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NIHD statement on pausing of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine was stopped Tuesday following reports of rare and severe blood clotting in some people who received the shot. Federal health officials recommended states pause the use of the vaccine out of an abundance of caution after six women between the ages of 18 and 48 experienced clotting […]

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STAY-AT-HOME ORDER LIFTED Mono County Remains in Purple Tier

Effective today (1/25), officials with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) ended the Regional Stay-at-Home Order issued on Sunday, December 6, 2020 for all regions statewide. Mono County will re-enter the most restrictive Tier 1 Widespread (Purple) of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy (Blueprint), the State’s “stringent and slow plan for living with […]

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State Issues New Gathering Guidance for a Safer Thanksgiving and Holiday Season

Well, now that you have decided to “crawl out from  under that rock” you’ve been “self-isolating” under for the past 10 months, the beneficent state of California has issued “official” guidance on how you should celebrate Thanksgiving this year during the pandemic. The only problem many of us have with it is that every time […]

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SIH asks state to step in

By Deb Murphy Following an awkward meeting of unanswered questions last Thursday, two members of the Southern Inyo Hospital Board of Directors went into a special ad hoc committee meeting with Kevin Flanigan, chief executive officer for Northern Hospital, County Counsel and Donna McAuley, SIH’s nurse practitioner and, briefly, the new CEO at the struggling […]

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Health officials survey retail stores for tobacco, alcohol and healthy food

Problems with obesity, tobacco and alcohol remain factors in health issues, and the California Department of Public Health decided to take a look at how retailers focus on these products and how their display might impact customer decisions, especially for teenagers. The goal, officials said, is to reduce tobacco and alcohol-related disease. Health officials organized […]

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