Trinity County Public Health Branch received notification today, Oct. 28, of a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in a symptomatic individual.

TCPHB has identified sectors that are potential sources of exposure. We ask the public to monitor for symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and consider getting tested if you visited any bars in Weaverville on Friday, Oct. 16, between the hours of 6 and 11 p.m., as well as bars and restaurants/cafés in Weaverville on Saturday, Oct. 17, between the hours of 1:30 and 6 p.m.

The case brings the county’s confirmed total to 28 cases; 25 have recovered, three are active. The are no active cases currently hospitalized, and there’s been no COVID-related deaths since the pandemic began.

The Surveillance and Control Team is currently contacting individuals to ensure all positive cases isolate and all exposed persons are identified and notified. All close contacts and other exposed persons will be quarantined and monitored for symptoms by PHB-SCT. We want to remind our residents to please respond to correspondence and calls from TCPHB as required for case investigation and contact tracing.

As a reminder, the need to practice social distancing of at least 6 feet, frequent hand washing and sanitizing of surfaces, as well as wearing a face covering as mandated by the California Department of Public Health and the Governor’s Office, remains essential in preventing the spread of COVID-19. TCPHB continues to work closely with CDPH, advocating for expanded testing access for Trinity County residents.

Drive-thru mobile testing sites are available this week according to the following schedule:

*Thursday, Oct. 29, 8 to 11:45 a.m., Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, 101 Arbuckle Court, Weaverville;

*Friday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Solid Rock Church, 66 Tule Creek Road, Hayfork.

All client information is kept confidential under the law.

For local information and statistics or to find additional resources visit www.trinitycounty.org.

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