Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

Topic:
COVID-19 Dashboard
Question:
How has our infection rate gone up, but our case rate gone down (1/5/22)? Why were cases removed from the tally?
Answer:

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.

Post date: Friday, January 7, 2022 - 12:11pm

Topic:
COVID-19 Dashboard
Question:
This current dashboard is useless. It’s not updated and gives you no real info.
Answer:

Please submit any questions you have regarding the updated dashboard in the FAQ on our Trinitycounty.org website https://www.trinitycounty.org/COVID-19/Frequently-Asked-Questions.
We are also happy to answer any questions you may have regarding how to use the Dashboards. https://www.trinitycounty.org/COVID-19/Dashboards
Also you can refer... Read more

Post date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 2:09pm

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).

Post date: Friday, October 1, 2021 - 3:17pm

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.

Post date: Friday, October 1, 2021 - 11:22am

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".

Post date: Monday, September 13, 2021 - 8:23am

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.

Post date: Monday, August 30, 2021 - 2:14pm

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
Post date: Friday, August 27, 2021 - 12:19pm

Topic:
Definitions
Question:
It would seem that an office that does not allow anyone except for employees to enter does not fall within the definition of a public space. Is that correct?
Answer:

The Order includes workplaces, this includes all employees in businesses, government and private agencies, etc.

Post date: Friday, August 27, 2021 - 11:13am

Topic:
COVID-19 Dashboard
Question:
How often do you update the dashboard showing vaccine totals? I notice it isn’t updated often.
Answer:

Our vaccine dashboard is updated every Thursday. We will not update on 8/5/2021 as we have staff that do this out this week. We will resume updating every Thursday beginning 8/12/2021.

Post date: Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 8:17am

Topic:
COVID-19 Dashboard
Question:
What is the current transmission rate for Trinity County?
Answer:

Thank you for this question. The Calcat site found here https://calcat.covid19.ca.gov/cacovidmodels/ is where you can find the R-effective, which is a metric of the rate of transmission. On the "State & County" Click in the county drop down box and choose Trinity. Our R-effective rate at this time is 1.68, which means the spread of COVID-19 is likely rapidly increasing. We will be adding a link to this site on our Case Dashboard... Read more

Post date: Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 4:06pm