URGENT APPEAL!: Please! Do Not Inundate Front Line Responders

-Please do not over inundate front line responders-

INYO COUNTY, CA, December 11, 2020 – Inyo County hospitals and emergency services are seeing sharp increases in patients and requests for service that are non-emergent, resulting in Emergency Room bed shortages, and possible increased wait times. Inyo County has a limited amount of EMTs and front-line healthcare providers. The following guidelines are encouraged to curb over-extension of Inyo County’s valued COVID-19 responders:

  • Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency; non-emergency calls can use 760-878-0383, option 4
  • If you have any of the following symptoms it is an EMERGENCY, call 911 or go to your local ER: difficulty breathing, persistent pain, pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to awaken, bluish lips or face, choking, acute pain, severe abdominal pain, severe bleeding, or chest pain – or any other serious injury.
  • Do not go to the emergency room for non-emergency conditions. If you are not sure, contact your primary care physician.
  • First, for non-emergency symptoms of COVID-19 or other illness, call your Primary Care Physician for their expert opinion. Your doctor may offer telemedicine so you can have a virtual consultation or schedule an appointment to see you in person.

The Inyo County COVID-19 response team values your effort to stay safe and reduce the spread, including adhering to the current Regional Stay at Home Order.

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Robert
Robert
1 year ago

Our local law enforcement has no authority to arrest illegal aliens. So you want them to arrest American citizens with no legal authority? Please name one law section our legislative branch has passed to enforce martial law AKA stay at home order? 9 months is plenty of time for our… Read more »

Stop non-essential travel
Stop non-essential travel
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert

Please re-read this article Robert, you’ve clearly sputtered off on a tangent. This article isn’t about legal or non-legal lockdown requests. There was a simple ask 9 months ago that people wear masks in public and avoid gathering, to slow the spread of this virus. Completely voluntary !! A SIMPLE… Read more »

Allyourbusinessbelongtous
Allyourbusinessbelongtous
1 year ago

I have a suggestion. How about stop defending the incompetent government. 9 months and billions of dollars to hire new staff and increase ICU capacity. Yet no action was taken and no preparations were made. By the way, hospital ICU capacity is always strained and stressed this time of year.… Read more »

Stop non-essential travel
Stop non-essential travel
1 year ago

I take it you don’t plan on getting the vaccine.

InyoArabians
InyoArabians
1 year ago

How incompetent of our government to not be able to train new legions of doctors, critical care nurses and respiratory therapists in 9 whole months!

It’s like they weren’t even paying attention to how serious this pandemic is…

?

John
John
1 year ago

I seem to remember that the ‘hospital’ in Bishop was complicit in driving away several highly qualified physicians in the last few years including a family practitioner and a highly trained intensive care doc. Karma, deal with it

Marie Francoise
Marie Francoise
1 year ago
Reply to  John

@John, I totally agree with you. I don’t normally name people, but in this case I feel it is important to recognize the services of those docs who are no longer in our community. The family practice doc is Dr Ramadan who did the c section for me ( compassionate… Read more »

Robert
Robert
1 year ago

The stay at home order is confusing when Mammoth Mountain is open for skiing.

HB man
HB man
1 year ago

I hear you loud and clear , LowInyo . Imagine how McCreedy must have felt while being chased relentlessly by Ernest Borgnine down Movie Rd. before being run off into the sagebrush .

Sierra dog
Sierra dog
1 year ago
Reply to  HB man

C’mon HB. Macreedy, John Macreedy.

David Dennison
David Dennison
1 year ago

Seems kinda sad you have to remind people not to use and abuse an emergency service for things that aren’t an emergency.
But my own knowing some EMT workers,it’s true..

inyosouthpaw
inyosouthpaw
1 year ago

Maybe we should enforce some stay at home order and discourage recreational travel. But unfortunately we are all soo selfish. Especially So Cal. The Alabama Hills is a carnival, I encourage you to go see the show. Busiest day I have ever seen in December. Looks like an easter weekend… Read more »

89Seirra4x4
89Seirra4x4
1 year ago
Reply to  inyosouthpaw

Must be nice to spread false information.