[Covid-19 county reports began being recorded in mid-March of 2020]

Both Inyo County and Mono County are officially in the Purple, most restrictive tier, “Widespread.” as are most of California’s 58 counties.

Click on the following link or on the County icon to the left for latest report:  Mono County COVID-19 Response page.

[Note: Mono County posts DAILY and IN REAL TIME (current) throughout the day on their website.

Click on following link or on the County icon to the left for the latest Inyo County report: COVID-19 Response Update web page.

[Note: Inyo County only posts the latest COVID-19 Report daily on Monday through Friday, generally around 4:30 p.m. There is no daily report for Saturday or Sunday until the following Monday afternoon, unless Monday is also a holiday.]

Click on the following link or on the “California ALL” icon to the left for an explanation of the state’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” Four-Tier, Color-Coded System

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42 Responses to COVID-19 COUNTY REPORTS

  1. Lisa January 18, 2021 at 11:30 am #

    Fact: There are to many people that are gathering publicly without masks and distancing, we see it all the time. No one is enforcing the laws and rules. The majority of irresponsible gatherings are by locals and non-locals. As to what has all ready been stated in other reply’s and comments. Seeing it is a fact, at the parks on the playground equipment that’s supposed to be off limits to events and use for gatherings and events, all equipment off limits, on main street around the neighborhoods as well gas stations, grocery stores and parking lots etc….Fact: that’s why COVID-19 is spreading and the numbers are getting higher people are getting sick and those who are dying. There is no prejudice or racism here in my reply and comments we all bleed the same color breath the same air and share this planet earth together, it’s simply the facts about irresponsible people who seemingly just don’t give a damn and are irresponsible and don’t believe it or whatever the reasons. Covid-19 does not care about who you are or gender, age, race, color, religious or political preferences or anything else. It’s come down to individual self preservation and responsibilities because the larger majority of human beings can’t all agree to do what’s right for everyone everywhere, just like always. There’s those few that still strive that care that want good for all, but there’s those who don’t and sadly yes it’s a reality. I choose to be responsible I choose to care, I keep hope, I wish this could be contagious and not all the hatred, prejudiced, racism and deadly viruses, addictions and evils. Stay strong, be well, keep hope.

  2. Mammoth Local January 10, 2021 at 9:55 pm #

    News alert. Guess what? A few years ago my mother-in-law fell and was sent to the ER. When we got to the hospital she was on a gurney in the hallway. The ER was full, it was this time of year but many years before Covid. ERs are historically overcrowded during cold and flue season. Look at true statistics. Why do most sites only show total number of cases since this all started but not how many have recovered or how many current cases. This is to scare the weak into submission. I wear my mask but can’t stand what our govt is doing to small businesses. It’s criminal! It’s not scientific

    • Just Breathe January 11, 2021 at 7:00 am #

      Very sorry about your mother and your plight, but at the same time I have to point out that you have highlighted the very issue. We are all feeling the pinch, it is really tough right now but please try to understand that nobody is singling you or your business out. We have emergency on top of emergency on top of emergency on top of normal overcrowding right now. It is absolutely not normal but at the same time we all saw it coming. If we don’t stop and fix it, with science and logic, it will only get much much worse every year. As this came it, it will leave. In waves. Please just be patient. Reach out to your local support system if needed. Again, very sorry about your family.

    • mono resident January 20, 2021 at 11:24 am #

      So hey, Mammoth Local – you claim the restrictions on non-essential business is “not scientific”. So where did your get your degree in epidemiology?

      And could you explain to the rest of us what exactly is not “scientific” about minimizing contact between people while a new, extremely contagious, sometimes deadly and often completely debilitating disease is burning through the population?

      “Scare the weak into submission”?
      Who is doing the scaring? And why?

  3. Time to fight January 8, 2021 at 8:30 am #

    We apparently not capable of stopping the spread based on the latest data. Do we surrender to the virus, do we allow government to dictate how we should function or do we fight with our intestinal fortitude and defeat the evil forces. It is up to us to make difficult choices and change our behavior before all is lost. Pay attention people and do whatever is necessary to protect yourself and all those around you.

