The latest COVID-19 information from Trinity County, effective noon Friday, March 20.

Trinity County has zero confirmed cases of COVID-19. In light of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s address on March 19, Trinity County Health and Human Services, Trinity County Public Health and the Trinity County Office of Emergency Services would like to reiterate the recommendations of social distancing (keep at least 6 feet between yourself and others AND avoid gatherings of more than six people), increased hand washing and staying home if you feel ill and call your health care provider. Residents need to stay at home unless movement is essential.

Essential local government services in Trinity County will be continued although mostly by appointment only. Check in before you travel if you need services.

Additionally, the following were identified specially by the governor as essential services in the private sector:

Health care & Pharmacy Services

Food: grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out restaurants, and delivery restaurants

Agricultural Operations

Banks

Gas Stations

Hardware

Home & Auto Repair

Laundromats

Veterinarian & Livestock supply

Veterinary Services

Trinity County Public Health report: In regard to COVID-19 testing, as of this morning, 24 people have been tested in Trinity County. Of the collected specimens, 11 have been reported as negative and 13 are still pending, with zero positive cases in Trinity County.

Trinity County Environmental/Health Officer report: Trinity County Public Health Emergency ratified by the Board of Supervisors on March 17.

“Under the authority of Health and Safety Code 120275, and consistent with the California Public Health Officer’s order on March 19, 2020, regarding bars and restaurants, Trinity County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. David Herfindahl, is mandating and reminding the following establishments that all bars, wineries, and brew pubs in Trinity County immediately close until further notice, and that these businesses immediately reduce services to delivery and take-out items only. This order is to protect the health and safety of the employees and the customers. Call 623-1116 for questions.”

Trinity County Office of Education report: All schools in the county are closed due to the governor’s announcement. However, they are continuing to provide meals in different ways. See their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/trinitycountyofficeofeducation/ or website at www.tcoek12.org/ for updated information on the district’s offerings.

Trinity County Solid Waste report: Effective March 20, until further notice, the Solid Waste Office will be closed to the public. Correspondence and payments can go in the drop box that is on the side of the building. Office staff will be available by phone at 623-1326, by fax at 623-5015, or by email to solidwaste@trinitycounty.org. Payments may also be made online by credit card at officialpayments.com.

Residential pick-up clients: Effective immediately all trash needs to be bagged, tied and secure with no loose trash in cans or we will not be able to service your account.

All temporary bin/roll-off services are suspended until further notice.

Transfer Sites:

Weaverville: The Recycle Area that contains oil/filters, batteries, fluorescent tubes, sharps and paper recycling are closed until further notice. The Metal/Brush/Inert areas will remain open for now, but that is subject to change.

All sites: Please try to limit your waste disposal to household trash at this time. Except as listed above, all transfer sites are open per their usual schedules.

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