An important note about this document: The local safety practices are described as either requirements or recommendations. These 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.

We will be living with this epidemic disease for some time, trying to balance economic activity against uncontrolled virus spread. These guidelines for business practices in Mono County are consistent with the concepts that we have been communicating for weeks: distancing, hygiene (surfaces, hands, cough/sneeze/talk) and face coverings. One hopes that prominent hygiene practices will build customer confidence. With widespread adoption, it may be possible to promote Mono County as a safer place to visit.

It is important to understand that these guidelines have been written with inadequate information about this new pathogen, using limited available evidence, extrapolation from our knowledge of other viruses, and expert opinion. We will update Mono County guidelines as we learn more about the risks of transmission.

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