The last couple of months has been a whirlwind of uncertainty. Coronavirus has swept over us consuming our thoughts as we fear for the health and safety of our loved ones, those on the front lines and our economy. But, there is a light at the end of the tunnel as Truckee enters into Stage 2 of reopening. The latest update was provided by the Truckee Chamber on May 13th, 2020.
Postponed Summer Events
Many summer events have been canceled or postponed due to COVID-19. We will continue to provide event updates here as things change.
- All 4th of July festivities including parades and firework displays in North Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and Incline are canceled.
- Truckee Thursdays and Concerts in the Park are canceled until August 1st at the earliest.
- West End Beach is currently closed but may become available later in the summer. A decision on opening has not been made at this point.
Town of Truckee Updates
Nevada County is moving forward through Stage 2 and various retail stores and restaurants are now open. California Governor Gavin Newsom’s state-wide stay-at-home order remains in place and nonessential travel between counties is prohibited. For now, this means that leisure travel is prohibited.
As we enter Stage 2, the Town of Truckee encourages our community to continue practicing social distancing, good hygiene, to wear face coverings in public, minimize going into public spaces, and educate friends, family, and our favorite businesses on the current recommendations. You can find more information and detailed updates from the Nevada County Public Health department.
Restaurant and Business Updates
We are now in Stage 2 of reopening. This means that retail shops and restaurants have opened their doors for indoor service and browsing with the highest degree of cleanliness and safety. Local ordinances are relaxed to allow these businesses to use outdoor space for their services.
There are many ways you can support Truckee’s local businesses while respecting social distancing guidelines. Dine-in or order takeout with your favorite restaurant, shop online with a Truckee retail shop, buy a gift card and save it for your next trip, reconsider canceling memberships, etc.
All lodging in Truckee properties, hotels short term rentals (homes) are closed until May 23rd with a strong indication that this will be extended. Please see this urgent update from the Town of Truckee on April 29, 2020 for more details. In Stage 2, only hotels are allowed to accept essential workers and those on business in Truckee related to and supporting Stage 2 businesses that have reopened (i.e. restaurants, retail, and manufacturing that support those).
Qualifying lodging entities in Truckee may now apply for relief through the Truckee Lodging COVID-19 Disaster Recovery & Awareness Campaign, a campaign that provides businesses with necessary marketing dollars to rebound once the ban on overnight lodging is lifted. Learn more and apply online. Applications will be accepted until June 24, 2020.
Outdoor Recreation Update
Governor Newsom has released a list of approved outdoor activities during the stay home order. The list includes hiking, cycling, trail running, rock climbing, and more. View the entire list.
Keep an eye out for these new signs on Truckee’s paved trails. They offer helpful tips on how to stay safe while sharing the trail.
California State Parks has temporarily closed vehicle access to many state parks to help reduce crowing and slow the spread of coronavirus. Learn more here.
How to Protect Yourself and Others
Follow these tips from the Nevada County Health Department to stay healthy and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community:
- Stay home as much as possible, self-isolate, and only go out for essential needs. Eliminate non-essential trips.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the restroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then toss the tissue in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth especially with unwashed hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Get a flu vaccine to prevent influenza if you haven’t already done so this flu season.
- Keep your distance from people who are sick, especially if they have a respiratory virus.
For additional resources visit the Truckee Chamber website.
KenneySiobhan, Siobhan. “COVID-19 Updates and Alerts for Truckee, California.” Truckee, California, 18 May 2020, www.truckee.com/covid-19-updates/?mc_cid=4fdb618409&mc_eid=d138859ee4.