Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

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

Post date: Monday, June 21, 2021 - 2:44pm

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

Post date: Monday, May 3, 2021 - 3:30pm

Topic:
Other
Question:
In trying to make an appointment on myturn.ca.gov, should I use my Lewiston zip or Weaverville zip, since the shots are given in Weaverville?
Answer:

Probably best to use the Weaverville address.

Post date: Monday, March 1, 2021 - 3:39pm

Topic:
Definitions
Question:
Does your definition of "resident" of Trinity county include people who own homes in Trinity county, live there periodically (do NOT rent out their Trinity county homes) and pay property taxes to Trinity County, as well as paying the special Health Care tax and donating to local volunteer fire departments?
Answer:

Residency means primary residence.

Post date: Friday, February 19, 2021 - 9:30am

Topic:
Testing and Laboratory
Question:
Why are so few tests being performed in Trinity County? How can we be confident in moving to the orange tier when such a minuscule portion of Trinity County has been tested?
Answer:

Thank you for this question, we continue to provide access and resources for testing weekly and through our partner agencies. We continue our contact tracing and case investigation efforts as well as encourage persons to get tested.

Post date: Monday, February 8, 2021 - 1:38pm

Topic:
Other
Question:
What are the age ranges, county area, and gender of those who die?
Answer:

Please refer to the press releases on our www.trinitycounty.org website.

Post date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 2:11pm

Topic:
Prevention
Question:
There are several businesses in Weaverville whose employees are not wearing masks or social distancing. A lot of sheriff dept employees, fire dept personnel not wearing masks. As our COVID numbers climb, why are there people not complying with the mask mandate? Is there anyone who can enforce it? Maybe fine businesses that don't enforce mask mandate?
Answer:

Please provide the names and addresses of businesses and dates of witnessed non-compliance to any of the following:

Trinity County Environmental Health

Cal/OSHA District Office Region 2 Redding: Phone: (530) 224-4743 Website: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/DistrictOffices.htm

Alcoholic Beverage Control Northern District Redding:1900 Churn Creek Rd., Suite 215Redding CA, 96002... Read more

Post date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 2:04pm

Topic:
Exposure
Question:
Seeing 11/09 dashboard for first time, am concerned about Community exposure. We all frequent the Hayfork places sited in the press release (Wileys, Discount, etc.). What do people in the vulnerable categories need to do to protect themselves from places where the personnel do not wear face covering, and most customers do not comply? I was tested on Oct. 30. After "Community " exposure do I and the vulnerable people I deal with (shopping, other contact) get tested, isolate? Need to know how to go about daily living now that the virus has hit a new high in our area.
Answer:

Thank you for your question. We recommend that, particularly our vulnerable populations, limit exposure through businesses that are not compliant with the masking and social distancing mandate in California.  If you must patronize these businesses out of necessity some things to consider could be curb side pick-up. Check with the store owner to determine if you could order groceries over the phone and pick-up groceries at the curb side. Wear masks while in public, stay 6 feet apart from... Read more

Post date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 1:21pm

Topic:
COVID-19 Dashboard
Question:
What criteria must be met for a person in the "active case" category to be moved to the "recovered" category?
Answer:

An individual in the "active case' is lab confirmed positive for COVID-19. To move to the "recovered category" the following applies based on the presentation:

Positive individuals without symptoms:  If the individual continues to have no symptoms, they are removed from isolation (recovered) after 10 days have passed since their positive viral test for COVID-19.

Positive individuals with symptoms at the time of testing or who develop symptoms at any time during isolation are... Read more

Post date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 10:59am

Topic:
COVID-19 Activity
Question:
I've read your answer to why press releases are not following increases on dash board however don't understand why less information/fewer press releases/less communication is the answer to helping me feel safe during increased cases. The dashboard is colorful, for those that understand how to read graphs. Some need the new information spelled out for them. Seems shady if pulling back after being forthcoming. Should I Screencast every graph and compare to then speculate? I would rather just read facts.
Answer:

Thank you for engaging with us and providing your input. Our team believes that the dashboard, updated daily, provides the most transparent information to the public and provides more information than a press release has historically done. We will issue press releases when indicated to inform our residents of situations that impact our communities' health and to inform our residents when changes occur that impact them.

Post date: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 2:41pm