Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

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


Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
What percentage of adults are now fully vaccinated in Trinity County? And, what percent of our total population is fully vaccinated?
Answer:

Vaccination rates in Trinity County are broken out by quartiles. There are 3 HPI Quartiles in Trinity County. Here are the vaccination numbers by quartile area:HPI Quartile 1 includes the following zip codes: 95552, 95595, 96052, 96010, 96024, 96041, 96046, 96076 with a current vaccination rate of 28.5% HPI Quartile 2 includes the following zip codes: 95527, 95563, 96048, 96091 with a current vaccination rate of 32% HPI Quartile 3 zip code 96093 with a current vaccination rate of 46.6%


Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
I have an appointment for my 2nd dose of Moderna this Friday May 7th however I cannot make it. I want to sign up to get it Friday May 14 instead. But when I go to the MyTurn site neither of those dates show up. That website is not user friendly! How can I sign up for the 14th and are there shots available that day?
Answer:

If you cancel your appointment in My Turn it should give you the option to reschedule your second dose on May 14th. If this does not happen please contact our Public Health COVID line at 623-8235 and let the staff person know you want to schedule your second dose of Moderna for the PODS on May  14th and need assistance as the system is not allowing you to do this.


Topic:
Other
Question:
What are the current guidelines for gatherings? Some one wants to rent an indoor facility for a baby shower. 15-20 people from 5 different households. Can that be allowed? What are the rules?
Answer:

Please refer to the gathering guidance found at: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Guidance-for-the-Prevention-of-COVID-19-Transmission-for-Gatherings-November-2020.aspx

Counties in Orange Tier: Indoor gatherings are strongly discouraged; however allowed at Maximum 25% capacity where capacity limits exist... Read more