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While Health and Human Services’ Anna Scott described the uptake in cases as “concerning,” the case rate increase of four to five new cases a week is reflective of increases state-wide. A new Public Health […] Continue Reading · 4. Mono County Issues Indoor Mask Order Following Increase in Local COVID-19 Cases.

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Public Health Officer Order: Rescinding the September …

(2 days ago) Public Health Officer Order: Rescinding the September 20, 2021, Order Temporarily Closing Mammoth Unified School District’s Mammoth High School and Mammoth Middle School for In-Person Instruction P.O. BOX 3329, MAMMOTH LAKES, CA 93546 PHONE (760) 924-1830 • FAX (760) 924-1831

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Mono County Covid-19 Update

(1 days ago) 7 hours ago · To schedule a vaccination appointment with Mono County Public Health, please call (760) 709-6765. WALK-IN: In response to increased demand, Mono County Public Health is hosting the following walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics over the next several months for individuals aged 12 and older. Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson are all available.

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Mono County Health Dept. Closes Mammoth Middle …

(1 days ago) Health and Safety Code section 101029, the Health Officer requests that the Sheriff and all Chiefs of Police in the County ensure compliance with and enforcement of this Order. 7. This Order is made because of the propensity of the virus to spread person-to-person. 8. Copies of this Order shall promptly be posted on the County of Mono’s

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Adventist Health brings 'Telehealth' to Rural Health

(2 days ago) About Northern Inyo Healthcare District: Founded in 1946, Northern Inyo Healthcare District features a 25-bed critical access hospital, a 24-hour emergency department, a primary care rural health clinic, a diagnostic imaging center, and clinics specializing in women’s health, orthopedics, internal medicine, pediatrics and allergies, and

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Mono County Covid-19 Vaccinating Phase 1a and 1b

(7 days ago) Listen to public health officials. They may recommend community actions to reduce exposure in times of local outbreak Individuals with any underlying medical condition (including those conditions that are NOT on the current list) should consult with their healthcare providers about personal risk factors and circumstances to determine whether

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Toiyabe Indian Health Project CEO Reportedly Leaving …

(5 days ago) The Toiyabe Indian Health Project is a vital part of the local and regional healthcare system in Inyo and Mono counties for both non-native patients and Native Americans. It’s in the interests of us all to have a vital and healthy organization that provides quality healthcare in cooperation and coordination with the other healthcare providers

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NIHD’s Rural Health Clinic begins drive-in testing for

(9 days ago) This greatly helps the local health department and regional healthcare partners with surveillance and management of infected patients,” he said. Dr. Brown said the drive-in operates during regular clinic hours, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday. RHC nurses and providers will staff the drive-in. Dr. Brown said

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Neil Morris: 1956-2015

(5 days ago) Neil Morris: 1956-2015. By News Staff on January 22, 2015 in Gov. Neil Vernon Morris was born on December 23, 1956 and passed away on January 20, 2015 at Renown Hospital with family by his side. He was born to Conrad and Arlene Morris in Bishop California.

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Breast Health Center planned for Northern Inyo …

(6 days ago) Dr. Flanigan also proudly noted that the Breast Health Center services and some of the new equipment that is needed has been made possible by a generous donation made to the NIH Foundation late last year. The benefactor noted at the time that the family had been so impressed with the care received from the nurses at NIH that they wished to

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Mono County Says Pre-Register for the Vaccine and …

(9 days ago) Mono County Public Health is encouraging Mono County residents to pre-register to be vaccinated by completing the online, confidential Vaccine Questionnaire. COVID-19 vaccines are entirely voluntary, and free for Mono County residents. The questionnaire will assist Mono County Public Health prioritize COVID-19 immunizations per the Centers for

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Smiling faces…Covid-19 Relief Begins in Mono County …

(8 days ago) Dr. Tom Boo, Mono County Public Health Officer described the day the vaccine arrived at the Mammoth Hospital as “…an historic day to celebrate in Mono County. After nine months of battling the relentless and indiscriminate virus, we can now see some light at the end of a long dark tunnel.”

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Four Toiyabe Indian Health Project administrators

(3 days ago) By Deb Murphy. July 14, four months after the $17.5 million clinic opened, the Toiyabe Indian Health Project board of directors voted to suspend Chief Executive Officer David Lent, Chief Operations Officer Rick Frey, Chief Financial Officer Mary Daniels and Human Resources Manager Cyndee Kiddoo, without pay for 60 days while an investigation looks into …

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Family Health Center closed its doors

(4 days ago) The Family Health Center was founded by Dr. George Kibler in the 70s. Reports said he and partners had sold the Center to Dr. Zasuki Daran who continued to operate physician services for approximately a year or so.

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Inyo Public Health Officer Mandates Universal Cloth …

(5 days ago) In a move that was largely anticipated, Inyo County Public Health Officer, James Richardson, has issued a public health order to the effect that anyone in the general public leaving their homes to access essential and non-essential services must wear cloth face coverings, especially when unable to maintain 6’ social distancing.

