Travel Advisory - Covid-19

Truckee is open for travel and lodging in the RED tier. Our Covid status may change quickly and can affect what businesses are open or closed. Bookmark this page so you can stay updated on the latest travel alerts and know before you go. Once you’re here, you can keep yourself and others healthy by wearing a mask, avoiding indoor social gatherings, and maintaining six feet of social distance.

Public Health Orders

Truckee (Nevada County) Key Links: 

Neighboring Lake Tahoe (Placer and Eldorado County) Key Links:

*Note that North Lake Tahoe is located in Placer County. Lake Tahoe’s South Shore and West Shore are in Eldorado County. Use the links below to view the Covid dashboard of each:

Hotels & Home Rentals

Truckee hotels, lodging, and rentals are OPEN with modifications. When you plan a stay with our lodging properties, your safety and comfort come first. Extra cleaning measures are in place, masks are required outside of your room, whenever social distancing is not possible, and contactless check-in protocols have been adopted. 

Before booking a reservation, make sure you know the cancellation policy of the lodging property. Remember that the status of Truckee may change quickly, which can have an effect on lodging and rentals.

Need to know:

  • Fitness centers are open at 10% capacity.
  • Indoor pools, hot tubs, and saunas are closed.
  • Face coverings are required indoors in common spaces such as a hotel lobby. 
  • Stay home if you feel sick and seek medical attention if you are experiencing any Covid symptoms.

Outdoor Recreation

Spending time outside is good for the mind and body, especially during Covid times. We encourage visitors to explore the numerous outdoor activities in Truckee-Tahoe and have fun on our trails, lakes, and crags. However, as more people seek out opportunities for fresh air and adventure, we are reminded of how important it is to share the trail and take care of our outdoor spaces. You can help us keep Truckee green by practicing the seven leave no trace principles and recreating responsibly.

Need to know:

  • Maintain 6 feet of social distance from others when you’re recreating outdoors.
  • Wear a face covering when passing others on the trail, or whenever social distancing is not possible.
  • Stay home if you feel sick and seek medical attention if you are experiencing any Covid symptoms.

Dining

Restaurants are open for indoor dining at 25% capacity and also offer outdoor dining, delivery, and takeout. 

Many local eateries were hard-hit over the past year. Show your love for our dining scene and help Truckee-Tahoe restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops recover by purchasing a gift card to use in the future or give as a gift to friends or family that are planning a visit.

Need to know:

  • Restaurants are open at 25% capacity for indoor dining. Because of the reduced capacity, it’s a good idea to make a reservation ahead of time.
  • Bars and breweries that serve food are also open at 25% capacity for indoor dining and have outdoor dining and takeout.
  • Face coverings are required to enter and exit a restaurant, and while ordering
  • Stay home if you feel sick and seek medical attention if you are experiencing any Covid symptoms.
  • Outdoor dining is plentiful, thanks to expanded patio seating
  • Takeout is widely available for dining in or a scenic picnic

Shopping

Our retail shops welcome you in! Truckee has everything from specialty outdoor gear shops to art galleries to clothing boutiques. Make time for a little retail therapy during your trip, and shop for unique handmade goods and sustainable products.

Need to know:

  • Retail shops are open at 50% capacity indoors with modifications.
  • Face coverings are required.
  • Hand sanitizer is provided for customer use.
  • Stay home if you feel sick and seek medical attention if you are experiencing any Covid symptoms.

Events

Outdoor events like the Truckee Certified Farmers Market and Broken Arrow Skyrace are slowly returning to Truckee, following the current State Covid-19 guidelines. Events may be modified, postponed, or canceled as State and County guidelines change. If you plan to attend an upcoming event, check in with the host frequently so you can stay up to date on its status. And be sure to know the cancellation policy.

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