    • Why so hostile? January 9, 2021 at 5:32 am #

      I have a lot of laundry and dishes to do. Probably best if I stay home and wear a mask to buy groceries. Fighting can cause injuries and hospitals are overwhelmed.

  4. Ben December 24, 2020 at 6:59 am #

    Thank you for the update. Happy to oblige staying home this holiday and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ while contemplating the plan of salvation. After all, compassion for others is the foundation of that message. Peace and love!

  5. Another nobody December 19, 2020 at 10:58 am #

    Me and my wife were refused covid testing at the Toiyabe clinic in Bishop. This week you have to be Native American. This wasn’t the case last week. Is there any free testing for the rest of us?

    • InyoArabians December 19, 2020 at 7:24 pm #

      Project Baseline has free testing at the fairgrounds

    • Grammar Matters December 24, 2020 at 7:15 am #

      “My wife and I…” Sorry, it was bothering me.

      • LukeM December 29, 2020 at 10:03 am #

        I had some grammar issues in high school. A friend of mine said she’d help me correct them if I could take constructive criticism and not get mad at her. I agreed, and appreciate her concern and effort to this day.

  6. Bob December 18, 2020 at 10:26 am #

    We can thank MMSA for our high covid numbers. There’s still to many tourist here.

    • Mile high mania. January 8, 2021 at 7:34 am #

      They need the money from their 190 dollar lift tickets.. if you think mammoth is still too crowded you should see Tahoe area.

  7. InyoStation December 16, 2020 at 10:48 am #

    I’m sure you have all seen the scary numbers of new cases. Inyo register has a short write up saying the county is pleading with people to be responsible. Again, Inyo county health dept where are you? You have not said a peep to the public, show some leadership or resign. Inyo county residents, I hope you do not think it is okay for our public health officials and our county to abandon us. Again just look at all the things Mono is messaging and doing. We have a serious problem in the county offices and it is time for change. They endanger our public health by not doing the basic essence of their jobs. Inyo county has become a free for all, case and point Alabama Hills. They provide no guidance, no messaging, no updates, nothing to the people of Inyo. Its unacceptable and they should be held accountable. They have a great responsibility during this time and they have failed us. These are unprecedented times, but it is not okay to not do your job and put at risk the public with your negligence and lack of leadership. Holding public facing positions these county officials, owe it to the citizens of this county. Give them a call, send them an email, call your council person. Except Kingsley, he’s too busy pushing his own agenda and interests.

    • Ri January 8, 2021 at 9:28 pm #

      There’s one guy at the top who has shown a TOTAL lack of leadership. And You’re 100% correct about these being “un-presidented” times .

  8. SoInyo December 4, 2020 at 8:32 am #

    How are we not in purple with all these new cases? More concerning, Inyo county is asking people to come in for jury duty during this time. Are they nuts? Inyo county health dept. needs to start doing their jobs and protecting the community, not asking them to go sit for jury duty during an the highest case rate we’ve had. I question the integrity of the leadership in the county and their decision making processes.

    • Concerned One December 8, 2020 at 5:48 am #

      No one has mentioned this, but it is way past the time for us and our Hispanic community to acknowledge the reality that about 60% of new infections in Inyo and Mono are from our brothers and sisters in this ethnic group. Hope I don’t sound prejudice, but the stats don’t lie. I think I know some of the reasons why such high infection rate exist and it should be discussed and changes in behavior can only come after we acknowledge the problem. Whether it is a “cultural” thing, lack of education about the seriousness of this virus, or Trumpism, our Hispanic friends as well as all of us must do our best to stop the spread of this virus by being smart and being considerate of others. We will get through this soon. Protect your self and others.

  9. Standup December 1, 2020 at 8:59 am #

    Americans lack of empathy are infecting and killing each other. Maybe this will be a wake up call for Inyo to take this seriously. We have tools to prevent this, a mask and not grouping together. The dark winter is here. Come on Inyo, step up! We cant afford to have our community sick and our business to go through another round of closures because people cannot change there habits. It a conscious choice, be responsible, stop the cycle of covid.

