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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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Charles “Chuck” J. Kilpatrick, a Bishop treasure, is gone…

The year 2020 has been one of constant challenges and losses. The latest and hopefully the last is the loss of Bishop resident, Charles “Chuck” J. Kilpatrick, who died Wednesday, Dec. 30, after a battling COVID-19. Kilpatrick was a man who was not just well-known, he was admired and adored by almost everyone that ever […]

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Appeal to Gov. Newsom to allow Mammoth Lakes businesses to operate under Purple Tier Restrictions

The following well-drafted letter has been sent to Governor Gavin Newsom from the Mammoth Lakes Lodging Association, Mammoth Lakes Restaurant Association, and Chamber of Commerce respectfully appealing for the state to allow the regional stay at home order to expire as soon as possible amid concerns that local businesses can no longer sustain further financial […]

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Second stimulus check, extended unemployment benefits, and more business assistance coming as Trump signs Stimulus Bill

The $900 billion bill signed by President Donald Trump on December 27 includes: A second round of stimulus checks ($600 base amount); Extended $300-per-week unemployment benefits added to the total you receive from the state Adds Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, which provides benefits for people who usually don’t qualify for unemployment, including the self-employed and gig […]

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Full details at https://coronavirus.monocounty.ca.gov/pages/health Monday (12/28) – Public Health COVID-19 testing in Mammoth Lakes* (12:00am-3:00pm) Monday (12/28) – Verily testing at Antelope Valley Community Center (9:00am-12:45pm) Tuesday (12/29) – Verily testing in Mammoth Lakes at Sierra Star Golf Course, 2001 Sierra Star Pkwy (8:00am-12:30pm) Wednesday (12/30) – Public Health COVID-19 testing in Mammoth Lakes* (10:00am-1:00pm) […]

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“Don’t come to hospital unless it’s a real emergency!” says NIHD

On the COVID-19 pandemic front, Inyo County has some good news and some bad news, like everything else about this virus. During a local media phone conference last Friday, Dec. 11, the Northern Inyo Hospital District shared some grave concerns. Inyo County is in the middle of a surge of COVID-19 cases. The Respiratory Care […]

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