Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

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


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.


Topic:
Testing and Laboratory
Question:
How/where can a person without symptoms get tested?
Answer:

Adults and Children can be tested through the OptumServe Testing Sites

Tests at OptumServe sites are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Times vary, evening appointments available. To schedule an appointment: Call 1-888-634-1123 or https://lhi.care/covidtesting

Adults Only can be tested through the Drive-Thru Project Baseline Testing Sites

Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:00 am-11:45 am, Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, 101 Arbuckle Court,... Read more


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...


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.


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


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.


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.