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LADWP Announces Closure of Certain Recreational Areas in Support of “Safer at Home” Order

BISHOP, CA (April 1, 2020) – In keeping with LADWP’s commitment to be good environmental stewards and promote the health and safety of the residents, visitors and employees in the Eastern Sierra, the following LADWP areas and/or locations are CLOSED to the public indefinitely in support of the Safer At Home Order: Owens River Gorge, […]

 
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Mammoth Lake Hospital Press Release

FYI-A quick note on elevation and COVID-19 from Mammoth Hospital

A quick note on elevation and COVID-19: From Mammoth Hospital: Facebook Post 3/31/2020 “At sea level, you are breathing 21% oxygen,” says Mammoth Hospital Chief Medical Officer, Craig Burrows. “At 8,000 feet, our altitude, you are breathing 15% oxygen, which is roughly 30% less. For people unaccustomed to our elevation, this difference is what people […]

 
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Coronavirus Daily Update

Third and Fourth Positive COVID-19 Cases in Mono County

March 25, 2020 – A positive COVID-19 test result was received late March 24 from a Mammoth area resident who is critically ill in Reno hospital. We transferred this patient a few days ago. This patient, who cannot be interviewed because of his/her condition has no known links to other cases. This individual potentially exposed […]

 
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No. You cannot contract COVID-19 from drinking water, says Calif. State Water Board

Besides some panic-buying shoppers going a little crazy buying toilet paper, they have also been seen clearing shelves of bottled water over concerns of unsafe drinking water from the coronavirus. Another coronavirus myth in the making right next to the one that drinking water every 15 minutes kills the virus. According to the State Water […]

 
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SECOND POSITIVE CASE OF COVID-19 IN MONO COUNTY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mono County Health Department and Mammoth Hospital POSITIVE CASE OF COVID-19 IN MONO COUNTY March 24, 2020 – A positive COVID-19 test result was received late March 23, a specimen collected seven days earlier from a young positive COVID-19 test result woman with an influenza-like illness (fever, body aches and cough). She […]

 
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RESTRICTION OF SHORT-TERM RENTALS IN MONO COUNTY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 THREAT

RESTRICTION OF SHORT-TERM RENTALS IN MONO COUNTY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 THREAT Unified Command Emergency Operations Center Press Release – March 21, 2020 (For Official Press Release from Public Health Officer Dr. Thomas Boo, press HERE.) The COVID-19 pandemic poses a looming threat to the health and safety of the people of Mono County and […]

 
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IT’S REAL: Mammoth Hospital received confirmation today of the first case of COVID-19

Follow up to earlier press release Mammoth Hospital received confirmation today of the first case of COVID-19 in our community.  For anyone who is wanting to know who that person is and “did I come in contact with him/her,” the answer is that nearly everyone has a high likelihood of having been exposed in some […]

 
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