Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

Topic:
COVID-19 Dashboard
Question:
It appears that your Death count is not up to date, according to your reporting there have been 9 deaths not 8 like the dashboard is currently reporting. According to your own records 12/07/20 1st Death, 12/15/20 2nd Death, 12/28/20 3rd Death, 12/29/20 4th Death, 01/25/21 5th Death, 06/23/21 6th Death, 08/12/21 7th Death, 08/18/21 8th Death, and 08/19/21 the 9th Death. Please let me know if I have been mistaken in my accounting but my records are based on your reports.
Answer:

There have been 8 deaths in Trinity County due to COVID-19. The Press Release on 8/18/21 was not regarding any death but a health advisory on evacuation and COVID-19.

Post date: Monday, August 30, 2021 - 2:14pm

Topic:
COVID-19 Activity
Question:
Regarding the latest order by Trinity County Health and Human Services to require face coverings by all individuals, vaccinated or not, while in indoor settings. I very much agree and am happy to see this order go out however I am concerned regarding it's enforcement. Are there dedicated individuals that are responsible for enforcing this both inside county facilities and outside around town in private businesses? Also is there a dedicated point of contact where the public can report violations of this order while in effect?
Answer:

Thank you for this question. Just to Clarify, the Order comes from the County Health Officer who by law is able to implement orders to protect the public. Violations to Health Officer Orders are dealt with by law enforcement and state enforcement agencies such as Cal/OSHA, Alcohol Beverage Control, as well as code and other regulatory oversight

Notifications of violations can come through any of the following:

  • Cal/OSHA District Office Region 2 Redding. Phone: (530) 224-... Read more
Post date: Friday, August 27, 2021 - 12:19pm

Topic:
Definitions
Question:
It would seem that an office that does not allow anyone except for employees to enter does not fall within the definition of a public space. Is that correct?
Answer:

The Order includes workplaces, this includes all employees in businesses, government and private agencies, etc.

Post date: Friday, August 27, 2021 - 11:13am

Topic:
COVID-19 Dashboard
Question:
How often do you update the dashboard showing vaccine totals? I notice it isn’t updated often.
Answer:

Our vaccine dashboard is updated every Thursday. We will not update on 8/5/2021 as we have staff that do this out this week. We will resume updating every Thursday beginning 8/12/2021.

Post date: Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 8:17am

Topic:
COVID-19 Dashboard
Question:
What is the current transmission rate for Trinity County?
Answer:

Thank you for this question. The Calcat site found here https://calcat.covid19.ca.gov/cacovidmodels/ is where you can find the R-effective, which is a metric of the rate of transmission. On the "State & County" Click in the county drop down box and choose Trinity. Our R-effective rate at this time is 1.68, which means the spread of COVID-19 is likely rapidly increasing. We will be adding a link to this site on our Case Dashboard... Read more

Post date: Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 4:06pm

Topic:
COVID-19 Dashboard
Question:
Have you been keeping track of the difference variants that are occurring in the Country? If so, will you share this information? Will you be tracking and reporting on the Delta variant?
Answer:

Yes we are working with CDPH and Labs to conduct Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) on positive specimens that meet the criteria for WGS. CDPH is working with labs to ensure WGS is conducted to identify variants now and into the future. Surrounding counties have identified variants circulating in their counties. The most prominent in California at this time is the Delta variant. The CDC has deemed the Delta and P.1 variant as variants of concern due to their ability to transmit more easily and... Read more

Post date: Monday, June 21, 2021 - 2:44pm

Topic:
Other
Question:
What are the current guidelines for gatherings? Some one wants to rent an indoor facility for a baby shower. 15-20 people from 5 different households. Can that be allowed? What are the rules?
Answer:

Please refer to the gathering guidance found at: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Guidance-for-the-Prevention-of-COVID-19-Transmission-for-Gatherings-November-2020.aspx

Counties in Orange Tier: Indoor gatherings are strongly discouraged; however allowed at Maximum 25% capacity where capacity limits exist... Read more

Post date: Monday, May 3, 2021 - 3:30pm

Topic:
Other
Question:
In trying to make an appointment on myturn.ca.gov, should I use my Lewiston zip or Weaverville zip, since the shots are given in Weaverville?
Answer:

Probably best to use the Weaverville address.

Post date: Monday, March 1, 2021 - 3:39pm

Topic:
Definitions
Question:
Does your definition of "resident" of Trinity county include people who own homes in Trinity county, live there periodically (do NOT rent out their Trinity county homes) and pay property taxes to Trinity County, as well as paying the special Health Care tax and donating to local volunteer fire departments?
Answer:

Residency means primary residence.

Post date: Friday, February 19, 2021 - 9:30am

Topic:
Testing and Laboratory
Question:
Why are so few tests being performed in Trinity County? How can we be confident in moving to the orange tier when such a minuscule portion of Trinity County has been tested?
Answer:

Thank you for this question, we continue to provide access and resources for testing weekly and through our partner agencies. We continue our contact tracing and case investigation efforts as well as encourage persons to get tested.

Post date: Monday, February 8, 2021 - 1:38pm