, there have been 1,188 positive cases in Humboldt County, Of those cases, 1,157 have recovered with 26 deaths. There are 5 positive cases currently in the county. With the two positive cases in the past week, Humboldt’s positivity rate has declined to 1 percent. Humboldt County is 24th lowest in the state in total positive cases since the inception of the virus.

Wed
07
Apr

110 doses of Moderna vaccine available April 14

Humboldt County Public Health has announced that the next COVID-19 vaccination clinic has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 14 at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds Events Center in Humboldt.
The county has received 110 doses of the Moderna vaccine.
Prior to your appointment please read the Moderna fact sheet and fill out the First Dose Consent Form.
The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine requires two doses. You will need to come back for your second dose on Wednesday, May 12.
Appointments will be made on a first come first serve basis, if there are no available appointments please call Humboldt County Public Health at 515-332-2492 to be put on our cancellation/waiting list.
Click here to make an appointment: https://www.humboldthospital.org/news-events/humboldt-county-covid-19-va...

Mon
05
Apr

Public Health announces 400 vaccines available

Humboldt County Public Health and Humboldt County Memorial Hospital (HCMH) have received 400 doses of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
This clinic will be at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, April 7th. The Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine is a single dose vaccine for anyone 18 years and older.
Prior to your appointment please read the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Fact Sheet and fill out the First Dose Consent Form.
The Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccination is a single dose vaccine.
Appointments will be made on a first come first serve basis, if there are no available appointments please call Humboldt County Public Health at (515)332-2492 to be put on our cancellation/waiting list.
Vaccination Clinic will be held on Wednesday, April 7 at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds in Humboldt.
CLICK HERE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT:

Mon
29
Mar

This weeks vaccinations open to anyone 16 and older

Humboldt County Public Health has opened this week’s Pfizer COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic to ANYONE 16 years and older. The clinics will be Wednesday and Thursday, March 31 and April 1 at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds in Humboldt. All Phase 1 vaccinating restrictions have been lifted. There are approximately 650 doses/appointments left for this upcoming clinic. We encourage anyone 16 years and older that would like to get vaccinated to make an appointment.
On the day/time of your appointment, please enter through the south gate at the Fairgrounds. We prefer you come from the east (on 6th Ave N) to eliminate a backup of cars on 5th St N if possible. (see map) From this point, you will be guided through the process by our Hospital staff. The process takes approximately 25 minutes once you get your number at the gate. As a reminder, you are required to wait 15 minutes following your injection to ensure you do not have a reaction.

Fri
26
Mar

Humboldt County reports 11 new COVID cases in past two days

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Humboldt County Public Health have identified nine additional cases of COVID-19 in the county as of Wednesday, March 24.
In Iowa, 829 new positive cases were reported with eight additional deaths.
The new numbers raise the total of positive cases in the county to 1,173 since the virus was first positively identified in the county on April 18, 2020.
Of those contracting the virus, 1,134 have recovered and there have been 25 deaths. There are currently 14 active positive cases in the county.
Of the nine new cases reported Wednesday, one was ages 0-17 and one was ages 61-80. Two were ages 18-40 and five were ages 41-60.
Another two new cases were reported on Thursday, March 25. One was in the 18-40 age category and the other was in the 61-80 age category.

Wed
24
Mar

County receives 1,170 doses of vaccine

By KENT THOMPSON
The wait may not be over but Humboldt County Memorial Hospital (HCMH) CEO Michelle Sleiter was excited to share some good news Tuesday morning.
At the HCMH monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees, Sleiter revealed that Humboldt County Public Health will be receiving an additional 1,170 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine next week.
“This is the first of two large shipments we will be receiving with another 1,170 doses coming in 21 days for the second vaccination schedule,” Sleiter said.
A mass clinic is planned for Wednesday, March 31 and Thursday, April 1 for citizens who are eligible (see requirements below.)
“We have had a number of eligible citizens who have been waiting patiently to be vaccinated. This will start to get more of those people who are eligible into the vaccination stream,” Sleiter said.

Wed
17
Mar

Another COVID-19 vaccination clinic planned for March 24

To schedule your COVID-19 vaccine Appointment for Wednesday, March 24 from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 311 6th Ave N, Humboldt, Iowa 50548 please respond to the website below.
*appointments will be made on a first come first serve basis

Thu
11
Mar

Public Health schedules March 17 COVID vaccinations


Humboldt County Memorial Hospital and Humboldt County Public Health are scheduling another vaccination clinic on Wednesday, March 17 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Humboldt County Events Center. Read the accompanying article for details.

The next public COVID-19 vaccination clinic is now accepting appointments.
To schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment for Wednesday, March 17, from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds, please log on to the site at the bottom of this story.
Note appointments will be made on a first come first serve basis.
You must:
• Be 65 years old or older
• First Responders
• PK-12 staff, early childhood education, childcare workers
• Be 18-64 years old that are or might be at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 due to medical conditions
This is for individuals 64 years of age and younger that are or might be at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 due to medical conditions.
Adults of any age with the following conditions are at increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19:
• Cancer
• Chronic kidney disease

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