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Inyo Students Return to School for ABC’s, a Masking Requirement

Inyo County Superintendent of Schools, Barry Simpson, confirmed that school will be in-person for all students, however, masking requirements for all students and staff will remain in place. He emphasized that this is not a local decision; there are state guidelines that they must follow. What of those who cannot for health or other reasons […]

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Not Good! CDPH Issues Public Health Order in Response to Surge In Delta Variant

Back to square one? The Delta Variant causing fastest increase in COVID-19 Cases than during the entire pandemic. Mono County Residents and Visitor Urged to Become Vaccinated. The COVID-19 pandemic remains a significant challenge in California. COVID-19 vaccines are effective in reducing infection and serious disease. At present, 62% of Californians 12 years of age and […]

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Inyo Encourages Face Coverings; Other Counties Require Them

Inyo County saw “slight increases” in cases of COVID-19 in late June, but as of Monday, June 18, is just encouraging people to wear face coverings in indoor public places, not mandating as has Mono County and Los Angeles. “We are concerned that as case rates increase in other areas,” Anna Scott, deputy director of […]

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CDC Director Statement on Pfizer’s Use of COVID-19 Vaccine in Adolescents Age 12 and Older

Message From the CDC Director, Rochelle Walensky: Today, I adopted CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that endorsed the safety and effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and its use in 12- through 15-year-old adolescents. CDC now recommends that this vaccine be used among this population, and providers may begin vaccinating them right […]

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Inyo County moves to Orange – Moderate Tier; No change in Mono County Orange Status

On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, Inyo County has  been moved from the Red Tier – Substantial risk category to the Orange Tier – Moderate risk category under the State’s Four-Tier, Color-Coded Reopening System.  The change will take effect Wednesday, May 5. The changes are being attributed largely to the over 30 million vaccinations that have […]

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Yosemite National Park to Re-Implement a Day-Use Reservation System

Yosemite National Park to Re-Implement a Day-Use Reservation System Beginning on Friday, May 21, 2021   Yosemite National Park – Beginning Friday, May 21, visitors to Yosemite National Park will need a day-use reservation to enter the park. The temporary day-use reservation system will allow the park to manage visitation levels to reduce risks associated with exposure […]

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State Updates Blueprint to Allow Additional Activities with Modifications to Reduce Risk

Updates to gatherings, receptions, conferences, and indoor live events and performances are effective April 15 SACRAMENTO –With vaccination rates increasing and the state’s COVID-19 test positivity rate near a record low, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today released updates to the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening framework allowing additional activities to […]

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U.S. has lowest pediatric and general population flu infection and death rate in years

And of course…it can be a problem for next year. Remember the “Twindemic” that we were all warned about last year – the combination of patients with both the flu and Covid-19? Public health authorities were warning everyone that would listen that if it happened, it would be apocalyptic in terms of our health care […]

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Town of Mammoth Lakes Issues Latest Covid Short-term Lodging Order on Fitness Centers, Spas, etc.

Lodging operations are to follow state guidelines in latest short-term lodging order related to fitness centers, hot tubs, pools or other amenities Outdoor Spa Pools Effective February 1, 2021, Outdoor Spa Pools are approved for use with the following conditions and restrictions: Outdoor spas are restricted to use by members of a single household/living unit […]

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Unified Command Covid-19 Emergency Operations Center Announces Transitions in Mono County

Time for a change as response to COVID-19 shifts gears towards vaccinations. Effective February 5, Mono County Emergency Medical Services Chief Chris Mokracek transitioned into the role of Director of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), relieving Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection Chief Frank Frievalt. After 47 weeks of collaborative and determined leadership, Chief Frievalt will transition […]

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You think it’s taking too long for Covid vaccination? Global Vaccine Timeline stretched to 2023!

We are not alone in this Covid pandemic, although it sometimes feels that way and that it will never end. Waiting for the call to be vaccinated in Inyo and Mono County seems like it will take forever. Best prediction so far is that most, if not all those wanting it in the two counties […]

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