Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Frankovich officially steps down, offers message to community

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) — Dr. Teresa Frankovich’s last day as the Humboldt County Health Officer was Tuesday, and a new replacement will soon be appointed.

Next week, the Board of Supervisors will approve the new health officer at their meeting. Until then, Deputy Health Officer Dr. Josh Ennis will provide coverage. On December 14th, Dr. Frankovich will move into her new, part-time supporting deputy health officer role. Dr. Frankovich has this message for the community.

“We’re entering a challenging period in this pandemic with surging cases and threatened hospital capacity statewide. It’s going to take concerted effort by all of us and continued sacrifice to move through this wave with fewer severely ill individuals and fewer lives lost. But, I am hopeful we will celebrate its end soon, and we’ll celebrate it together, all of us, health and together,” Frankovich says.

To listen to Dr. Frankovich’s full farewell message, you can check out the Humco Covid Facebook or YouTube pages.

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