Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

Topic:
COVID-19 Dashboard
Question:
What criteria must be met for a person in the "active case" category to be moved to the "recovered" category?
Answer:

An individual in the "active case' is lab confirmed positive for COVID-19. To move to the "recovered category" the following applies based on the presentation:

Positive individuals without symptoms:  If the individual continues to have no symptoms, they are removed from isolation (recovered) after 10 days have passed since their positive viral test for COVID-19.

Positive individuals with symptoms at the time of testing or who develop symptoms at any time during isolation are... Read more


Topic:
COVID-19 Activity
Question:
I've read your answer to why press releases are not following increases on dash board however don't understand why less information/fewer press releases/less communication is the answer to helping me feel safe during increased cases. The dashboard is colorful, for those that understand how to read graphs. Some need the new information spelled out for them. Seems shady if pulling back after being forthcoming. Should I Screencast every graph and compare to then speculate? I would rather just read facts.
Answer:

Thank you for engaging with us and providing your input. Our team believes that the dashboard, updated daily, provides the most transparent information to the public and provides more information than a press release has historically done. We will issue press releases when indicated to inform our residents of situations that impact our communities' health and to inform our residents when changes occur that impact them.


Topic:
COVID-19 Dashboard
Question:
Do you have a map delineating the areas corresponding to the pie chart on the Dashboard? What is "West County?" Salyer? Ruth? Zenia? Hyampom? Forest Glen? That said, What harm could the knowledge of actual place names induce?
Answer:

West County: Salyer, Burnt Ranch, Big Bar, Big Flat, Junction City, Hyampom


Topic:
COVID-19 Dashboard
Question:
Reporting area - What does this graph mean? I live in the 64% section of the graph. Does this mean that 64% of confirmed cases were from my area? OR is it that 64% of my area has been tested at least once for the virus?
Answer:

The graph refers to confirmed positives so yes the 64% reflects the number of confirmed cases in your area.


Topic:
COVID-19 Activity
Question:
Why haven't press releases accompanied the changes in graph, like prior to the 9th of October?
Answer:

The COVID-19 Dashboard is current as of 9:00 am October 20, 2020 and can be located at https://www.trinitycounty.org/COVID-19. This will be the primary source of covid-19 data. Moving forward the Dashboard will be updated Monday thru Friday by 3:00 pm each day. Dashboard updates will not occur on the weekend; however, the public will be informed if an issue arises over the weekend that impacts public health. We will continue to provide... Read more


Topic:
COVID-19 Dashboard
Question:
Previously, when the total case count has declined, it was explained in a press release (e.g., due to false positives, or due to person residing in another county). Why did the count decline by one on 10/15/20 (from 21 to 20)?
Answer:

This was an adjustment made due the inadvertent inclusion of a presumed positive that had not yet been lab confirmed, the Dashboard reflects only lab confirmed positive cases.


Topic:
Testing and Laboratory
Question:
How/where can a person without symptoms get tested?
Answer:

Adults and Children can be tested through the OptumServe Testing Sites

Tests at OptumServe sites are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Times vary, evening appointments available. To schedule an appointment: Call 1-888-634-1123 or https://lhi.care/covidtesting

Adults Only can be tested through the Drive-Thru Project Baseline Testing Sites

Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:00 am-11:45 am, Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, 101 Arbuckle Court,... Read more


Topic:
Other
Question:
Is 14 day quarantine on return from travel outside the county currently being advised?
Answer:

Please refer to the CDC Guidance "After You Travel"
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precaut...


Topic:
Other
Question:
Who do I call to find out what is required for a one time activity? It's not a business, just a local organization that wants to hold an outdoor event.
Answer:

Please contact the Environmental Health (EH) Department in Trinity County with your plan to mitigate exposure and risk, the EH Director will review plans in conjunction with the Public Health Branch and feedback or approval will be provided.


Topic:
Testing and Laboratory
Question:
What is the evidence for covid-19 immunity in Trinity County?
Answer:

The question of immunity in the context of COVID-19 is a complex one no matter the county. It is difficult to state with any degree of certainty that there is evidence of immunity in Trinity County. Below is background information on individual and community immunity principles and a few highlighted findings of some of the studies that have been conducted to date.

The human immune system is a highly integrated physiologic defense system against a variety of threats, such as viruses,... Read more