Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions
Where are all the vaccine questions under the FAQs asked prior to March 15, 2022?
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has evolved and in order to ensure the most accurate information is available on our FAQ link we have removed outdated information.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
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?
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.
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.
You can find the updated masking guidance, as of February 28, 2022 here:
Trinity County will follow CDPH guidance.
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.
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.
Where do I find the most up to date information on what is required by businesses, per industry, now that the State has lifted mask mandate?
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
We just used the at home 15 minute Covid-19 test that was mailed to us from the government. My partner tested positive and I tested negative. How do we report the positive test to Public Health and how soon should I test again since we live together? Thank you.
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
How do you report an employer outbreak for Trinity Co?
Outbreaks are reportable as outlined under the CDPH Workplace guidance.
Are Trinity County students who test positive for COVID required to produce a negative test in order to return to school? If not, how soon after a positive test are students being allowed to return to school without testing negative for COVID?
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
Since cases are exploding again, does the Health Director plan on instituting another mask order? How is the county working to keep elderly and vulnerable citizens safe from community members who are hell bent on spreading this deadly disease even as their community continues to lose lives to a preventable illness? Is there any legal action that can be taken against those who are not following health orders? How come the majority of the BOS refuse to wear masks in chambers, when there is a statewide order? How can our elected officials be held accountable for willfully violating health orders and putting their constituents in danger?
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
How has our infection rate gone up, but our case rate gone down (1/5/22)? Why were cases removed from the tally?
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.