09/14/2020 - COVID-19 Situation Update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Carma Roper, Public Information Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
INYO COUNTY COVID-19 EMERGENCY OPERATIONS UPDATE
September 14, 2020 –5:00 P.M.
Local Information, Action, & Recommendations
- REVIVE Grant Deadline: As a reminder, the deadline for the Inyo County REVIVE Small Business Grant Program is this Friday, September 18th at 5:00pm. Details including a video of the webinar are available at https://www.inyocounty.us/covid-19/reopening-inyo-businesses/revive-program
- Local Businesses Give Back to Essential Workers: The Inyo County Office of Education and local merchants are Giving Back to All Essential Workers. Throughout the month of September, the below listed businesses’ will be giving discounts to all essential workers. Please present a work ID, name badge or business card to redeem this offer. To those who have persevered during these past months and have shown dedication to our community, you are appreciated! Teachers, Health and Medical Care Providers, Fire Fighters and Law Enforcement, Grocery, Retail, Hardware Store, Hotel, Public Transit, Delivery and Gas Station Employees, Day Care Providers and more.
- Great Basin Bakery – 10% discount
- Looney Bean – 15% discount
- Bee Gee’s – 15% discount
- Pupfish Café – 10% discount
- Nuts ‘n Twigs – 10% discount
- Copper Top Bar-B-Que – 20% discount
- Perry Motors, $500 rebate towards the purchase of a new/used car.
- Verily – Bishop Site: The Verily community-based COVID-19 testing site in Bishop has temporarily been moved to the Bishop Senior Center, located at 682 Spruce St. in Bishop, to accommodate parking lot repairs at the Nazarene Church. To schedule a test in Bishop on 9/16 or 9/17, visit www.projectbaseline.com and select the site named Bishop (Inyo Mono Senior Center). Please note that the testing site is subject to closure if air quality is hazardous.
- 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 (09/14/20 –4:00 pm)
US: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data (09/14/20 –4:00 pm)
CA: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data (09/14/20 –4:00 pm)
- COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave: On September 9th Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1867, legislation that immediately extends critical paid sick days protections to California’s workforce. This legislation means that every California employee that has been exposed to or tests positive for COVID-19 will have access to paid sick days for the rest of the 2020 calendar year. For more information visit https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/09/09/governor-newsom-signs-bill-immediately-ensuring-access-to-paid-sick-leave-for-every-california-employee/
- Small Business Support: On September 9thGovernor Gavin Newsom signed three bills into law to support small businesses grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and another to jumpstart state construction projects. For more information visit https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/09/09/governor-newsom-signs-bills-to-support-small-businesses-grappling-with-impact-of-covid-19-pandemic-bolster-economic-recovery/
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.