Tahoe in the News

Lake Tahoe is shutting down to tourists on Friday

Gregory Thomas, SF Gate
December 9, 2020

Vacation travel to Lake Tahoe will be banned for at least three weeks starting Friday due to a regional rise in the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations. The state’s stay-at-home mechanism was triggered Wednesday afternoon for a vast region of 13 counties spanning from Sacramento east to the Nevada border.

Though not unexpected, the news that Christmas travel would be off-limits came as a blow to the state’s premier winter tourism destination, which first went into lockdown with the rest of the state in March.

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