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.
Changes to our policies dictated by Mono County Health Department:
In order to protect everyone’s health, wellness and potential exposure, June Lake Accommodations is trying to take every precaution possible.
The Mono County Health Dept requires we eliminate all “communal” products.
We now request guests to bring their own face soap, bath soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion and tissue paper. Further, guests should bring their own personal protection supplies including gloves, masks (required to be worn in public in Mono County) hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.
We will provide one individually wrapped paper towel (1 roll) and toilet paper (2 rolls per bathroom). 1 small container of dishwashing soap. Several pods for the dishwasher.
To confirm proper cleaning and sanitation, guests should wash all dishes, drinking cups and glasses, eating and cooking utensils prior to use. Clean dishes used and return to appropriate cabinets
Per County Health Department requirements, we must request all guests strip bedding, gather all linens and place in provided plastic bags.
Please practice safety. Stay well!!
No Touch Check-in, Check-out Procedures:
- Prior to your arrival, you will receive an email outlining check in and check-out procedures.
- We will provide a “touch-free”, social distancing check-in with 2 sets of keys and directions ready for you in your own personal envelope which will be placed in the clear plexiglass box located outside on a door in the middle of our building.
- We will have the office closed, but staffed during normal business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will miss personally welcoming you to June Lake. Do not worry – we are only a phone call away! 760-648-1919 if you have any questions or need help during your stay.
- We are not allowing public access to our restroom.
- Many of our summer visitors are accustomed to checking in mid-day. Due to required extra sanitation and cleaning procedure restrictions please plan on checking in at 4 pm. We can not allow any coolers or luggage to be dropped off at the house prior to check-in.
- Due to extra time required to our new cleaning and sanitizing procedures, we cannot allow late check outs. As in the past, we will allow check in once the rental is confirmed to be cleaned, sanitized and inspected.
- At check-out, you can drop the keys in the outside “Drop-Box” located next to the front door of our office by 10 a.m.
- We recommend guests bring extra blankets and pillows.
- We are not allowed to enter rentals with guests in unit.
- Please be advised that normal incidental maintenance repairs may be delayed due to restrictions placed by CAL OSHA, Workmen’s Comp and Mono County Health Departments.
During these unprecedented times, June Lake Accommodations wants our guests to feel as safe and confident as possible. We want to apologize for any inconvenience to you, our valued guests. We will do our best in order to overcome issues as they arise.
Taking cleaning to another level!
As are you, June Lake Accommodations is extremely concerned about keeping our guests, vendors, and staff safe and well.
June Lake Accommodations is proud to say we have the best cleaning crews in the area! Our experienced cleaning crews will take the cleaning process to the next level by following CDC, CAL/OSHA, Workmen’s Comp and Mono County recommendations after each departure.
For your safety and peace of mind, June Lake Accommodations and our cleaning crews will:
- Adopting techniques and methods as recommended by the CDC and Mono County Health Dept while using EPA recommended products.
- Sanitize kitchen and bath surfaces
- Sanitize doorknobs, light switches, cabinet handles and remote controls.
- Laundry will be washed at 160+ degrees and dried at the highest temperature possible.
- Open and ventilate units for at least 20 minutes. As possible, leave windows open during cleaning process
- Wash hand thoroughly before and after each cleaning
- Wear new fresh disposable gloves while cleaning
- Focus on frequently touched surfaces. Kitchen and bath counter tops, light switches, faucet handles, doorknobs, cabinet handles, remote controls, handrails, etc.
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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