Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions
We will be putting out information as soon as we hear from CDPH.
Molecular or PCR tests remain the gold standard (collected specimens are sent to lab for testing, this includes Let's Get Checked Kits).
For SNAPnurse walk in testing, you will register no need to show ID, by registering you will receive results of your tests via text or email. Rapid (Antigen) test results transmit immediately upon negative or positive result after 15 minutes. When PCR tests are conducted to verify the results of the Antigen test those PCR tests usually come back within 72 hours.
There is no booster for Janssen at this time, CDPH and CDC are working to adopt the FDA addition of Pfizer booster to specified populations. At this time persons cannot mix vaccines, i.e., if initial vaccination was with Moderna or Janssen these persons cannot receive a Pfizer booster, only persons receiving Pfizer for initial vaccination series is eligible for Pfizer booster if they meet criteria.FDA is looking at boosters in the future regarding Janssen and Moderna.
Thank you for this question. We do understand that a third dose of Moderna and Pfizer has been added for persons with specific immunocompromising conditions; however at this time for safety reasons TCPHB Mobile vaccination units are not administering third doses. We are reviewing the data and all relevant FDA and ACIP data and will let our residents know when these vaccines become available through our TCPHB sponsored mobile vaccination units. In the interim we ask that persons eligible for... Read more
Yes, The SNAP Nurse Team will be conducting testing every week Tues - Saturday until the end of September. We are looking to extend that contract. Please refer to our website schedule: https://www.trinitycounty.org/COVID-19-Testing-Calendar/month
Currently the only extra dose of COVID-19 vaccine, whether called a third dose or booster, under the EUA is Pfizer and Moderna for persons with specific immunocompromising conditions. To administer an extra dose to any person not eligible under this criteria constitutes "Off-Label" use and is prohibited. We are referring all persons that believe they qualify for this current third dose criteria seek vaccination through their medical provider, medical clinic, or pharmacy. The U.S. Department... Read more
Exemptions to masking include "Persons who are working alone in a closed office or room".
There have been 8 deaths in Trinity County due to COVID-19. The Press Release on 8/18/21 was not regarding any death but a health advisory on evacuation and COVID-19.
Thank you for this question. Just to Clarify, the Order comes from the County Health Officer who by law is able to implement orders to protect the public. Violations to Health Officer Orders are dealt with by law enforcement and state enforcement agencies such as Cal/OSHA, Alcohol Beverage Control, as well as code and other regulatory oversight
Notifications of violations can come through any of the following:
- Cal/OSHA District Office Region 2 Redding. Phone: (530) 224-... Read more