We are here to help you weather this storm!

NTBA is here to support our business community. We are here to listen, learn and help with the impacts our members, partners and supporters are facing. We plan to continue to be on the forefront of information and to disseminate that information regularly. We will educate and support our community by sharing the most up to date resources that are available.

This is an extremely difficult time for our business community, and we are determined to help mitigate to the best of our capabilities during this time. We are committed to our business community, and to the economic stability of our district and will continue to put all our efforts forward to support the community during this time. Please know that NTBA is here to continue to support you.

Please feel free to reach out via phone and email to us anytime. We invite you to share the impacts, to share what you are doing, and discuss options of how we can help you during this time. Please CONTACT US with anything you want to share or need help on during this time.

We are here for you. We understand the current and future impacts we are facing as an economy and community. We will continue to help everyone navigate this pandemic through education and support, and help us all find our new normal as a community.

Thank you and stay safe, strong and healthy during this time.

Public Health extends its health warning as COVID hospitalizations surge

In an effort to support local hospitals impacted by the sharp rise in COVID-related cases, Public Health is extending its late summer Health Warning and urging all residents to use high-quality medical masks while in all indoor settings around others to protect against the highly infectious Omicron and Delta variants. The rapid increase in cases and hospitalizations in recent days strongly suggests Omicron is spreading widely in Placer as throughout the region.

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Latest Public Health COVID-19 update

In our latest in-depth COVID-19 update, we look at recent vaccination trends and the role of rapid testing in reducing COVID-19 transmission. We also review what we know – and don’t yet know – about the rapid, recent rise in COVID cases in our community.

California extends indoor mask requirement until February 15

The California Department of Public Health is requiring masks to be worn in all indoor public settings, irrespective of vaccine status, until Feb. 15. This requirement will be updated as CDPH continues to assess conditions on an ongoing basis.

Covid-19 Vaccination | Information & Resources

COVID-19 vaccination is one of the most important tools to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

Get Tested Today!

The free COVID-19 testing site is located at 10990 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. ANYONE can get tested, regardless of symptoms, profession, or insurance. Do your part and make your appointment to get tested today!

Get Free At-⁠Home COVID-⁠19 Tests

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order #4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.

Tahoe Forest Health System

Tahoe Forest Health System is monitoring COVID closely, and they are committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our community and staff members.

Updated January 11, 2022

Please note Tahoe Forest Hospital is currently experiencing a large volume of phone calls regarding COVID-19 testing. We appreciate your patience, and we apologize that you may experience a longer than usual wait time due to the influx of phone calls we are receiving.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT TAHOE FOREST HOSPITAL TO INQUIRE ABOUT TESTING SERVICES. If you have an emergency, please do come to our emergency room located at Tahoe Forest Hospital, 10121 Pine Avenue, Truckee, CA. Please be advised that Emergency Department staff cannot provide medical advice over the phone.

For asymptomatic COVID testing, you must use the free COVID testing site available by an independent company (not Tahoe Forest Health System) at the Old Gateway Center at 10990 Donner Pass Road. Testing is free, and it’s not necessary to have symptoms in order to receive a test. Pre-registration is required and can be done at or by calling 888-634-1123.

If you are symptomatic and are experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath, or diarrhea, please call the Tahoe Forest Health System COVID-19 Hotline at (530) 582-3450, from 9am – 4pm, 7 days a week.

Placer County Public Health

Placer County Public Health is working with their partners in health care, education and beyond to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Data Dashboard & News | Placer’s COVID-19 data dashboard hosts information about cases, hospitalizations, deaths and vaccinations. Additional daily Placer data is available on the state website. The news page features epidemiology reports with deeper data dives, official press releases, updates and videos from Placer County Public Health.
  • Vaccine | Find locations near you offering vaccine, information about the COVID-19 vaccines currently available and other vaccine resources.
  • Testing Resources | Find where you can access testing in Placer County along with other testing resources.
  • Resources for Positive COVID-19 Cases and Close Contacts | Information about quarantine and isolation.
  • State Guidance Documents and FAQs | Find the state’s “Beyond the Blueprint” guidance along with guidance for a range of other topics, from treatment to travel. Additionally, find links to federal, state and local FAQs.
  • Schools | School guidance, case and outbreak reporting, and key resources including vaccination and other questions.
  • Businesses | Find guidance for managing COVID-19 in the workplace, including outbreak management and reporting. For reopening guidance visit the Reopen Placer website and for other supportive resources, including loan and grant information, visit the Business Resource Center website.
  • Community Resources and Assistance | Community resources that can serve residents’ needs during the COVID-19 outbreak, from food to unemployment to mental health.  To support community efforts helping residents impacted by COVID-19, visit the COVID-19 Response Fund, an effort of the Placer Community Foundation, and the Tahoe Truckee Emergency Response Fund, an effort of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation.
  • Health care | Information for health care facilities and professionals as well as case reporting for congregate settings.
California Department of Public Health

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) works to protect the public’s health in the Golden State and helps shape positive health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. California is issuing daily updates on COVID-19 on their Covid Data & Tools page.

NTBA Job Board

Did you know that NTBA posts new jobs from around our district and updates them regularly? If you’re in the market for a new job in our region, explore the posts below to view what NTBA members are hiring! In addition, as a benefit to our business members, you can EMAIL NTBA your available position(s) and we will post them here. [VIEW JOB BOARD]

Sierra Small Business Development Center

The Sierra Small Business Development Center is here to help your business navigate the unexpected. Rest assured, the SBDC is committed to doing everything in our power to continue serving the small businesses within our local community. They can help with applying for relief, guiding you through available resources, cash flow concerns, supply chain interruptions, workforce capacity, insurance coverage and more – at no cost. Please reach out to them if you have any questions regarding your business or their services. [READ MORE]

North Lake Tahoe Resort Association

The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association is committed to providing accurate and timely information to our partners and stakeholders. Please know we’re here for you. They are continuing to update resources on this page to help you navigate this unprecedented time. [READ MORE]

Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation

The Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation offers community resources for those who need them. Please read for updates on local food distribution, emergency shelter, senior services, business services, and more. [READ MORE]

Sierra Community House

Sierra Community House connects and empowers our community through family strengthening, crisis intervention, hunger relief, and legal services. For immediate assistance, please call 1-800-736-1060. [READ MORE]


Please continue to check in for the latest news on COVID19 and our community.

We will be updating this section of our website as frequently as possible as the news and information arrives.