Inyo County Sheriff won’t enforce Gov’s Stay at Home Order Curfew | Curfew does not include Inyo County

Inyo County Sheriff

Inyo County Sheriff Jeff Hollowell says, he will not enforce curfew if county falls into Purple Tier.

On Governor Newsom’s Stay at Home Order

Statement from the Sheriff

On November 19, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office learned that Governor Newsom would be issuing a “Limited Stay at Home Order” (curfew) to take effect Saturday, November 21, at 10 PM.  It has been the position of the Sheriff to educate citizens and visitors alike of the severity of COVID-19.  Further, I encourage all to take the necessary steps to protect the elderly and those susceptible to the virus.

Although the curfew doesn’t apply to Inyo County based on our tier placement at this time, if and when Inyo County gets moved into the Purple Tier, the Sheriff’s Office will not be responding to calls for service regarding gatherings, curfew violations, or masking calls.  I need to keep our limited personnel available for emergency calls for service.

Please do your part to slow the spread; practice social distancing, wash hands with soap and water, and wear a mask.

Jeff Hollowell, Sheriff, Inyo County, November 20, 2020

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Brenda
Brenda
1 year ago

For all those who think or should I say can’t think for them self’s and need to be told by the government what they should do ,how they should think, what they should do ,these are the people who need to pack there bags and move to Russia! Last time… Read more »

Charles James
Charles James(@cjames)
1 year ago
Reply to  Brenda

If people are so capable of making good decisions on their own, then why is this pandemic so out of control? Frankly, it sounds like you are the one “Whining.” Others are going about their business, following guidelines designed to save the lives of those around them, something which you… Read more »

David Dennison
David Dennison
1 year ago

IMO,for what it’s worth,just ANOTHER case where it seems people nowdays seem to “need” someone to tell them what to do,what not to do,no matter if it’s the right and safe thing to be doing or not. We see it all the time. Whether it be something like this concerning… Read more »

Bill
Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  David Dennison

So right David, add to that how many people you can have at your Thanksgiving dinner table.

David Dennison
David Dennison
1 year ago
Reply to  Bill

Bill I’m not really against COVID rules and regulations,seeins it seems it is a big problem But I also don’t think rules and regulations are going to end it or control it.. What that’s going to take is people’s common sense,not people telling others what and what not to do.… Read more »

Jonathan Boyer
Jonathan Boyer
1 year ago

Stick by your guns, Jeff.

Greta Boyer
Greta Boyer
1 year ago

Stick by your guns, Jeff

Low
Low
1 year ago

I regret voting for this Sheriff and won’t be doing so in two years at the next election. He claims that he’s all about education on COVID and protecting the elderly/people susceptible to the virus, yet he’s not willing to enforce measures to protect our locals. If a business calls… Read more »

John Calhoun
John Calhoun
1 year ago
Reply to  Low

It’s my impression that the Sheriff’s statement reflects the great divisiveness that is tearing the fabric of USA society apart. On the one side there is the extreme behavior of San Francisco being a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants, while on the other, there is the ludicrous behavior of those… Read more »

Mike
Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Low

Just a FYI, county district attorneys have said they will not prosecute any curfew arrests because they cannot find a law that’s being broken. They’ve contacted the state attorney general Xavier Becerra for information on what law they’re breaking and he has not responded. Because they’re currently is no law… Read more »

Charles James
Charles James(@cjames)
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike, this article, District Attorney: ‘No Authority’ to Enforce Curfew Order, discusses the issue of curfew enforcement. For all the talk, there seems little evidence that anyone serious anticipates widespread “enforcement” of the curfew, which had considerable latitude on its “exceptions.” There’s considerable grandstanding taking place on “protesting” these orders,… Read more »

Tourbillon
Tourbillon
1 year ago

These comments by and large reflect favorably on the Eastern Sierra. At the risk of offending by omission, I want to specially note the wisdom of Charles O. Jones, whose insights definitively demonstrate that the county as a whole can boast a cumulative IQ in excess of 140, which is… Read more »

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
1 year ago
Reply to  Tourbillon

Haha. No need to include the entire Eastside with your patronizing superiority. You should save your trademark condescension for me alone.

