As of July 29, 2020 the state Stay Home Order remains in place with revised restrictions. Nevada County’s Attestation of Readiness has been approved by the State & we have moved further into Stage 3. Additional businesses opened on June 19, 2020 as well. As on July 13, 2020 bars have CLOSED and a number of other sectors are only operational outside. The Truckee Emergency Operations Center is still open virtually in a modified capacity.
A Message from Placer County & the Town of Truckee: Visiting the Truckee-Tahoe Region is Strongly Discouraged on Weekends Through August 17, 2020
(North Lake Tahoe-Truckee, Calif.) -- As leaders and decision makers in the Truckee-Tahoe region, we are constantly looking at health risk in our community and balancing that with its economic vitality. It has become clear to us that our desirable location is experiencing an exceptionally busy influx of weekend visitors that creates an inability to practice safe physical distancing in the most popular areas in our region.
We have serious concerns about crowds and how dense weekend populations impact our COVID-19 containment, our hospital capacity, and our ability to maintain the key recommendation from the California Department of Public Health of maintaining physical separation of at least 6 feet from other people.
Furthermore, Truckee Mayor David Polivy points out that, “We have seen substantial issues with parking, camping, calls for service, complaints about trash, large groups not distancing, and overcrowding in public areas and trails. These issues are all important in preserving our region, and keeping our residents and visitors safe and healthy while also keeping our business community viable.”
This is historically a busy time in our region that has been even further compounded by larger numbers of day visitors than we have seen in previous years. The ability to physically distance in this pandemic is paramount. “With our current environment of uncertainty, and many of our businesses already having to take measures to reduce or close their operations due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, safety must be our top priority,” states Placer County District 5 Supervisor Cindy Gustafson. “We cannot risk a further surge in COVID-19 cases and want to discourage visitation on weekends during what has historically been our peak summer visitation period, and instead see that visitation occur in what are historically less busy time periods in the late summer and fall.”
The North Lake Tahoe and Truckee officials are strongly discouraging visitors from coming to the region on weekends through at least August 17, 2020, after which time they believe that visitation levels will subside to more manageable levels and better allow physical distancing of 6 feet between people to occur. We will continue to monitor our population influx, and will update any recommendations about visitation as needed.
** Photo of downtown Truckee- Summer 2018.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Truckee Small Businesses & Non-Profits
The County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering local small businesses and non-profits with 25 or less employees a 30-day supply of masks and hand sanitizer for each employee at no cost. On July 28, 29, and 30, Eastern Nevada County businesses and organizations can pick up their no-cost Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at the Truckee Rodeo Grounds from 8am-1pm.
The program is intended to reach small local businesses and organizations, with a particular focus on hard-to-reach businesses and non-profits. At this time, public schools, hospitals, grocery stores, and manufacturers are ineligible for the program because these institutions are served by other programs that offer PPE.
The PPE is being provided from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and being distributed as a partnership between the County of Nevada, Town of Truckee, Sierra Business Council, Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, Truckee Chamber of Commerce, Truckee Downtown Merchants Association, the Truckee Welcome Center, Truckee Tahoe Airport, and Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District.
IMPORTANT: small business owners must complete an online application in advance to expedite the processing and distribution of the PPE. Please use this link to sign up: https://bit.ly/SmallBusinessPPETruckee
To find out more about who is eligible, how to volunteer, and what you will receive, click here.
211 Connecting Point
211 Connecting Point is a public agency dedicated to providing programs and services that promote health and independence. It is also a verified source for non-emergency information during a disaster, including COVID-19. They previously served Nevada County, and this month expanded to Placer County as well. They understand that the Tahoe-Truckee region has its own unique strengths and needs, and have compiled resources specifically to cater to our area.
With Truckee being so close to Placer County, which has additional closures of indoor operations, this agency is able to refer you to the right place and provide the most up to date resources for your requests. They can provide verified and current information about COVID-19, as well as specific information on mental health, legal assistance, housing, transit, and so much more. We know that it can be confusing to know who is responsible for what, and who you should call. If you are unsure who to contact, Connecting Point is a great start.
It’s free, confidential, multilingual, and available 24/7.
Dial 2-1-1 or 1-833-DIAL211 to speak with a 211 call specialist.
Text your zip code to 898211 to start a conversation. (Your text plan’s rate will apply).
