Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

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

Topic:
COVID-19 Dashboard
Question:
Why is the case rate so different between CDPH case rate on our Trinity County Dashboard for our County and the data tracker from CDC?
Answer:

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.

Post date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 8:05am

Topic:
Other
Question:
Where do I find the most up to date information on what Trinity County is now requiring of businesses, per industry, now that the State has lifted mask mandate? In the beginning, businesses had to register with Environmental Health.
Answer:

You can find the updated masking guidance, as of February 28, 2022 here:
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx
Trinity County will follow CDPH guidance.

Post date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 2:15pm

Topic:
Testing and Laboratory
Question:
Are the tests being conducted in Trinity County capable of accurately detecting BA.2 or "Stealth Omicron"? If so, did the testing process have to be adjusted in order to accurately detect BA.2? If any changes were made to the testing process in order to accurately detect BA.2, when were these changes made? Thank you.
Answer:

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.

Post date: Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 2:37pm