Coronavirus – Special Message for Bishop, CA
Coronavirus/COVID-19 is a concern for everyone in the world at the moment and the Bishop Chamber of Commerce is committed to staying informed and passing along facts as we receive them. The health of our community, our businesses and our guests is paramount. We are encouraging responsibility from residents and guests alike.
Latest Update: Monday, 12/7/2020
NOTE: We update this page as new information becomes available. Please check back for latest update prior to making any travel, dining or shopping plans.
California’s stay-at-home order allows essential travel only.
On December 7, the State mandated Southern California region “Stay Home” order went into effect in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This triggers additional restrictions and closures for Inyo and Mono Counties. The Stay At Home order remains in effect for a minimum of 3 weeks. The Stay at Home order instructs Californians to remain home as much as possible and prohibits gatherings of any kind, including the mixing of households in a private setting. It encourages outdoor activities and allows access to critical services.
Under the Regional Stay Home Order, the following restrictions will be implemented:
- Indoor/outdoor playgrounds and indoor recreational facilities
- Hair Salons/Barbershops
- Personal Care Services
- Limited Services
- Family entertainment centers, as well as amusement parks and movie theaters
- Museums, zoos, and aquariums
- Live audience sports
- Cardrooms and satellite wagering
- Bars, breweries, distilleries, and wineries
- All other indoor, non-critical infrastructure industries not specifically listed above
- Modifications to capacity implemented and require 100% masking include:
- Grocery stores – indoor capacity reduced to 35% (based upon fire department occupancy limits) and access to stores must be metered to ensure compliance with capacity limit (added to a modification of the order on December 6, 2020)
- Outdoor recreational facilities (no food, drink or alcohol sales) – Overnight stays at campgrounds not permitted with some exceptions (e.g. housing of critical infrastructure workers, housing for fire evacuees)
- Retail and shopping centers – Indoor capacity reduced to 20% with entrance metering
- Hotels/Lodging – open for critical infrastructure support only
- Restaurants – open for take-out or delivery only
- Office – Remote only except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible
- Places of worship and political expression – Outdoor only
- Entertainment production, including professional sports – operate with no live audience and include testing protocol
All critical infrastructure sectors remain open under current modifications. For more information, updates and to view answers to commonly asked questions visit https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/ or contact the Business Line at (760) 878-8241 for questions specific to local business operations.
CRITICAL REMINDER – Failure to comply with Health Officer Orders places individuals and our community at increased risk of infection.Violation of Health Officer Orders may also result in a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment, fine, or both (Health and Safety Code §120295).
PLEASE HELP! We’ve worked so hard to get our businesses open and keep our community safe. Now we need your help to stay open! Please wear a face mask or protective face covering when out in public.
Inyo County health officials have put in place a mask order. That means face coverings are required in all businesses and enclosed public spaces where social distancing (six feet apart) can’t be maintained. Essential to your packing list: Wearing a mask shows you care about the health of our community.