Clarification on the Statewide Order & How it Impacts Truckee
We know that some of the information that was released yesterday from Governor Newsom’s press conference, and the California Department of Public Health Order, was confusing, and created stress for both businesses owners and the wider community. A detailed press release from Nevada County outlines the impact the statewide closures have on our business operations. You can read it here.
Although many Truckee businesses had already found creative ways to encompass outdoor activity through the relaxation of a number of regulations, we know that more resourcefulness is needed to sustain all activity outside. Our staff have been out yesterday and today to connect with business owners about these restrictions, and to discuss strategies to safely allow additional outdoor activity for those that are permitted to do so by the Statewide Public Health Office Order.
We want to applauded their positivity, flexibility, and willingness to work together with neighboring vendors to make their situations work, and complement each other’s operations. We want to continue to work with and strategize with business owners, Truckee Donner Merchants Association, landlords and community partners to support safe solutions. If you have specific questions or concerns that you would like to discuss, please email email@example.com. Additionally, you can reach out directly to Nevada County Environmental Health Department if you need support with how to continue to operate your establishment with the new July 13, 2020 requirements. You can call (530) 265-1222 (option #3) or via email: Env.Health@co.nevada.ca.us.
Important Workshop for Businesses:
We also want to encourage our local restaurant, winery, and brewery owners to register and take part in the virtual workshop this Thursday July 16, 2020 at 3:30pm. Nevada County will be hosting this conversation to discuss the modifications that impact these industries with Environmental Health Director Amy Irani. Register for the workshop here.
An Update on Statewide Business Operations
Stay Focused. Stay Safe. Stay Healthy, Truckee.
A message from the Town of Truckee, Tahoe Forest Health System, Truckee Chamber of Commerce and Truckee Downtown Merchants Association regarding COVID-19 and the impacts of social gatherings.
The Town of Truckee, Tahoe Forest Health System, Truckee Chamber of Commerce and Truckee Downtown Merchants Association continue to work with, and communicate with, Nevada County Public Health. We persistently share our community’s concerns and viewpoints as we strategize and discuss the best way forward for our Town and our County. Collectively we recognize that our community is doing a lot of things right, but there is more to be done to extend those safety precautions and slow the spread of COVID-19.
When the mask mandate came into effect on June 18, 2020 that many community members were not wearing face coverings. Since that time, we, as well as our community partners, businesses and some dedicated volunteers, have done outreach about the benefits that are advised by Public Health. We have seen an increase in compliance with the masks and many businesses are continuing to be proactive in implementation for their own stores. We know that we do not have unabridged compliance, but we will continue to encourage our community to follow all of the personal responsibilities, including social distancing, face coverings and proper hygiene.
Most of the new cases in Nevada County, and our surrounding regional areas, come directly from informal gatherings between different households, including parties, extended family gatherings, and shared meals. Contact tracing has determined that a lot of these interactions were in or outside family homes with people that they felt comfortable with, and may have relaxed those important safety precautions (particularly face coverings and social distancing). Although these informal gatherings and socializing may feel normal, they are the cause of the increase and spread we are currently seeing.
This indicates to us that our community is doing the right thing when out in public spaces, and following the guidance around social distancing and face coverings in businesses, but that there is work to be done in our private settings.
We collectively want to appeal to our residents and visitors to remain vigilant in social settings and to be mindful and proactive in implementing the same important safety precautions in your private interactions. Gatherings between people from different households are still not allowed under the statewide Stay-at-Home Order and becoming complacent creates a higher risk of resurgence.
Responding to COVID-19 is a shared community responsibility. We need to continue to educate and support our friends and family to do the right thing, follow COVID safety, and all stay focused for our future and community.
Masks Make a Difference
There has been a lot of changing information about COVID-19 and cloth face coverings, so we wanted to share the most current information from Nevada County Public Health. Bottom Line: Wearing a mask makes a difference. By wearing one, you help to protect those around you.
Look out for these new signs around town that Take Care Tahoe designed.
View or print out the Masks Make a Difference Fact Sheet from the Nevada County website at: https://www.mynevadacounty.com/DocumentCenter/View/35029/COVID-Face-Coverings-Flyer.
As we all prepare for the Fourth of July weekend, it is critical to remind our community what is important. Since June 1, our county has seen the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases nearly triple, from 42 at the beginning of the month, to 116 on June 30. Most of the new cases in our area are a direct result of informal gatherings. These events feel “normal” but they are high risk. This summer, COVID has changed our plans, and we need to stay focused to limit the spread.
