County Administrator Issues Statement to County Employees

Inyo County Press Release

March 19, 2020


To All Inyo County Employees:

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the critical infrastructure sectors.  Critical infrastructure sectors includes, the Government Facilities Sector, including cyber elements; Health Care and Public Health Sector; the Transportation System Sector; and the Water and Wastewater Systems Sector.

As employees of County government, we are an integral part of the essential services that are required to stay open to ensure continuity of government.  The work you do as County employees is essential to the residents of our County and is invaluable. 

As you know, we have been working to identify workforce assignments that can be performed outside the office setting, as well as taking steps to reduce the potential impact of COVID-19 to not only our County residents, but also to our valued workforce. 

Employees who are scheduled to report to the worksite tomorrow are instructed to report as planned.  County Administration will continue its work with Department Heads to identify alternatives to office-based work and will provide further guidance tomorrow. 

While this shelter-in-place order may alarm many, it is important to remember that there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Inyo or Mono counties.  These executive actions are intended to ensure the overall safety and well-being of California residents through measures intended to contain the spread of this new disease.

As your County Administrator, I wish to thank each of you for the valuable service you provide to our County residents every day.  I also want to reassure you that your health and safety is a priority to me and to your Department Heads. 

Thank you.

Clint G. Quilter
County Administrative Officer