Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

Topic:
COVID-19 Dashboard
Question:
Do you have a map delineating the areas corresponding to the pie chart on the Dashboard? What is "West County?" Salyer? Ruth? Zenia? Hyampom? Forest Glen? That said, What harm could the knowledge of actual place names induce?
Answer:

West County: Salyer, Burnt Ranch, Big Bar, Big Flat, Junction City, Hyampom

Post date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 2:30pm

Topic:
COVID-19 Dashboard
Question:
Reporting area - What does this graph mean? I live in the 64% section of the graph. Does this mean that 64% of confirmed cases were from my area? OR is it that 64% of my area has been tested at least once for the virus?
Answer:

The graph refers to confirmed positives so yes the 64% reflects the number of confirmed cases in your area.

Post date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 2:28pm

Topic:
COVID-19 Activity
Question:
Why haven't press releases accompanied the changes in graph, like prior to the 9th of October?
Answer:

The COVID-19 Dashboard is current as of 9:00 am October 20, 2020 and can be located at https://www.trinitycounty.org/COVID-19. This will be the primary source of covid-19 data. Moving forward the Dashboard will be updated Monday thru Friday by 3:00 pm each day. Dashboard updates will not occur on the weekend; however, the public will be informed if an issue arises over the weekend that impacts public health. We will continue to provide... Read more

Post date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 7:53am

Topic:
COVID-19 Dashboard
Question:
Previously, when the total case count has declined, it was explained in a press release (e.g., due to false positives, or due to person residing in another county). Why did the count decline by one on 10/15/20 (from 21 to 20)?
Answer:

This was an adjustment made due the inadvertent inclusion of a presumed positive that had not yet been lab confirmed, the Dashboard reflects only lab confirmed positive cases.

Post date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 7:52am

Topic:
Other
Question:
Is 14 day quarantine on return from travel outside the county currently being advised?
Answer:

Please refer to the CDC Guidance "After You Travel"
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precaut...

Post date: Monday, October 19, 2020 - 1:10pm

Topic:
Other
Question:
Who do I call to find out what is required for a one time activity? It's not a business, just a local organization that wants to hold an outdoor event.
Answer:

Please contact the Environmental Health (EH) Department in Trinity County with your plan to mitigate exposure and risk, the EH Director will review plans in conjunction with the Public Health Branch and feedback or approval will be provided.

Post date: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 1:26pm

Topic:
Testing and Laboratory
Question:
What is the evidence for covid-19 immunity in Trinity County?
Answer:

The question of immunity in the context of COVID-19 is a complex one no matter the county. It is difficult to state with any degree of certainty that there is evidence of immunity in Trinity County. Below is background information on individual and community immunity principles and a few highlighted findings of some of the studies that have been conducted to date.

The human immune system is a highly integrated physiologic defense system against a variety of threats, such as viruses,... Read more

Post date: Friday, September 11, 2020 - 3:45pm

Topic:
Definitions
Question:
What does it mean on the Dashboard that 30.77% are “other/unknown” source of exposure.
Answer:

Sources of Exposure on the Dashboard refers to those that are confirmed positive and is in reference to how they were infected. Other/Unknown means it does not fit into any of the other categories, or we do not know how they were infected.

Post date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 12:05pm

Topic:
Exposure
Question:
Do persons that are in contact with a close contact of someone that is positive need to quarantine?
Answer:

Persons that are in contact with a close contact of someone that is positive do not need to quarantine, only persons that are in close contact with a confirmed or suspected case will need to quarantine.

Post date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 12:03pm