Humboldt County Offices to Be Closed Monday, Oct 10

Humboldt CountyPress release from the County of Humboldt:

The County of Humboldt will use an upcoming holiday as an opportunity to efficiently provide important training to employees on subjects like the Americans with Disabilities Act, ethics, discrimination and sexual harassment and more. On Monday, Oct. 10, Columbus Day, county offices will be closed to the public as staff participates in this training. County offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Law enforcement and other critical services will not be affected by this closure.

There are several types of trainings that all county employees are required to undergo. However, it can be expensive and overly time-consuming to schedule enough training dates to accommodate more than 2,000 county employees. The All Hands Training Day is an opportunity to get the majority of staff trained on one day, saving both time and public funds. In addition, county offices have historically been closed on Columbus Day, and several other public agencies are closed on this day as well, including the US Post Offices as well as the Humboldt County Superior Court. By coordinating county office closures with this date the impact to members of the public should be minimal.

Below are the mandatory training sessions being planned for the All Hands Training Day:

1. Americans with Disabilities Act
2. Ethics (AB 1234)
3. Discrimination/Sexual Harassment (AB 1825)
4. Workplace Safety
5. Defensive Driving

Elective Training:
1. Active shooter
2. Continuity of Government/Continuity of Operations

For questions or concerns, please contact the County Administrative Office at 707-445-7266.



  • Glad to see “defensive driving” as one of the topics. I’ve seen some otherwise unmarked County sedans, identifiable by only the “Exempt” lisence plate and small Humboldt County vehicle numbers on the rear deck lid, either speeding or being driven aggressively. These drivers appear to believe the public icannot recognize a government vehicle when we see one. No, these are not law enforcement vehicles. My guess is that since they are “unmarked” they are used by a social services type department.

  • The county is training people to be active shooters? Is there a story there?

  • Love it that we still call it COLUMBUS day. Celebrating the death of an entire hemisphere.

  • LeAnna Carson-Hansen

    Most likely the Active Shooter training is how each department will have a plan on how to protect the employees and the public is there is an active shooting incident in one of their offices.

  • County offices have always been closed on this day as a Holiday. Most of the workshops they are holding are mandatory trainings that workers could access throughout the year but administration has not been able to schedule them the past few years as they had in the past. Some of them are due annually or bi-annually so employees will still have to find ways to keep current on 1 or 2 trainings they cannot access on this one day because there are not enough spots available for everyone that needs that particular subject or if an employee needs 3 or 4 trainings they can only get to 2 on this one day. Yes, LeAnn Carson-Hansen is correct about the Active Shooter training.

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