First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Trinity County
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 5/9/2020 Contact: Marcie Cudziol RN, PHN, MPA, PHN Director, 530-623-8209
TRINITY COUNTY – On Friday evening, May 8th, 2020, Trinity County Public Health received lab confirmation of its first positive 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) case in Trinity County.
The Trinity County Health and Human Services (HHS) Public Health Branch (PHB) COVID-19 Surveillance and Control Team (SCT) will conduct case investigations to identify exposed individuals. Close contacts and other exposed persons will be quarantined and monitored for symptoms by PHB-SCT staff.
During this pandemic, it is important to maintain the privacy of individuals in Trinity County, for this reason the PHB will not release specific details on infected persons to the press or public.
We want to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing and isolation/quarantine remain important to slowing the spread of the virus:
• Quarantined individuals (do not have illness or a positive test) – stay home unless leaving your home for essential needs such as groceries or medications. • Isolated individuals (have illness or potentially have illness due to exposure) – must stay 6-10 feet away from others and must not go out in public except in the event of an emergency, and if leaving the home, must wear a mask. • All persons must maintain social distance of 6 feet or more.
• Wipe down surfaces regularly, including counter-tops and grocery carts. • Do not congregate in groups of people other than those who you are typically in close contact with (i.e. family)
Additionally, CDC recommends the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies).
For local information and statistics or to find additional resources visit www.trinitycounty.org.