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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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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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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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Do you still need to get tested for COVID-19 if already vaccinated? What CDC says…

Do you need to get tested for COVID-19 if you are vaccinated? No, you can skip routine testing, with some exceptions. According to the latest guidelines posted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you don’t need to be tested or to quarantine if you’re fully vaccinated. This is still true even […]

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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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Inyo County Moves to Yellow Tier Just in Time for Mule Days and Memorial Day Weekend

In a press release today, Inyo County announced that, at long last, the county has moved into the Yellow Tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, a move that has been highly anticipated with the upcoming Mule Days Celebration in Bishop, and the hordes of expected visitors coming to the area for both Mule […]

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Why the Optimism on New CDC Guidelines on Wearing Masks? Why the Pessimism? People Lie

Why the Optimism on New CDC Guidelines on Wearing Masks? Why the Pessimism? People Lie! In an article posted on Becker’s Hospital Review, writer Gabrielle Masson noted that “it appears that the U.S. pandemic may be turning a corner.” She listed six reasons why there is cause for optimism. The latest lower and dropping Covid […]

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