COVID testing

From left, Sergio Solis, translator, and Dakota Ensminger, event on-site administrator, help staff the OptumServe testing site at the Tallman Pavilion at the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds Wednesday. Because of the increase in demand for testing, those wishing to be tested were required to make appointments with no walk-ins accepted.

Bishop City Hall temporarily closed to the public Tuesday with a reopening date set for Jan. 10 due to “a small outbreak of COVID-19 cases among city employees,” City Administrator Ron Phillips stated in a release Monday.

Select staff will be working either remotely or in shifts during this time to ensure continued operations of all essential business.

The city reported that due to the outbreak of COVID-19 cases among city employees, several staff members are currently quarantining.

During this period, voicemails and emails will be monitored and essential city business will continue, according to the city. If residents require assistance, they can leave a message with the department in question or at the main phone number at (760) 873-5863.

Contact information for all city departments is located on the City of Bishop website at

“We are concerned about the uptick in cases and are exhausted by the changing nature of the Covid-19 pandemic,” Ron Phillips stated. “Please continue to protect your families and community.”

COVID-19 resources can be found on the city of Bishop or Inyo County websites;

Bishop Paiute Tribe

Due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, and to help slow the spread of COVID, the Bishop Tribal Council has made the decision to temporarily close its offices to the public, effective Monday, Jan. 10.

Those who have business at the tribal office will need to schedule an appointment at (760) 873-3584.

Those with Fiscal Office business also will need to schedule an appointment at (760) 873-3577.

Payments can be made by using the payment slot at the Tribal Offices or call the Fiscal Office to pay by credit card.

The Bishop Paiute Tribe thanks the community for its cooperation and understanding in these challenging times.


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