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Coronavirus Coverage

A Hurricane Named COVID

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Healthcare capacity isn’t overwhelmed yet, “but it doesn’t mean we couldn’t get there.”

Why Do We Have CoronAmnesia?

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Lackadaisical attitude toward coronavirus threat defies common decency.

To Battle a Virus, Again, as a Community

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June brought a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases for Nevada County, but the county’s public health staff is optimistic: We’ve flattened the curve before.

Local COVID-19 Cases Back on the Rise

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Placer, Nevada, and Washoe counties have all seen their highest single-day case counts during June, linked directly by Nevada County representatives to increases in social gatherings.

Breakdown in Lockdown

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Substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and violence have all seen a marked increase in the Tahoe/Truckee region during COVID-19.

Entering Stage Three: Lodging, Gyms, and Campgrounds Can Reopen

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Higher-risk places including short-term rentals are given the green light.

Meanwhile in the Bay Area…

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Social distancing up in Tahoe

Stay-At-Home Savings

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Pandemic and national economic depression doesn’t have to mean the end for your personal finances. Tips and resources for keeping the belt tight and the savings not too low during this time.

Will the USPS Be Defunded By Summer’s End?

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You Asked. They Answered. The USPS is hanging by a thread; will it last the summer of solitude?

Come On In…

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The water's ... uh ...

Spirit World

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The region’s craft distilleries are mindful of the finest of details to ensure a true grain-to-glass experience.

Tom McClintock’s COVID-19 Science Deserves Scrutiny

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U.S. representative challenges reliance on scientific experts during the pandemic but his use of science is questionable at best.

Phase Two in the Silver State

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Industries and activities now able to reopen in Nevada include gaming establishments, camping facilities, and movie theaters

Rent. The Crisis that Follows a Crisis

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Tension rises between landlords and tenants as the June 1 rent deadline hits; Truckee works with Sierra Community House and other groups to secure further rental assistance.

May 29 – 31, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Tourism is a huge part of what makes Tahoe tick. But with lodging still closed statewide due to the coronavirus pandemic, the only realistic visitors are those within a day drive. Forecasted trends for the rest of 2020 are expected to drop as much as 50% in visitor revenues. Tune in as reporter Alex Hoeft shares the status of Tahoe’s tourism tap.

May 28, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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So we’re in stage two of reopening and life is supposed to gradually return to normal … but what does that actually mean on the day-to-day? Can I meet up with friends now? What’s the scoop for going to restaurants that are opening back up? Broadcast by Mayumi Elegado and Becca Loux, Placer County’s Dr. Aimee Sisson has the update.

Secondary Losses and Coronavirus

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The U.S. has surpassed 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, and even if you don’t know anyone directly affected, It’s not as easy as you think, but you WILL get through it.

Looking Ahead

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Business owners in some “high-risk” industries are facing uncertain futures in these unprecedented times. Read how they’re adapting business plans in an effort to stay alive.

Forecasted 20% to 50% Drop in North Tahoe Tourism Revenue

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Lodging remains the one critical piece to get Tahoe to its “new normal” as a getaway destination.

Reimagining the Future of Our Business …

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Andy Barr of Truckee Craft Ventures looks forward to the future of his business and the area’s small business and, especially, bar/restaurant scene.

What Does the ‘Softening’ of the Stay-at-Home Order Mean for Me?

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You Asked. They Answered. So we’re in “stage two” of reopening and life is supposed to gradually return to normal … but what does that actually mean on the day to day? Can I see friends? With restaurants opening back up, can I only go with my family or quarantine group? Placer County’s Dr. Aimee Sisson has the update.

May 21, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Businesses around Tahoe are hanging on despite COVID-inspired closures and pullback services. Liz Bowling with the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association spoke to four local business leaders about their current realities. Story broadcast by Alex Hoeft and Mayumi Elegado.

May 19, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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North Tahoe area counties were among the first approved by California Gov. Gavin Newsom to enter further into “Stage 2” of reopening of what were originally dubbed nonessential businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Story by Juliana Demarest, broadcast by Becca Loux.

