California’s Eastern Sierra

Mono County COVID-19 Information

Health & Safety Protocols

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!  


California Moves "Beyond the Blueprint" - capacity and distancing restrictions lifted for most businesses and activities.

Effective June 15, 2021, California has fully reopened with capacity and distancing restrictions lifted for most businesses and activities (with limited exceptions for mega-events) based upon a number of general public health recommendations. The state has officially moved “Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy” by lifting the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Blueprint
Activity and Business Tiers chart introduced on August 28, 2020, as well as the Regional Stay-At-Home Order introduced early in the pandemic. 

CDPH updates mask guidance to align with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

Effective June 15, 2021, masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals in public settings, except in the following settings listed below regardless of vaccination status.

Masks are still required:

  • On public transit (examples: airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and rideshares) and in indoor transportation hubs (examples: airport, bus terminal, marina, train station, seaport or other port, subway station, or any other area that provides transportation)
  • Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare and other youth settings. Note: This may change as updated K-12 schools guidance is forthcoming, pending updates for K-12 operational guidance from the CDC.
  • Healthcare settings (including long term care facilities).
  • State and local correctional facilities and detention centers.
  • Homeless shelters, emergency shelters, and cooling centers.

Additionally, masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses (examples: retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public).

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: