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As the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 accelerates positive cases in Truckee/North Lake Tahoe, local vaccination rates don’t keep up.
Vaccinations are on their way to North Tahoe and testing capacity is improving, but positive COVID-19 cases are higher than ever before.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.