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Mono County COVID-19 Information

Mono County Aligns with CDPH Masking Guidance

Effective February 28, 2022, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated its statewide COVID-19 (Coronavirus) masking guidance to align with recent data trends which show dramatic decreases in the level of COVID-19 virus and virus transmission throughout the state.  The two main updates impact general indoor public spaces, and K-12 schools and childcare.

  • General Indoor Public Spaces: Effective March 1, 2022, the statewide mask mandate for unvaccinated individuals within indoor public spaces will be lifted, and replaced with a strong recommendation for masking within indoor public spaces, regardless of vaccination status.
  • K-12 Schools and Childcare Facilities: Effective March 12, 2022, the statewide mandate requiring universal masking in K-12 schools and childcare facilities will be lifted, and replaced with a strong recommendation.

Masks will still be required in the following select settings, regardless of vaccination status:

  • Public Transit
  • Hospitals and Healthcare Settings (including skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and long-term care facilities)
  • Emergency Shelters
  • Correctional Facilities

Mono County Public Health will align with the guidance set forth by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and remove any local Health Officer Orders related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). On February 7, CDPH announced that it would be lifting its statewide mask mandate for vaccinated residents in indoor public spaces on February 16, 2022.

More Information

For more information, please also visit the Mono County COVID-19 Portal in English: or Spanish: 

The CDPH’s Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings can be accessed here:

The CDC’s Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People can be accessed here:


While you are here enjoying Mono County, the fresh air, endless blue skies, and all the amazing outdoor fun available in this beautiful part of California, please follow the rules and stay safe so that we can stay open. Our local businesses have gone to great lengths to put all required and recommended public health protocols in place for the safety of both guests and employees.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all parts of our lives - how we work and meet, socialize and play, and how we travel and experience other places. Thank you for your thoughtfulness, respect, and consideration while visiting. Welcome back to Mono County!