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Posted on: December 1, 2020

City still recruiting volunteers for “Safety Ambassador” program

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South Lake Tahoe, CA- The City of South Lake Tahoe is still recruiting residents to educate our community and visitors on the importance of safety, and mask-wearing during this pandemic. 

“We have said the entire time to do everything you can to stay safe, so Tahoe can stay open,” said City Manager Joe Irvin, “This ambassador program is about making sure people wear a mask, wash their hands, and do their part to make sure visitors and residents alike stay healthy during this crisis.”

The City has ordered thousands of masks to distribute to anyone who needs one along with flyers to help educate members of the public. Volunteer ambassadors will also be equipped with proper PPE to ensure their safety as well. 

“Our goal here is to ensure people have the tools they need to keep themselves and everyone around them safe,” said Irvin, “We also want to help our business community stay open and keep their patrons safe. At the end of the day, we are all in this together.”

Interested parties can email Chris Fiore at cfiore@cityofslt.us to sign up. 

“This is a community that cares about others, we already know this program will be a success,” said Irvin, “The harder we work to keep everyone safe, the easier it will be to keep Tahoe open and continue to help our businesses and residents weather this pandemic.”

The volunteer recruitment will happen on an ongoing basis. Ambassadors will go through an on-boarding process and will have to submit to temperature checks before their shifts. Ambassadors will be able to pick their own hours, and the City asks only that they log those hours each week. 

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