May 13, 2020
On Tuesday, May 12, El Dorado County became one of two counties in California to get the go-ahead to start reopening certain businesses, including dine-in restaurants and retail stores. The Stage 2 reopening requires businesses to have plans in place to protect the public and employees from COVID-19.
Businesses that can reopen with some constraints in place include restaurants, laundromats and dry cleaners, auto repair shops, pet grooming salons, and office-based workplaces that cannot provide for remote work for their employees. A press release with full detail is available on El Dorado County’s website.
As of midday on May 12, El Dorado had tested 3,324 people with 60 confirmed cases. Twenty of those are in the Lake Tahoe region. For updates on COVID-19 cases, visit the county’s Health & Human Services webpage.
LTCC is operating as a testing site with a capacity of 132 tests per day. Anyone may get a test regardless of immigration status or lack of medical insurance. To register for an appointment online, visit the Logistics Health Incorporated test site, or call 888-634-1123. If you are a Nevada resident, please call 888-634-1123 to make an appointment. Test results take 48-72 hours. Patients who test positively will be contacted by telephone by a nurse.
LTCC is located at One College Drive off of Al Tahoe Boulevard in the center of South Lake Tahoe. Testing days and hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 7am to 12pm and 1pm to 7pm, closed Sundays and Mondays.
Symptoms & Prevention
Any resident of South Lake Tahoe, Meyers, Stateline, Zephyr Cove, and other nearby communities who are showing symptoms including fever, cough, shortness of breath, or unusual muscle aches should call Barton Hospital’s Health Line at (530) 600-1999.
Help flatten the curve and save lives! Please:
- Maintain physical distancing measures when shopping or out walking. Keep a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and others at all times.
- Continue good hygiene practices. Wash your hands frequently with soap and hot water, use tissues that you throw immediately away for coughs and sneezes, avoid sick people, and keep your hands off your face.
Complete information from local, state and federal entities about COVID-19, updates on confirmed cases, and information about how to prevent the spread of the virus can be found on LTCC's Coronavirus Information webpage. It is updated regularly.
For information about Enhanced Virtual Education at LTCC and how you can continue your college studies successfully online, visit LTCC's Virtual Campus.