Inyo Public Health Covid -19 Update

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Inyo County

COVID-19 Update

Friday, April 8, 2022

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Confirmed COVID-19 Cases & Death in Inyo County
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COVID-19 Testing
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FREE COVID testing is still available every week in Bishop and Lone Pine; Patient IDs (accounts) and Appointments are required. Learn more here.

Our two (2) OptumServe testing sites are now offering antigen/rapid testing, in addition to PCR tests.

  • When registering for an appointment, individuals may now select their preferred testing option: rapid/antigen (BinaxNow) tests or PCR testing.
  • Results for antigen/rapid and PCR tests are sent by email or text.
  • Individuals who are symptomatic and test negative on antigen will be recommended to take a PCR test.
  • Sites will continue to offer PCR lab-based tests for residents who would still like this option for travel/surgery/confirmatory purposes.
**NOTE: There have been some supply shipping delays for the Lone Pine testing site. If the antigen/rapid test supplies have not arrived for 04/08/22, PCR test will be available. All supplies should be on-hand starting 04/15/2022. The Bishop testing site supplies arrived and antigen/rapid tests are available. **
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Days and Hours of Operation:

Every

Monday and Wednesday

8:00 am to 4:00 pm

(Closed for Lunch: Noon to 1:00 pm)

Make an appointment
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Days and Hours of Operation:

Every

Friday

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

(Closed for Lunch: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm)

Make an appointment
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Second Round of ordering on www.COVIDTests.gov is NOW OPEN!

Residents of the U.S. and territories can place first OR second orders of rapid at-home COVID-19 test kits. These kits will contain four iHealth (4) tests.

How to place a first or second order:

  • Go to www.covidtests.gov
  • Click the blue button that says “order free at home tests”
  • Fill out the information with your residential address
  • Click the green button that says “check out now”

FAQ – What if I never placed a first order?

If you have not placed an initial order, you can still place your first AND second order. Complete the ordering process above two (2) times to place both a first and second order.

Order Now
For more answers to Frequently Asked Questions, review the COVID-Test site or the Inyo County COVID-19 Testing website.

Test kits cannot be shipped to business addresses or business PO Boxes.

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To report at-home test results (any brand), visit: my.primary.health/l/inyocounty

OR call test results in at: (650) 275-5419

Reporting at-home test results (positive and/or negative) through the secure platform is optional. If you choose to report your results, it does help your local health department track COVID-19 in your community.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

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The COVID-19 vaccines offer the best defense against the virus that causes COVID-19. For info on the COVID-19 vaccine visit our vaccine page, if you are looking for a vaccine clinic near you – text your ZIP code to 438829.

Booster Dose Information: review the vaccine timeline by age HERE

  • 1st Booster: approved for anyone age 12+
  • 2nd Booster: approved for those age 50+ and immunocompromised individuals
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View all Clinic Locations & Available Vaccines
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Did you misplace your paper vaccine card?

Visit: MyVaccineRecord.cdph.ca.gov from your phone or computer for more information. If you need help or have questions, please call the vaccine record help desk: 1-833-422-4255

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Face Covering Information

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As of March 2022, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has adjusted the following masking guidance:

  • As of March 1st – General Indoor Public Settings – Face Coverings are no longer required for unvaccinated individuals, but still strongly recommended.

 

CDPH is maintaining the masking requirements in specified high-risk settings, consistent with CDC recommendations. This allows us to continue protecting our most vulnerable populations and the workforce that delivers critical services in these settings. Masks are still required in the following locations for ALL individuals regardless of their vaccination status:

CDPH is maintaining the requirement that businesses and venue operators, including K-12 school and childcare settings, must allow any individual to wear a mask if they desire to. Additionally, CDPH strongly recommends masks for all persons, regardless of vaccine status, in indoor public settings and businesses (examples: retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public).

>> Surgical masks or higher-level respirators (e.g., N95s, KN95s, and KF94s) with good fit are still highly recommended

Guidance for Businesses: In workplaces, employers are subject to the CalOSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) or in some workplaces the Cal/OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD) Standard and should consult those regulations for additional applicable requirements.

When wearing a mask, consistent and correct use is important: It is only effective if it is worn over your mouth and nose.

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Poor Fitting Mask: A poor fitting mask is not effective. If there are gaps between the face and mask, such as above the nose or at the sides, air that has virus particles can leak in or out around the sides of the mask.
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Good Fitting Mask: An effective and well fitted mask has no gaps between the face and mask. Good fit forces the air that you breathe out and breathe in to go through the mask and be filtered. Good filtration blocks the virus particles from going through the mask itself.
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