Local Information, Action, & Recommendations
- First Mono County COVID-19 Related Death: Mono County experienced its first COVID-19 related death on Tuesday, March 31st. The patient was a male in his 60’s with known underlying chronic medical conditions. For more information visit: https://webapps.mono.ca.gov/COVIDDocs//PressReleases/PR_First%20Death%20in%20Mono%20County_3-31-2020v2.pdf
- Inyo County 9th Positive Test: Inyo County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. James Richardson, received notification this morning from NIHD regarding a positive COVID-19 test for an Inyo County resident. This is the ninth positive COVID-19 case in Inyo County. Inyo County Public Health is working to determine the source of the infection, and conducting a thorough investigation to identify potential exposures and notify contacts. At this time the patient is currently isolated at home. For more information visit: https://www.inyocounty.us/covid-19/press-releases/news/9th-confirmed-positive-covid-19
- Public Health Order – Short Term Lodging: On March 31st the Inyo County Public Health Officer issued a Public Health Order prohibiting certain short-term lodging rentals within Inyo County. To view the Order in its entirety visit: https://www.inyocounty.us/sites/default/files/2020-03/HO-Short-Term-Rentals.pdf
- Public Health Order – Business Operations: On March 31st the Inyo County Public Health Officer issued a Public Health Order on all businesses operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Order includes requiring that all businesses disallow any employee, agent, or contractor in the workplace if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and direct said employee to stay home and self-isolate as set forth in the Health Officer’s March 27th Order: https://www.inyocounty.us/sites/default/files/2020-03/FINAL%20SIGNED%20HO%20Order%20RE%20Isolation%20Quarantine%203.27.20.pdf For more information on the Business Operations Health Order visit: https://www.inyocounty.us/sites/default/files/2020-03/03.31.2020.HO-Operating-Business_0.pdf
- CRITICAL REMINDER – Failure to Comply with Health Officer Orders Places Individuals at Risk of Imprisonment, Fines, or Both: Additional actions may be taken by the Health Officer, including civil detention or requiring one to stay at a health facility or other location, to protect the public’s health if an individual who is subject to a Health Order violates or fails to comply with Health Officer orders. Violation of Health Officer Orders may also result in a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment, fine, or both (Health and Safety Code §120295). Current Orders issued by the Health Officer can be viewed at https://www.inyocounty.us/covid-19/press-releases.
Statewide/ Federal Information, Action, & Recommendations
Global: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ (04/01/20 –4pm)
US: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/ (04/01/20 – 4pm)
CA: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/ (04/01/20 – 4pm)
- The below government COVID-19 guidance pages are updated constantly as new information becomes available:
Inyo County Health and Human Services- Public Health Division, Board of Supervisors, and County Administration are actively monitoring the situation involving the infectious disease outbreak of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). The Inyo County HHS Public Health division is the lead authority for all public health emergencies in our County.
Every effort is made to ensure the timely distribution of the Daily Updates by 5:00 pm.
We appreciate your patience in the event the update is released later than anticipated.
For up-to-date information as well as previous updates please visit: