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Mammoth Lakes Town Council approves final round of Business Assistance Program for small businesses adversely affected by COVID-19

On June 17, the Mammoth Lakes Town Council approved a Business Assistance Program to provide grants to small businesses adversely affected by COVID-19. Investing Town funds into small, local businesses serves an important governmental purpose of providing much needed economic relief during these unpreceded times. The Town’s primary goals with the Business Assistance Program are […]

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Mono County Reassigned to Tier-2, “Substantial” (Red) Status | County Issues Press Release

We have known a return to the more restrictive Tier-2, “Substantial” (Red) category was coming considering the high rates of positive COVID-19 reports coming out of Mono County for the past several weeks. The reclassification to the more restrictive tier was largely the result of the outbreak of COVID-19 cases out of the U.S. Marine […]

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Testing schedule this week from the Mono County Health Department:

REVISED: Public Health testing on Thursday in Walker has been changed to Mammoth Lakes. Schedule below has been revised to reflect the change. Get Tested! Let’s get and stay on top of this virus. Testing also available for contact tracing referrals and symptomatic clients referred from the 211 Nurse Line. – max 60 tests/day. COVID-19 […]

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Mono County to Submit Tier Adjudication Request to State

Mono County Public Health Officials are submitting a request to enter into a tier adjudication process with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Mono County is seeking consideration for adjudication based on “qualitative and contextual elements” arising from positive COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases directly associated with the U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MCMWTC) […]

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Mono County COVID Testing for the week of November 9th (rev.)

Mono County COVID Testing for the week of November 9th 2020. Full testing details at: This week’s testing schedule has been revised and Mono County Public Health testing days received approval for up to 60 tests per day. WEEK OF NOVEMBER 9 – REVISED SCHEDULE Monday (11/9) – Public Health COVID-19 testing in Mammoth Lakes […]

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Eastern Sierra Unified School District “May” Have a Student with Positive COVID-19

Sierra Wave News has received information from concerned parents of students in the Eastern Sierra Unified School District in Coleville and Bridgeport. Just yesterday, Sierra Wave reported on the over-the-air news and online at Our article, 60 Positive COVID-19 cases reported at Marine Mountain Warfare Training Center), on Mono County s’ Health Department, Nov. […]

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“Orange” You Glad! Inyo County Stays in Orange Tier under State COVID-19 Blueprint!

INYO COUNTY, CA, November 4, 2020: Inyo County was notified today that it will stay in the Orange Tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, indicating that the risk level in this county is moderate. This announcement comes after Inyo County Public Health engaged in a data adjudication process with the state to […]

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60 Positive COVID-19 cases reported at Marine Mountain Warfare Training Center | Mono County faces restrictions

MONO COUNTY MAY FACE INCREASED RESTRICTIONS AS COVID-19 CASES RISE The Few, the Proud, the Infected…the Marines. Mono County Press Release November 3, 2020 – Over the last two weeks, Mono County has experienced an increase in COVID19 (Coronavirus) cases significant enough to threaten our current Tier 3 “Moderate” (orange) status within the State’s Blueprint […]

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COVID-19: Inyo County back to “Red” this week? | Mono County falling back as well?

As if it is not already frustrating to predict where the COVID-19 pandemic is going next, and for how long, both Inyo and Mono County struggle to maintain their current status quo…and both may fail. The shoe(s) may drop by tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 3, of this week according to some local officials, or soon after. […]

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NIH Foundation gifts latest COVID cleaning system to NIHD

Move helps healthcare district ensure highest level of safety during pandemic In this extraordinary time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Northern Inyo Healthcare District extends its gratitude to the Northern Inyo Hospital Foundation for once again helping to deliver the highest quality of patient care thanks to a recent donation. The NIH Foundation recently purchased […]

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COVID-19 COUNTY REPORTS | Inyo: 218 (+6) Positive | 15 Deaths | Mono: 175 Positive | 2 Deaths

Under the new color-coded, 4-tier system being used in California on Reopening, Inyo County is now, along with Mono County, in the ‘Orange,” a.k.a. “Moderate” and less-restrictive category, which allows it to reopen several business sectors.   Note: Mono County posts DAILY and IN REAL TIME (current) throughout the day on their website Mono County […]

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Mono County has a new Public Health Director

Mono County Board of Supervisors Appoints Bryan Wheeler as Public Health Director MONO COUNTY, Calif. (OCTOBER 6, 2020) – Earlier today, Mono County Board of Supervisors Chair Stacy Corless announced the appointment of Bryan Wheeler, RN, MSN, PHN as Mono County Public Health Director. The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to appoint Mr. Wheeler at […]

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