In response to the swell of non-fulltime residents traveling to Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County Public Health Officer, Dr. Nancy Williams, today issued a no-travel Order to reduce the number of visitors and other non-fulltime residents in the basin.
“Visitors whom we enthusiastically welcome during normal times are further impacting an already decreased availability of essential supplies and food, and putting the entire Lake Tahoe population at greater risk of being able to receive proper health care,” Williams said.
“It’s time to take this very strong message to those who are not already residing in South Lake Tahoe: if you have no essential function and you are here, please go home; if you have no essential function and you are not here, please stay home.”
- El Dorado County, CA (includes South Lake Tahoe) Public Health Office, 4/3/20
This is a bold new step for a mountain community:
El Dorado County, CA (includes South Lake Tahoe) has issued a an order to “Stop Non-Essential Travel to South Lake Tahoe.”
We believe that this order will likely be followed by other mountain communities.
The police can enforce this order if necessary, but they hope people will govern themselves on this order.
This order comes on the heels of a swarm of people driving up from the Bay Area to visit South Lake Tahoe last weekend despite the state-wide “Stay-at-Home” order issued by Governor Newsom on March 19th, 2020.
San Juan County, CO (Silverton & Red Mt. Pass) issued a similar order they called “Locals Only” while at the same time banning backcountry recreation.
Thank you for all being great during this crisis and let’s all please stay home and recreate in our local area.
If you do recreate in the backcountry during this crisis, please follow the guidelines below.
Full Order to Stop Non-Essential Travel to South Lake Tahoe
One thought on “South Lake Tahoe, CA Issues ORDER TO STOP TRAVEL to South Lake Tahoe After “Swell” of Non-Residents”
The level of ignorance of some people who are willing to risk exposing others is mind boggling !
Common sense is disappearing in this world and we are all going to be in a much worse place than before this all happened . I watched a woman on TV say she had no problem driving to South Lake Tahoe to relax despite the fact that she was breaking the do not travel order issued by Gavin Newsom , as if she was entitled to to go on vacation.