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Explanation from Mono County on why it was placed in Red rather than Purple Tier

Mono County submitted an adjudication request to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on November 9, 2020, stating that the COVID-19 cases confined to the U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MCMW) in Pickel Meadows should not count toward the total cases in Mono County in terms of tier assignments. In the adjudication […]

 
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Gov. Newsom Releases Blueprint for Safer Economy – Mono County To Open Additional Sectors August 31

Governor Newsom Releases Blueprint for A Safer Economy – Mono County To Open Additional Sectors August 31 August 29, 2020 – On August 28, Governor Newsom released “Blueprint for a Safer Economy,” a stringent, careful statewide plan for living with COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) that replaces the “County Data Monitoring List.” The Blueprint establishes four Tiers […]

 
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Mono County pop-up testing cancelled from July 20 to July 25

All Mono County pop-up testing scheduled for the week of 07/20-07/25 has been cancelled to allow the Public Health Department to focus on contact tracing cases. Individuals experiencing illness and/or symptoms are encouraged to call 211 or to speak with a Public Health Nurse for referral testing. The only public testing next week will be […]

 
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Mono County Announces Two Additional Positive COVID-19 Tests- Including first outside of Mammoth Lakes

Press Release – April 12, 2020 – The Mono County Health Department announces today two new positive COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases today, one from northern Mono County and another from the Mammoth Lakes area, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 23. The case from the northern part of the county is the first confirmed […]

 
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Officials bracing for the mosquito invasion

News release (This is a joint communication from the Mono County Health Department and the Owens Valley Mosquito Abatement Program (OVMAP):  Big snow years can mean big mosquito seasons and we are expecting some bugs! Thank you to Rob Miller (OVAP), Anna Scott (Inyo County HHS), Joe Burns (CDPH), and our own Louis Molina (MCHD) […]

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Youth ‘epidemic’ use of flavored tobacco products

From Tom Boo, MD, Mono County Health Department: Adolescent and child use of addictive flavored tobacco products has reached epidemic levels in our communities and across the United States. Use of e-cigarettes (vaping) by high school students nearly doubled over the past year to over one in five kids, with about one in ten middle school students also […]

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Mono County focusing local efforts on opioid epidemic

From Mono County Heath Officer Dr. Tom Boo Opioids: Reducing Harm in Mono County Today’s Monogram focuses on local efforts to address the opioid epidemic, which has been declared a national emergency. Tens of thousands of Americans will die this year from opioid overdose. There are people at risk in every community, including ours. As County Public […]

 
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Parent Night Vape Information

There will be a Parent Night Vape Information meeting at the Mammoth High School Multipurpose Room. The meeting will be in Spanish, September 19th & in English on September 20th. It starts at 5:30 PM and there will be a presentation, 6:00 – 7:00 PM. There will door raffle prizes, winners must be present, pizza, […]

 
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Dr. Tom Boo named Mono Public Health Officer

Press release It is an honor and pleasure to announce that Dr. Tom Boo has joined Mono County as the Public Health Officer. An East Coast native and graduate of the Medical College of Virginia, Dr. Boo moved to the Eastern Sierra in 1996 after finishing residency at Ventura County Medical Center. He worked at […]

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Mono Health Department offers updates

Mono County Health Department press release It has been an interesting summer so far in Mono County. Here is a quick rundown, with links to more information: Hantavirus: This week a summer resident of Mono County was hospitalized in serious condition with a laboratory confirmed infection caused by the Sin Nombre virus (SNV). Infection results […]

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