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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Greater Sacramento Region, including South Lake Tahoe, exits stay at home order

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South Lake Tahoe, CA- The City of South Lake Tahoe, as a part of the Greater Sacramento Region, is no longer under a stay at home order. The State made the announcement this afternoon. 

Our region was granted authority by the State to exit the Regional Stay At Home Order, effective immediately. This is based on the State’s four-week projection putting the region’s ICU capacity at 19.1%, above the 15% threshold announced last month. This moves South Lake Tahoe back to the purple tier.

"This is a welcome step in the right direction and we are excited to see the hard work we've been doing as a City pay off," said Communications Manager Chris Fiore, "We are not out of the woods just yet though and we have to keep doing our part to keep ourselves and those around us safe.: 

Restaurants can operate outdoors, hair salons, barbershops, and personal care services can operate indoors with modifications, places of worship can hold services outdoors, wineries can operate outdoors with modifications, and bars, breweries, and distilleries can operate outdoors if they serve food.

"This does not mean every business has the green light to open completely," said Carla Hass, El Dorado County Communications Director, "We are designated in the Purple widespread tier1 which means some relaxing of the Order allowing for limited operations and gatherings, but is the most restrictive tier."

To learn what can open in Tier 1, please see the State Blueprint for a Safer Economy here: https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/

“Exiting the Regional Stay At Home Order is a welcomed move in the right direction," said Hass, "but we need to continue to do all we can to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 by keeping physical distance, wearing a mask, washing your hands and getting vaccinated.”


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