Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
How come the dashboard is not being updated? Why aren't you answering questions and adding them to the FAQ?
Answer:

The COVID case dashboard is linked to the state dashboard and is updated regularly. Our vaccine dashboard is updated every 2 weeks, there are very small changes as primary doses are trickling in, which may appear as though we are not updating, and our dashboard does not currently capture booster doses. We are looking at transitioning our vaccine dashboard to the state vaccine dashboard that updates daily and includes booster doses. We continue to answer questions and place them on our FAQ.... Read more

Post date: Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 2:04pm

Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
Which version of the bivalent vaccine is available at the clinic sites? Is it possible to get a Novavax booster after a series of mRNA shots?
Answer:

Both Moderna and Pfizer Bivalent boosters are available at SNAP nurse sites and our upcoming mass vaccination clinic in Weaverville. The Novavax booster can only be given to person who have not received any previous booster doses, without consideration of the vaccine given for their primary series.

Post date: Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 1:55pm

Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
How soon after the bivalent booster is someone eligible for a Novavax booster?
Answer:

Persons are eligible for the Novavax booster when at least 2 months have passed since receiving the Bivalent booster.

Post date: Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 1:53pm

Topic:
Testing and Laboratory
Question:
How many positive tests for employees dose it take to make a restaurant close down?
Answer:

It depends on the infectious disease or foodborne illness. For foodborne illness traced to a restaurant, the Environmental Health Agency within the County conducts an investigation.

In regards to COVID-19, please see the information regarding outbreaks and reporting within workplaces:

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/... Read more

Post date: Friday, August 5, 2022 - 9:40am

Topic:
Prevention
Question:
Are medical facilities still under CDPH mask orders regardless of vaccination status? Do these orders extend to medical facilities in Trinity County? How come disabled and immunocompromised residents are carrying the burden of personal safety when the community could follow basic public health recommendations and help everyone? Why is there a lack of mitigation measures at superspreader events? No ventilation or air quality monitoring in any of the public buildings? Why hasn't the county followed it's own recommendations regarding covid safety and protections?
Answer:

Trinity County follows the guidance from CDPH. Please find the State Public Health Officer Order of June 8, 2022 here https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Order-of-the-State-Public-Health-Officer-Beyond-Blueprint.aspx.

Masks are required for all individuals in the following indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. Surgical... Read more

Post date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 11:19am

Topic:
Testing and Laboratory
Question:
How come the calendar isn't showing any snap testing/vaccine sites open the last two weeks? Can we surmise that case rates are much higher than reported due to testing being on hold?
Answer:

Thank you for this question, the SNAP Nurse calendar and testing resources will be updated on or website today. We are continuing to work with SNAP Nurse and CDPH to determine how long we are able to keep the SNAP Nurse team beyond July 15, 2022.Testing is also available through the following:

Free Government Covid tests can be ordered here:
https://www.covid.gov/tests

Many private insurance companies and Partnership Health Plan of... Read more

Post date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 11:14am

Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
Does Public Health administer covid vaccines & tests now that the snap nurses are not being provided, or do we have to go to private businesses for boosters & testing?
Answer:

We are in the process of compiling all the resource sites for vaccination and testing. We are also working very hard on keeping the SNAP Nurse Team beyond July 15. Persons can contact the PHB if they are having trouble accessing testing. We also encourage persons to reach out to their healthcare providers.

Post date: Monday, July 11, 2022 - 3:57pm

Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
Will the new anti-omicron variant Moderna vaccine be available from TCPHD in August?
Answer:

Once the approval process has completed through the FDA, CDC, and CDPH the Public Health Branch will notify the public how to access these vaccines.

Post date: Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 10:17am

Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
How often are covid-19 boosters required?
Answer:

Here is the link to timing of boosters, differs by age, vaccine, and if immunocompromised.
https://eziz.org/assets/docs/COVID19/IMM-1396.pdf

Post date: Monday, June 6, 2022 - 1:02pm

Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
Where are all the vaccine questions under the FAQs asked prior to March 15, 2022?
Answer:

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trinity County Public Health Branch has provided real-time response to a variety of questions asked about COVID-19 vaccine. Over time the COVID-19 vaccine information and recommendations has evolved and in order to ensure the most accurate information is available on our FAQ link we have removed outdated information.

Up to date information can also be... Read more

Post date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 3:02pm