COVID-19 Response in Tahoe City

The North Lake Tahoe Community has begun it’s response to COVID-19.  Schools are closed, agencies are closed to the public, and businesses are adjusting their operations.  This is a fluid situation and the TCDA,  in partnership with Placer County and the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, is working to provide the most up to date resources for our local businesses.

SBA To Provide Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) Up to $2 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans

Effective immediately, business owners can apply online in the Disaster Loan Application Portal at Applications and forms are available in the Disaster Loan Application Portal. For program questions or assistance in completing the application online, businesses can contact the SBA Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 or email at For local support, Sierra SBDC has shared COVID Updates here 

The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period for EDD Benefits
New mandates have been issued as related to EDD Benefits in California.  Workers have access to Disability and/or Unemployment benefits relating to COVID-19.  If your employees get sick or are working reduced hours please share these resources

Locals supporting Locals ?
Amie Quirarte of Tahoe Luxury Properties & Sally Gardner of Compass Realty have created an initiative to help support local business during this time.  Join the new  Emergency Relief – Tahoe/Truckee Covid-19 Facebook Group for community support and ways you can help and get help.
Amie and Sally are compiling a shareable spreadsheet with local business names to allow people to purchase gift cards for each business listed. Having a shareable spreadsheet will allow others to see which businesses have already been helped (i.e. gift cards purchased) and which are still open. Email Amie Sally for more details.

Mental Health Resources 
From the CDC, “The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger”.  Reach out to your neighbors, fellow business owners, and family.  Disconnect from media at times, reconnect with loved ones, and take time for self-care.  For more tips and guidance for coping with anxiety related to the COVID-10 outbreak, check out the CDC’s resource page.

We want to share your story! 
What is your business currently doing to adapt? Have you increased online sales marketing? Added curbside drop off?  Limiting class sizes?  What other creative ideas have you implemented to encourage continued business while preventing the spread of COVID-19. We want to share your story and encourage other businesses to take steps that are working.
Make sure to tag @visittahoecity on your social posts to help us easily share your updates with our followers.

“The Tahoe City Downtown Association is committed to the success and economic health of our local businesses. This is an extremely challenging situation and we are putting our efforts into community business support during this time. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to call or email. Our businesses are the heart and soul of this community and we will do everything we can to make sure you are supported”

– Kylee Bigelow, Executive Director

2020-03-16T17:18:22-07:00March 16th, 2020|Community, Resources, Uncategorized|