Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

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.


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

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.


Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
My 26 year old, unvaccinated granddaughter is recovering from the Delta variant. She spent 12 days in extreme misery, lost 14 pounds, and experienced every symptom. Should she get vaccinated and, if so, how soon? Or does she now have immunity? Thank you for all your hard work.
Answer:

We recommend waiting until acute infection has passed and the isolation window is over as per CDC guidelines:

"Vaccination of people with known current SARS-CoV-2 infection should be deferred until the person has recovered from the acute illness (if the person had symptoms) and they have met criteria to discontinue isolation. This recommendation applies to people who experience SARS-CoV-2 infection before receiving any vaccine dose and those who experience... Read more


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.


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


Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
Are vaccination PODS a walk in first come first serve? What vaccines are available at Junction City Community Hall.
Answer:

The mobile vaccine sites through our SNAP Nurse Team and our Public Health Mobile vaccination team are all walk-in no appointments are needed or scheduled as these sites are mobile. Please refer to the schedule on the link: https://www.trinitycounty.org/ Currently both the SNAP Nurse Teams and Public Health Mobile Teams are providing Moderna and Janssen. Starting on the 22 of July Pfizer will also be available.


Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
I'm pregnant in my third trimester and hadn't planned to get vaccinated, but with the low vaccination rate in our county and the new information out about the Delta variant I have reconsidered. I don't have a primary care doctor and usually I just get medical services from the clinic. Can I get vaccinated at a POD? If not, what should I do? Thank you!
Answer:

COVID Vaccine is recommended for pregnant women, we do not provide COVID vaccine to pregnant women at our TCPHB PODS. We recommend pregnant women either get it in there provider office or can contact one of the clinics in Trinity County to request an appointment to be vaccinated this includes the MCHD Weaverville and Hayfork Clinics as well as the Rancheria Weaverville Community Clinic.


Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
I got the J&J in April, but with the Delta variant and our area's low vaccination rate, I would like to now receive a Pfizer or Moderna shot as a booster. Can I do that? Thank you.
Answer:

COVID-19 vaccines are not interchangeable at this time as the safety and efficacy of a mixed-product series have not been evaluated. At this time there is no recommendation on a booster COVID-19 vaccination after a COVID-19 2-dose vaccine series or one-dose Janssen.


Topic:
COVID-19 Dashboard
Question:
Have you been keeping track of the difference variants that are occurring in the Country? If so, will you share this information? Will you be tracking and reporting on the Delta variant?
Answer:

Yes we are working with CDPH and Labs to conduct Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) on positive specimens that meet the criteria for WGS. CDPH is working with labs to ensure WGS is conducted to identify variants now and into the future. Surrounding counties have identified variants circulating in their counties. The most prominent in California at this time is the Delta variant. The CDC has deemed the Delta and P.1 variant as variants of concern due to their ability to transmit more easily and... Read more