Dr. Richard O. Johnson, acting Public Health officer for Mono County, issued a local health order effective Aug. 6, requiring the use of face coverings (masks) for both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents and visitors within indoor public spaces.  

This order will remain in effect until rescinded, in writing, by the Mono County Health Officer based on three consecutive weeks of adjusted case of below 6.9 per 100,000. As of July 24, the county’s case rate per 100,000 was 15.3.

“During the last six weeks, increased interactions among members of the public have resulted in an increased number of daily new COVID-19 cases in Mono County, with case rates more than quadrupling since reopening on June 15,” said Bryan Wheeler, Mono County director of Public Health. “Community transmission of COVID-19 within Mono County is now considered “Substantial” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicators, and we anticipate the rate to continue to increase over the coming days and weeks.”

The official order can be accessed online, https://coronavirus.monocounty.ca.gov/pages/directives

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