COVID-19 Travel Update for Truckee

Truckee, California, a Nevada County town, is NOT on the State Monitor List and WE NEED YOUR HELP TO KEEP IT THAT WAY. Please take personal responsibility when visiting Truckee: wear a mask, avoid merging your safe household bubble with another, keep 6 feet of distance, wash your hands, and avoid overused trails and beaches. And never, ever, ever have an open flame. Follow those steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and you’ll have a great vacation in our fresh mountain air while protecting yourself and our community.

Status of Truckee

Status of Truckee

Visit Truckee's Historic Downtown Art and Culture District

Truckee, California is a small, rural mountain town with very limited hospital capacity. While positive cases are on a tremendous increase across the U.S. and in California, please do the right thing when planning your visit.  Nevada County (Truckee) is NOT on the State Monitor List.  WE NEED YOUR HELP TO KEEP IT THAT WAY. 

  • Restaurants - Open (outdoor dining & takeout)
  • Breweries that also serve food - Open (outdoor only)
  • Bars - Closed (indoor/outdoor)
  • Hotels, Lodging, Short Term Rentals - Open
  • Hair salons, fitness/gyms, yoga studios, massage - Open

Case Monitoring

State COVID-19 Monitoring DASHBOARD

All counties - please select Nevada County in dropdown

Key Metrics: Positivity Rate, Case Rate, Hospitalization (7-14 day lag time)

  • July 15: 2.0% positivity rate70 new cases per 100K (last 14 days), 2 hospitals (137 beds), 1 patient.
  • July 16: 2.1% positivity rate73 new cases per 100K (last 14 days), 2 hospitals (137 beds), 1 patient.
  • July 20: 2.0 % positivity rate, 69 new cases per 100K (last 14 days), 2 hospitals (137 beds), 3 patients.
  • July 22: 2.4 % positivity rate, 79 new cases per 100K (last 14 days), 2 hospitals (137 beds), 3 patients.
  • July 23: 2.5 % positivity rate, 84 new cases per 100K (last 14 days), 2 hospitals (137 beds), 3 patients.
  • July 24: 2.8 % positivity rate, 91 new cases per 100K (last 14 days), 2 hospitals (137 beds), 4 patients.
  • July 27: 3.0 % positivity rate, 96 new cases per 100K (last 14 days), 2 hospitals (137 beds), 3 patients.
  • July 28: 3.2 % positivity rate, 97 new cases per 100K (last 14 days), 2 hospitals (137 beds), 1 patient.
  • July 29: 3.4 % positivity rate, 99 new cases per 100K (last 14 days), 2 hospitals (137 beds), 2 patients.
  • July 30: 3.6 % positivity rate, 104 new cases per 100K (last 14 days), 2 hospitals (137 beds), 2 patients.
  • July 31: 3.2 % positivity rate, 102 new cases per 100K (last 14 days), 2 hospitals (137 beds), 2 patients.
  • August 3: 3.2 % positivity rate, 105 new cases per 100K (last 14 days), 2 hospitals (137 beds), 0 patients.
  • August 5: 2.9 % positivity rate, 95 new cases per 100K (last 14 days), 2 hospitals (137 beds), 2 patients.
  • August 6: 2.7 % positivity rate, 89 new cases per 100K (last 14 days), 2 hospitals (137 beds), 3 patients.
  • August 7: 2.4 % positivity rate, 75 new cases per 100K (last 14 days), 2 hospitals (137 beds), 2 patients.

Nevada County (Truckee) COVID-19 Monitoring DASHBOARD

Key Metrics: Active Cases (updated daily), new daily cases by Eastern (Truckee) vs. Western (Grass Valley, Nevada City) County, Hospitalization. Total tests conducted are updated weekly. Mondays always show a high spike.

  • July 15: 51 active cases0 hospitalizations, 1 new case eastern (Truckee), 1 new case western.
  • July 16: 63 active cases0 hospitalizations, 3 new cases eastern (Truckee),  9 new cases western.
  • July 17: 66 active cases0 hospitalizations, 3 new cases eastern (Truckee)4 new cases western.
  • July 20: 70 active cases1 hospitalization, 12 new cases eastern (Truckee)12 new cases western.
  • July 21: 73 active cases1 hospitalization, 3 new cases eastern (Truckee)1 new case western.
  • July 22: 83 active cases1 hospitalization, 5 new cases eastern (Truckee)6 new cases western.
  • July 23: 38 active cases2 hospitalizations, 4 new cases eastern (Truckee)5 new cases western.
  • July 24: 41 active cases, 2 hospitalizations, 0 new cases eastern (Truckee)4 new cases western.
  • July 27: 42 active cases, 1 hospitalization, 6 new cases eastern (Truckee)12 new cases western.
  • July 28: 41 active cases, 1 hospitalization, 2 new cases eastern (Truckee)11 new cases western.
  • July 29: 35 active cases, 1 hospitalization, 2 new cases eastern (Truckee)1 new case western.
  • July 30: 38 active cases, 1 hospitalization, 2 new cases eastern (Truckee), 3 new cases western.
  • July 31: 44 active cases, 1 hospitalization, 0 new cases eastern (Truckee), 6 new cases western.
  • August 3: 57 active cases, 0 hospitalizations, 4 new cases eastern (Truckee), 9 new cases western.
  • August 4: 61 active cases, 0 hospitalizations, 1 new case eastern (Truckee), 3 new cases western.
  • August 5: 30 active cases, 1 hospitalization, 0 new cases eastern (Truckee), 1 new case western.
  • August 6: 20 active cases, 1 hospitalization, 0 new cases eastern (Truckee), 4 new cases western.

