Press launch from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center:
An area journey advisory issued right this moment strongly discourages all non-essential journey and recommends residents self-quarantine after coming back from high-risk journey out of the county.
Public Health strongly recommends that anybody who travels exterior of the county self-quarantine for 14 days upon return if, whereas touring, an individual engages in actions that enhance threat of getting COVID-19. These larger threat actions embody:
- Spending time inside 6 ft of individuals you don’t usually stay with, whilst you or anybody round you was not sporting a face masks – particularly for those who had been indoors.
- Traveling on planes, buses, trains, public transportation, or different shared autos, if face masks weren’t worn always by each you and the opposite folks within the car, particularly in conditions with out satisfactory air change or air circulate.
The native journey advisory notes that COVID-19 transmission is rising throughout the state and nation, and journey will increase an individual’s threat of contracting the virus. This follows an analogous advisory issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on Friday, which suggested self-quarantine for any journey out of the state.
Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich stated, “All travel is risky. That’s been the case for quite some time, but especially now as we see case rates climbing all over the state and country. Self-quarantining is an important way to keep infections from spreading, but the safest thing to do for our community’s long-term health is to cancel or postpone travel that’s not essential.”
The advice to self-quarantine doesn’t apply to individuals who often commute throughout county strains for work or faculty or to “essential travel,” which CDPH defines as journey for “work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care, and safety and security.” Essential staff ought to adhere to their employer’s insurance policies concerning working after journey, and all staff are inspired to test with their place of job 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/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Travel-Advisory.aspx.