Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

Topic:
Other
Question:
Where do I find the most up to date information on what is required by businesses, per industry, now that the State has lifted mask mandate?
Answer:

You can find guidance via the CDPH COVID Guidance links for employers and workplaces https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Guidance.aspx
Also the covid19.ca.gov website  https://covid19.ca.gov/masks-and-ppe/#Guidance-for-businesses
As well as CalOSHA ETS https://www.dir.ca... Read more

Post date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 3:31pm

Topic:
COVID-19 Activity
Question:
We just used the at home 15 minute Covid-19 test that was mailed to us from the government. My partner tested positive and I tested negative. How do we report the positive test to Public Health and how soon should I test again since we live together? Thank you.
Answer:

Positive and Negative at-home tests can be reported online here: https://my.primary.health/l/trinity or by calling 650-275-5419; Mon - Fri 8-5 PST Here is the current Quarantine guidance for those exposed to COVID-19; which indicated testing on or after Day 5.

Persons Who are Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine):

  • Unvaccinated; OR
  • Vaccinated and booster-eligible but have not yet received their booster dose... Read more
Post date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 8:09am

Topic:
Exposure
Question:
How do you report an employer outbreak for Trinity Co?
Answer:

Outbreaks are reportable as outlined under the CDPH Workplace guidance.

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Workplace-Outbreak-Employer-Guidance.aspx

Post date: Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 4:45pm

Topic:
Other
Question:
Are Trinity County students who test positive for COVID required to produce a negative test in order to return to school? If not, how soon after a positive test are students being allowed to return to school without testing negative for COVID?
Answer:

Anyone who tests positive; regardless of vaccination status, previous infection, or lack of symptoms should follow the CDPH Guidance for isolation (this includes school aged children):

  • Stay home (PDF) for at least 5 days.
  • Isolation can end after day 5 if symptoms are not present or are resolving and a diagnostic specimen* collected on day 5 or later tests negative.
  • If unable to test or choosing not to test, and symptoms are not present or are resolving,... Read more
Post date: Monday, January 31, 2022 - 1:44pm

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... Read more

Post date: Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 8:52am

Topic:
COVID-19 Dashboard
Question:
How has our infection rate gone up, but our case rate gone down (1/5/22)? Why were cases removed from the tally?
Answer:

The daily case rate went up because there were more cases identified during that 7-day period than we've had in the last couple of weeks. Cases were removed from the tally due to a data processing error by the state (see note below). These cases that were not reported were from a previous time period, not affecting the most recent 7-day rate. Today's update fixed the reporting issue.

Post date: Friday, January 7, 2022 - 12:11pm

Topic:
COVID-19 Dashboard
Question:
This current dashboard is useless. It’s not updated and gives you no real info.
Answer:

Please submit any questions you have regarding the updated dashboard in the FAQ on our Trinitycounty.org website https://www.trinitycounty.org/COVID-19/Frequently-Asked-Questions.
We are also happy to answer any questions you may have regarding how to use the Dashboards. https://www.trinitycounty.org/COVID-19/Dashboards
Also you can refer... Read more

Post date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 2:09pm

Topic:
Testing and Laboratory
Question:
Which test type is most accurate for non-symptomatic individuals?
Answer:

Molecular or PCR tests remain the gold standard (collected specimens are sent to lab for testing, this includes Let's Get Checked Kits).

Post date: Friday, October 1, 2021 - 3:17pm

Topic:
Testing and Laboratory
Question:
For the walk-in testing at Veterans Memorial Hall, for an asymptomatic person, do you need to bring identification or other documents, how long does the test result usually take to receive, and in what way is the test result transmitted (such as if we need to be able to show the test result to a business or agency). Thank you.
Answer:

For SNAPnurse walk in testing, you will register no need to show ID, by registering you will receive results of your tests via text or email. Rapid (Antigen) test results transmit immediately upon negative or positive result after 15 minutes. When PCR tests are conducted to verify the results of the Antigen test those PCR tests usually come back within 72 hours.

Post date: Friday, October 1, 2021 - 11:22am

Topic:
Other
Question:
Are masks required when working alone in a separate office space?
Answer:

Exemptions to masking include "Persons who are working alone in a closed office or room".

Post date: Monday, September 13, 2021 - 8:23am