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.

Placer County Moves to Orange Tier
California health officials advanced Placer County into the Orange Tier today, Tuesday, May 25, lessening business and activity restrictions due to improving COVID-19 transmission rates. The threshold between red and orange is six daily cases per 100,000; Placer County’s case rate was 5.9 per 100,000 last week and 4.4 this week.
State Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly confirmed last week that California remains on track to end the tier framework by June 15.
Ghaly also said that social distancing restrictions will no longer be required at businesses, and that fully vaccinated Californians will not have to wear masks in most settings. The main exceptions for restrictions ending are for what the state calls “mega events,” defined as indoor crowds with more than 5,000 attendees and outdoor crowds of over 10,000 (more details below).
Under ORANGE Tier guidelines, the following updates are in place:
  • Outdoor public events: allowed for up to 50 people.
  • Outdoor private events: will allow a maximum of 100 people. If guests show proof of full vaccination or a negative test, that increases to a max of 300.
  • Indoor gatherings are strongly discouraged and have a max of 25% capacity (or 25 people, whichever is fewer).
  • Places of Worship: open indoors with max 50% capacity.
  • Movie Theaters: open indoors with max 50% capacity or 200 people.
  • Hotels/Lodging: fitness centers can open at max 25% capacity.
  • Gyms/Fitness: open indoors with max 25% capacity.
  • Restaurants: open indoors with max 50% capacity or 200 people.
  • Offices: open indoors but telework is encouraged.
Guest counts will include all staff.

Find all business tier guidance and operational modifications HERE).

Updated Guidance for Mega Events
When California fully reopens the economy, the state will move beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Beginning June 15, all sectors listed in the current Blueprint Activities and Business Tiers Chart may return to usual operations (with the limited exceptions for Mega Events).
Mega Events are characterized by large crowds greater than 5,000 (indoors) and 10,000 (outdoors) attendees. Mega Events may have either assigned or unassigned seating, and may be either general admission or gated, ticketed and permitted events.
Find full guidance here.
Covid-19 Vaccination | Information & Resources

COVID-19 vaccination is one of the most important tools to end the COVID-19 pandemic. The State is prioritizing vaccines for equitable distribution to everyone in California who wants it. We expect to have enough supplies to vaccinate most Californians in all 58 counties by summer 2021. Learn More

Getting Vaccinated in Placer County | The Placer County Public Health Division is coordinating COVID-19 vaccine efforts in alignment with recommendations from the California Department of Public Health, the COVID-19 California Governor’s Vaccine Task Force, and the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force Working Group. Learn More

Face Coverings are Required in California
Californians must wear face coverings in common and public indoor spaces and outdoors when distancing is not possible. California is also strengthening its face covering guidance to require individuals to wear a mask whenever outside their home, with limited exceptions. Cloth face coverings or masks help reduce the spread of covid especially when combined with physical distancing and frequent hand washing. [Learn More]
California Guidance for Out-of-State Travel

The incidence of COVID-19 is increasing in many states and countries. Persons arriving in California from other states or Californians returning from other states or countries could increase the risk of COVID-19 spread. In addition, travel itself can be a risk for exposure to COVID-19, particularly travel through shared conveyance such as air, bus or rail travel.

Travel Advisory for Non-Essential Travel

1. Persons arriving in California from other states or countries, including returning California residents, should practice self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. These persons should limit their interactions to their immediate household. This recommendation does not apply to individuals who cross state or country borders for essential travel.

2. Californians are encouraged to stay home or in their region and avoid non-essential travel to other states or countries. Avoiding travel can reduce the risk of virus transmission and bringing the virus back to California.

[Learn More]

Get Tested Today!

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

Make Your Appointment or call 888-634-1123

Tahoe Forest Health System

If you are experiencing fever, cough, or shortness of breath, or are concerned about your symptoms, the Tahoe Forest Health System has COVID-19 protocol-trained nurses available to answer your questions on our COVID-19 Hotline, (530) 582-3450, from 8am to 5pm everyday.

Based on answers to the COVID-19 screening questions, their nurses will redirect all patients to the right patient care location within our healthcare system. They are very focused on keeping all applicable patients out of our physician offices, emergency department and the hospital to lower infection control risks. Of course, their emergency department is open 24/7 for life threatening emergencies.

They also have created a drive-through clinic on our Tahoe Forest Hospital campus that is referral-only, and patients may be directed to it for testing if it’s needed. Their nurses will describe that location to patients should it be the best fit for a patient’s condition. [READ MORE]

Placer County Public Health

Placer County Public Health is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. We are actively working with our partners in healthcare, education and beyond to respond. [READ MORE]

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. To see the most recent update, visit the CDPH News Release page. [READ MORE]

Order PPE Supplies for Your Business Today!
The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association still has PPE supplies, now FREE of cost for your business. This includes 3-Ply masks and hand sanitizer. and KN95 masks, disposable gloves and social distancing graphics are also available, sourced at cost for your business. Limited quantities are available. Pick-up location is the North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center in Tahoe City. [click here for more info]
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]

Employment Development Department (EDD)

The Employment Development Department of California is responding to the spread of a respiratory illness caused by COVID-19. Workers and employers should review their health and safety procedures to help prevent exposure to the virus. The EDD provides a variety of support services to people who have lost their jobs or have had their hours reduced due to the impacts of COVID-19 in California. For faster and more convenient access to those services, we encourage the use of our online options. [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]

Emergency Relief – Tahoe/Truckee Covid-19

People helping people. As we navigate through uncharted territory and unprecedented times, we must come together, now more than ever, and remind ourselves how strong our community is. [READ MORE]


The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association (NLTRA) recently launched Takeout Tahoe, an initiative to support and promote local restaurants through fall, winter and beyond. The campaign includes a downloadable guide to help visitors and locals navigate the 150+ restaurant options in the region, a North Tahoe EATS Facebook Page, and a contest element that will award restaurant gift cards to further support eating local.


Supporting small businesses in North Lake Tahoe has never been easier due to a recently launched gift card program on A new purchasing portal on the website fosters a Shop Local; Shop Small message and features gift cards from more than 80 local businesses, including lodging properties, retailers, activity providers and restaurants. The program is a simple but effective way to support the north shore business community.


We know these are trying times for many of you, and many businesses have had to significantly change the way they operate their business. Please click  below to view the NTBA member business directory which provides the updated hours and operations during the COVID-19 Crisis.


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.