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Mono County Health Dept. Closes Mammoth Middle and High Schools

MONO COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT Public Health Officer Order: Ordering the Temporary Closure of Mammoth Unified School District’s Mammoth High School and Mammoth Middle School for In-Person Instruction P.O. BOX 3329, MAMMOTH LAKES, CA 93546 PHONE (760) 924-1830 • FAX (760) 924-1831 September 20, 2021 WHEREAS, a state of emergency has been declared by the State […]

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NIHD Statement On Staff Vaccinations

  NEWS RELEASE Statement regarding CDPH order requiring staff vaccinations or testing The following statement is released by Kelli Davis, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Northern Inyo Healthcare District, per NIHD Legal Counsel, regarding the CDPH public health order mandating staff vaccinations: Northern Inyo Healthcare District is required to ensure that all staff obtains the COVID-19 […]

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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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Inyo County Covid Update

First, COVID-19. The County saw an increase of 25 cases this past week, bringing the total case number to 1486. While Health and Human Services’ Anna Scott described the uptake in cases as “concerning,” the case rate increase of four to five new cases a week is reflective of increases state-wide. A new Public Health […]

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Lone Hiker Found Dead in Death Valley National Park During Triple-digit Temperatures

A hiker, identified as Douglas Branham, 68, of Tukwila, WA, has been found dead in Death Valley National Park, on Wednesday, July 24. Family members told authorities that Branham had planned to hike from Badwater to West Side Road and back, a 12-mile round-trip hike across salt flats. He was supposed to fly home to […]

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Not Good! CDPH Issues Public Health Order in Response to Surge In Delta Variant

Back to square one? The Delta Variant causing fastest increase in COVID-19 Cases than during the entire pandemic. Mono County Residents and Visitor Urged to Become Vaccinated. The COVID-19 pandemic remains a significant challenge in California. COVID-19 vaccines are effective in reducing infection and serious disease. At present, 62% of Californians 12 years of age and […]

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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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Meet “LAFCO” (Local Agency Formation Commission)

[Editor’s Note: If you are familiar with Inyo LAFCO at all it is most likely from our most recently posted article posted on May 27, 2021 titled “Mammoth Hospital Wins Inyo LAFCO Lawsuit Appeal over Northern Inyo Hospital.” (Rather than recounting all the details of the case again, you can read those in our original […]

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Mammoth Hospital Receives $10,000 Grant From Vons Foundation for Low-cost Mammograms

For the ninth year in a row, Mammoth Hospital has received a $10,000 grant from the Vons Foundation to fund $10 mammograms for low-income residents in Mammoth Lakes and its surrounding communities. This recurring donation allows Mammoth Hospital to offer $10 mammograms to over 40 patients per year and diagnose about six early-stage cancers annually. […]

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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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Northern Inyo Hospital Prepared for Anything Over this Long Memorial Day Weekend

The Northern Inyo Hospital held a “presser” with local news media on Wednesday, May 26, to discuss some of the changes coming about with Inyo County moving into the Yellow, Least Restrictive Tier of the Blueprint for a Safe Economy and the rescission of the local county Public Health Officer’s health order on wearing facemask. […]

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CDPH Issues Statement on Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

SACRAMENTO – Today the (CDPH) issued a statement from Dr. Erica Pan, state epidemiologist, regarding the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. “Today, the CDC and FDA have recommended a temporary pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine out of an abundance of caution. Of over 6.8 million doses administered nationally, there […]

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