Rules and regulations are changing fast. Take Care is here to help. 

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The Tahoe-Truckee region is governed by 6 counties, a city, a town, two states, and the federal government. This can create a lot of confusion even when we aren’t operating under COVID-19 restrictions.  Here are some frequently asked questions and answers. 

Keep in mind, guidelines and laws are changing daily, and things may change before we can update these (last updated 4/26/2021). 

Do I have to wear a mask?

YES! For your safety and ours, we kindly ask that masks are worn whenever you go out. Yes, this even means when you’re outside. Learn more HERE

Can day-use recreational areas be used? What’s open?

Most day-use facilities and parking lots are closed for the winter. Please be cognizant of where you are recreating and parking. Check-in with the specific site you are visiting for more information. 

Can I rent recreation equipment? 

Rental equipment is allowed in most jurisdictions in the Tahoe region. Check-in with the outfitter directly for specifics.

Are restaurants open?

Yes, most restaurants around Tahoe are now open with take-out service and/or modified outdoor service. Indoor dining is closed in Nevada County & Placer County, CA (North Lake Tahoe), but limited to 25% capacity in El Dorado County, CA (South Lake Tahoe).

Indoor dining is limited to 35% capacity in Nevada. 

Please respect workers by wearing a mask as much as possible, even outdoors. 

Is there a maximum group size I can hang out with?

In Nevada, regulations depend on the type of gathering. Learn more HERE

In California, regulations defer between counties. Learn more HERE.

Are hotels open? Can I rent a house?

Hotels and Vacation Rentals are now open in California and Nevada, but not all places are open. Check with the specific property to wish to stay at. 

Is the bus still available? Transit?

Yes, transit is still available. Routes are subject to changes and social distancing requirements, including masks. 

What is the status of special events at Tahoe? 

Many special and annual events and large gatherings at Lake Tahoe have been canceled, postponed, or rescheduled. Please check with the specific event host or location for the latest information. 

Do I need to cancel my wedding, family reunion, etc.?

Currently, gatherings of 10 or more people are not allowed. Depending on the location of your event, it may or may not be postponed. Please check with your location host for more details. 

Information by Region: Use the map below to find the latest information from that county.

Where can I find public safety information resources?

Take Care has a full suite of printable signs and social media messages for your business or property. Visit this link HERE.

You can also order printed signs of various sizes and materials HERE.