Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
The FDA Approved Moderna and J&J boosters today, as well as mixing and matching booster shots - when will Moderna boosters be available to Trinity County residents?
Answer:

We will be putting out information as soon as we hear from CDPH.


Topic:
Testing and Laboratory
Question:
Which test type is most accurate for non-symptomatic individuals?
Answer:

Molecular or PCR tests remain the gold standard (collected specimens are sent to lab for testing, this includes Let's Get Checked Kits).


Topic:
Testing and Laboratory
Question:
For the walk-in testing at Veterans Memorial Hall, for an asymptomatic person, do you need to bring identification or other documents, how long does the test result usually take to receive, and in what way is the test result transmitted (such as if we need to be able to show the test result to a business or agency). Thank you.
Answer:

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.


Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
I received my Johnson and Johnson vaccine on March 19th. I would like to get a second shot to boost efficacy, but am not sure if I can just get a second Janssen shot or if there is a separate booster for Janssen. Thanks for your answer.
Answer:

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.


Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
The pop up vaccination clinics at the Weaverville Library this week will not give the third shot of the COVID vaccine for the immunocompromised which has been approved by the CDC and the California Health Department. The person I spoke to said the third shot hasn’t been approved for Trinity County. Pharmacies in Redding are giving this third shot. Even CVS in Weaverville is giving the third shot but they have only Pfizer and I need the Moderna. Why isn’t Trinity County Public Health up to date on this protocol? It is not a “booster” shot, but is a third shot of the vaccine to help immunocompromised people like me who had a weak reaction to the first two doses. It is approved for use as early as 28 days after the second dose, can you get whatever approval you need before the library vaccine clinic ends on Friday?
Answer:

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


Topic:
Testing and Laboratory
Question:
Will there be a testing clinic on September 13th,14th or 15th?
Answer:

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


Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
Will upcoming vaccination PODS be offering “3rd dose” boosters?
Answer:

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


Topic:
Other
Question:
Are masks required when working alone in a separate office space?
Answer:

Exemptions to masking include "Persons who are working alone in a closed office or room".


Topic:
COVID-19 Dashboard
Question:
It appears that your Death count is not up to date, according to your reporting there have been 9 deaths not 8 like the dashboard is currently reporting. According to your own records 12/07/20 1st Death, 12/15/20 2nd Death, 12/28/20 3rd Death, 12/29/20 4th Death, 01/25/21 5th Death, 06/23/21 6th Death, 08/12/21 7th Death, 08/18/21 8th Death, and 08/19/21 the 9th Death. Please let me know if I have been mistaken in my accounting but my records are based on your reports.
Answer:

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.


Topic:
COVID-19 Activity
Question:
Regarding the latest order by Trinity County Health and Human Services to require face coverings by all individuals, vaccinated or not, while in indoor settings. I very much agree and am happy to see this order go out however I am concerned regarding it's enforcement. Are there dedicated individuals that are responsible for enforcing this both inside county facilities and outside around town in private businesses? Also is there a dedicated point of contact where the public can report violations of this order while in effect?
Answer:

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