Where do I need to wear a face covering at lodging accommodations?
Wear a face covering in any public or common space of your accommodations. This includes entering and exiting hotels, lodging, and short term rentals, in hotel lobbies and hallways, and in shared outdoor spaces like fire pits, poolside, etc.
What about inside my room, rental cabin, or short term rental?
You do not need to wear a face covering inside of your hotel room, rental cabin, or short term rental when you are only around members of your household.
What about sitting outside of my lodging accommodation?
Face coverings are not required to sit outside of your lodging accommodation with members of your household. Renting lodging with members outside of your household is highly discouraged and indoor group gatherings have been linked to COVID cases.
Yes. The good news is wearing a mask is nothing new for skiers/riders! In fact, face coverings like buffs are standard pieces of skiing and snowboarding gear. Some ski resorts require two-layer face coverings. To learn more, read the 2020/21 Winter Guide to Truckee-Tahoe Ski Resorts.
Can I take my face covering off inside?
No. The only time you can remove your face covering indoors is when actively eating, only if indoor dining is permitted.
Is a face covering required to walk around the shops in Truckee?
Yes. Even though you are outside, walking around Truckee puts you in close proximity with other members of the public. It is often not possible to maintain 6 feet of distance, which is why face coverings are required.
Can I shop in retail stores without a mask?
No. You must wear a face covering over your mouth and nose to shop in-store at Truckee’s retail stores. If you do not want to wear a mask, please utilize curbside pickup services.
Do I need to wear a face covering when I workout or do yoga?
Yes. 100% masking and physical distancing are required.
Are swimming pools open to the public? What about hot tubs and saunas?
The status of indoor pools, hot tubs, and saunas are detailed on our Know Before You Go page. Refer back to this guide to see the current Nevada County tier status and details on business activity.
Do I have to use a face covering while I swim in a pool?
No. Face coverings are difficult to breathe through when wet. Swimming without a face covering is permitted. Keep it in a safe, convenient location and replace it when you are done with your swim and out of the pool.
The safest way to gather is to spend time with people in the same household or to gather virtually.
There is a key link between indoor social gatherings and COVID cases. The Town of Truckee, Tahoe Forest Health System, Truckee Chamber of Commerce and Truckee Downtown Merchants Association have said that “contact tracing has determined that a lot of these interactions were in or outside family homes with people that they felt comfortable with, and may have relaxed those important safety precautions (particularly face coverings and social distancing). Although these informal gatherings and socializing may feel normal, they are the cause of the increase and spread we are currently seeing.”
Can I get a group of friends or family together at my home?
Small private gatherings are allowed outdoors with the following modifications:
Masks and physical distancing required
No more than 3 separate households attend (including the host’s)
Gatherings should be 2 hours or less
Those with symptoms must not attend
Those at high risk of severe illness strongly encouraged not to attend
Singing, shouting, chanting, cheering, or exercising strongly discouraged