Philip Anaya
Philip Anaya
1 year ago

The ambiguity of the Sheriffs statement needs to be clarified. Covid will infect everyone no matter the body politic. I agree with the portion of the “Statement” supporting covid mitigation measures . I accept that the Inyo County Sheriffs Department has limited staffing . I disagree with any pre announcement… Read more »

William
William
1 year ago
Reply to  Philip Anaya

Probability of survival by age group from Covid-19 from the CDC- 0-19: 99.997% 20-49: 99.98% 50-69: 99.5% 70+: 94.6% That 70+ is averaged out into all age groups over 70. The average life expectancy for Americans is 78. You go ahead and get vaccinated, I’ll take my chances with my… Read more »

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
1 year ago
Reply to  William

Those numbers fail to tell the whole story. Many people have survived the virus yet still have serious health issues preventing them from carrying on a normal lives. Some have even had serious organ damage that they’ll never recover from. Your vaccination may help protect others. Vaccinations aren’t just about… Read more »

Charles James
Charles James(@cjames)
1 year ago

We regularly post statistics, references, and hyperlinks with our stories and in comments posted on our website that reflect differing views. You commented that you stopped following Sierra Wave because of your opinion of our “liberal bias.” You presume that you know know the political views of those that work… Read more »

Greg
Greg
1 year ago
Reply to  Charles James

Bravo for your point of view and position

Low
Low
1 year ago
Reply to  William

You do realize they’ll be having vaccination cards to fly or attend large shows, sporting events, and other venues, right? And if you think that’s far fetched, they required it prior to this pandemic while travelling to some countries. With COVID, it will likely be if you plan to board… Read more »

philip anaya
philip anaya
1 year ago
Reply to  William

We see your numbers William . Not going to quibble about them at all . One thing to request however . The folks who we have been calling the front line workers, the ones who suit up everyday for the past many months and deal with covid in the hospitals,… Read more »

Joann Lijek
Joann Lijek
1 year ago
Reply to  philip anaya

Phil, go back to LA where you are truly a squeaking mouse. I know that’s why you moved up here, cause you are tired of being ignored. Living here for 2 years does not make you a “local”.

Mono Person
Mono Person
1 year ago

YES!!!! I don’t care what “political aisle” you are in – less government overlords, the better. Thank you, law enforcement, for letting adults having our own brains!

The Dude Abides
The Dude Abides
1 year ago
Reply to  Mono Person

Yep, nobody likes to feel out of control, but tying that to an emotional scene from a movie about political overlords designed for entertainment is a bit of a reach. Logic can solve those problems if embraced. While playing wild wild west looks fun on TV, many have equally invested… Read more »

Edward Elbers
Edward Elbers
1 year ago

Hey frankly, obviously you don’t know sheriff Hollowell.. I’ve been here 45 yrs..known the sheriff 40 of those years and seen a few sheriffs come and go in my time.. never have I seen another sheriff be so active when the S**t hits the fan..hes usually the first too respond… Read more »

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
1 year ago
Reply to  Edward Elbers

As of this moment, 256,830 of our fellow Americans have died from this virus. “S**t hit the fan” a long time ago. We all need to “suck it up buttercup” and do everything we can to beat this pandemic so all of us can get back to our lives sooner… Read more »

Stand Up
Stand Up
1 year ago

We need some serious change in the eastern sierra, in so many ways. We need our elected officials to give a damn about the local people, the community, and the land. Pretty disappointed in our councilmen in southern Inyo too. Hollowel seems so wrong in so many ways. Can’t wait… Read more »

Joann Lijek
Joann Lijek
1 year ago
Reply to  Stand Up

Stand Up, go back to LA where you fit in. Hollowell and Kingsley are very responsive to the people, as are our other Supervisors, including mine Rick Pucci. Nobody cancelled Black Lives Matter except the person that organized it, and then it went on anyway, I was there. BLM stands… Read more »

The Dude Abides
The Dude Abides
1 year ago

To elaborate, economies and societies like ours start at the bottom. The foundation is the low wage earner, the working class. They provide services for a wage to small business owners and larger industries. They hopefully save some money by being smart while balancing their life with joy so they… Read more »

The Dude Abides
The Dude Abides
1 year ago

Political slant has been passed around like the infection. I really can’t comment on that because I honestly don’t care. However, the gorilla in the room seems to be, why isn’t there enough staffing to get the job done? Despite what we align with politically, money makes lubricates nd the… Read more »

Concerned
Concerned
1 year ago

Ok all you haters,wheres your squeaky toys.? You sound like a bunch of whiney lil girls.. grow up

Russell P Olenick
Russell P Olenick
1 year ago

Why don’t I expect the county sheriff to protect me from the potential spread of the coronavirus? Why don’t I believe it’s his job? Because it isn’t his job. He obviously believes that the issue does have a foundation in politics and it’s inappropriate for him and his force to… Read more »

Bishop Local
Bishop Local
1 year ago

Why would he enforce these rules when the people that make them don’t even abide by any of them?

