CDPH Says Inyo County Greenlit for Businesses Reopening Immediately | Moderate Tier

1.  Restaurants may open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is less;

2.  Personal Care Services such as Nail Salons, Massage, Tattoo Parlors, etc., can open indoors with modifications’

3.       Gyms & Fitness Centers can open indoors with modifications at 10% capacity;

4.       Movie Theaters can open with modifications with maximum capacity of 25% or 100 people, whichever is less;

5.       All retail stores can open indoors with modifications with a maximum of 50% capacity;

6.       Places of Worship can hold services indoors with modifications at a maximum capacity of 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is less;

7.       Hotels and Lodging may open Fitness Centers at 10% of capacity;

8.       Museums, Zoos and Aquariums can open indoors with modifications at a maximum capacity 25%;

9.       Malls, Destination Centers and Swap Meets can open indoors with modifications and a maximum 50% capacity, with closed common areas.

Inyo County will be required to stay at this level for three weeks and if the county’s number of cases and percent of positive cases stays low, the county will move to the next level on October 6th.

County officials, health professionals, and local business owners are asking everyone to help keep the county moving forward. They remind everyone to please cover your face, wash your hands frequently and keep your distance.


7 Responses to CDPH Says Inyo County Greenlit for Businesses Reopening Immediately | Moderate Tier

  1. Art La Cues September 17, 2020 at 3:52 pm #

    Good points, stand-up. We need effective leadership from the board of supervisors. Unfortunately, that leadership has been in short supply during this pandemic.

  2. Dennis Smith September 17, 2020 at 3:38 pm #

    Easy Peasy, or so you think. The rules are straight forward on how we can open Inyo County . But oh no.
    We might get some folks who won’t wear their masks (It’s my choice, it’s my life to the basic, You can’t make me!)
    On a mistake, 26% enter a business, number 25.5% is a visitor, no symptoms, but has COVID, oops.
    Or, just karma. These days and everything just seems, so outta whack.

    I’m crossing my fingers. This can’t last forever.
    Dennis Smith

  3. Masked Locals September 16, 2020 at 1:13 pm #

    1. Totally agree with more mask enforcement. 2. How about changing the wording from ‘short term gains’ to ‘long term economic survival’. 3. Are you willing to ‘standup’ and share some of your wages/income with those who are struggling to survive this pandemic? 4. And, lot of people seem to think as long as they’re 6ft apart it’s all good to go; inside or outside. Perhaps some clarification on that point would be helpful. It would be nice if we could all get through this thing and still have something of Bishop left.

    • stand September 17, 2020 at 9:25 am #

      Masked local, I am one of those people, I used to have 3 sources of income, now one that is somewhat reliable. Glad share what I have, I am helping our locals schools and doing small things locally that I can do. I am trying to play the long game as you suggest but some of the business are not and cannot adapt or have tried. Its quite obvious as you look at the way businesses are operating. I am adapting and doing what I can. Business owners can choose to operate their business safely and still make income, while keeping the public and community safe. Its a choice, part of being a small business owner is adapting to the challenges. Economic hardship is not a reason to discard our public health values and break rules that are intended to keep the public safe. We have pockets of small communities out here, we should all want to keep the eastern sierra safe for the people that live here and also visit. Wear a mask, follow the rules, and stop the covid cycle. Be a good steward for the eastern sierra community and set an example of what is acceptable behavior.

  4. BobM September 16, 2020 at 12:35 pm #

    Short sighted? I didn’t want to starve to death before the virus could kill me. I totally disagree but I do understand the challenge.

  5. Bill September 16, 2020 at 11:32 am #

    Sounds like you need to run for city council or county supervisors.

  6. standup September 16, 2020 at 8:59 am #

    This is crazy, currently in Inyo the hotels and restaurants are a mess, and we are giving them more leverage after no enforcement all summer. Labor day was a disaster, Inyo council members have done nothing to protect the citizens from the onslaught of tourism and lack of mask enforcement. They hid all winter and all summer. Kinglsey where are you? Businesses all summer did what they wanted to make a buck and compromised our communities health and our children’s educational future. All for short sighted economic gains because people cannot adapt. Being American means caring about your community and neighbors, wear a mask and set the proper example our locals and tourists. Business owners not wearing or enforcing masks should be fined and shut down, they know what they are doing, its their conscious choice and they do it on purpose. All season the locals have felt trapped under record numbers of people coming to play in the outdoors and our local areas. Respect our communities and our people. Time for a change, speak up and go do something!


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