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Mono County Health Clarifies State's Lodging …

(1 days ago) Mono County is advising that all hotel, motel, and short-term rental reservations must be canceled for the duration of the Southern California Region Stay-At-Home Order issued by the CA Dept. of Public Health issued on December 5, which took effect at 11:59pm 0n Sunday, December 6, 2020.

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Smoke Impacts High on Great Basin Unified Air …

(7 days ago) health advisory criteria was reached on eight days within Inyo, Mono and Alpine counties. As for the 2020 fire season, “it was off the charts horrific,” Mitchell said. Alpine County rep Ron Hames noted the increasing length of the annual fire season and the consistency of impacts across the district. “We have fire and smoke amnesia,” he

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NIHD update on Rural Health Clinic Construction …

(9 days ago) Breast Health, Urology, Cardiology, and Telehealth. To earn the tax benefit, the benefactor would then have to lease the new structure back to NIHD for ten years, with the ultimate goal of NIHD buying back the improved property. Dr. Flanigan estimates the cost of the new RHC facility would be $6-8 million, but notes the figure could be

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MONO COUNTY ISSUES TEMPORARY SCHOOL …

(2 days ago) Increase in COVID-19 Cases Results in Lack of Staffing to Support In-Classroom Instruction September 20, 2021 – Dr. Richard O. Johnson, Acting Public Health Officer for Mono County, has issued a Local Health Order (Order) requiring the closure of in-person instruction at Mammoth Middle School and Mammoth High School due to an outbreak of positive COVID-19 …

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New home for Inyo County Wellness Center

(4 days ago) Health and Human Services’ Behavioral Health has operated the Wellness Center at two different locations over the past eight years. The Center provides a safe haven for those suffering from mental illness or homelessness. “We help those struggling with work or relationships,” said H&HS Director Jean Turner.

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Inyo County Covid Update

(8 days ago) the total case number to 1486. While Health and Human Services’ Anna Scott described the uptake in cases as “concerning,” the case rate increase of four to five new cases a week is reflective of increases state-wide. A new Public Health order goes into effect Monday for employees working in health care or congregate settings, Scott reported.

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Dust pollution declared carcinogenic

(Just Now) This month, the World Health Organization declared air pollution a human carcinogen, calling it a leading cause of cancer deaths globally. The WHO labeled air pollution as the highest of the agency’s four-level classification system.

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NIHD Statement On Staff Vaccinations

(1 days ago) The persistent and lingering public health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic pose unique challenges for employers in California, particularly healthcare providers like the District. The District continues to work through the logistics of implementing the CDPH’s August 5 Order, including exemptions and accommodations, to ensure all staff remain

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Northern Inyo Hospital selected for California Bridge

(5 days ago) NIHD news release. Northern Inyo Hospital is among 31 health facilities selected from across the state to participate in the California Bridge Program, an accelerated training program for healthcare providers facilitated by the Public Health Institute’s Bridge program to enhance access to around-the-clock treatment for substance use disorders.

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Mono County Issues Indoor Mask Order Following …

(3 days ago) Press Release August 3, 2021 – Dr. Richard O. Johnson, Acting Public Health Officer for Mono County, has issued a Local Health Order (Order) requiring the use of face coverings (masks) for both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents and visitors within indoor public spaces in Mono County and the Town of Mammoth Lakes. The Order goes into effect on …

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Two COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Inyo County …

(1 days ago) The Inyo County Health Officer is working with the California Department of Public Health to determine how this isolated outbreak will impact the County’s position on the County Monitoring List. The State continues to analyze and track Inyo County’s data but has not yet made the determination to put Inyo County on the Monitoring List.

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Mono County Reassigned to Tier-2, "Substantial" (Red

(7 days ago) With Thanksgiving next week, health officials are encouraging families to “downsize” their family get-togethers to the “no more than ten people.” Between the current flu season and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, large gathering will make the already bad situation much worse.

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Help For Veterans

(1 days ago) Locally, you can also call the HHS Behavioral Health Crisis Hotline – (800) 841-5011, all services are available in your preferred language. Please contact your local Veterans Service Office for help finding other resources. Call (760) 873-7850 or email [email protected] or contact Health and Human Services’ Behavioral Health office at

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Mono County Health Officer Issues Order on …

(6 days ago) Increasing concern over the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases being reported in Mono County have prompted the Public Health Officer, Dr. Tom Boo, to issue another order on prohibiting gatherings which are promoting the spread of the coronavirus. Large numbers of visitors and tourists to the Town of Mammoth Lakes, and at campgrounds and campsites

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Back to Masks coming to Mono County

(9 days ago) Mono County residents and visitors are encouraged to visit the California Department of Public Health’s My Turn website to schedule local COVID-19 vaccination appointments, or visit an upcoming Mono County Walk-In Clinic. Mammoth Hospital, Vons, and Rite Aid have all joined in the vaccination effort, and appointments are available via My Turn.

