Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions
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has evolved and in order to ensure the most accurate information is available on our FAQ link we have removed outdated information.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
CDC sums the case rate over 7 days. This is a weekly case rate essentially, but they don’t call it that. CDPH takes 7 days and divides by 7, so it is the DAILY case rate. So CDC’s will always be about 7 times bigger, though not exactly because of time frame.
You can find the updated masking guidance, as of February 28, 2022 here:
Trinity County will follow CDPH guidance.
Yes testing is currently capable of accurately detecting BA.2. Any changes to this will be messaged to the public and reflected in the testing available.
You can find guidance via the CDPH COVID Guidance links for employers and workplaces https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Guidance.aspx
Also the covid19.ca.gov website https://covid19.ca.gov/masks-and-ppe/#Guidance-for-businesses
As well as CalOSHA ETS https://www.dir.ca... Read more
Positive and Negative at-home tests can be reported online here: https://my.primary.health/l/trinity or by calling 650-275-5419; Mon - Fri 8-5 PST Here is the current Quarantine guidance for those exposed to COVID-19; which indicated testing on or after Day 5.
Persons Who are Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine):
- Unvaccinated; OR
- Vaccinated and booster-eligible but have not yet received their booster dose... Read more
Outbreaks are reportable as outlined under the CDPH Workplace guidance.
Anyone who tests positive; regardless of vaccination status, previous infection, or lack of symptoms should follow the CDPH Guidance for isolation (this includes school aged children):
- Stay home (PDF) for at least 5 days.
- Isolation can end after day 5 if symptoms are not present or are resolving and a diagnostic specimen* collected on day 5 or later tests negative.
- If unable to test or choosing not to test, and symptoms are not present or are resolving,... Read more
There are three ways that individuals can protect themselves, their loved ones, and their children: 1. Get vaccinated with a primary series and a booster dose (TCPHB in partnership with providers, CVS, and SNAPNurse is committed to making vaccination and testing broadly available). There is much misinformation circulating regarding vaccines, we encourage persons to obtain accurate information based on science and we are happy to provide whatever information our residents need to make an... Read more
The daily case rate went up because there were more cases identified during that 7-day period than we've had in the last couple of weeks. Cases were removed from the tally due to a data processing error by the state (see note below). These cases that were not reported were from a previous time period, not affecting the most recent 7-day rate. Today's update fixed the reporting issue.