Dr. Josh Ennis, Humboldt County’s deputy health officer, today took questions from the local media on the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Video of his answers are above; a rough machine transcript is below.
The North Coast News asks, “Regarding wildfire evacuations and COVID impacts,
how do you evacuate if you have COVID?”
So we have a few general recommendations, without getting into specifics.
If you do have COVID obviously you’re
going to be on isolation orders and so that can
complicate the evacuation process, and what we will attempt to do is have
our Public Health nursing staff reach out to
isolated individuals and touch base with them
in advance of the need for evacuation. And so we would encourage individuals, if
they know that they are on isolation orders and they have yet…