May 18, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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If history is trying to repeat itself, it did a good job in Truckee between the “Spanish Flu” of 1918 and the coronavirus pandemic of 2019-2020: News reporter Alex Hoeft brings you the story of how the world’s largest pandemic hit Truckee “like a runaway train,” and how masks and social distancing played a role a century ago.

Leveling Up

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Retail and food establishments start to reopen as local counties gain state approval to move deeper into stage two.

When/how do you think the greater Lake Tahoe region should reopen?

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Should Tahoe reopen? The people have spoken!

Second homes; parks and first responder appreciation

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Second home is where the heart is (response to Tahoe Talks); personal connection and response to Rosie the Riveter and the WASP; more.

Community Corkboard | May 14 – June 10, 2020

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Messages of gratitude and hope from and to our community during the time of COVID-19.

Reopening and Resilience

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Businesses on the North Shore are experiencing … transition at the very least, if not full on revamping or even closure due to the pandemic. Liz Bowling of the NLTRA spoke directly to four of them about the present and the future.

Defensible Space 2019 to 2020

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Don't stand ... don't stand ... don't stand so close to me

Creative Expression

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Community members use art as a means of coping during these uncertain times while spreading messages of togetherness.

Business Briefs | May 14 – June 10, 2020

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Mt. Rose ski area expansion; options for local businesses; immune boosters for healthcare workers; more.

History in Person

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Today’s news is tomorrow’s history. It’s our job to preserve it for future generations.

Free Press Must Endure; COVID-19, Meet Apollo 13

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Alice Mansell, part-time Palo-Altan and part-time Donner Summit-er, appreciates the new role Moonshine is stepping into, and urges the community to emulate the team that saved the Apollo 13 NASA mission during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Free #KeepTahoeStrong Poster: “What Happens Next is Determined By Us”

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Hang and share this inspiring guide with real tips to surviving Tahoe’s “new normal” in the age of coronavirus.

Love in the Time of the Coronavirus

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Lindsay Simon breaks down what to do and not to do as a couple living together in quarantine.

May 12, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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A look into our other new project: Tahoe Talks, community conversations on important topics during the pandemic hosted by Moonshine over Zoom. Plus, by popular demand, another installment of the corona-inspired funnies. Brought to you by news reporter Alex Hoeft.

May 7, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Dog-lovers unite, take a deep breath, and learn to practice “dog mindfulness,” a meditation and mindfulness tactic you can do as a team with your dog that focuses on the senses from the mind of psychologist Dr. Cathy Reimers. Broadcast by news reporter Alex Hoeft.

May 6, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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If COVID doesn’t take you out … Can I? Today’s Minutes brings a little needed coronavirus-related humor to your day, then gets serious with critical updates on testing capacity and triage at the new Kings Beach facility, broadcast by editor/reporter Becca Loux.

In the Moment

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The next time you take your dog for a walk, getting in the moment and being mindful can help ease anxiety.

May 5, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Today we examine the “phased reopening” officials announced we are entering into, and delve into the new Kings Beach COVID-19 testing site, part of a commitment from Gov. Gavin Newsom to implement 80 testing sites across the state in underserved areas. Learn, too, about our Community Corkboard and how you can get your message heard, and what to do with food waste from our print edition. Broadcast by reporters Alex Hoeft and Becca Loux.

There’s (Probably) Enough Testing for You Now

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Here’s what you need to do in order to be tested for COVID-19

May 4, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Local counties eye an exit from coronavirus hibernation. At the same time, increased local capacity for testing is coming online, but the white whale of robust contact tracing is still being chased. Co-authors Becca Loux and Alex Hoeft have the story.

Tahoe Talks: Straight From the Source, Your Questions Answered About COVID-19

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April 29, 2020: Local health experts discuss the latest trends of the novel coronavirus pandemic affecting the Tahoe region.

Tahoe on Precipice of Phased Reopening

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Local counties eye an exit from coronavirus hibernation. At the same time, increased local capacity for testing is coming online, but the white whale of robust contact tracing is still being chased.

April 24, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Though people are scared, figuring out life during a pandemic that requires physical distancing to slow the spread, Tahoe/Truckee is finding ways to lift one another up. Co-editors Juliana Demarest, who penned the full version of this Feel Good Story available in print and online, and Becca Loux have the scoop.

