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Employee Exposure Protocols | Positive Test Result Protocols (ENG) (SPA)



Monday, March 14, 2022

COVID-19 positivity rates are declining, and it's expected they will continue to do so. In light of lower and steadily declining levels, as well as significantly decreased hospitalization and death rates, the state of California has updated its mask guidance from masks “required” to masks “strongly recommended.”

Based on California Department of Public Health and CDC guidance, as well as current encouraging trends regarding the prevalence and severity of the coronavirus, LTCC will sunset the campus-wide mask requirement beginning Saturday, March 26, 2022. Starting on that date, mask-wearing will be optional inside LTCC facilities (with the exception of the COVID-19 testing room), and the use of the #CampusClear app will no longer be required to access campus buildings. The main library doors will continue to serve as the main entrance for the entire campus due to ongoing construction.

LTCC will actively support and maintain a mask-friendly culture. Those who choose to continue masking are encouraged and supported in doing so. A mask-friendly culture includes showing understanding, acceptance, and respect for those who continue to mask as well as offering to put a mask on if someone comes into your space masked. Masks will be optional as long as the current cases, hospitalizations, and deaths due to COVID-19 continue on the current trajectory.

LTCC has developed, implemented, and evolved a number of mitigation protocols over the last two years that will continue:

  • maintain the current mask requirement through Winter quarter (Friday, March 25)
  • continue to require masks in the COVID-19 testing room
  • continue use of filtration units in classrooms and offices
  • offer weekly on-campus PCR testing available to campus employees and students
  • masks made available in offices and classrooms for anyone who wants them
  • maintain availability of rapid tests for employees
  • continue the message  “If you are sick, stay home”
  • require quarantining following a positive COVID-19 test
  • recommend mask-wearing upon approved return to campus through Day 10 following a positive COVID-19 test
  • require a negative test to return to campus for students and employees following illness
  • continue to require vaccination or testing for employees at least through June 30


See past virus updates from LTCC →


The El Dorado County Health & Human Services department operates local vaccine clinics in South Lake Tahoe. During May 2022, clinics are Thursdays from 10am-5pm (walk-ins accepted until 4:30pm, dates are 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26) and Fridays 9am-4pm (walk-ins accepted until 3:30pm, dates are 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27). All clinics are held at the Public Health Office at 1360 Johnson Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA. To schedule an appointment, call (833) 422-4255 or visit Pfizer and Moderna first and second doses are available, along with boosters for: anyone age 50 and up; immunocompromised people age 12 and up; Johnson & Johnson booster recipients.
The Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services also has a website available to help you find no-cost or low-cost vaccines and boosters available anywhere by entering a zip code and your vaccine manufacturer preference. Or, call 1-800-232-0233 for help finding a vaccine clinic (English, Spanish, other languages available).
California's Department of Public Health vaccine finder website can also help you track down vaccines and boosters available locally.

Logistics Health Incorporated (LHI) offers local COVID testing. To make an appointment, visit their website ( or call 888-634-1123. They use an FDA-authorized nasal swab test for the active COVID-19 virus. Tests are conducted by licensed clinical staff. Tests are free regardless of insurance status and results are typically available within 72 hours.
LHI's current testing site is in the El Dorado Center at the corner of Lake Tahoe Blvd. and Takela Drive, 3368 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Suite 100. They are open Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm, closed for lunch from 1pm-2pm.
For more information about local testing options, visit Barton Hospital's Testing Sites page.