Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
How does a trinity county resident who qualifies for the vaccine on 1/29/21 register? I am a social worker and my father is 86.
Answer:

We will have online registration available no later than this Friday and will put out a press release.


Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
My husband is 78. The press release of 1/15 said that people could schedule a vaccine this week, but I have seen no news about that yet. When will the scheduling website be known to us?
Answer:

We plan to have the website up and running no later than Friday and will provide a press release.


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.


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


Topic:
COVID-19 Vaccine
Question:
When will Trinity County begin community vaccinations for individuals between 65 - 72
Answer:

We do not have the date for mass vaccination of the general public as yet. We are however conducting our first mass vaccination point of distribution that will include persons that are 64-74 years of age with chronic health conditions that put them at increased risk for severe illness and death from COVID-19 on January 29, 2021. Please refer to the press release coming out today January 11, 2021. The time of the mass vaccination POD in Weaverville on January 29 and the pre-registration... Read more


Topic:
Testing and Laboratory
Question:
What are the dates during December for drive through COVID testing?
Answer:

This week the testing dates, times, and locations are as follows:Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 9:00 am- 1:00 pm, Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, 101 Arbuckle Court, Weaverville Friday, December 4th, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Trinity County Fairgrounds, 6000 State Hwy 3, Hayfork We are currently working on finalizing dates and times for the month of December; current week testing dates and times are found at www.trinitycounty.org


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


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


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.


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