Frequently Asked Questions

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a virus that can cause respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), while COVID-19 has a high transmission rate, it has a low mortality rate. To learn more and stay informed go here

How can I protect myself from COVID-19?

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. 

If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Wearing a face covering can limit the release of infected droplets when talking, coughing, sneezing, singing, exercising, shouting, or other forms of increased respiration. A well-fitting face covering can also provide the wearer some protection from COVID-19.

Practice social or physical distancing by staying at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from other people who are not from your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces. 

If I am experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or I have been exposed to COVID-19, where can I get tested? 

Testing locations can be found throughout the County for those individuals who are experiencing symptoms and have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

COVID-19 Testing Locations

Who can I contact for assistance if I am a business owner or employee? 

Chamber of Commerce:

Tahoe Chamber ; South Tahoe Chamber of Commerce

Local Non-Profit Help:

Tahoe Prosperity Center

State Resources:

State of California Employment and Taxes Resource Center

Federal Resources: 

Small Business Administration

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Where can I get PPE supplies for my business? 

The Tahoe Prosperity Center is proud to continue offering free masks and hand sanitizer to local business owners based in El Dorado County, thanks to a state grant from the California Office of Emergency Services, and through joint efforts with El Dorado County and the City of South Lake Tahoe. 

If you’d like to replenish your supplies now please contact Chase Janvrin at or 530-539-4774 to make arrangements.