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Eastern Sierra News for June 14, 2024





As part of the Southern Region, Inyo and Mono counties were set to go into Governor Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order as of 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 6, according to CBS, Los Angeles.

“The order goes into effect Sunday night in order to be in place by Monday morning,” state Dr. Tom Boo, Mono County’s Public Health Officer. “In addition to more ICU patients there apparently were some corrections at the hospital level and the state decided to remove pediatric ICU beds which was, reportedly, the biggest reason for adjustment.”

Under the new effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, regions were to adhere to the most stringent orders when the available capacity of that region’s Intensive Care Units fell below 15-percent. The Southern Region hit 13.1-percent Saturday, down from 20.6-percent on Thursday, December 3. The order closes specific businesses and limits others.

The stay-at-home order will be in effect for three weeks.

According to Boo, in addition to the Southern California Region, the Central Valley and Bay Area regions also are facing the shut-down orders.

To see the extent of the restrictions, see California Back to Square One on our website.