California’s Eastern Sierra

Mono County COVID-19 Information

Health & Safety Protocols

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. Welcome to Mono County. Just as you love a considerate, respectful, and courteous visitor in your home, we greatly appreciate the same in ours.

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 guides and employees. Please remember to:

  • Stay at least 6 feet apart from others, whether indoors or outdoors.
  • Wear your mask over your mouth and nose. Before disposing of masks, please cut the ear-loops to protect wildlife!
  • Wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face, nose, eyes.
  • Follow all travel guidelines and travel only with members of your own household.
  • Reschedule your trip if you or member in your household are sick.

Following the rules has never been more important, it really is a matter of life and death. Thank you for your thoughtfulness, respect, and consideration of your own health, and the health and safety of others! 

California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy

California’s blueprint for reopening has criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities based on the level of spread of COVID-19. Every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its positivity rate, adjusted case rate, and health equity metric.

Mono County’s Current Tier: 

RED - SUBSTANTIAL 

What’s Open in Mono County?

Blueprint Updates Coming: Updates to gatherings, receptions, conferences, and indoor live events and performances are effective April 15. Read more.

The following list is based on the State of California's Industry Guidance. While we do our best to update this page, please visit https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/ and search "Mono" in the County box for the most current and accurate information. 

Please also visit the Mono County COVID-19 Response website at https://coronavirus.monocounty.ca.gov/.

Restaurants

  • Open indoors with modifications. Max. 25% of capacity, or 100 people, whichever is fewer.

Hotels and Lodging

  • Can open with modifications. 
  • Can open fitness centers at 10% of capacity.
  • Indoor pools closed.
  • Outdoor spas and pools open with modifications.

Campgrounds

  • Can open with modifications. 

All Retail

  • Open indoors with modifications. Max. 50% of capacity.

Hair Salons and Barbershops

  • Open indoors with modifications.

Personal Care Services

  • Open indoors with modifications.

Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries

  • Outdoor only with modifications: reservations, 90-minute time limit, seating/tables only, limited hours (service for on-site consumption closed by 8pm).

Bars

  • Meal is provided – Open with Restaurant modifications and capacity limits.
  • No meal provided – Closed.

Museums

  • Open indoors with modifications. Max. 25% of capacity.

Places of Worship

  • Open indoors with modifications. Max. 25% of capacity, or 100 people, whichever is fewer.

Movie Theaters

  • Open indoors with modifications. Max. 25% of capacity, or 100 people, whichever is fewer.

Gyms and Fitness Centers

  • Max 10% of capacity.
  • Indoor pools closed.

Family Entertainment Centers (including Bowling Alleys & Climbing Walls)

  • Outdoor only with modifications.

Concert Venues

  • Closed (New tier guidelines allow for reopening with capacity limits starting 4/15. Read more.)