Dr. Frankovich on welcoming fire evacuees into your home

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) – With fires burning across the state of California, county health officer Dr. Frankovich is offering residents guidance on what to do if they are welcoming fire evacuees into their homes.

While there are no evacuation shelters in the county, Dr. Frankovich acknowledges that some people are coming to the area to camp or stay with family or friends to escape the fires.

While there are inherent risks that come with gathering groups of people together, there are a few things you can do to keep yourself and others safe.

First, frankovich says guests should stay in a separate part of your home for the first 2 weeks they arrive. If that isn’t possible, then masking, frequent hand-washing, disinfecting common surfaces, and eating meals outside should be done. If you are bringing people into your home, it’s important to really limit contact with people outside of your household.

Dr. Frankovich reminds residents that these people will most likely be coming from areas in the state that are more heavily impacted by Covid-19.