Frequently Asked Questions

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a virus that can cause respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), while COVID-19 has a high transmission rate, it has a low mortality rate.

To learn more and stay informed go here

How can I protect myself from COVID-19?

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

If I am experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or I have been exposed to COVID-19, where can I get tested? 

COVID-19 Testing Locations

How do I find out the current tier level for El Dorado County? 

Tier Levels for California

What will happen on June 15th when California fully reopens the economy? 

Blueprint for a Safer Economy


Below are more links to help business owners and employees get the help they need. 


Chamber of Commerce:

Tahoe Chamber ; South Tahoe Chamber of Commerce

Local Non-Profit Help:

Tahoe Prosperity Center

State Resources:

State of California Employment and Taxes Resource Center

Federal Resources: 

Small Business Administration

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

BARTON HOSPITAL: https://www.bartonhealth.org/tahoe/coronavirus-update.aspx

EL DORADO COUNTY: https://www.edcgov.us/Government/hhsa/Pages/EDCCOVID-19.aspx

CDPH: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html