COVID-19 State of Emergency

Current SituationCOVID Germ smallThere are currently 3,518* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Humboldt County. As of March 20, 2020 a county-wide Shelter In Place order is in effect, as well as a state-wide Stay At Home order from Governor Newsom.

If you must leave your home for an essential reason, it is asked that you maintain a social distance of 6 feet between you and anyone not in your household. It is also imperative that everyone practice good hand washing technique by washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. You should wash your hands frequently and especially after being in public or touching frequently touched surfaces. If you do not have access to soap and water, hand sanitizer can be used.


*Please check Humboldt Health Alert for the most recent number of active cases

California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Emergency Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Safety Regulations

The California Occupational Health & Safety Standards Board unanimously adopted 21 pages of emergency Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) safety regulations (Regulations).

To comply, the City of Fortuna has implemented a COVID-19 Prevention Program (CPP). Relevant documents are listed below:

City of Fortuna COVID-19 Prevention Program
City of Fortuna COVID-19 Prevention Program Appendices
Managing COVID Exposure for Non Emergency Employees (Standard Operating Procedures)
Example Employee Notification of Possible Exposure to COVID-19
COVID-19 Action and Notification Matrix
Benefits for Worker Impacted by COVID-19 (Table)

City of Fortuna State of Emergency Proclamation

City of Fortuna Press Releases
03-20-20 COVID-19 Press Release: Essential Infrastructure
03-20-20 COVID-19 Press Release: Shelter-in-Place and State of Emergency
03-17-20 COVID-19 Press Release: Service Disruptions
03-13-20 COVID-19 Press Release: Gathering Guidance

California Department of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Johns Hopkins University Global COVID-19 Case Map

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