Information related to Mono County and June Lake Accommodations
During this unprecedented time, we hope you, your family, and those you care about are safe and healthy.
We have gathered information related to the COVID-19 as it relates to Mono County and June Lake. Items will be listed in the order received and dated as a reference for your convenience.
Mono County has not yet given approval for lodging. The Mono County Board of Supervisors meeting will be held Tuesday, June 2nd, and should give clarity to the re-opening if lodging. Privately owned RV parks and campgrounds were permitted to open today.
We are still planning on opening for lodging on June 1st, along with the rest of June Lake unless officials say something different. The fishing season officially opened today, May 23rd although most marinas are still closed until June 1st.
As of today, May 16th, lodging restrictions have not been extended. We still plan on opening June 1st, 2020. Fishing Season also opens June 1st, 2020. Cleaning procedures have been put forth by the Mono County Health Department and CAL/OSHA. We can assure our guests that we are taking every precaution necessary to protect everyone's health and wellness.
Fishing season is seemingly postponed to June 1st, 2020. This coincides with the short term lodging ban which expires May 31st, 2020. Marinas, recreation areas, BLM land, National Parks, and State Parks all remain closed at this time. There are currently 23 positive cases in Mono County. We are accepting reservations starting June 1st.
Mono county has taken a strict interpretation of the State of California Executive Order issued. Please go to the Mono County web pages for more details at https://coronavirus.monocounty.ca.gov/
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RESTRICTION OF SHORT-TERM RENTALS IN MONO COUNTY HOTELS, MOTELS, CONDOS, HOMES, RV PARKS, AND ANY OTHER TRANSIENT RENTALS OF LESS THAN 30 DAYS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 THREAT
March 21, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic poses a looming threat to the health and safety of the people of Mono County and Town of Mammoth Lakes. At this time, the Mono County Public Health Officer has issued an order limiting the use of all short-term rentals to specific purposes consistent with the Governor’s “Stay At Home” order. This action is consistent with efforts across the United States and California. Our response efforts
seek to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and decrease the overall impact on physical, emotional and mental impact on individuals, families, healthcare workers, all of which place strains on medical facilities and the local economy.
To fight the spread of COVID-19 on March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20, commonly called the “Stay At Home” order, requiring all persons residing in the State to remain in their homes or places of residence, except as needed to maintain the continuity of operations for critical infrastructure (the “Stay-at-Home Order”). The Order does not have a specific end date.
The Guidance provided by the Governor’s Office lists specific jobs and functions within those critical infrastructure sectors that are deemed “necessary.” This includes hotels and lodging activities related to isolating or quarantining persons infected with or exposed to the COVID-19 virus, or housing workers performing jobs deemed essential to maintaining critical infrastructure. Please view the memorandum from the Town of Mammoth Lakes summarizing the list of essential businesses in our community.
Human travel promotes the spread of disease and the presence of visitors in Mono County has the potential to exacerbate the spread of the disease and the anticipated strain on our limited healthcare facilities caused by COVID-19. Unnecessary activities, including travel to resort areas such as Mammoth Lakes and Mono County, have been restricted by the Governor in order to prevent the spread of the disease in a manner and at a pace that overwhelms the State and Mono Counties ability to respond.
We and the State recognized the potential need to allow the use of hotels and other facilities for emergency service workers, essential service works, for displaced residents needing shelter, for traveler safety, and other response and mitigation efforts related to COVID-19. These types of uses are allowed.
We understand the uncertainty that exists with the Governor’s Order as it does not provide an end date. To this end, the guidance from the Town/County Unified Incident Command is to plan for this Restriction to be in place at least through April 30, 2020. The spread of COVID-19 and the associated impact on the health care system is being closely monitored.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we stand together to beat this disease.
Contact: Stuart Brown, Unified Command Emergency Operations Center Public Information Officer, [email protected]; (760) 914-7110.
Mono County resources for the latest local information
Link to Mono County web page:
Link to the Mono County Public Health Department:
March 21, 2020
First positive test in Mono County at Mammoth Lakes Hospital!
March 20, 2020
Link to LA Times web page story about Mono County
Impact of nonresidents and transient guests: Governor Newsome has demanded all non-residents refrain from traveling to the Eastern Sierra during this crisis and adhere to the Governor's order of limiting travel to "essential only".
March 19, 2020
Link to California Governor Newsome Executive Order covering all of California.
About June Lake Accommodations: March 20, 2020
We are a nonessential business. Our office is functioning but is closed to the public. We are working from home. Please feel free to reach out. Office #760-648-1919, email [email protected]
Cleaning: We will not enter a rental unit until 72 hours after a departure. We are doing this with an over an abundance of caution to protect the next guests, our staff and the numerous vendors we depend on. It is said the virus does not live outside of bodies that long. It would be expensive and almost impossible to sanitize a whole house or condo. Therefore, you are seeing three days' blocks after each reservation.
Cancelations: Our normal 30 cancelation policy will not be enforced during current California stay at home order. We will be issuing a full refund to all guests. We feel taking this position will have a positive impact on the guest’s experience dealing with JLA and encourage them to return.
Future reservations: First off we want to say “Stay healthy and well!! We certainly understand your concerns. We are all in unprecedented times. Currently, we are canceling reservations with 100% refunds through June 1, 2020, when requested. We will continue this policy for as long as the Shelter at Home” continues. As we mentioned the situation is very fluid and changing all the time.
Mono County Issue/Problems: The problem lies with the limitations of our local hospitals, the threat to our elderly and those with underlying health problems. If the virus were to spread in the Eastern Sierra communities, our hospitals would become overwhelmed very quickly. They would not be able to provide the care that is needed for those who are at risk of dying from this. We thank you for your understanding and encourage you to continue to follow the CDC guidelines for limiting the spread of infectious disease.
In complying with Governor Newsom’s Executive Order, all non-residents should refrain from traveling to the Eastern Sierra during this crisis. Travel should be limited to "essential only" as defined by the Executive Order.
Check back often, page will update as new information is released.
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