  10. Masked Locals December 1, 2020 at 8:46 am #

    Found some interesting information today. It would appear that California has just under 75,000 staffed hospital beds, some specialized, for around 39,000,000 people. Does that strike anyone else out there as being totally inadequate? Throw in not enough PPE, and working doctors and nurses into the ground as well. Looks like we’d be in for a world of fun if ‘the big one’ quake were to strike right about now. It is said that a chain is only as strong as the weakest link. Crap. We’re doomed.

  11. johndoeml November 23, 2020 at 7:03 pm #

    Keep hearing that Mammoth Hospital won’t release data such as number of patients etc to local news, but somehow the LA Times gets the info. See here for Mono County

  12. sugarmags November 22, 2020 at 7:39 pm #

    Any information on the new death in Mono County

    • Charles James November 22, 2020 at 10:51 pm #

      Medical authorities do not release that information as a general rule for confidentiality and legal reasons, generally citing HIPAA regulations.

      The only way to get this type of information is to get the official death certificate from the Coroner’s Office, which in this case is actually the Mono County Sheriff/Coroner. Death certificates are public documents. Sierra Wave would not release such information unless there is an overriding public interest in doing so without first talking to the family. On occasion, some families will note the cause of death in the obituaries.

      • sugarmags November 23, 2020 at 10:34 am #

        Completely disagree. Of course they can’t give out the person’s name, however, there is a lot of information that can and should bed released, such as town they lived in, demographic information, and since the county is very good at contact tracing, they should also release information pertaining to possible cause of transmission. Transparency will help us tame COVID. They need to share more information

        • Tinner December 3, 2020 at 7:06 pm #

          sugarmags, 3rd case was over 90 yrs of age.

          • sugarmags December 4, 2020 at 9:40 am #

            props to them….got to be a hearty person to live in Mono County in you 90’s!

  13. Harold November 19, 2020 at 1:39 pm #

    Does anyone know when/where the 16th Inyo death came from?

  14. Masked Locals November 19, 2020 at 10:20 am #

    Well lets see, a bunch of 18 to 40 year olds packed into dormitory type lodgings at the Marine base, ditto at Mammoth Mtn., the casino reopening,Thanksgiving and X-Mas coming up with people still making big family plans, all the hospitals in northern Nevada are filling up where they fly everybody from Mono/Inyo to, and pretty much no hope of a vaccine for the masses until next spring, if we’re lucky. Perhaps folks want to experience triage, see what it’s like. To top it off, I still see people just walking up and yaking to each other, no masks because they’re outside and they flunked math so they don’t know what 6ft. is. Covid is as easy to catch as the common cold. You get it just by talking to someone. As far away as you can smell cigarette smoke, the virus is there. Not rocket science.
    I guess everyone likes being locked down and going broke, or they just don’t care, or most likely people really are that stupid.

  15. erik simpson November 11, 2020 at 8:16 am #

    All California hospital data by county is here:

    I’ve tried posting this twice before, maybe it’ll work this time?

    • Thanks November 12, 2020 at 5:08 pm #

      Terrific resource. Thank you Erik.

  16. Zoom November 9, 2020 at 3:42 pm #

    Has either Mono or Inyo County made a statement on Superior Court Judge Heckman’s ruling on the unconstitutionality of Gavin Newsom’s Executive Orders? While the ruling will be appealed, under the current decision, our local counties could legally disregard the current color-coded schema. If PHOs Boo and Richardson are able to control cases in our counties via these measures, one might ask why they were unable to do so in the Bishop Care Home, where the vast majority of local deaths occurred. Somehow, they failed utterly given what has been known since mid-March in regards to vulnerable populations, yet the local populace seem to think they’re somehow in charge. Petty tyrants in an Orwellian world.

    • quacque November 9, 2020 at 7:26 pm #

      the crackpots want to have it both ways. It’s someone’s fault/ But the problem doesn’t exist. Effective measures are tyranny, but all deaths are due to ineffectual tyrants. Why does it seem these people failed both science and art?

