COVID-19 Travel Update for Truckee

Travel updates for Truckee.

Travel and Covid Update

Truckee (Nevada County) is open for travel and lodging in the RED tier. Please know before you go and follow all Covid-19 protocols: wear a mask, avoid social gatherings, and maintain six feet of social distancing. Plan a safe winter trip with these 10 tips. SIGN UP FOR E-NEWS ALERTS.

Business Status

Truckee (Nevada County) is OPEN for travel and lodging in the RED tier. View the chart below to see current business activity. SIGN UP FOR VISIT TRUCKEE-TAHOE E-NEWS for travel updates and information.

 

PURPLE (widespread)

RED (substantial)

ORANGE (moderate)

Informal Social Gatherings

Outdoor only. Max 3 households. Indoor gatherings discouraged. Outdoors, max 25 people. Indoor gatherings discouraged. Outdoors, max 50 people.

Private Events*
Meeting, receptions, conferences. Must follow required mitigation measures.

Outdoor only. Max 25 people. If all guests show proof of testing or full vaccination: max 100 people. Outdoors, max 50 people. If all guests show proof of testing or full vaccination: max 100 people. Indoors, max 100 people with proof of testing/full vaccination.  Outdoors, max 100 people. If all guests show proof of testing or full vaccination: max 300 people. Indoors, max 150 people with proof of testing/full vaccination. 

Hotels, Lodging, Rentals

Open with modifications. Fitness centers, indoor pools, hot tubs closed. Open with modifications. Fitness centers 10% capacity. Indoor pools, hot tubs closed. Open with modifications. Fitness centers 25% capacity. Indoor pools open, hot tubs closed.

Restaurants

Outdoors only with modifications. 25% indoor seating or 100 people (whichever is fewer) with modifications 50% indoor seating or 200 people (whichever is fewer) with modifications

Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries (no food)

Outdoor only with modifications, limited hours. Outdoor only with modifications, limited hours. Open indoors with modifications at 25% capacity or 100 people.

Bars (no food)

Closed Closed Open outdoors with modifications.

Hair Salons and Massage Studios

Open indoors with modifications Open indoors with modifications Open indoors with modifications

Ski Resorts, Gyms, Fitness Centers, Yoga Studios

Outdoors only with modifications. Indoor pools, hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms closed. 10% capacity indoors with modifications. Indoor pools, hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms closed. 25% capacity indoors with modifications. Indoor pools open. Hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms closed.

Retail Shops

25% capacity indoors with modifications 50% capacity indoors with modifications Open indoors with modifications

COVID

Truckee is open in the RED tier. Hotels and lodging are open. Restaurants are open for indoor dining at 25% capacity, yoga studios and fitness centers are open indoors at 10% capacity.  

State COVID-19 Monitoring DASHBOARD

Where can I see LIVE data? covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy
On the State COVID-19 Monitoring Dashboard page, scroll down until you see the California MAP. Select Nevada County.

  • March 23: 3.7% Nevada County positivity rate, 8.0 daily new cases per 100K (7-day average) - RED TIER IN EFFECT
  • March 30: 2.4% Nevada County positivity rate, 6.9 daily new cases per 100K (7-day average) - RED TIER IN EFFECT
  • April 6: 4.3% Nevada County positivity rate, 12.7 daily new cases per 100K (7-day average) - RED TIER IN EFFECT
  • April 13: 4.8% Nevada County positivity rate, 8.1 daily new cases per 100K (7-day average) - RED TIER IN EFFECT

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. Mondays always show a high spike.

  • April 1: 110 active cases, 4 hospitalizations, 0 new cases eastern (Truckee), 13 new cases western.
  • April 2: 124 active cases, 2 hospitalizations, 2 new cases eastern (Truckee), 19 new cases western.
  • April 5: 122 active cases, 3 hospitalizations, 1 new case eastern (Truckee), 33 new cases western.
  • April 6: 111 active cases, 2 hospitalizations, 0 new cases eastern (Truckee), 9 new cases western.
  • April 7: 112 active cases, 3 hospitalizations, 0 new cases eastern (Truckee), 9 new cases western.
  • April 8: 95 active cases, 6 hospitalizations, 0 new cases eastern (Truckee), 4 new cases western.
  • April 9: 96 active cases, 4 hospitalizations, 0 new cases eastern (Truckee), 6 new cases western.
  • April 12: 81 active cases, 5 hospitalizations, 4 new cases eastern (Truckee), 28 new cases western.
  • April 13: 84 active cases, 3 hospitalizations, 0 new cases eastern (Truckee), 7 new cases western.
  • April 14: 83 active cases, 5 hospitalizations, 3 new cases eastern (Truckee), 4 new cases western.

Blueprint for a Safer Economy Status – All Counties
Key Info: what businesses are open by County.

Understanding the Blueprint for a Safer Economy Tiers
Key Info: tier framework, moving through tiers, risk criteria.

