City of South Lake Tahoe cancels all special events until fall

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Published: Jul. 14, 2020 at 12:40 PM PDT
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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KOLO) - The South Lake Tahoe City Council announced Tuesday it has canceled all special events until the fall as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Safety is our number one priority and we know we can’t have large gatherings of people right now,” said City Manager Joe Irvin. “Council’s decision shows that the City of South Lake Tahoe is taking the health of our residents and visitors seriously.”

According to a press release, the city council said they had initially decided to postpone events until their July 14th meeting, but after the Governor’s announcement Monday, they made the decision to continue that postponement until at least September 22, 2020.

“It’s important we support the people of South Lake Tahoe, and also our own economy,” said Irvin. “The number one way we can do that is to ensure safety is a top priority and we are taking the right steps to make that happen.”

Officials also said the following about California’s reopening plan:

Stage four conditions include the presence of therapeutics such as a vaccine and anti-body testing to prevent spikes in disease transmission. While health experts are working to fast track a vaccine there is no reliable timeline. Without some level of certainty for providing the necessary conditions to meet stage four parameters it is difficult to plan for special events that would attract large groups of people.

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