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School Superintendent Requests Decorum and Respect At School Board Meeting

Barry Simpson, Inyo County Superintendent of Schools, started off last Thursday’s Bishop school board meeting with a request for decorum and respect, following a contentious August meeting on state-mandated masks. His ask seemed to have an impact. Those who addressed the board arguing against masks, COVID testing, vaccines and even Critical Race Theory, a class […]

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Harmful Algae Blooms Detected in Deadman Creek, observed in Hummingbird and Odell Lakes

Recent testing yielded positive results for small amounts of toxic algae in Deadman Creek and visual observations made at Hummingbird and Odell Lakes in the 20 Lakes Basin may indicate toxic algae is also present in these two lakes. Toxic algae may exist in other sites on the forest. Toxins are concentrated within the algal […]

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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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Mono County Issues Indoor Mask Order Following Increase in Local COVID-19 Cases

Press Release August 3, 2021 – Dr. Richard O. Johnson, Acting Public Health Officer for Mono County, has issued a Local Health Order (Order) requiring the use of face coverings (masks) for both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents and visitors within indoor public spaces in Mono County and the Town of Mammoth Lakes.  The Order goes into […]

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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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