Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

Topic: 
Prevention
Question: 
Since cases are exploding again, does the Health Director plan on instituting another mask order? How is the county working to keep elderly and vulnerable citizens safe from community members who are hell bent on spreading this deadly disease even as their community continues to lose lives to a preventable illness? Is there any legal action that can be taken against those who are not following health orders? How come the majority of the BOS refuse to wear masks in chambers, when there is a statewide order? How can our elected officials be held accountable for willfully violating health orders and putting their constituents in danger?
Answer: 

There are three ways that individuals can protect themselves, their loved ones, and their children: 1. Get vaccinated with a primary series and a booster dose (TCPHB in partnership with providers, CVS, and SNAPNurse is committed to making vaccination and testing broadly available). There is much misinformation circulating regarding vaccines, we encourage persons to obtain accurate information based on science and we are happy to provide whatever information our residents need to make an informed decision; 2. Wear an appropriate mask in indoor public settings; 3. Get tested if you think you have been exposed or have symptoms.  TCPHB hopes that each person will follow this guidance to not only protect themselves and their loved ones but also their communities to ensure healthcare systems are there for all of us when we need them and our schools and businesses stay open. We ask our residents to carry this message in a respectful way as we continue to be a community that cares for one another. State masking requirement can be found here:

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx

Testing and vaccination resources can be found at https://www.trinitycounty.org/