      • Zoon November 12, 2020 at 11:03 am #

        The problem is, quacque, is that they are not effective measures. One can look to Sweden and Belarus to find populations where herd immunity has been reached, or to Peru and Belgium – heavily locked down and masked countries who have the highest death rates in the world. Every bit of epidemiological knowledge prior to March 2020 went against these two measures as repeated literature showed their ineffectiveness for everything but destroying livelihoods and making people sick (yes, masks do have significant negative impacts on health, which is why we evolved without them). There are also five current studies that prove lock downs are not effective. And the 6K Danish study on masking during the time of Covid that cannot get a publisher because it almost certainly shows they don’t work, and the hysteria must be promoted over critical thinking and rationality. You can say that I’ve failed at science, yet I’m familiar with Tso’s recent study on long-standing cross-reactive coronavirus immunity in Africa (which is one reason African and almost certainly Asia and Oceania have such low Covid rates), etc., which likely you aren’t. Gabriela Gomes’s work on herd immunity thresholds. I’m aware of Francois Balloux at UCLGI work on the genome mapping of Covid, which shows it was worldwide in November. I’m aware of Michael Levitt’s accurate estimate of Hope-Simpson norther latitude areas, and how utterly accurate he was as to Sweden. I’ve read the meta-analyses on masking, including the ones that show that masks do not work against bacterial infections in surgical settings (rates of infections were actually higher with masked surgeons). To get yourself up to par, I’d start with #RationalGround on Twitter. All of the science circulates within that online community, and many world-renowned scientists contribute regularly. Remember, no matter how strongly you believe something doesn’t make it science.

        • Stop non-essential travel November 20, 2020 at 9:19 am #

          We evolved without masks because they “have significant impacts on health” – ? Would love to see the citation on that. Please provide. Twitter is not a source. “all of the science” does NOT circulate on Twitter, it circulates in peer-reviewed journals. Africa’s countries shut down and imposed curfews early on, which is why they had relatively low impact from covid…. however, there are now over 2 million cases of COVID, 50,000 deaths, and cases are again rising. I think you’re lost on the fact that yes, there are several strains of Coronavirus to which people may have immunity, but NOT this one.

        • eric h. November 26, 2020 at 12:41 am #

          I am so tired of people throwing in the Sweden comparison, a country that is the size of Washington,Oregon and California but a population that is 35x smaller than the U.S.. And then there’s this.

          • sugarmags December 4, 2020 at 9:49 am #

            even so, they aren’t as bad as the US. Look how Taiwan handled it, very successful, although they’re going up now too.

    • Hans November 11, 2020 at 2:32 am #

      Zoom/Tourbillion, do you really think that we’re all twirling our mustaches and plotting to overthrow “petty tyrants” and “color-coded schema”? You sound like a villain from Scooby Doo, guy.

      During World War Two the petty tyrants made everyone ration food and gas and even put on a uniform and get shot at. About 420,000 Americans died then—we’re more than halfway there in eight months. Maybe you could man up, brace yourself against the savage lashing of Orwellian tyranny, and wear a mask when you go to the store.

    • Inyo Citizen November 19, 2020 at 1:59 pm #

      That ruling was stayed by the 3rd District Court of Appeal.

  17. Greg Lippincott October 30, 2020 at 9:04 am #

    Does anyone know the status of hospital cases, if any in the county? Are all the cases mild with minimal complications? Those factors are very important.

    • Miss you Benett October 30, 2020 at 5:37 pm #

      Here’s the best I’ve been able to find Greg. It’s really too bad the local media (with the possible exception of the only once a week Sheet) is not making more of an effort to ask questions of our local officials and report beyond a press release. Sure miss Benett.

    • M. Anderson November 10, 2020 at 8:05 pm #

      Nov. 10, 2020: Don’t know about Mono County, but Covid-19 hospitalizations hit an all-time high of 61,964 in the U.S. today. (NYT) And there were 1403 deaths reported. (Washington Post) And only the very wealthy or powerful are hospitalized with “mild” cases.

    • Stop non-essential travel November 20, 2020 at 9:26 am #

      Greg, can you share why that information would be “very important” ?

  18. InyoArabians October 24, 2020 at 10:13 am #

    No COVID update for Friday on the county’s website. And our numbers are trending poorly, so that is concerning…


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