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North Lake Tahoe COVID-19 Update

Last updated: November 2022

January 5, 2022

Traveler Responsibility Pledge
Know Before You Go Winter Safe Travel Guide
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The character of North Lake Tahoe is enhanced by the fact that the region spans both California and Nevada.  Both states (and a number of counties) have been diligently working through the stages of the pandemic. As guidelines and requirements change quickly, please review regional information prior to visiting.


Masks are no longer required in public places within California or Nevada, but there are locations where visitors may still be asked to wear one. Masks and protective equipment requirements in facilities serving vulnerable populations – like hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities – will be overseen at the direction of the Department of Health and Human Services. The safety of health care staff and patients remain the top priority. We ask that you always respect individual businesses in their requests pertaining to masks as well.

Regionwide Information

“Know Before You Go” has become the mantra and best practice adopted by businesses large and small in North Lake Tahoe. As the region responds to ever-changing protocols required by local, state and federal health officials, guests are encouraged to review the region’s Know Before You Go guide and check directly with resorts, businesses and lodging properties before visiting to understand current procedures as they are subject to change.

And in this new landscape of life, being a responsible traveler is now, more than ever, a must. To us, a responsible traveler is aware of the effects that travel has on destinations and cultures – both positive and negative. So, before embarking on any adventures, we ask you to join us in preparing yourself and embrace the mindset of responsible travel. Not only do we need to think about our footprint when traveling, but we now also need to put safety and compassion at the forefront. Please take our Traveler Responsibility Pledge prior to visiting the region and check out a recent blog with lots of actionable suggestions on how you can incorporate sustainable practices into your next visit. Below are some tips we hope you’ll consider. Small changes can make a world of difference.                       

Know Before You Go

  • Be well informed of potential risks and prepare yourself
  • Read regional resources to find out state and county specific restrictions 
  • Check in with businesses in advance to learn about current modifications and/or closures

Accept Personal Responsibility

  • Don’t travel if you’re sick

Be a Responsible Traveler

  • Keep 6’ of physical distance where necessary                 
  • Wear a mask or face covering when required by a business
  • Respect businesses’ requests
  • Leave no trace           

CDC Information 

General Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Travel Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/

Visit our friends at TakeCareTahoe.org for additional regional resources.

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