April 22-23, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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COVID-19 on your mind? Reporters Alex Hoeft and Becca Loux peel back the layers of this global pandemic and look at the basics: who, what, where, why.

April 21, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Reporter/Office Manager Molly Wilcox takes you through her reporting on efforts by a coalition of local restaurants to use their skills and resources to feed the community for free during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local Restaurants Provide a Sense of Relief

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Local restaurant owners adapt to their closed restaurants by spearheading Sierra Relief Kitchen, a new organization hoping to alleviate financial stress by serving the community hot meals.

April 20, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Juliana Demarest, Moonshine Editor, takes you through the highlights of her story about the realities of homeschooling for families in different situations during the coronavirus outbreak.

Getting Schooled

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Distance learning has parents and teachers learning not just remotely, but also as they go.

April 17, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Investigative duo Becca Loux and Alex Hoeft take you through their latest reporting on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Tahoe, focusing on the availability of testing, as well as the hierarchy of which hospitals and which individuals are prioritized. At the time of this broadcast, TFHS had tested about 1.2% of the area’s population.

Testing Triage for COVID-19 in Tahoe

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Kits are severely limited, so who gets tested for the novel coronavirus? Plus, insight from a former COVID inpatient and why tracking presumed positive cases isn’t “physically feasible.”

April 16, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Sigh. What can you do when you’re stuck at home with no social life during quarantine? Aside from being in beautiful Tahoe/Truckee, Moonshine Editor Becca Loux walks you through a small selection of virtual events, from Zoom yoga to film festivals from your couch, available in our print and online TAP calendars.

April 15, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Moonshine Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Mayumi Elegado brings you the highlights from our recent conference call tackling the topic of the role visitors, second homes, and STRs play in the pandemic.

April 14, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Moonshine Reporter Alex Hoeft and Editor/Publisher Mayumi Elegado bring you the latest on what isn’t terrible during this pandemic, sharing wisdom from Jaclyn Woznicki, Trunk Show owner who's been quarantining since January for her own health reasons. Plus, learn of the outpouring of support for Alpenglow sports.

Community Corkboard | April 13 – May 13, 2020

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Messages of gratitude and hope from and to our community during the time of COVID-19.

The Community Responds to COVID Efforts; Save the Ink

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Readers Reflect: No more STRs; coyote love; more.

Stay At Home (Please)

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In his My Shot, Court Leve explains why during this health pandemic is not the time to be seeking a nice cabin-in-the-woods STR rental. “Stay at home” means primary residences.

Seeing is Believing

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In a rare move, the Ink is penning our joint opinion: We need transparency from our authorities now more than ever.

Back to the Basics: What You Need to Know About the...

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Here’s the skinny on the virus that has yielded a global pandemic.

Help for a Halted Economy

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Businesses can turn to both federal and local options during the COVID-19 pandemic; plus resources for those who suddenly find themselves unemployed.

How Can I Use My Time at Home to Help Others...

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You Asked. They Answered. How can we help in the time of COVID-19? Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation has you covered.

Local Lifts: Truckee Love in the Time of Corona

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There’s a silver lining for struggling businesses, including a shift to online-centered sales and what the limits on nonessential businesses actually are.

Tahoe Talks: Pumping the Brakes on STRs and Visitors During the...

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April 9, 2020: The topic of visitors and second-homeowners to the area is clearly important to the community; local experts and residents weighed in.

April 10, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Editor Becca Loux brings you to the medical front lines, sharing her latest reporting with co-author Alex Hoeft investigating whether the Tahoe area is the COVID-19 “hotspot” some have predicted. In fact, TFHS’s CEO believes that we’re entering a plateau in cases that could be a positive sign.

Tahoe Peak or Plateau?

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The Tahoe hotspot expectation of COVID-19 cases may be simmering; a TFHS physician and the family of a local COVID-19-positive patient are living the coronavirus pandemic in real time.

April 9, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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News Reporter Alex Hoeft shares the highlights from Moonshine’s recent exclusive interview with Holly Whittaker, Nevada County Epidemiologist, about the virus, the future of testing and a cure, and what the pandemic means in this area.