Overview of Business Activity - View what's open in each tier of the Blueprint to a Safer Economy
Nevada County Reopening FAQs
Understanding the Data – Definitions & Formulas

Neighboring Lake Tahoe Dashboards:

Ski Resorts

Ski Well Be Well

Truckee-Tahoe ski resorts are open with modifications. Reservations are required for lessons, rentals, and day tickets. Day-of, walk-up ticket sales have been discontinued. Operations may change to follow current health and safety guidelines. Note that Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Northstar California Resort, and Sugar Bowl Resort are located in Placer County. Boreal Mountain California is located in Nevada County.

Closing Dates for Truckee-Tahoe Ski Resorts

See when each resort plans to close for the 2020-21 winter season.

How to Plan a Safe and Successful Ski Trip to Tahoe During the Pandemic

The SF Chronicle covers what you need to know about parking, passes, lodging, rentals and more for your next Truckee-Tahoe ski trip.

Your 2020/21 Winter Guide to Truckee-Tahoe Ski Resorts

This in-depth guide to nearby Ski Areas explains how each resort is adapting to COVID-19 and what to expect on the slopes.

Weather, Roads & Webcams

Stay up to date with the latest Truckee-Tahoe weather, view live ski resort webcams and get key links to important road conditions.

Ski Well, Be Well.

Be the reason we have a season! Ski California and the National Ski Areas Association shows us how to work together to stay safe on slopes.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Truckee-Tahoe Avalanche Dogs

Get to know the furry first responders working to keep you safe on the slopes! Meet the dogs and learn about their incredible job at Truckee-Tahoe ski resorts.

Lodging

Restaurants

Truckee-Tahoe Restaurants

Restaurants are open for indoor dining at 25% capacity and also offer outdoor dining, delivery, and takeout. Support Truckee-Tahoe restauranteers and buy a restaurant gift card.

View or Download the Truckee Dining Guide

Truckee's Winter Dining Guide is here! This printable guide lists restaurants by neighborhood, price, cuisine, and breakfast, lunch, or dinner offerings.

Where to Get Restaurant Takeout, Groceries, and Grab 'n Go in Truckee

Your roundup of restaurant & brewery takeout, Truckee grocery stores, food shops, & more.

Help Protect Others

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

Sledding

Take care of Truckee-Tahoe and learn how to sled.

Top 7 Places to Go Sledding, Tubing & Build a Snowman in Truckee

Check out these great family-friendly places to play in the snow! You're bound to have fun at one of these top spots for sledding, tubing, or building a snowman.

Snowplay and Backcountry Access Now Available at Johnson Canyon

Escape crowded sledding hills and head to Johnson Canyon. This quiet, tucked away zone has excellent terrain for sledding, snowplay, and even backcountry skiing. It's now being plowed for winter recreation, thanks to Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol.

Learn How to Sled (The Right Way!)

Follow this #slediquette from Take Care Tahoe for everything you need to know on the sledding hill. You'll learn where to purchase or rent a durable sled, where to go, and ways to keep the slopes clean and beautiful.

Recreate Responsibly and Leave No Trace

Follow the winter #RecreateResponsibly guidelines when you spend time outdoors. Pick up broken sleds and pack out all your trash. Together we can #RespectTruckee.

Trails

Enjoy a Scenic Winter Walk on 21 Miles of Plowed Trails

Enjoy a run or walk on snow-free trails in Truckee.

Did you know that Truckee has 21 miles of paved trails that get plowed in winter? These paths are great options for a run or walk on a beautiful snowy day. Follow the snow plows live and see where they are during a storm using Truckee 511.

Dog-Friendly, Snow-Free Winter Trails

View detailed trail descriptions for 3 dog-friendly paved paths in Truckee: Legacy Trail, Trout Creek Trail, and Martis Dam Road.

Download a printable map of Truckee's 21 miles of snow-free winter trails

Class 1 E-Bikes Offificially Designated on 35 Miles of Trails in the Tahoe National Forest

The Emigrant Trail, Big Chief Trail, Sawtooth Trail, and the Jackass Ridge Trails (rename pending) are now open to Class 1 E-bikes.

Winter Recreation

Truckee Weather & Conditions

Stay up to date as the weather changes, find information on road conditions, and view live Truckee-Tahoe webcams.

Sierra Avalanche Center

Heading into the backcountry? Check the daily avalanche forecast and view recent observations before backcountry skiing, snowmobiling, or snowshoeing. Learn how to read the forecast and stay safe in avalanche terrain with their free educational resources.

Recreate Responsibly and Leave No Trace

Follow the winter #RecreateResponsibly guidelines when you spend time outdoors. Together we can #RespectTruckee.

Best Practices for Winter: More Fun Outside, Less Indoor Gatherings

Check out the current guidelines on group gatherings and see why this winter is all about having more fun outdoors.

Blog

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