Inyo County will announce tomorrow, October 7, that the county is moving to the lower COVID restrictions of condition color Orange, according to Assistant County Administrator Leslie Chapman. This means the county has dropped to a lower COVID risk level of 2 – 4.9% of positive cases – very low for most areas around the state, joining only eight other counties celebrating the good news.

The lowering to the Orange condition also means restaurants can reopen to 50% capacity as long as distancing and sanitation practices are in place. It also means food-serving bars that have had to serve food only outside, may now welcome indoor diners. Bars that only serve alcohol have had to shut down, but they may now serve customers drinks outside.

Recreation places like the bowling alley may also reopen.

A complete update on re-opening conditions will be heard Wednesday, October 7, on the 7:00 a.m. and 12 noon local news on KIBS 100.7 FM and AM 1230 KBOV news. Further updates will be available on the 5:00 p.m. KIBS news. Not in Bishop? Listen live stream on or most smart phone radio apps.

(Photo courtesy of Rusty’s Saloon)