Governor Newsom has released new guidance stating that face coverings are mandatory throughout California while in public, with a few exceptions. Voluntary compliance has worked well for our Truckee community members and visitors, and we thank them for all of their hard work and cooperation during these challenging times. We know that it is tempting to not wear face coverings, but we must stay the course. Cassie Hebel, Executive Director of the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association explains,” Face coverings for all is a collective community response that will ensure the healthiest Truckee possible."
“Wearing a mask during this time is a simple, responsible and beneficial measure for the health of ourselves and others” says Harry Weis, President & CEO of the Tahoe Forest Health System. Mayor Dave Polivy notes that “We are trying to balance the need to reopen businesses and sustain the livelihood of our community, while simultaneously protecting our residents and visitors from the virus.”
The Town’s goal is to operate in an educational capacity in partnership with the county health office, and to encourage our residents and visitors to protect themselves and the community by wearing face coverings. “We must all do our part. We need to be thoughtful and consider those around us. We want to slow the spread of COVID-19 and support our businesses in staying open and keeping their customers and employees safe,” stated John Manocchio, Chair Truckee Chamber Board of Directors.
We have seen a significant increase of new cases in the past weeks. Wednesday marked the highest single day increase in cases since the COVID-19 event began, with ten new cases in Nevada County. The new cases occurred in both Western Nevada County and Eastern Nevada County. Many of the new cases are the result of people thinking it is safe to have social gatherings, or relax social distancing precautions. This has resulted in multiple cases in Nevada, Placer, and across state lines.
We know that the weather is nice and there is more opportunity to socialize with those around us, but it is really important that we stay focused. We continue to encourage our community to comply with the Public Health Orders and guidelines, and believe education, as opposed to enforcement, has served as an effective means to slow the spread of the pandemic. Shared community responsibility remains key, as a resurgence puts our loved ones at risk and impacts our businesses, jobs, and our ability to continue to reopen. We implore our community and visitors to continue to follow the public health guidelines. Practice good hygiene, physically distance, wear the mandated face coverings in public, and remain vigilant in your social interactions.
To stay informed, go to the Nevada County website.
Stay Safe & Stay Healthy Truckee.
Today the California Department of Public Health released updated guidelines that mandates face coverings be worn when outside the home, with limited exceptions. Governor Newsom explained that too many people are choosing not to wear masks, which risks the progress we have made. He states, “California's strategy to restart the economy and get people back to work will only be successful if people act safely and follow health recommendations.”
According to the California Department of Public Health, “Over the last four months, we have learned a lot about COVID-19 transmission, most notably that people who are infected but are asymptomatic or presymptomatic play an important part in community spread. The use of face coverings by everyone can limit the release of infected droplets when talking, coughing, and/or sneezing, as well as reinforce physical distancing.”
The Town of Truckee has continuously implored that the best thing that we can do, and we can encourage others to do, is to take personal responsibility and follow the recommendations of practicing everyday preventative actions. Personal responsibility means being aware of how our actions may impact those around us. Consciously practicing hand washing, physical distancing, and covering our mouth and nose when around others, are all part of this.
We want to encourage all of our residents and visitors to read the guidance to fully understand the exceptions and situations that apply. See the update here.
The free COVID-19 testing site has moved from Kings Beach to Truckee and is now located at 10990 Donner Pass Road.
ANYONE can get tested, regardless of symptoms, profession, or insurance. Do your part and make your appointment to get tested today at lhi.care/covidtesting or call 888-634-1123.
Stay safe and stay healthy, Truckee - Recorded May 28, 2020.
Our staff continue to be innovative in keeping transit drivers and passengers safe in the current state of operations. Thanks to the expertise of Nick Heil in Public Works, Plexiglas has been fabricated and installed on the buses to provide an added layer of safety. This, along with the daily sanitization of buses, cordoning off seats to encourage social distancing, and providing passengers with face coverings who do not board with their own, Nick and Truckee TART staff are providing excellent customer service to our community!
For the most current schedule information go to www.TahoeTruckeeTransit.com and download the NextBus app for real-time bus arrival information.
What stage of reopening are we in?
What do these stages mean for Truckee’s businesses?
To find out more about how Truckee is moving forward, click the image to the left to download the flyer for more clarification
In this video, Truckee’s Community Development Director, Denyelle Nishimori, provides critical information for business in Truckee as we enter Stage 2 of the reopening plan. Chief Rob Leftwich and Denyelle discuss what “Stage 2” is and what we can expect in the next few weeks.