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Explanation from Mono County on why it was placed …

(4 days ago) Mono County submitted an adjudication request to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on November 9, 2020, stating that the COVID-19 cases confined to the U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MCMW) in Pickel Meadows should not count toward the total cases in Mono County in terms of tier assignments.. In the adjudication …

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UPDATE: Big Pine Two Brothers from Italy Challenges …

(5 days ago) The Health Department has the job of looking out for us and everyone should appreciate and cooperate with all the covid mitigation rules and regs. What is sadly happening now at the Bishop Care Center, despite all the efforts to sustain the folks there, is what happens when individuals treasure their liberties over their responsibilities.

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NIH recognized for efforts to lower C-section rates

(8 days ago) The California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) made the announcement last week on behalf of Smart Care California, a coalition of public and private health care purchasers that collectively buy or manage care for more than 16 million people statewide, or 40 percent of all Californians.

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Mono County Resident Dies of Hantavirus Infection

(3 days ago) County Health Department and Environmental Health staff can provide advice about dealing with specific situations encountered at home or at work. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Tom Boo, Mono County Public Health Officer [email protected] 760.924.1828 Dr. James Richardson, Inyo County Health Officer [email protected] 760.873.7868

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Mono County Health Dept. Host Community Meetings …

(5 days ago) Mono County public health officials are and will continue to communicate with medical facilities, emergency personnel, schools, businesses and other community resources to provide guidance on COVID-19 and possible prevention measures that can be taken as the situation evolves. Community Meeting

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HHS Director Marilyn Mann Archives

(8 days ago) Health and Human Services’ Eastern Sierra Area Agency on Aging (ESAAA) is pleased to announce the reopening of Senior Centers for senior lunches in Inyo County. Most sites will initially be open one day a week while we transition people off the home delivered meal program and plan to return to normal operation by mid-July.

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Tiger Bar in June Lake Shut Down by Mono County …

(1 days ago) Are the public health authorities finally getting serious in the efforts to enforce compliance with the Governor’s Executive Orders and public health orders in the state? That it is the Mono County Public Health Officer, Dr. Tom Boo, that took action should surprise no one.

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ANTI-MASKERS, NOTHING NEW

(8 days ago) Public health regulation compliance during the Spanish Flu was taken very seriously. While Inyo County Sheriff Jeff Hollowell has stated he won’t enforce Inyo’s regulations due to lack of funding and staffing, a San Francisco officer took the mask mandate very seriously.

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It's official: Dr. Kevin Flanigan named CEO of NIHD

(2 days ago) About Northern Inyo Healthcare District: Founded in 1946, Northern Inyo Healthcare District features a 25-bed critical access hospital, a 24-hour emergency department, a primary care rural health clinic, a diagnostic imaging center, and clinics specializing in women’s health, orthopedics and neurology, pediatrics and allergies and general

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COVID-19: Inyo County back to “Red” this week

(6 days ago) The Public Health Officer for Inyo County, Dr. James Richardson told the supervisors that there had been 18 new cases since October 20 and the total positive cumulative cases sat at 231 official cases as of Tuesday’s meeting and …

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NIHD readies for new Electronic Health Record

(9 days ago) Northern Inyo Healthcare District has teamed up with Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to transform its Electronic Health Record (EHR).NIHD will move to an updated electronic system that supports physicians, nurses, and clinicians to share data across the District’s multiple offices.

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Inyo LAFCO gives recommendation in hospital dispute

(5 days ago) Specifically, Health and Safety Code 32121 (c) gives local districts the power “to purchase, … lease, use and enjoy property …within and without the limits of the district … for the benefit of the district.” The statutes goes on to state a hospital district can “establish … one or more health facilities … within or without the

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New NIHD Breast Specialist Doctor takes over from …

(3 days ago) With his pending retirement, his immediate concern was the future of the Breast Health Program that has evolved over the past few years at the health district. “We’ve really set up a first-rate program,” Harness said. “And it isn’t just me.

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Inyo County now has two confirmed positive COVID …

(6 days ago) Inyo County Public Health is conducting a thorough investigations to identify potential exposures and notify contacts. At this time the first patient is currently isolated at home. As of Wednesday, March 25 th, NIHD currently has 29 COVID-19 tests pending, and Toiyabe Indian Healthcare Project has 2 COVID-19 tests pending.

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Inyo County Implements Public Health Precautions

(2 days ago) Press Release from Inyo County - March 19, 2020 This a good start. The county also needs to limit social and other gatherings, close bars and limit restaurants to tale out service, and prohibit other activities which encourage non essential travel to our county, Public health is the priority and those businesses should and will be compensated as well as furloughed …

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MAMMOTH LAKES DECLARES HEALTH EMERGENCY

(3 days ago) Mammoth Lakes’ Town Council declared a local health emergency at its Wednesday meeting, allowing the City Manager the power to take quick action in the face of the coronavirus. In addition to the list of restrictions approved Tuesday by the Mono County Board of Directors, the town had directed all hotels, motels and short-term rentals to close.

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Mono County Announces Two Additional Positive …

(5 days ago) Press Release – April 12, 2020 – The Mono County Health Department announces today two new positive COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases today, one from northern Mono County and another from the Mammoth Lakes area, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 23.. The case from the northern part of the county is the first confirmed case outside of the …

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