Mammoth Lakes is open for business, but it’s not business as usual.
This July 4th, as we celebrate our nation’s independence in the beautiful Eastern Sierra, we ask that you help us Stay Safe to Stay Open through vigilant adherence to all Public Health Orders. Staying safe and protecting each other is something we can control. If you love Mammoth Lakes, we invite you to join us in this united effort in support of our local businesses by staying safe and protecting our community.
“The Fourth of July is a special time to celebrate our independence as a nation with family and friends, but this year is notably different. The coronavirus has not gone away, and it will not be taking a vacation over the July 4th weekend,” stated Dr. Tom Boo, Mono County Health Officer.
“Now, more than ever, we must be vigilant and adhere to local and state guidelines, such as only gathering (outdoor picnics and barbeques) with members of a single household, wearing a face covering in many situations, respecting physical distancing, washing or sanitizing your hands often, and staying home if you are sick.” said Dr. Boo.
July 4 Festivities
While the Fireworks Spectacular at Crowley Lake and the annual Mammoth Lakes Fourth of July Parade have been cancelled, several COVID-19 friendly and safe Fourth of July festivities have been planned throughout the town.
To review a list of festivities, including the virtual Footloose Freedom Mile and the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce Business Treasure Hunt and Static Float/Décor Competition, visit Mammoth Lakes Tourism or the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce. https://www.mammothlakeschamber.org/4th-of-july
To ensure a safe holiday experience for everyone, please observe the following:Fireworks are illegal on public lands, including the Inyo National Forest (INF), and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands, throughout Mono County and in the Town of Mammoth Lakes.Due to EXTREME FIRE DANGER, the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District, Long Valley Fire Department, Mammoth Lakes Police Department, California Highway Patrol and Mono County Sheriff will enforce a “zero tolerance” policy with respect to the possession and use of fireworks. Fireworks violations will be strictly enforced.
Fire Restrictions will be Enforced
Fire Restrictions are in effect on the Inyo National Forest through December 31.Campfires are allowed ONLY in steel fire pits provided in campgrounds. Portable stoves may be used with a valid wilderness permit for the area. Dispersed camping requires a valid California Campfire Permit for stove use.No smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle (with no children present), source: California Health & Safety Code Section 118948(a) building, a developed recreation site, or in an area at least three feet in diameter that is cleared of all flammable material. Mammoth Lakes Municipal Code 9.24.040 prohibits “use of smoking products of any kind, including but not limited to, chewing tobacco, cigars and cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and the discarding of lighted or unlighted cigarettes cigars, or discarding of e-cigarettes is prohibited in town parks which contain children's parks (playgrounds, pools, skate parks) or other structures built or installed for public use by children.”
Please be aware that leisure travel, while no longer prohibited by the State of California, continues to be discouraged during the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency. California Department of Public Health states, “Even though businesses around the state are opening up, avoid traveling long distances for vacations or pleasure as much as possible. This is to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Do not travel if you are sick, or if someone in your household has had Coronavirus in the last two weeks. Do not travel with someone who is sick.”
Mono County/Town of Mammoth Lakes COVID-19 Local Information & Resources
Website: MonoHealth.com/Coronavirus or Spanish: https://monohealth.com/coronavirus-es Email: COVID19Help@mono.ca.gov Town Short-term Rental Hotline: (760) 965-3670 or email@example.com Town Code Enforcement: firstname.lastname@example.org Mono County COVID-19 Violations: email@example.com Cover. Distance. Wash and #Staysafetostayopen
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