Information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) changes rapidly. Check with Nevada County Public Health for the most up to date COVID-19 information and resources.
April 2, 2020 Update:
CONSTRUCTION BUSINESSES NAVIGATE THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
We have noticed that our community members are concerned about the ongoing construction work that is happening around Town. With social distancing, good hygiene and staying home being key to slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we can see why construction being called “essential” would create confusion for some. A number of crucial partners have come together to better navigate this challenging time for contractors and elected to support them in applying best practices and safer work environments.
TODAY at 4:00 p.m., contractors are invited to attend an informative round-table webinar, “Resources for Construction Businesses to Navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic.” This free webinar is co-hosted by the County of Nevada, the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe (CATT), and the Nevada County Contractors Association (NCCA), with the Sierra Small Business Development Center.
The presenters will provide updates on:
• The definitions of construction as “essential work;”
• Working with the County’s Community Development Agency on permits and inspections;
• Best practices for workplace safety and physical distancing;
• HR and Unemployment;
• Direct support services and counseling for your small business;
• How to access the latest state and federal resources including the Paycheck Protection Program; and
• A Round Table discussion with contractors
This webinar is specifically for contractors. If there is someone you know that would benefit from this information, please share it. We can all do better if we know more and support one another at this challenging time.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/419653592
March 31, 2020 Update:
To Our Community :
To keep our state connected during the COVID-19 health crisis, the Governor intends to do daily press conferences at noon with streaming on the @CAgovernor Twitter page and California Governor Facebook page.
Here are state updates we want to highlight:
1. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed on Friday, March 27, 2020. The State of California has issued a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions document to help make sense of the new relief legislation. This document covers relief provided to hospitals and the health system, Medicare, small businesses, individuals, as well as aid to states and municipalities. Find answers to your questions such as:
- What type of assistance will independent contractors be eligible for?
- What if I’m not eligible for traditional Unemployment Insurance?
- Who qualifies to receive a check and how much will an individual receive?
- How long will it take for this check to be delivered?
- What relief is provided to federal student loan borrowers?
- What support is there for small businesses?
Read the full CARES Act Frequently Asked Questions here.
2. Governor Gavin Newsom has issued an executive order banning the enforcement of eviction orders for renters affected by COVID-19 through May 31, 2020. The order prohibits landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent and prohibits enforcement of evictions by law enforcement or courts. It also requires tenants to declare in writing, no more than seven days after the rent comes due, that the tenant cannot pay all or part of their rent due to COVID-19. Here is a link to find out more information about the order banning the enforcement of evictions for renters.
3. Governor Gavin Newsom announced a major financial relief package: 90-day mortgage payment relief during COVID-19 crisis. For the full details about the 90-day mortgage payment relief package click here.
The Town of Truckee will continue to provide information on a consistent basis and update our community of any significant changes. Additional information on the progress of COVID-19 and current best practices for personal protections against the virus can be found at: https://www.mynevadacounty.com/2924/Coronavirus.
Stay Safe & Stay Healthy Truckee.
March 24, 2020 Update:
TRUCKEE FOLLOWS NEVADA COUNTY LIMIT ON OPERATIONS OF SHORT TERM RENTALS & VACATION BASED HOTEL STAYS
Effective immediately, short-term rentals and vacation based accommodations are being significantly limited in the Town of Truckee, Nevada County, and Placer County. It was recognized early on that the best approach to this decision was from a regional perspective. Nevada County’s release is here.
With this decision, it is also a good time to address our community’s growing concern around crowds. We implore all of those in and around Truckee who do not either reside here or provide essential services, to recognize the impact that population increase due to visitation has on our community and health care system. Now is not the time to come to our community. If you are visiting for the day or short term, please respect our request to return to your primary place of residence. If we all do not practice STRICT social distancing and self-quarantine, we will suffer grave consequences. We cannot support recreation, visitation, close proximity, or non-essential public interaction right now. There is no other alternative and this has to be accomplished now. If you want Truckee to remain the mountain getaway it has been in the past, we all must act to ensure a speedy recovery.
