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Posted on: March 16, 2020

City encourages people to follow Federal, State, Local guidelines on COVID-19

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South Lake Tahoe, CA- Working with our partner agencies, the City of South Lake Tahoe wants to encourage the public and local businesses to comply with guidelines set by Federal, State, and Local agencies.

The City is concerned, first and foremost, with the health and safety of every person that lives in or visits South Lake Tahoe.

“This crisis is unprecedented, but we know this community is resilient,” said Mayor Jason Collin, “We are taking steps to minimize the health impact on the residents and visitors of South Lake Tahoe, while supporting all those who are working tirelessly to serve our community.”

In the interest of keeping our employees safe, the City has also offered a number of options for them to maintain their health and safety.

We are providing disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer in high traffic areas. We’ve also given employees the ability to work from home if needed and as their job duties allow. We’ve placed signage at our public facilities to ask people who think they may be sick to email or call, and we’ve distributed general preventative information.

City officials and members of the public will be provided the ability to participate in City Council and Planning Commission meetings by telephone, consistent with the Governor’s recent executive order waiving certain open meeting requirements. The City will maintain essential services throughout the pandemic.

Today, the Governor and state officials provided an update on California’s response to COVID-19. View the update on Office of the Governor of California Twitter feed. At a news conference yesterday, the Governor encouraged all bars, wineries, breweries, and nightclubs to close during this time, and encouraged restaurants to operate at fifty percent capacity. The Governor also encouraged people 65 and older to stay home. The President today also asked that people not gather in groups of ten or more. We are suggesting everyone in South Lake Tahoe follow these recommendations.

California continues to issue guidance on preparing and protecting California from COVID-19. Consolidated guidance is available on California Department of Public Health’s Guidance page.

For more information on COVID-19 and California’s response visit the California Department of Public Health’s website. El Dorado County declared a public health emergency last week to ensure appropriate resources and funding are available to the County in its response to novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

California continues to issue guidance on preparing and protecting California from COVID-19. Consolidated guidance is available on California Department of Public Health’s Guidance page.

For more information on COVID-19 and California’s response visit the California Department of Public Health’s website. El Dorado County declared a public health emergency last week to ensure appropriate resources and funding are available to the County in its response to novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

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 referral-only 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 medical provider.

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

CDPH: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx

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

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