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Posted on: December 29, 2020

Safety, security, top priorities as City prepares for New Year’s Eve

NEW YEAR'S EVE AND COVID

South Lake Tahoe, CA- The City of South Lake Tahoe is preparing for a different kind of New Year’s celebration as COVID-19 numbers rise across the State. 

SLTPD will be out in partnership with California Highway Patrol, California Alcohol Beverage Control, and other agencies with safety top of mind.

“We will have extra officers in the Stateline area to assist with public safety needs,” said Police Chief David Stevenson, “We will be working in partnership with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and other Nevada agencies to help coordinate any responses in the Stateline area.”  

California Highway Patrol will have extra officers in the Stateline area helping with traffic issues and enforcement and California Alcohol Beverage Control will be in the city to assist with alcohol-related enforcement efforts. 

Typically, the City would be preparing for the SnowGlobe music festival, but organizers canceled that event earlier this year due to COVID-19 concerns. City Council suspended all special event permits earlier this year, which means there are no sanctioned events happening inside City limits.

As part of the “Greater Sacramento Region,” the City remains under the Governor’s Stay at Home order. This means leisure travel is not allowed, and lodging remains closed to non-essential use inside City limits. Click the links to learn more about the limited stay at home order and the regional stay at home order. Those orders are in effect until further notice.

“We are not out of the woods yet, and people have a responsibility to keep themselves, their loved ones, and people around them safe,” said City Manager Joe Irvin, “This year it’s best to spend New Year’s at home to slow the spread so we can start getting South Lake Tahoe back to normal.”

A Frequently Asked Questions document developed by the State which addresses travel, lodging, schools, essential services, and more is available here.

“I think everyone is ready for 2020 to be behind us so we can look forward to a healthier and happier 2021,” said Irvin, “Let’s celebrate responsibly, take the necessary precautions, and kick the new year off the right way.”

For the most up to date information on COVID-19 from the City, go to our COVID-19 page, or check out our Facebook or Twitter pages. 

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