California Mask Mandates Relaxing February 16, 2022, Inyo and Mono Counties Align With State

 

We can confirm that Inyo County will align with the State Guidance. A full press release with details will be sent out soon.

California is repealing the universal indoor mask order for all at 11:59 pm on Tuesday 2/15/2022, and reverting back to the pre-December 15th requirements. Under the State Guidance, masks are required in the following locations for ALL individuals regardless of their vaccination status:

  • Healthcare settings;
  • Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare, emergency shelters and cooling and heating centers;
  • Long Term Care Settings & Adult and Senior Care Facilities;
  • Homeless shelters;
  • State and local correctional facilities and detention centers;
  • On public transit (examples: airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares) and in transportation hubs (examples: airport, bus terminal, marina, train station, seaport or other port, subway station, or any other area that provides transportation).

Additionally, under the State’s Guidance, masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses. Examples include, but are not limited to: retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, and state/local government offices serving the public.

CDPH and Inyo County Public Health continue to recommend indoor masking for fully vaccinated individuals when the risk may be high. No person can be prevented from wearing a mask as a condition of participation in an activity or entry into a business.

The COVID-19 pandemic remains a challenge throughout California. The repeal of both the Local and State Universal Indoor Face Covering Orders does not mean that COVID-19 is no longer a risk to communities. The COVID-19 vaccines are effective in reducing infection, serious disease, and deaths. Individuals can find clinic and vaccine information by visiting: www.inyocounty.us/vaccines

Genoa Meneses, MAIS

Covid-19 Grant Program Manager

Inyo County – Public Heath and Prevention

Department of Health and Human Services

KSRW News also heard from Bryan Wheeler RN MSN PHN Mono County Health Department  Directory of Public saying, “Mono County will drop its masking mandate and align with the State on February 16th”.
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Vaguely
Vaguely
9 months ago

All this means is that the government will no longer support those of us who wish to take the common sense step of wearing masks for the rest of our lives. It doesn’t mean we cannot wear masks any more, we can! It just means that selfish people are no… Read more »

Dan
Dan
9 months ago
Reply to  Vaguely

I think it just means they’ve given up on trying to protect children under 5; immunocompromised people; and people too dumb to come in out of the rain and get vaccinated. Two of those groups are worth mourning if they pass. And I certainly hope that last group goes to… Read more »

Kay Kramer
Kay Kramer
9 months ago
Reply to  Dan

The anti-vaxxers and the anti-maskers are the biggest hypocrites when it comes to their own healthcare needs; of course, I’m not telling you anything that you don’t already know. When they need healthcare, they show up wearing their masks. When they have Covid symptoms, they show up for testing. When… Read more »

FWB
FWB
9 months ago
Reply to  Kay Kramer

When they’re over served alcohol at Tom’s Place and run themself over breaking a leg they also get care and treatment that you paid for.

mono resident
mono resident
9 months ago
Reply to  Dan

The latest covid “cure” is, according to some anti-vax moron, is to drink your urine. I suggest unvaxed who show up in the emergency room be sent home – with a cup and a jug of water if needed.