Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Post date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 2:11pm

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

Post date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 2:04pm

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

Post date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 1:21pm

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

Post date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 10:59am

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.

Post date: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 2:41pm

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

Post date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 2:30pm

Topic:
COVID-19 Dashboard
Question:
Reporting area - What does this graph mean? I live in the 64% section of the graph. Does this mean that 64% of confirmed cases were from my area? OR is it that 64% of my area has been tested at least once for the virus?
Answer:

The graph refers to confirmed positives so yes the 64% reflects the number of confirmed cases in your area.

Post date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 2:28pm

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

Post date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 7:53am

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.

Post date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 7:52am

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...

Post date: Monday, October 19, 2020 - 1:10pm