South Lake Tahoe, CA- The City is excited about Memorial Day weekend but realize this one will be different
than years past. Property owners are now allowed to come to Tahoe but tourists are still asked not to be here at this time. “We love our tourists and know how much they contribute to this City and this economy,” said City Manager Joe Irvin, “We just know how important it is to get things open safely, and all understand we are stronger
together and safer apart right now.
The Memorial Day holiday is typically one of the biggest weekends in the City of South Lake Tahoe. Although
second homeowners are now allowed back in the City limits, lodging is not available to short-term renters.
“We would love nothing more than to welcome everyone to Tahoe right now, but that’s not the safest way to
bring people back to South Lake,” said Irvin, “We need to be responsible lovers of Tahoe and make sure we
are doing our part to keep our neighbors safe and Tahoe safe.”
On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 directing all residents immediately to
heed current State public health directives to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations
of essential critical infrastructure sectors and additional sectors as the State Public Health Officer may designate as critical to protect health and well-being of all Californians.
In accordance with this order, the State Public Health Officer has designated the following list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” to help state, local, tribal, and industry partners as they work to protect communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security. This is consistent with guidance from El Dorado County.
“The City wants people to be responsible to themselves and their neighbors as we go through this time,” Irvin
said, “Keep proper social distance, wear a mask if you can, and make sure you’re doing your part to not spread
this virus and helping to keep Tahoe safe.”
For more information on COVID-19 and California’s response visit the California Department of Public Health’s
A 24/7 Barton COVID-19 Health Line, 530.600.1999, has been established for the general public to call if experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness such as fever, coughing, sneezing, or shortness of breath. Health
Line callers can ask questions and be scheduled for screening, testing and medical care at Barton’s referralonly
respiratory screening center. This standalone facility was recently opened to provide a safe screening
location, increasing access to services for those in need while minimizing exposure to others, if referred by a
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
BARTON HOSPITAL: https://www.bartonhealth.org/tahoe/coronavirus-update.aspx
EL DORADO COUNTY: https://www.edcgov.us/Government/hhsa/Pages/EDCCOVID-19.aspx