Situation Update


CONTACT:           Carma Roper, Public Information Officer               


April 8, 2020 –4:00 P.M.  

Local Numbers Update:

Inyo County Cases:

  • 11 confirmed COVID-19 cases  | 0 deaths

Inyo County Testing: 

  • Tests Administered: 142 (NIHD, SIH, & Toiyabe)
  • Tests Positive: 11
  • Tests Negative: 115
  • Tests Pending*: 16

*Cases with pending results are monitored by medical staff ordering test; Inyo County Public Health monitors pending results identified as high probability individuals.

Mono County Cases:

19 confirmed COVID-19 case | 1 deaths

Local Information, Action, & Recommendations

  • Fishing Opener: The California Fish and Game Commission will remotely meet on April 9th, 8:30am to consider adopting an emergency regulation authorizing the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to temporarily suspend, delay, or restrict sport and recreational fishing in specific areas within the state when necessary to protect public health from the threat posed by COVID-19. For more information, including information on how to participate in the meeting, visit:  
  • CRITICAL REMINDER - Failure to comply with Health Officer Orders places individuals and our community at increased risk of infection.Violation of Health Officer Orders may also result in a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment, fine, or both (Health and Safety Code §120295). 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.  The best enforcement tool we have is social pressure, so if you see inappropriate behavior, say something! Current Orders issued by the Health Officer can be viewed at

Statewide/ Federal Information, Action, & Recommendations


Global:  (04/08/20 –3pm)

US:  (04/08/20 – 3pm)

CA:  (04/08/20 – 3pm)

  • Support for Vulnerable Populations: On April 7th Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that provides additional support for older adults. The order will allow for a 60-day waiver for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program caseworkers to continue their work and be able to care for older adults, as well as individuals with disabilities. For more information visit:
  • 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.


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