You will note that in the video Denyelle advises that the Town is suspending certain regulations for outdoor business activities through July 31, 2020 to directly support Truckee’s business community. For the basic guidelines please go to: https://www.townoftruckee.com/government/community-development/planning-division/temporary-suspension-of-business-outdoor-activity-regulations.
For additional information on the Stage 2 recommendations from the California Department of Public Health visit: https://www.mynevadacounty.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3010
We apologize that the sound is weak in this video. Closed captioning is available through YouTube if you click the “cc” on the clip. A list of the questions that PIO Deverie Acuff is asking is also include below:
Q1: Chief, last time you broke down Gov. Newsom’s Stay-at-home Order for us and I just mentioned the “next Stage” or what is being called Stage 2…2a and 2b. What is going on with the state order and what is Stage 2?
Q2: Denyelle, what does Stage 2b look like for our local businesses?
Q3: What data do we have from the business community on how they are doing?
Q4: We hear a lot about aid and assistance to our business community. Have any local businesses been able to benefit?
Q5: We just saw a press release last week canceling 4th of July events and Truckee Thursday’s through July. Why was this decision made so early, and how can we be sure we didn’t make it too early?
Q6: What is happening in Truckee that might be unique to what is happening in other parts of the State around the Stage 2b business operations?
Q7: What happens if we start to see another increase in positive COVID cases as restrictions are lifted and businesses open?
Q8: We know that you (Chief) communicate with TFH officials very regularly. How is testing going and how is the Hospital doing?
Q9: What is happening with enforcement and those businesses that might push this a little too far?
Q10: Denyelle, what is the one thing you want to communicate to our community as a whole?
Q11: Chief, you have asked our community to “stay focused” in several appearances. As we go into summer, what does “staying focused’ look like now…what do you want our community doing?
Truckee and Nevada County as a whole are still under the statewide Stay-at-Home order. Nevada County is prepared to meet the State’s readiness criteria to move further into Stage 2 reopening and reopen more local businesses. Reports from the County have been that their “attestation of readiness” has received a positive response from the State and they expect a decision to be made in the coming days. Although we are still waiting for approval from the state, Truckee businesses are encouraged to prepare to safely reopen if they fit into the Stage 2 sectors in the California Recovery Plan. Reopening will not look like business as usual pre-COVID pandemic and businesses will need to follow the guidance from the State and County in order to protect their employees and customers.
Both the State and Nevada County's Recovery Advisory Committee have created guidance and checklists to help local businesses create a COVID-19 Prevention Plan and reopen safely.
• State guidance for multiple business sectors
• Practical Advice for Modified Business Reopening (Committee Recommendations for Business Reopening)
• Retail Store Reopening Plan and Checklist
• Restaurant Reopening Plan and Checklist
• Restaurant Customer Code of Conduct Flyers
• Employee Health and Training Agreement
• Customer Code of Conduct Flyer for Businesses
More local resources will become available as we continue to work through Stage 2 and Stage 3 reopening as a community. Businesses with questions about modifying business practices to keep customers safe and slow the spread of COVID-19 can email COVID19recovery@co.nevada.ca.us.
You can read more about what businesses are and are not included in Stage 2 here.
The Town of Truckee is proud to have been able to assist 38 applicants earlier this month with rental assistance payments. The payments averaged $1,785 and ranged from $246 to $2,000.
The applicants who responded to the demographic questionnaire on the application have lived in Truckee an average of 10.5 years and had been with their most recent employer an average of just over 5 years. The monthly gross income of those who answered, before reduced hours or layoff, averaged $4,086.
We are so grateful to have been able to help these local families during this time.
#TruckeeStrong #StrongerTogether #TownOfTruckee
We know that businesses need help NOW, and we are excited to share an extremely valuable opportunity that has just been launched in our area. The Town of Truckee and the Chamber of Commerce have teamed up as a financial catalyst for a new Sierra Business Council fund - the Resilience Fund – Sierra! This fund is a long-term loan platform leveraging community resources to provide small business owners within the Truckee North Lake Tahoe region with financial assistance, resources, and guidance to weather the COVID-19 crisis and prepare for reopening. It was created for the community, by the community, to crowdsource area capital, resources, and guidance that businesses need to improve, adapt, and recover from the pandemic. So far, two local businesses that did not receive federal financial assistance are now ready to be funded by their own community. The goal of the Resilience Fund is to raise $5 million to improve 400 area businesses.
