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Eastern Sierra News for June 18, 2024





The aftermath of very strict Covid-19 pandemic health orders and precautions can be as confusing as the original restrictions. They require a bit more attention to the details but it is essentially “back to normal…sort of.” the thing to know is that things are OPEN, especially for businesses.

Below is a press release from Inyo County outlining was “Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy” means:

Effective Tuesday, June 15, 2021, Inyo County in concert with the state of California will be moving Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Businesses are able to open without capacity limits, with limited exceptions for Mega Events which include 5,000+ people indoors or 10,000+ outdoors.

All individuals must continue to follow the requirements in the Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings issued by the California Department of Public Health.

Fully Vaccinated Individuals – Masks are not required for fully vaccinated individuals, except in the following settings where masks are required for everyone regardless of vaccination status:

  • On public transit (ex: airplanes, buses, trains, shared rides)
  • Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare, and other youth settings
  • Healthcare settings, including long term care facilities
  • State and local correctional facilities and detention centers
  • Shelters: homeless shelters, emergency shelters, and cooling centers

Unvaccinated Individuals – Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses (ex: retail, restaurants, theaters, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public).

Employers are subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), if applicable to them.

COVID-19 vaccination is effective in preventing community spread. Unvaccinated persons are more likely to get infected and spread the virus. For vaccination information contact your primary healthcare provider or make an appointment by visiting