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Inyo County Public Health Immediate Release – Infant Formula Shortage

INFANT FORMULA SHORTAGE – Update: Thursday, June 9, 2022 – English – INYO COUNTY, CA (June 9, 2022) – There continues to be a shortage of infant formula nationwide due to supply chain issues and a recall of infant formula due to bacterial contamination in the Abbott manufacturing plant in Michigan. After decontamination and inspection, […]

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Inyo County Public Health Rescinds the Local Isolation and Quarantine Health Officer Order – May 8th 2022

INYO COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH RESCINDS THE LOCAL ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE HEALTH OFFICER ORDER EFFECTIVE MAY 8TH 2022 English – INYO COUNTY, CA (May 6, 2022) – The Inyo County Public Health Officer Order requiring self-isolation and self-quarantine for all individuals will be rescinded this weekend and Inyo County will align with the State Guidance. The local […]

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INYO COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH RESCINDS THE INDOOR ORDER MANDATING FACE COVERINGS – EFFECTIVE: Wednesday, February 16, 2022

  The Inyo County Public Health Officer Order requiring masking for all individuals in indoor public setting will be rescinded next week and Inyo County will align with the State Guidance for use of face coverings due to a significant decrease in cases locally and statewide. The local order will end at 11:59 pm on […]

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INYO COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER ORDER REQUIRING MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND WORKERS TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS

Date Order Issued: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 Please read this Order carefully. Violation of or failure to comply with this Health Officer Order is a crime punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both. (California Health and Safety Code § 120295; California Penal Code §§ 69, 148(a)(1).) This Order supersedes and replaces all previous Inyo County Public […]

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State Mandates Visitation, Operational Changes at NIHD

  Visitors must show proof of vaccination or undergo COVID testing A steady rise in COVID-19 cases across the state has led the California Department of Public Health to issue public health orders that will affect visitation and operational policies at Northern Inyo Healthcare District for the foreseeable future. State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás […]

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No Masks! No Mas! Sort of…Inyo County Rescinds Public Health Order on Wearing Facecoverings

With Inyo County now in the Yellow Tier of the state’s Blueprint – Least restrictions category, Dr. James Richardson, the Public Health Officer has rescinded his previous mask requirement mandate issued last year. So, basically, no masks under certain circumstances. Remember that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over and there will be circumstances where you […]

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Johnson And Johnson Covid-19 Vaccines Being Paused

Both Inyo and Mono County Boards of Supervisors heard an update today at their regular virtual meetings on the issues with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine which have prompted the temporary suspension of its use. The recommendations came from the Federal Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control. The New York Times reported […]

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ICOE Superintendent of Schools Barry Simpson Letter to Community on Reopening Schools

Letter to the Community RE: Re-Opening our Schools From: Inyo County Superintendent of Schools, Barry D. Simpson As we mark the one-year anniversary of school closures across the country, I would like to take an opportunity to thank every educator in our schools for their work in trying to make the best of a very […]

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Mass Covid-19 vaccination clinics in Bishop put lots of smiles on faces

Last weekend on Saturday and Sunday there were two days when county residents were able to get the much-sought-after Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop during a mass vaccination event. The process to get registered online and scheduled for an appointment, followed by the planning and organization found at the fairgrounds, […]

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Inyo County Supervisors Meeting | January 26, 2021 | Discuss COVID-19 Vaccinations

Ironically, Tuesday’s meeting of the Inyo County Board of Supervisors started with Water Department head Aaron Steinwand delivering the grim news that, at best, rainfall could hit just 60-percent of normal. By Wednesday morning, the Owens Valley sat under a thick blanket of snow and it’s still coming down. This is good news, for the […]

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Inyo County Continues Aggressive Vaccine Rollout Schedule

 INYO COUNTY, CA, January 6, 2020 – Inyo County, in partnership with Northern Inyo Healthcare District (NIHD) and Southern Inyo Healthcare District (SIHD) has quickly vaccinated the majority of the Priority 1A population and has already used nearly all of the vaccine on hand in the County. “Though you read national news reports where only […]

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Covid Vaccine Roll-Out in Inyo County Called Cumbersome

While the Pfizer, and soon to come Moderna, COVID-19 vaccines are the solution to the world-wide pandemic, actually rolling out the vaccines, even in a small county, comes with its own set of issues. As the number of positive cases in Inyo keep rising, those issues were at the forefront of Health and Human Services […]

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