We want to strongly encourage business owners to apply for assistance, and encourage community members to invest in multiple ways.
See the full details from Resilience Fund-Sierra below.
Resilience Fund - Sierra, Now Accepting Applications from Small Business Owners Impacted by COVID-19 Temporary Closures
A long-awaited, community-sourced investment network serving Truckee-Tahoe businesses.
(Truckee, Calif.) – The Resilience Fund – Sierra launched as a long-term loan platform leveraging community resources to provide small business owners within the Truckee North Lake Tahoe region of California financial assistance, resources, and guidance to weather the COVID-19 crisis and prepare for reopening. In partnership with Sierra Business Council, the program empowers community members to help their own towns immediately. Locals and supporters of Truckee - North Lake Tahoe can invest in the fund to support economic growth. The goal of the Resilience Fund is to raise $5 million to improve 400 area businesses.
The Resilience Fund aggregates donated and invested money into a revolving fund for small businesses to access as low-interest micro-loans, most ranging from $5,000 - $25,000, for use as operating capital. Businesses put through the program also access a network of professional consultants across industries to revamp existing operations, strategize communicating changes to their stakeholders, and maximize productivity during closures. Eligible businesses must have been in sound operation before the COVID shutdown and be able to prove how the funds will help them reopen.
“Small businesses make up our town’s character and they need their communities’ help; especially now that the dust has settled from insufficient federal loan disbursements. The Resilience Fund provides much-needed capital to pay for rent, employees, replace inventory, help transition to alternative service delivery models, and make strategic improvements during temporary shutdowns,” said Kristin York, vice president of business innovation at Sierra Business Council’s Sierra Small Business Development Center.
On the other side of the pandemic, funds will continue to be invested into the revolving loan, so small business owners can access micro-loans to help with startup costs, finance capital improvement projects, improve their business model, increase their reach, and more.
“The vision for the Resilience Fund is to create a permanent relief structure for small business owners to handle future challenges, things like wildfire, flood, recessions, and events that impact the economy. It’s unsure at this time what future operations will look like, but with the Resilience Fund in place community members can impact their own economic success by investing and creating the foundation for long-term growth,” said Steve Frisch, Sierra Business Council president.
Initial investors and supporters of the Resilience Fund include the Town of Truckee and the Truckee Chamber of Commerce through their Truckee Tomorrow public/private partnership. The Town stepped up with a $50,000 investment of public funds, and the Truckee Tomorrow private investors matched that with another $50,000 to provide direct assistance for small businesses that are the fabric of the Truckee community and critical to long-term recovery.
There are many ways to invest in the community: through monetary donations made on the Resilience Fund website as charitable contributions, from accredited investors lending directly to the fund, and by devoting time and resources to coaching fellow area entrepreneurs for the betterment of our region. To learn more about the Resilience Fund – Sierra, apply for assistance from the platform or apply to become a business coach, visit ResilienceFund.org.
LINKS TO EMERGENCY RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
We want to provide our community with the most up to date information surrounding Truckee community resources. We want to emphasize that things are changing rapidly and we will do our best to keep this information current and relevant.
Crisis Line: 1-800-736 -1060
For Suicide Prevention and Support, please call our Crisis Line at 1-800-736-1060 or the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
Please visit the Tahoe Truckee Suicide Prevention Coalition at www.tahoelifeline.org for more resources.
Emergency Warming Shelter: 530-386-7954
The Emergency Warming Center space will continue to stay open on weather-triggered nights and are working to create longer term shelter options for our neighbors with no place to “shelter in”. Call for a recorded message each day to check if the shelter is open.
Emergency Respite Day Center / Emergency Warming Center
The Emergency Respite Day Center is open and it provides guests a warm meal, shower, ability to do laundry, health “check in”, access to counseling and community.
• Where: Lower level of the Veterans Hall: 10214 High Street, Truckee
• When: Open Tuesday – Saturday, each day 10am – 2pm, through the month of April
• Donation Items Needed:
• Unopened travel size shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, hand cream
• Disinfectant wipes & Lysol spray
• Individually wrapped Grab & Go food items such as granola bars, cookies, beef jerky, fruit cups….etc.
Donations for the Emergency Center can be left in the Red Donation Bin out front of Church of the Mountains: 10079 Church Street, Truckee. Please text / call (775)-690-7694 when a donation has been made.
