10/26/2020 - COVID-19 Situation Update



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


October 26, 2020 –5:00 P.M.


  • California Public Health Officials Release Guidance & Updates to State's Blueprint for a Safe Economy: On October 20th the California Department of Public Health issued new guidance for amusement and theme parks, movie theaters, and performances and made updates to the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The Blueprint for a Safer Economy now allows all personal care services to operate indoors with modifications in tier 1 (widespread/ purple). For more information and safer celebration alternatives visit: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/NR20-272.aspx In addition to the revised personal care guidance, on October 23rd the Blueprint for a Safer Economy was updated to reflect changes to the process for determining a county’s movement to a more restrictive tier and a small county’s movement into the yellow tier. For more information visit: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/COVID19CountyMonitoringOverview.aspx
  • Inyo County Flu Vaccination Clinics: The Inyo County Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health and Prevention division continues to host drive through flu vaccination clinics.  The next clinic is scheduled for this Sunday, November 1st from 10am to 2pm in Bishop. The clinic will be held at the Bishop Senior Center, 682 Spruce St, as a drive through site unless weather or smoke prohibits; in which case it will be held as a walk-up/walk-in site indoors at the same location. Please ensure that you comply with the following drive-up safety guidance:
    • Patients must remain in their vehicles
    • Children must remain restrained in car seats
    • Vehicle occupants must wear face covering or shield with drape at all times
    • Dogs or other animals should not accompany the patient

And the following walk-in guidance:

    • Patients must maintain at least 6 foot distance from each other while waiting
    • Patients must wear face covering or shield with drape at all times

Additional clinics will be held in Lone Pine, Olancha, Tecopa, Shoshone, and Furnace Creek. For a detailed list of all locations, visit https://www.inyocounty.us/services/health-human-services/public-health-and-prevention-division/immunizations-and-flu-shots. This is a no cost clinic and appointments are not necessary. For more information please contact Public Health at 760-873-7868.

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 (10/26/20 – 4:30 pm)

US: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data (10/26/20 – 4:30 pm)

CA: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data (10/26/20 – 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.