Tiger Bar in June Lake Shut Down by Mono County Public Health

Tiger Bar in June Lake was ordered closed immediately by the Mono County Public Health Department to protect the health and safety of the public.

The Tiger Bar in June Lake Ordered to Close by Mono County Public Health Officer.

Are the public health authorities finally getting serious in the efforts to enforce compliance with the Governor’s Executive Orders and public health orders in the state? That it is the Mono County Public Health Officer, Dr. Tom Boo, that took action should surprise no one. Boo has consistently and aggressively approached the need for public health orders and compliance from the beginning of the COVID-19 virus pandemic.

Increasingly, there are many complaints on social media about the lack of enforcement of the public health orders, which some suggest are only “recommendations.” Others make specious claims that Constitutional rights are being violated or that there is a government plot or conspiracy, calling the public health crisis a “plandemic,” a deliberate attempt by government to “silence and control the American people,” and then going on to derisively refer to the public that follow health orders as “sheeple.”

Many businesses were clamoring to “reopen,” promising to comply with health and safety protocols to safeguard their employees and their customers, even filing attestations with the county that they would do so. However, in several instances, that appears to not be the case. This action by the Mono County Public Health Department might just be the start of that enforcement.

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25 Responses to Tiger Bar in June Lake Shut Down by Mono County Public Health

  1. David Dennison June 30, 2020 at 5:26 pm #

    Yep,let’s blame it all on the protesters.
    But no blame goes to those that choose to make a political statement by not wearing a mask.
    And/or blaming the States,Counties and cities that opened too soon and allowed the large gatherings at taverns,beaches,and in some cases,political rallies where they were urged and more or less told NOT to wear a mask,and by the looks of things,more of them planned.
    Let’s not forget,about 40 % of America’s population is more or less being TOLD(and obeying who’s saying it ) not to wear masks in order to make a political statement.
    In our own area,IMO,it surprises me we’re not having even more positive cases as we’re getting,what with the recent influx of what seems gazillions of tourists coming from the # 1 California County with spiking cases,and what seems most of them traveling up here to where we live,and seemingly doing as they please.
    Can’t blame the protesters for that…or can and will some do that,since Bishop did have that small,peaceful protest a couple Saturday’s ago ?
    If we get a larger COVID-19 problem in the Sierra coming,let’s blame them and that for it.

  2. Ced June 30, 2020 at 4:47 pm #

    Good for Dr. Boo, shame on Tiger Bar for flouting the health requirements.

    Nationwide, reports show that the COVID spikes are more due to bar reopenings than protests. Bars are significant spreader locations, not the civil rights protests. Locally, the overwhelming majority of people attending two local civil rights protests I attended were wearing masks and people were fairly spread out. Protesters aren’t the problem.

    The problem is anti-science scofflaws, who seem to be unaware that you can’t “fake news” your way out of a pandemic. Much of Europe is reopening because their COVID cases are declining. In the US COVID cases are surging because too many selfish people refuse to do the right thing.

    If a business can’t do the bare minimum to protect patrons and workers by following the health rules, then that business should be shut down, just like it would be shut down for other health and safety violations.

    I’ve patronized the Tiger Bar over the years, but I’ll take my business elsewhere In the future.

  3. FishinDay395 June 30, 2020 at 1:35 pm #

    Yes I agree in some regards. If masking, proper distancing and sanitation is in place there’s no need to close down our businesses. All thats being asked to help is to follow these public health measures to prevent and slow the spread. In no way did I advocate the closing of businesses so not sure where that came from. As an MBA graduate and employee of a local business I agree businesses need to continue to operate and keep our community members employed and local economy thriving. However, In cases of blatant disregard for our communities simple measures put in place to prevent overwhelming infections for our hospital and vulnerable residents I completely disagree. Businesses like the Tiger Bar, and here in Inyo County a pizza restaurant and a title company, to mention a few, have decided to disregard these simple measures for an unfounded political stance rather than the medical facts from educated public health professionals including our local hospitals. The Tiger Bar could easily still be open by taking these few VERY simple measures. I also think you can’t just blame protests as the culprit. All you have to do is look around and see the incredible influx of people traveling around. People are sick of being inside and traveling now so obviously it’s easier to spread this outside of the pockets and into our communities.

  4. Thomas June 30, 2020 at 10:43 am #

    FishinDay395, there are two salient facts which would seem to be logically related to the new peaks in reported cases:

    First, this enhanced infection experience coincidentally started to appear about two weeks after the massive street protests and marches, in which thousands of protesters were together for prolonged time periods, in close proximity to one another, and shouting their slogans–which spewed their breath about among their co-participants. The incubation period for Covid-10 is coincidentally about two weeks.

    Second, these new infected individuals are largely represented among the age group 18 to 38, according to reports, which coincidentally reflects the demographic of the majority of protest marchers. Previously, this group was not a majority element of infected persons.

    Linking these factors together in cause-and-effect reasoning is not brain science.

    Yet we don’t hear our state and local politicians mention these things in connection with the current surge in new cases. They instead prefer to do something of little help like closing all the bars and shutting down the beaches. The beach-goers are not jammed together side-by-side, shouting slogans to one another, and most have tended to keep themselves in family groupings dispersed on the beaches. The bar customers since re-opening have comprised a relatively small number of people, in comparison to the tens of thousands of protest marchers. The political leaders have focused upon a small contributing factor to the increase in cases and have glossed over the very likely large contributing factor.

    At this point in time, I do not believe that closing all bars is a reasonable Fix. Instead, we ought to just mandate face masks in public places, and wide table separation inside the bars, with citations for the scofflaws. The word will get out fast to wear the masks. This would be better than what is going to happen under this full closure: many of the bars won’t survive a second round of closure, and will go out of business. That may not bother some people, but it isn’t helpful for those small business owners or for their employees.

