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Posted on: May 23, 2020


Mono County received confirmation from the California Department of Public Health on Wednesday, May 20 that it met the revised readiness criteria and is permitted to move to Expanded Stage 2 of California’s Resilience Roadmap. Permitted Stage 2 business sectors and activities include: 

  • Destination retail (retail stores), including shopping malls and swap meets
  • Dine-in restaurants (other amenities, like bars or gaming areas, are not permitted in Stage 2)
  • Schools with modifications
  • Retail: jewelry, toy clothing shoe home and furnishing, sporting goods, antique, music and florists. 
  • Supply chains supporting the above businesses, in manufacturing and logistical sectors were also permitted to open. 
  • Childcare for those outside of the essential workforce
  • Office-based businesses (telework remains strongly encouraged)
  • Select services: car washes, pet grooming, and landscape gardening, and;
  • Outdoor museums, and open gallery spaces and other public spaces with modifications

Every business in Mono County and in the Town of Mammoth Lakes is required to self-report on meeting all applicable County, State and Federal requirements using the SELF-CERTIFICATION PORTAL. Businesses that satisfy all the health and safety requirements, are required to prominently post the certificate at their place of business. We also recommend you review the Frequently Asked Questions document for your business sector/activity and follow the recommendations detailed in the Mono County Business Guidelines. 

These business guidelines are intended to supplement, but not replace, applicable Federal or State requirements. All businesses must comply with all applicable Federal and State law and regulation, including but not limited to those issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Where there are differences between State and Mono regulations the one that is more stringent, stricter, applies.

Widespread adoption of such measures and recommendations will build customer confidence and promote Mono County as a safe place to live and visit. As the situation evolves, the guidelines will be updated to reflect new information. 

The latest version of the Mono County Business Guidance, the Frequently Asked Questions and SELF-CERTIFICATION PORTAL can be accessed in English and Spanish (Portal coming soon) online at under the BUSINESSES tab. 

Please contact your local Chamber of Commerce for information or resources related to your business operating during the Coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, businesses can contact the Unified Command Emergency Operations Center at (760) 932-5650.

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