We also feel that this is the perfect opportunity to enforce the basic concepts of community. The personal responsibility we all need to have at this time has nothing to do with your residential status or property title. Regardless if you are a second home owner, a local, a renter, a J1 or someone who just moved here…personal responsibility is key and our community is very diverse in how we all choose to live here. The title of our local status is not what we should be focused on.
What we should be focused on is our actions:
- Don’t come from elsewhere to recreate, visit, or vacation as a break from a more urban environment. We should be following the stay-at-home order and philosophical goal. This goes for any location, and this issue is not something that is only happening in Truckee.
- Going outside is important to stay mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy, but this is NOT a vacation for anyone in our community. Don’t participate in high-risk activities. Getting injured during activities is as equally concerning as not following social distancing standards.
- Don’t hoard supplies or food. We are working to keep our supply chains re-supplying our area, but use common sense with what you need and don’t “fear purchase.”
Stay the course!
- We are just starting this. Don’t get complacent and let your social distancing and stay-at-home practices slip.
- Stop any emotional reactions or tendencies to create an “us vs. them” mindset. Our risk factors and exposure come from a variety of sources and locations. No one group is increasing our vulnerability to COVID-19.
If we all work together to do the right thing during this public health crisis, we will all be able to enjoy the Truckee-Tahoe mountain area responsibly and respectfully sooner rather than later.
Stay Safe & Stay Healthy Truckee.
March 20, 2020 Update:
To Our Community:
At the end of business yesterday, March 19, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an Executive Order that is being commonly referred to as the STAY AT HOME ORDER. The order was effective immediately, which means Truckee is currently under the listed restrictions. At this time, there is no expiration date and the order is valid UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE from the Governor.
HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Do not be overly alarmed. This order formalizes what most of us are already doing. The order is not completely clear on what services can remain open. Those essential services that you need to live will not be closed. Non-essential businesses will need to comply with the order more than they currently are.
We will work together to understand and adapt to this new order. You will not be arrested for accidentally violating the order. The Truckee Police Department is here to help you and keep you healthy and safe.
The Town of Truckee’s essential services will continue as always. This includes but is not limited to:
• Full police services from Truckee Police Department
• Snow plow and road maintenance from Truckee Public Works
• Essential administrative functions will continue
• Your Town leaders and Town Council continue to strategize and lead government services
• Animal services in limited function and by appointment
Please call (530)582-7700 if you have any questions about a specific Town service.
We are highly confident that Fire/Ambulance services, Power/Water, Sewer, Cable/Internet and Hospital services will continue as they have been. We encourage you to contact those special districts and service providers directly with any specific questions or concerns
Please see the link for the full Executive Order from the Governor at https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/
For additional guidance on what are “essential functions,” see the information at https://www.cisa.gov/government-facilities-sector
The Town of Truckee will continue to provide information on a consistent basis and update our community of any significant changes. Additional information on the progress of COVID-19 and current best practices for personal protections against the virus can be found at https://www.mynevadacounty.com/2924/Coronavirus.
We are and always will be the vibrant, united community that so many have come to appreciate. We can have a huge impact by acting together.
Town of Truckee
March 18, 2020 Update:
To Our Community :
While COVID-19 is new, and medical professionals are still trying to learn about what it does and how it does it, Emergency Operations and its response is not new. We have prepared for, and handled, similar incidents in the past. Granted, the world-wide scale of COVID-19 is different, but your local and County Emergency Management staff is well trained and experienced to work through the issues that COVID-19 presents. One of the things that makes Emergency Management so resilient is that we are able to scale up and down as needed. In this case, while there are many aspects involved in the response, at the local level, our processes work for any event we face. Though the uncertainty of exactly what COVID-19 does and what the impacts are is challenging; this doesn't affect the Emergency Management side. We still put together plans and respond to the needs of the community the same as for any other large-scale event.