Community Update on COVID


As of July 11, Inyo County transitioned to the HIGH transmission level of the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Index. According to available data,the dominant Omicron subvariants in California and the United States are BA.4 and BA.5 and they are both highly transmissible (even in outdoor settings); the R naught is approximately 18.6, which means that for each (1) Omicron-infected person approximately eighteen (18) other people will be infected.

Individuals should take precautions to protect themselves, family members, and friends. Inyo County Public Health recommends that individuals:

  1. Wear a mask indoors and in public space—Surgical masks, N95s, or KN95s with good fit are highly recommended
  2. Get the COVID-19 vaccine and booster doses when eligible
    • If you have not been vaccinated or boosted against COVID-19 and you are eligible, please consider making an appointment today at one of our participating providers.
    • Most of the COVID-19 infections among vaccinated individuals in Inyo County occurred in persons whose most recent dose of a COVID-19 vaccine was more than 5 months prior to infection and indicate a waning vaccine efficacy after 5 months in boosted and unboosted individuals.
  3. Get tested if you are experiencing symptoms and follow Isolation & Quarantine recommendations.

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