Dr. Frankovich answers questions on quarantine, solitary confinement and law enforcement; the health of health care workers; and more | Lost Coast Outpost


Humboldt County officials answered questions from the media and videotaped the responses almost daily.

Even today, Dr. Teresa Frankovich – Humboldt County Public Health Officer – intervened to answer questions about the COVID-19 pandemic and the response from Humboldt County.[[[[NOTE: The hearing impaired can activate closed captioning by clicking on the “gear” icon in the video above.]

Questions of the day:

  • How many people in Humboldt County are isolated? How many are quarantined? what is the difference between both? (0:00)
  • What is there to keep people who have been diagnosed with the virus from going out in public? (1:40)
  • What happens when a person who has tested positive lives with other people? (2:35)
  • Have children been diagnosed with the virus in the county? (3:30)
  • Now that the spread in the community has been confirmed, does that change the criteria for who is tested? (4:00)
  • As more and more people test positive, will public health publish more data on people who test positive? (5:30)
  • What has been effective in locally increasing hospital capacity? (6:40)
  • How is the mental and physical health of doctors, nurses and other health workers managed? (8:21)


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