COVID-19 Updates and Information
Updated 2/15/2022 (Para español, haga clic aquí)
For a daily update on COVID-19 in Mono County, including real-time testing status and state guidance, visit the Mono County page here.
As of today, 2/15/2022, Mammoth Hospital’s status for admitting patients to the hospital is GREEN*
This includes the utilization of the stages of the crisis care continuum indicated in the guidelines and in California Department Public Health All Facilities Letter 20-91, and shown below:
Mammoth Hospital’s HIMT utilizes the crisis care continuum classifications (green/yellow/red) as both a communications and planning tool. The classifications allow us to communicate our status to our local Unified Command Emergency Operations Center, and in turn, the public. In addition, the HIMT reviews current space, staffing, supplies, and level of care on a continual basis, at minimum once a week during HIMT meetings to ensure all members of the HIMT are aware of the hospital’s current crisis care continuum stage.
Here are a few important updates on visitation to ensure the highest quality and safety standards at Mammoth Hospital:
Effective Monday, August 23rd, all visitors to patients in Med/Surg, ICU, or Labor & Delivery will be required to show documentation of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within the previous 72 hours. This will become a new screening criteria at the entrances to the hospital.
These changes are consistent with the recent directives issued by the California Department of Public Health. Ultimately our goal is to provide the safest environment possible for our patients and guests. We appreciate your patience and understanding as Mammoth Hospital’s response evolves and protocols are updated.
Masking Guidance Update – 6/15/2021
We know many of you have seen the news this week regarding new guidance from the state of California eliminating the use of masking indoors and outdoors for most businesses and activities. This is great news that we are getting the upper hand on the pandemic and can relax state guidelines.
We want to clarify that California “moving beyond the blueprint” does not include healthcare settings. On top of state guidance, the CDC has still NOT removed its recommendation regarding masking in hospitals. This means that we all need to continue to mask while we are in any Mammoth Hospital building or clinic, this includes staff, patients and visitors. When masking guidelines change for hospital settings, we will let you know.
In the meantime, we thank you for continuing to follow California rules as well as CDC guidelines by wearing a mask when visiting our facility for the safety of our staff, patients and visitors.
With much appreciation,
*Mammoth Hospital’s Hospital Incident Management Team (HIMT) has adopted the California Crisis Care Continuum Guidelines accessible via the following link here as well as the Crisis Care Guidelines Pre-Implementation Checklist located here.
Dr. Howell, incoming Chief of Staff and member of the coronavirus response team at Mammoth Hospital, discusses why he will be getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Stay Safe to Stay Open – On behalf of Mammoth Hospital, Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Mammoth Mountain, and Mono County Health Department, we want to wish you a healthy and safe holiday season.
Watch our video below for a few safety tips to keep you, your friends, neighbors, and your family safe. We know COVID isn’t taking a break for the holidays, so it’s important we all do our part.
Print Out Pre-Appointment Questionnaire and Mask Caring Instructions. (Spanish version here.)