07/13/2020 - COVID-19 Situation Update



CONTACT:           Carma Roper, Public Information Officer croper@inyocounty.us


July 13, 2020 –4:00 P.M.


Local Numbers Update

Inyo County Cases:

  • 37 confirmed COVID-19 cases  | 1 death | 26 recovered 

Inyo County Testing: 

  • Total Tests Administered: 1470 (NIHD, SIH, & Toiyabe)**
  • Tests Positive: 37
  • Tests Negative: 1357
  • Tests Pending*: 76

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

**Verily testing numbers are not currently included in testing totals

Mono County Cases:

  • 52 confirmed COVID-19 case | 1 death

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Local Information, Action, & Recommendations

  • Closure of Select Industries: Today, July 13, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the Statewide (including Inyo County) closure of all indoor operations for the following sectors:
    • Dine-in restaurants
    • Wineries and tasting rooms
    • Movie theaters
    • Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades)
    • Zoos and museums
    • Cardrooms
    • Indoor and outdoor operations of bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs

Should Inyo County exceed the reopening metrics proposed to the State in May, which included a sharp increase in positive tests and hospitalizations, and continue to do so for three days, the below industries will also be required to  close:

    • Fitness centers
    • Worship services
    • Protests
    • Offices for non-essential sectors
    • Personal care services, like nail salons, body waxing and tattoo parlors
    • Hair salons and barbershops
    • Malls

For more information visit: https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap-counties/

  • REVISED Masking Order: In light of the growing number of infections in California, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently released an updated guidance document mandating that face coverings be worn statewide, with some exceptions. The Inyo County Health Officer has updated this local Order to incorporate the CDPH guidance and to clarify the responsibility of businesses in Inyo County to adhere to, and ensure their employees and customers are following the mandatory face covering guidance. All businesses and indoor facilities shall strictly enforce the face-covering requirements of this order with respect to their employees, contractors, customers, visitors, and volunteers while they are on the business or facility premises and shall refuse admission and service to any person who fails or refuses to wear facial coverings on the premises in full compliance with this order. For more information visit: https://www.inyocounty.us/sites/default/files/2020-07/7.13.20-Universal-Face-Coverings-REVISED.pdf
  • 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).

Statewide/ Federal Information, Action, & Recommendations


Global: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data (07/13/20 –4:30 pm)

US: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data (07/13/20 –4:30 pm)

CA: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data (07/13/20 –4:30 pm)

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.