Local travel advisory issued by the Humboldt County Public Health Department

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) — A local travel advisory has been issued by the Humboldt County Public Health Department strongly discouraging all non-essential travel.

It’s also recommending residents self-quarantine for 14 days after coming back from travel out of the county. This is especially encouraged for people engaging in higher risk activities.

These include spending time within 6 feet of people you don’t usually live with and while you or anyone around you was not wearing a mask especially indoors, and traveling on planes, buses, trains, public transportation, or shared vehicles if face masks are not worn at all times by everyone.

“Visiting or staying with friends or family, being in households together, gathering in that fashion is particularly high risk, by the same token bringing family members here to do that is very high risk,” according to County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich.

The local advisory follows a similar advisory issued by the state of California last week.