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Posted on: April 20, 2021

City Council authorizes staff to begin accepting special event applications

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South Lake Tahoe, CA- On April 20, 2021, the South Lake Tahoe City Council authorized staff to proceed with accepting event applications and to issue permits for special events that comply with the current California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines. This recommendation was brought to Council as a result of our county moving into the less restrictive orange tier and new CDPH guidelines for outdoor events. With recent trends throughout the State and County indicating lower incidents of community spread and increased availability of vaccines this has allowed for more services to open which includes modified outdoor events. 

In the orange tier, outdoor events including performances with live audiences may proceed with certain restrictions including either a permanent and fixed facility or a defined and demarcated outdoor area, fixed and assigned seating with 6 feet of physical distance between household groups, ability to control ingress and egress of visitors, occupancy limits, the in-state audience only, advanced ticket reservations required, food and drink concessions required to be delivered to the audience in their seats, and face coverings required. 

There are additional CDPH guidelines for private gatherings, youth and adult athletic events, and other activities that involve public gatherings. Applicants are encouraged to review the guidelines before applying to city staff. For more details on special events go here

Please note: Special Event permits will be issued based on the applicant’s ability to demonstrate compliance with the current CDPH guidelines. To review the CDPH industry guidelines go here