Inyo County Activates Limited EOC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INYO COUNTY, March 19, 2020 - The County of Inyo, in an effort to stay prepared, has activated a limited Emergency Operations Center in response and to prepare for the potential impacts of COVID-19. At this time there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Inyo County. An EOC is activated when there is a heightened sense that an incident or emergency may require mutual aid, and can either precede or follow the declaration of a Local Emergency. On March 16, 2020 Inyo County Health Officer, Dr. James Richardson, declared a Public Health Emergency in order to protect the health of the Inyo County community.
Currently emergency personnel and command staff have been mobilized and are increasing their readiness by ensuring that warning systems are ready, emergency preparedness plans are in place, and officials and the public are consistently being briefed. The public can expect daily updates through traditional press releases posted at: https://www.inyocounty.us/coronavirus-covid-19-response and through social media updates at the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
The County of Inyo is committed to keeping the public up to date with the most accurate and timely information.