Thursday, June 25, 2020

HumCo Resident Tests COVID-19 Positive in Trinity

Posted By on Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 6:53 AM

Trinity County Public Health announced yesterday that a Humboldt County resident who'd been residing over the county line for the past two weeks has been confirmed to have COVID-19.

"This individual has returned to Humboldt County and will be monitored by Humboldt County Public Health," Trinity County announced in a press release, adding that it would be conducting contact tracing for any potential exposure of Trinity County residents.

The announcement came the same day Humboldt County said that it had confirmed nine additional cases — the most in any single day since April 2.

Find the full release from Trinity County copied below:


PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 6/24/2020
Contact: Marcie Cudziol RN, PHN, MPA, PHN Director

Trinity County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Advisory

TRINITY COUNTY – On June 24, 2020 Trinity County Health and Human Services (HHS) Public Health Branch (PHB) received notification of a lab confirmed case of COVID-19 in a Humboldt County resident, who had been residing in Trinity County for the last two (2) weeks.

This individual has returned to Humboldt County and will be monitored by Humboldt County Public Health. Since this individual had been residing in Trinity County over the last two (2) weeks, the TCPHB will conduct contact tracing for potential exposure of Trinity County Residents.

As we learn more information the TCPHB will keep our public informed. As a reminder COVID19 testing for those Trinity County residents 18 years of age and over is available through our drive-thru testing sites. Refer to the posted schedule for these sites on our trinitycounty.org website.

We also want to emphasize the use of face coverings, as mandated by the Governor’s office, be worn at all times when unable to socially distance from others (at least 6 feet or more). Other prevention practices effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19 include:

• Wash hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizer when soap and water are unavailable.

• Wipe down surfaces regularly;

• Do not congregate in close proximity (less than 6 feet of distance) in groups of people other than those who you are typically in close contact with (i.e. family);

• Wear face coverings when out in public and not able to maintain social distancing;

• Stay home when ill;

• Get tested.

For additional local information and statistics visit www.trinitycounty.org.
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