The following facilities have closed to the public and events have been canceled due to concerns and recommendations regarding crowds and the new coronavirus:
► Schools closed. Many offer work from home options and still providing meals.
► The Golden Age Center and the Blue Barn in Weaverville will be closed until further notice. Those who normally go to the GAC for lunch can call 623-2324 to request a home-delivered meal.
► All Shasta College facilities are closed to the public effective immediately. Shasta College will continue working to move all possible instruction and services to online formats. Online instruction and services are scheduled to resume on Monday, March 30.
► The Hayfork Branch Library and the Trinity Center Branch Library will be closed until at least April 1. Due dates for checked out items will be extended until the libraries reopen and all fines will be waived. Direct any questions to the Main Library in Weaverville during open hours by calling 623-1373. Story time at the Main Library in Weaverville has been canceled through at least April 2.
► The Main Library in Weaverville is closed. All due dates will be extended until after the library reopens. The library plans to reopen on April 6. Updates will be posted on the library website (http://library.trinitycounty.org). For questions or requests call 623-1373 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or email firstname.lastname@example.org. They will still be taking ZIP book requests.
► Trinity County Sheriff’s Office is looking at ways to limit human exposure to COVID 19 in its detention facility. In a press release Monday, TCSO staff wrote, “As a precautionary safety measure for the inmate population and our correctional staff, due to the current public health concerns with COVID-19, the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office is immediately canceling all visiting of inmates at the Jail facility until further notice.” TCSO Information Officer Josh Ford said the jail is looking at other ways to allow visitation which do not result in face-to-face contact, such as with phones and tablets. The jail has also canceled its adult education programs until further notice.
► The Trinity Public Utilities District announced it has closed its office in Weaverville to the public and will emphasize its remote payment options and the use of its drop box. “We want to make sure that we protect our staff so that we can maintain the vital function of keeping the power on,” TPUD General Manager Paul Hauser said.
► The Trinity Journal office will be closed to the general public until further notice. You may still reach us by phone (623-2055) or via email. The newspaper will publish as normal with Wednesday morning delivery. All deadlines still apply.
► The Chagdud Gonpa Rigdzin Ling in Junction City will be closed to the public until the end of the month. This is a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of the Gonpa’s residents, visitors and the greater community of Trinity County.
► The Highland Art Center in Weaverville will be closed to the public until at least April 1.
Events canceled or postponed
► Suspension of all school athletic travel, home contests, and large, non-essential school sponsored events. Trinity High School, all athletic contests and field-trip travel through at least April 20; Mountain Valley Unified School District has postponed sporting events through at least April 13, plus two field trips to colleges;
► ALL WDCPRD Youth Basketball activities are postponed, effective immediately. This includes all practices at currently reserved facilities, as well as alternate facilities, and games for all Divisions;
► Trinity High Drama’s performance of “Jane Eyre” has been postponed until June. New performance dates are June 4, 5 and 6 at 7 p.m., June 7 at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, 101 Arbuckle Court, Weaverville. All pre-show ticket sales will be honored;
► Benefit screening of “Uncle Buck” to benefit the local community food bank March 28 at the Trinity Theatre canceled. New date TBA;
► Ascend Wilderness Experience’s Mountain Prom, originally scheduled for March 28, has been postponed. Advance ticket holders may request refunds where tickets were purchased until March 28 or by contacting email@example.com at any time;
► The Two Rivers Community Care Group's annual Fiesta Bingo & Dinner Fundraiser March 29. Postponed to a date to be announced. The nonprofit TRCCG volunteer service assists local residents with life-threatening illnesses or hospice from Bridgeville to Ruth Lake. For more information call 707-777-1775.
► Community Gathering for Community Change March 31;
► Weaverville Business & Professional Women March 31, celebrating 100 years of women voting with “Hear Our Voice.” Will reschedule in August;
► The monthly Weaverville Art Cruise April 4;
► Lewiston Sparkies spring Chili & Chili Dog fundraiser April 5;
► Dream Makers Gala and Auction, April 18. http://trinitydreammakers.com/;
► Weaverville Community Band & Chorus Spring Concert, April 19;
► Lewiston Garden Party & Tour May 9.
The following meetings have been canceled
►The Weaverville/Douglas City Parks & Recreation District regular meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 26, has been cancelled.
► All Hayfork Timberjacks 4-H club meetings are postponed/canceled until further notice;
► Weaverville Rotary has canceled its weekly luncheons until further notice;
► Lewiston AA has canceled its meetings (Tuesdays and Fridays) until further notice.