Moonshine Chats with Nevada County’s Epidemiologist

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Nevada County’s epidemiologist, Holly Whittaker, gave Moonshine Ink her first exclusive interview since the beginning of the spread of COVID-19.

April 7, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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How do we deal with fear and anxiety, two distinct responses, during a pandemic? Wellness expert and owner/founder of A Better Life in South Lake, Lindsay Simon, says the first step is recognizing which is which, then you can sort out logical fears from spinning out with anxiety. Editor Becca Loux brings you the highlights from Lindsay’s online exclusive

Anxiety in the Time of Coronavirus

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Is it fear or anxiety that you’re feeling? Learn the difference between the two and try these methods for alleviating anxiety.

April 3, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Reporter Alex Hoeft takes you through resources that businesses that are struggling due to COVID-19 can utilize, as well as an update on using face coverings from Placer County.

California Calls for School Closures Rest of 2019/20; TTUSD Follows Suit...

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Our local superintendent has the final say in whether distance learning is the method of teaching for the rest of the school year. TTUSD is set to make a decision by Friday, April 3.

April 2, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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The latest updates include the closure of TTUSD’s physical buildings, with continued distance learning, and the official “stay at home” order issued by Nevada Gov. Sisolak, delivered by Editor Becca Loux, along with an update on our growing list of eateries offering takeout and curbside options.

April 1, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Editor-in-Chief Mayumi Elegado brings you the story, written by Editor Juliana Demarest, of how Tahoe Truckee grocery stores and organizations are aiding with food security for the elderly, some of those most vulnerable to the coronavirus.

Salvation for Seniors

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Seniors are particularly vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic. What’s being done to help them out?

March 31, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Reporter Alex Hoeft brings you our latest rolling updates on the local impact of the coronavirus, including Washoe County’s second and third related deaths, as well as examples from our updating list of restaurants offering takeout.

March 30, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Reporters Alex Hoeft and Becca Loux bring you the latest regional updates on the coronavirus pandemic, including the local ordinance to stop evictions for the non-payment of rent and Washoe County’s first death from the pandemic. Then, highlights from our interview with TFHS CEO Harry Weis about the hospital’s capacity.

Our Region’s Medical Capacity for COVID-19

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As we wait on news of a vaccine for COVID-19, our local hospital district prepares for the potential impact of the outbreak. TFHS’s Harry Weis answered our burning questions.

March 27, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Your editorial team brings you our latest breaking reporting on the coronavirus in Tahoe in this first installment of Moonshine Minutes on KTKE.

Short-Term Rentals Must Close

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Vacation-based lodging facilities in Tahoe/Truckee limited to essential personnel only.

Tahoe In the Time of COVID-19

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Illustrator Mike English’s cartoons comment on life and politics in Tahoe/Truckee.

Do Not Visit Tahoe/Truckee

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For an economy based on snow tourism, COVID-19 impacts are devastating; local officials ask visitors to stay away, yet STRs are still open for business; and there’s an influx into the backcountry.

Start Your Engines

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In the face of a global pandemic, it’s more important than ever to boost your body’s immune system. Follow these tips to help build your immunity.

What Does Newsom’s ‘Stay At Home’ Mean in Tahoe/Truckee?

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Local law enforcement plan to remind, not arrest, those not complying with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s “stay at home” order in the face of the spread of the coronavirus.

Where to Get Takeout in the Age of Coronavirus

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Local restaurants and bars are facing the choice of either closing their doors or adjusting to new restrictions from coronavirus mandates.

Empty Shelves Will Be Restocked at Grocery Stores

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Stores, restaurants make changes to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Tahoe/Truckee Coronavirus Live Updates

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Moonshine Ink’s continuous list of coronavirus-related updates affecting the Tahoe/Truckee region. Our staff will continue to add the latest information in a timely fashion.

First Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Truckee

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Town, hospital prepare for community’s next steps

How the Coronavirus Has Already Affected Tahoe

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Businesses, schools, and public agencies respond to growing fears over COVID-19.

Business Briefs | March 12 – April 8, 2020

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Wanderlust canceled for 2020; award season; new IVGID general manager; more.

News Briefs | March 12 – April 8, 2020

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Coronavirus update from our local counties; Lake Tahoe Music Festival ends run; stolen/vandalized forest service equipment; more.

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