Updated April 9, 2021

Our destination spans both California and Nevada. As we navigate the challenges of a pandemic it is important for visitors to be aware of the different restrictions and requirements between the two states and counties.

Both the Nevada and California side of Tahoe South are open to travelers with COVID precautions in place. Masks are required in both states.

For more information on the differences between the two states go to:
Nevada Updates
California Updates.

Tahoe South Ski Resorts are currently open. For more information go to Ski Resort Updates.


Nevada Updates


Governor Sisolak’s roadmap for Nevada’s recovery outline has been updated February 2021, find more information HERE.

Nevada’s state mask mandate requires individuals to wear a facial covering or mask while in public.


  • Lodging properties are open on the Nevada side of Tahoe South with new protocols and procedures in place. It is recommended to understand those policies prior to arrival and plan accordingly. Please contact accommodations directly for information and availability.
  • Tahoe South Lodging.


  • Starting, Feb. 15, in Stateline, NV, food and beverage establishments: restaurants, bars, pubs, wineries, distilleries and breweries with 35% maximum seating capacity, tables, or customers seated a minimum of 6 feet apart, are open.  Outdoor dining will no longer have a cap on capacity, meaning patios can completely reopen, and reservations are no longer required. However, advance reservations may be required for certain businesses, recommend to call ahead Party size at restaurants is limited to 6 people.

Additional modifications include:

  • Retail – max 50% capacity indoors
  • Casinos (including bar tops) – max 35% capacity indoors
  • Indoor Venues (Galleries, Movie Theaters, Bowling Alleys & Arcades) – max 35% capacity indoors
  • Outdoor Venues (Galleries, Zoos, Mini Golf, Amusement Parks, Climbing Walls) 50% capacity
  • Gyms & Fitness Centers – max 35% capacity indoors
  • Personal Care Services (nail and hair salons, tattoo parlors) – max 35% capacity indoors
  • Massage Therapy Studios – max 35% capacity indoors

California Updates

El Dorado County is now in the Orange Tier of the State’s reopening plan. The entire state of California hopes to be fully open by June 15, if two criteria are met:

  • If there’s enough coronavirus vaccine supply for Californians age 16 and older who want to be vaccinated.
  • If hospitalization rates remain low and stable.


Hotels and lodging are open with modifications. Hotel fitness centers can be open with 25% capacity. Indoor pools can open. Indoor hot tubs, saunas, and steam rooms must remain closed.

The following sectors will have additional modifications in addition to 100% masking and physical distancing:

  • Outdoor recreational facilities: Allow outdoor operation only for the purpose of facilitating physically distanced personal health and wellness through outdoor exercise, without any food, drink or alcohol sales.
  • Retail: Allow indoor operation at 50% capacity.
  • Shopping centers: Allow indoor access at 50% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Additionally, special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
  • Restaurants: Open indoors at 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer. Outdoor dining and takeout are allowed.
  • Wineries, Breweries, and Distilleries – Indoor service can resume, with COVID safety modifications, including 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer.
  • Bars (without food service) – Can reopen outdoors, with safety modifications.
  • Movie Theaters – Open indoors at 50% capacity.

City of South Lake Tahoe Guidance

Ski Resort Updates

The State of California Department of Public Health released Outdoor Recreation guidance on Dec. 1 that includes ski resorts. Find that guidance HERE. Key Takeaways:

  • California ski resorts can remain open, with outdoor facilities only, no food and beverage allowed for on-site consumption.

California has also strengthened its face covering guidance to require individuals to wear a mask whenever outside their home, with limited exceptions. Read the full announcement HERE.

The City of South Lake Tahoe is enforcing the statewide mask mandate. Fines of up to $500 for businesses and up to $100 for people failing to wear a mask in public. More information

Responsible Recreation

Safer Visitation




Tahoe South Visitors Center

  • Email info@LTVA.org
  • Phone (775) 588-4591, available weekdays except holidays, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.


  • Tahoe Care Tahoe lake-wide effort encourages the following tips to keep all healthy and safe while traveling including go big on distancing, masks matter, plan to change plans, no germs or anything else left behind, expect closures and sniffles, stay home.

Local Public Health Departments

Barton Memorial Hospital: Information; Barton’s COVID-19 Clinical Health Line at 530.600.1999

California Department of Public Health

Center for Disease Control & Prevention:

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