    • Stop non-essential travel July 1, 2020 at 8:47 am #

      “The word will get out fast to wear the masks.” ???? Four months of the “word getting out” wasn’t fast enough for the almost 130K people who’ve died in the US during that period of time. The reopening of the states has overwhelmingly involved thousands more people, mask-less, going about their daily business with no concerns, than were involved in the protests. But, it’s likely both of these events contributed. Late yesterday afternoon, I was heading west down Line St., past the Elks Bishop park, and there was a crowd of people, probably 40 people, that looked like they were having a BBQ, sitting next to each other at the picnic tables. None of them wearing masks. What category do they fit into?

  5. David Dennison June 29, 2020 at 3:39 pm #

    IMO,what people living up here should do is quit going to the Tiger Bar and restaurant all together once they can open up again.
    They ignored the health and safety orders put in place because of wanting the all mighty $$$$$ and tourist revenue.
    Not caring about anything else.
    Let them live on that and their money from here on out 100 %…
    Mono Person can drink his beer at their establishment all by himself.

  6. FishinDay395 June 28, 2020 at 6:57 pm #

    Common sense would also be simply asking why are we experiencing new peaks in cases after a significant decline? The answer is pretty simple and well, “common sense.”

  7. FishinDay395 June 28, 2020 at 6:54 pm #

    Common sense would be taking the necessary measures to protect our communities and not drinking the kool aid politicians with no medical expertise what so ever are serving……

  8. Mono Person June 28, 2020 at 5:31 pm #

    Tiger Bar has been operating for over a month with no Covid cases tied to the bar?! How about some common sense instead of pointing fingers. But you can’t help your self righteous, tsk, tsk…quit drinking the kool-aid and start drinking a beer.

    • Stop non-essential travel June 28, 2020 at 7:48 pm #

      how do you know there have been no covid cases tied to the bar? Tiger Bar had plenty of opportunities to do the right thing but, instead, the owner/manager voiced their priorities loud and clear, and they don’t include the well-being of Inyo-Mono County and/or June Lake locals.

      • Mono Person June 29, 2020 at 5:49 pm #

        How do you know there hasn’t been? If you are afraid, stay home, but let the rest of us get out and have some fun and enjoy life again! Protesters can be out and about, so can everyone else.

        • stop non-essential travel June 30, 2020 at 8:48 am #

          Come on. I don’t know there hasn’t been, you are the one who said that “Tiger Bar has been operating for over a month with no Covid cases tied to the bar?!” I’m just asking how you know that. I’m not “afraid” – I simply have respect for others. I have advance education in science and microbiology. I like beer just like the next person, but, I’m smart enough to understand the implications of a validated and documented pandemic and public health health crisis. Why are you discriminating again people with potential immuno-compromised health just so you can shoulder up with your buds and get drunk ? You’re really that selfish, aren’t you.
          I’m wondering if you drive south in the northbound lanes of 395 “just because you can and you want to enjoy life ?”
          Don’t worry, I am not blaming you for your lack of respect, I’m blaming your parents. But you need to get over yourself.

    • Charles O. Jones June 29, 2020 at 8:44 am #

      MP’s comment reminds me of a former neighbor who liked to boast about never getting lung cancer, even though he smoked cigarettes for years. Sadly he passed away from COPD.

  9. Stop non-essential travel June 28, 2020 at 5:31 pm #

    Thank you Dr. Boo !

  10. Jack Dupp June 28, 2020 at 5:10 pm #

    no one got all wound up like this when it was “no shirt no shoes no service” they just put shoes on and didn’t rage about their right to go barefoot. I don’t even think we need to mandate masks, I’m for personal responsibility. Regardless we still need to follow guidelines and respect Dr. Boo. He’s not just trying to mess with us, he’s acting like a proper public health professional should so let the fella do his job.

  11. Ez al June 28, 2020 at 4:06 pm #

    All of the above

  12. Buzz Flederjohn June 28, 2020 at 3:29 pm #

    Good thing we don’t have any bars in Bishop that are not complying with the public health mandates.

    • Rick June 28, 2020 at 7:40 pm #

      Excellent work my comrades!!!!

  13. David Dennison June 28, 2020 at 3:27 pm #

    Charles O.Jones
    Apparently,it is VERY hard for some to act and be responsible.
    See the above and first post from “Denny”,trying to turn it into an “hypocrisy” and “control” issue.
    Some making it much more important to have a June Lake-Mammoth Mountain “night life” for the tourists than it is to keep things safe for us living in the Sierra.
    I witnessed an argument between a cashier and a customer yesterday in our local market,because the customer felt he didn’t “have” to wear a mask before entering.
    I read on the Sierra Wave Bishop Police log that a customer at the Bishop Y-Shell called the Police about wanting to report his “civil rights” were being violated by being asked to wear a mask to enter the store.
    It’s all about politics now for those that feel they shouldn’t be “forced” to wear a face covering or to social distance,somehow having something to do with the “economy and opening everything up again”,the coronavirus being a “hoax” and not safety or a responsible thing everyone should be doing.
    And we all know who we have to thank for that.

  14. Charles O. Jones June 28, 2020 at 1:17 pm #

    We all want to get back to normal sooner rather than later. We can all help to get there by being responsible doing our part towards the effort. It’s not that hard.

  15. Mon9 June 28, 2020 at 1:12 pm #

    Because bars are where you get the Rona, not nursing homes….

  16. VillageWitch June 28, 2020 at 6:41 am #

    Thank you Dr. Boo!

  17. Denny June 28, 2020 at 4:23 am #

    Double standards and hypocrisy all over the State of California! It’s ALL about control! Wake up people or the “WOKE” will crush YOU!


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