Greg lippincott
Greg lippincott
1 year ago

If you are at risk, stay home. If you are not, wear a mask, wash your hands, social distance and use common sense. It is all about personal responsibility and leave the political slant out of it. Stop being selfish and stupid. The virus is real, it makes most sick… Read more »

William
William
1 year ago

For those of you out there who think that a curfew is the law.. it is not a law. For those of you who think veterans fought for shutdowns, curfews, deprivation of rights and tyranny. You have it backward. American vets fought for freedom, liberty, and our democratic republic of… Read more »

JaneE
JaneE
1 year ago

If you cannot rely on law enforcement to enforce the law, who do you rely on? We haven’t seen violence here related to masking and public health orders that I know of, but lots of places have. If someone gets assaulted, will the sheriff respond?

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
1 year ago

Glad to know the Sheriff feels compelled to announce he’s not going to enforce a ruling that doesn’t apply to bis county. No politics here…

sugarmags
sugarmags
1 year ago

This statement by the sheriff makes no sense….even if he intends not to search out violators, which I understand, why would he announce that???? Sounds like a political statement to me. and I do expect him to attend to egregious situations….such as perhaps a huge party of young people at… Read more »

Jeff Willis
Jeff Willis
1 year ago

I am a former LAPD Sergeant and the Sheriff is absolutely correct. The curfew is not a law and we are not living in a police state. To address one of the comments, enforcement of a law is NOT mandatory, it is discretionary. This curfew issued by King Newsom has… Read more »

erik simpson
erik simpson
1 year ago

Politicians aren’t going to fix the Covid epedemic . It’s on US. Be responsible, be careful.

Frankly, we need a new sheriff
Frankly, we need a new sheriff
1 year ago

Frankly and unfortunately, we’re stuck with Hollowell for two more years. Hopefully our veterans and other concerned citizens in the county will come together and vote this guy out of office should he decide to run for another term. And hopefully, there will be a decent candidate to run against… Read more »

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
1 year ago

Since the Sheriff seems to prefer politics to enforcement, maybe he should consider that unlike 2016, Trump did not win the majority of votes in Inyo County. After 4 years in the White House, the majority of Inyo voters aren’t buying his horse feathers. It might not be wise to… Read more »

Stephen McGreevy
Stephen McGreevy
1 year ago

It would appear that the ISO’s statement saying they will not enforce a possible future curfew parallels what a few other so. CA county sheriff departments are stating. Overall my interactions with our Inyo SO have been favorable overall. We ought to be glad they are around to respond to… Read more »

David Dennison
David Dennison
1 year ago

John Calhoun I honestly don’t think it has much to do with trump and the lies he tries to push on us. Here in Inyo County,more being how would the Sheriff enforce this. Sadly,we have to rely on people’s common sense regarding masks,distancing,etc. Nothing to do with trump anymore. Who… Read more »

VillageWitch
VillageWitch
1 year ago

If he refuses, lock him up! I’m tired of these people in power thinking they’re above the law. The Sheriffs first priority should be the safety of inyo’s citizens.

Max Marx
Max Marx
1 year ago

Good.

No dirty commie gonna tell Inyo County what to do!

MAGA!

VillageWitch
VillageWitch
1 year ago

What a cop out! The only time I voted for someone and regretted it. Shame on you Sheriff.

John Calhoun
John Calhoun
1 year ago

So now the Sherrif would not enforce the law if and when it applies to Inyo County? Obviously he is cahoots with his buddy Trump! The hypocrisy of LEOs

Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
1 year ago
Reply to  John Calhoun

Trump ain’t got no buddies anymore. Those that stood with him (in “federal” government service) before the election , did so out of fear of losing their jobs , and now they’re distancing themselves since his dictatorship has come to an end . The blue-collar bootlickers did so out of… Read more »

Joann Lijek
Joann Lijek
1 year ago
Reply to  John Calhoun

Knowing that Charles James and the rest of Sierra wave are super-libs, obvious what kind of comments are on this site, because no one with a brain reads this silliness anymore. I can’t excuse myself, cause they came up on a recent search, so here I am. But 135 votes… Read more »

David Dennison
David Dennison
1 year ago
Reply to  Joann Lijek

Joann Lijek Are you chanting “trump,trump,trump” as you’re posting your comments here ? Are you claiming Charles James is making up fictitious names to post Liberal comments and reply’s or are you saying Charles James sees a Liberal comment written by someone else and hits the “thumbs up” button numerous… Read more »

Mono Resident
Mono Resident
1 year ago
Reply to  Joann Lijek

Dear Joann, Are you feeling unwell? Perhaps you need some medical assistance and/or mental health counseling which is not available to you in this region? Perhaps you would be happier and healthier in, oh, maybe L.A. where there are millions of people just like you. Perhaps you will no longer… Read more »