Sierra Business Council has come up with some information and FAQ's for renters out of work due to COVID-19 that can be accessed here.
The Truckee Town Council Ordinance 2020-02 can be found here.
Cal Fresh- Food Stamp Program for California: https://www.getcalfresh.org/
Nevada County Food Bank: https://foodbankofnc.org/
Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) - Serving meals to children ages 18 and under.
(530) 582-2528 (English)
(530) 582-2529 (Spanish)
Sierra Community House – Serving the community on hunger prevention and crisis management.
To sign up for food delivery please leave a message at: 775-545-4083 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distributing hot, sealed, take-home meals at the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments (10040 Estates Drive, Truckee), weekdays between 12-12:45 pm to seniors 60 years of age and older. There are no facilities at the location to eat the meal, so plan to take the meal with you. Suggested $5 donation per meal, but no one will be turned away.
The Town is also providing $10,000 in funding to the Sierra Senior Services to support the distribution of meals to Truckee seniors who are house-bound due to the Governor’s order. Volunteer drivers distribute hot, ready-to-eat meals mid-day Monday through Friday. They currently serve 35 Truckee residents, however; numbers have been growing at a rate of 14% per week since the beginning of March. Based on that, they anticipate serving an additional 30 Truckee seniors over the next 6 weeks. That’s a total of 65 seniors over the next 6 weeks that this Town funding will support. All seniors over 60 years of age are eligible, and more information can be found at Sierra Seniors.
Suddenlink Student Support:
As part of the nationwide effort to keep students and families connected during the COVID-19/Coronavirus, Suddenlink will be extending free Altice Advantage Internet offering to any student in our service area who do not currently have internet connectivity.
They have further extended their free student broadband and WiFi offerings until the end of the 2019 - 2020 school year to help students and schools stay connected to online teaching and learning.
For more information go to https://www.alticeadvantageinternet.com/
Southwest Gas has postponed any disconnection of natural gas service for nonpayment of gas bills indefinitely. For more info go to https://www.swgas.com/en/covid19.
Truckee Donner Public Utility District:
Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) is maintaining critical electric and water services for Truckee. TDPUD’s Board also wants to help customers in need and took action this week to create the COVID-19 Customer Relief Program. Qualifying TDPUD primary residential customers (which includes filing for unemployment, documenting a 25% loss of income, or meeting income guidelines) can receive a credit on their bill up to twice their highest bill in the last twelve months.
Please call the Sierra Community House in Truckee, TDPUD’s partner, at 530-587-2513 to sign up and for full program details. More information about the program can be found at this link to the TDPUD's website.
Town of Truckee Animal Services:
Town of Truckee Animal Services will be reducing in person contact by requiring appointments for animal surrenders and redemptions. You can reach Animal Services at 530-582-7830. The Town of Truckee also asks that the public renew pet licenses online by going to their website, or you may mail it in.
The Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Pet Pantry:
The Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe (HSTT) will continue to operate their Pet Pantry program providing pet food and supplies to our community members. On March 25, 2020 Truckee Town Council voted in favor of assisting the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe Pet Pantry Program with $5000. HSTTs pet food donation program is for families facing financial hardship. This program provides financial support to residents by offsetting the cost of pet ownership, and also reduces the number of pets given up because the guardian is experiencing financial hardship. $5,000 Town funding would feed approximately 55 dogs or 150 cats for one month.
If you would like to contribute to the Pet Pantry program, items can be dropped off in the designated bin in front of the shelter seven days per week between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm (please do not bring in donations outside of those hours, due to surrounding wildlife). We are only able to accept donations of unopened and unexpired pet food and cat litter. Hours for Pet Pantry food pick up or scheduled adoption appointments will be Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.
Additionally, HSTT continues to work towards reopening in the future. Currently adoptions are available by appointment only. You can reach HSTT at 530-587-5948 or email email@example.com.
(530) 482-3450 - Call if you are experiencing fever, cough, or shortness of breath – for more information or when to seek care. This special hotline is staffed 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program:
On March 17, 2020 Nevada County was approved for participation in the Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan program for small businesses. Loans are to help mitigate the financial impact of COVID-19 on small businesses. Visit the Sierra Small Business Development Center online to learn about resources available to support local businesses, including SBA Disaster and Economic Injury Loans.
Small Businesses and Nonprofit Leaders - A Small Business and Nonprofit Webinar Series amidst COVID-19.