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Inyo Encourages Face Coverings; Other Counties Require Them

Inyo County saw “slight increases” in cases of COVID-19 in late June, but as of Monday, June 18, is just encouraging people to wear face coverings in indoor public places, not mandating as has Mono County and Los Angeles. “We are concerned that as case rates increase in other areas,” Anna Scott, deputy director of […]

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Back to Masks coming to Mono County? “Recommended” by MCPH

In response to increasing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases locally and statewide (view Mono County Case Stats) , on July 19, 2021 Mono County Public Health is recommending the resumption of face coverings for both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents and visitors within indoor public spaces. The added concerns of the Delta variant, as well as a number […]

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We should have seen this coming: Mono County Covid-19 Cases Increase Following Statewide Reopening

Unvaccinated Residents and Visitors Urged to Schedule Vaccination Appointments July 15, 2021 – Following the official statewide reopening on June 15, the Mono County Health Department has recorded a fatality related to COVID-19 complications, as well as an increase in positive COVID-19 cases, and a slowing in the overall vaccination rate. Positive COVID-19 cases are […]

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The Covid-19 Pandemic was a goldmine for phone scammers

Phone scams are as popular as ever and successful despite efforts to control them. The Covid-19 pandemic was a goldmine for scammers with many people isolated in their homes as a precaution against its spread. Unfortunately, many were left feeling fearful and vulnerable; two emotions that con artist play upon. Phone scams cost individuals hundreds […]

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July 4th celebrations possible thanks to Covid-19 vaccinations

July 4th celebrations enjoyed by thousands in the Eastern Sierra, most of whom were confident in their Covid-19 vaccination shots Most Eastern Sierra residents and visitors enjoyed a good Fourth of July celebration with friends and family, complete with barbeques, public fireworks (which fortunately did not start any major wildfires despite concerns), well-attended parades on […]

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Record-breaking heat wave! Be prepared for Heat Emergencies

Record-breaking heat wave coming to Eastern Sierra over the rest of this week into next | Be Prepared! Triple-digit weather recently killed nearly 100 people in Oregon with temperatures over three days hitting 116 degrees. Just over the border In Canada, over the past several days, there have been 180 wildfires in British Columbia, seventy […]

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Things winding down as Mono County Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Transition Plan

Residents Encouraged to Visit My Turn Website to Schedule Appointments  Effective July 1, Mono County Public Health’s walk-in clinics will be winding down to twice per month as local partners, including Mammoth Hospital, join us in administering COVID-19 (Coronavirus) vaccines. Safe, free, and effective COVID-19 vaccines are now available to everyone age 12 and up, […]

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Cal/OSHA board votes to end face masks for vaccinated employees

On Thursday, June 17, Cal/OSHA regulators decided in a 5-1 vote to allow fully vaccinated workers to stop wearing masks while at the workplace, bringing the rule into line with June 15 state guidelines which align with the California Department of Public Health, which ended most mask rules for people who are fully vaccinated against […]

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Good News for Migraine Sufferers – As simple as Green Light

Harvard Researchers Find Green Light Therapy Natural Relief for Migraine – Pinkston News Service – June 15, 2021 (Washington, D.C.)-June marks Migraine & Headache Awareness Month, and for the millions of people who suffer from migraine or other types of serious headaches, a new drug-free, noninvasive tool is in store that can help alleviate pain. […]

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Mammoth Hospital – Not wearing a mask under new Covid-19 regulations does not include healthcare settings!

A Message on Facemask Requirements from Mammoth Hospital: Everyone should continue to wear mask at the hospital until told otherwise! Mammoth Hospital is excited, along with everyone else, about the new state guidelines eliminating the use of masking indoors and outdoors for most businesses and activities, saying that they think it is great news that […]

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Inyo County clarifies new business regulations under Beyond the Blueprint

Sierra Wave received a communication from the Emergency Operations Office with the County of Inyo sent out by Assistance County Administrator Leslie Chapman which offers clarification to business owners and leaders on how the new regulations under Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy affect businesses. As of Tuesday, June 15th, we are essentially “back […]

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