State Monitoring Matrix – All Counties
Key Metrics: avg. tests per day, state threshold caps regarding rate of transmission, hospitalization, surge capacity.

State Monitor List & Closure/Opening Status – All Counties
Key Info: what businesses are open by County.

Understanding the Data – Definitions & Formulas

Neighboring Lake Tahoe Dashboards:

Face Coverings

Masks are Mandatory

Wear a mask on paved trails while biking and hiking in Truckee

Please keep in mind that travel to Truckee is not a vacation from COVID-19. Face coverings are required in California outside of the home. Remember to bring your face covering with you or purchase one from one of Truckee's retails stores. Before visiting, read through our Top 5 Reasons to Wear a Face Covering in Truckee and Face Covering FAQs for detailed information on where face coverings are required and how to be a good visitor. Families can teach kids how to keep Truckee safe by downloading these two Mask Up coloring posters. #StaySafeToStayOpen

FACE COVERING FAQs FOR RECREATION, SHOPPING, DINING & MORE

Events

Truckee Events

Truckee Tahoe golf course

See what’s happening in Truckee and please note that many organizations have decided to postpone or cancel summer events due to COVID-19. We will continue to provide event updates as things change.

TRUCKEE EVENTS CALENDAR

Lodging

Hotels, Lodging, and Short Term Rentals

Best Western Plus Hotel Truckee Tahoe

Hotels, lodges, and short term rentals are open. Strict health and safety guidelines are in place. As of June 12th, a short-term-rental room/studio that is part of a home that is occupied by others is not yet allowed. Leisure travel is allowed as of June 12, 2020.

BOOK TRUCKEE LODGING

Read more about Truckee lodging:

Restaurants & Shops

Restaurants and Shops

Coffebar Truckee woman wearing face mask

Retail shops are open for indoor service and browsing with the highest degree of cleanliness and safety. Effective July 13, 2020, all indoor services are closed at dine-in restaurants and both indoor and outdoor operations are closed at bars and breweries. Local ordinances are relaxed to allow restaurants and retail shops to use outdoor space for their services. Outdoor dining on Truckee’s patios, porches, and decks is permitted.

EXPLORE TRUCKEE’S FOOD SCENE LOCAL SHOPS
FIND RESTAURANTS WITH OUTDOOR DINING & TAKEOUT

Help protect others during your visit:

Keep an eye out for the signage below displayed at Truckee restaurants and retail stores. It explains how, together, we can keep our community and beloved visitors safe.

Do Your Part, Keep Truckee HealthyTruckee Welcome

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation

Family hiking, recreating responsibly while wearing face masks on

Truckee’s 26 miles of scenic paved paths, and 100+ miles of hiking trails are open. Please remember to be mindful of others and follow this guidance on Masks and Hiking Etiquette, How to #RecreateResponsibly in Truckee. Looking for family-friendly outdoor activities? Here are 5 Fresh Air Adventures in Truckee and 10 Ways to Enjoy Truckee and Lake Tahoe Responsibly This Summer. Spending time on the river? Please be aware that an alcohol ban is in effect now through October 15 on the Truckee River. If you're camping or backpacking, know that campfires are not allowed and district-wide fire ban is in place.

DISCOVER TRUCKEE’S OUTDOOR PLAYGROUND

Take care of Truckee and Tahoe:

Look for these signs on Truckee’s paved trails. They offer helpful tips on how to take care of one another while sharing the trail.

Go Big on Distancing in Truckee Pack it in Pack it Out TruckeeGo Small or Go Home

Stay Safe

How to Protect Yourself and Others

Nevada County Public Health Department urges everyone to follow these basic tips to stay healthy and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community:

  • Wear a face covering in public to help protect others.
  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds. Wash them before and after wearing a cloth facial
    covering and after being out in public spaces. If hand washing is not available, please use hand sanitizer.
  • If you are more susceptible to COVID-19, continue to consider going out into public spaces less frequently.
  • Get tested for COVID-19. Testing is free and available to everyone. Even without symptoms, testing of all
    individuals can help identify those who are asymptomatic and may want to take extra precautions to protect
    others in the community.
  • Do not travel if you feel sick. Monitor your health daily and stay home if you are feeling ill.

Nevada County Guidance for the Community

CDC: Prevent Getting Sick

Donner Pass Road

Donner Pass Road Closures

Experience Rainbow Bridge on Donner Pass Road

A major road rehabilitation project is underway on Donner Pass Road to improve sightseeing, parking, and safe biking along the scenic drive. The project involves widening the road, enhancing pullouts, and constructing 4 foot shoulders with bike lanes in both directions. Now thru October 15, Donner Pass Road from Rainbow Bridge to the Town of Truckee Limits (the old highway going up to the summit) will be closed to all traffic from 7:00 am Monday - 5:00 pm Friday. The road will be open with one way traffic control on the weekends.

There is no parking along Donner Pass Road near certain parts of Donner Lake from 10 pm to 6 am.

NEVADA COUNTY DONNER PASS ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Information For Visitors

COVID-19 in Truckee

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Please engage with VISIT TRUCKEE on social media as we seek to keep you informed, hopeful, and advised on what’s going on in Truckee. Our tourism economy is highly dependent upon our beloved visitors. While now is not the time to visit, we wish to offer hope and entertainment for happier days when we welcome you with open arms.

News

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