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Wind advisory issued for Truckee-Tahoe area

 

If you haven’t put away those outdoor holiday decorations yet, now is the time.

The National Weather Service Reno office has issued a “High Wind Warning” for the Greater Lake Tahoe Area, which includes the cities of Truckee, Incline Village, Tahoe City, South Lake Tahoe, Markleeville, Stateline and Glenbrook.


The warning goes effect at 10 p.m. tonight (Jan. 18) and remains until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

A Lake Wind Advisory goes into effect for Lake Tahoe at 1 p.m. today and remains until 10 p.m.

The forecast calls for northeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 65 mph, mainly above 6,500 feet. Below 6,500 feet, expect 15 to 25 mph winds with gusts 30 to 45 mph. Sierra ridges could see 60 to 80 mph winds with gusts exceeding 130 mph.

“Lake conditions will be dangerous on Lake Tahoe with waves 3 to 6 feet along the western shore,” the NWS said. “Wave action may cause erosion and could cause damage.“

The NWS is also warning of potential power outages if winds blow down trees or branches into power lines. Travel will be difficult for high profile vehicles, the service said.

Today is forecast to be sunny, with a high near 43, according to the NWS. Tonight is forecast to be clear with a low of 17.

Tuesday and Wednesday are also forecast to be sunny, with a high of 35 and 47 respectively. Tuesday and Wednesday nights will be mostly clear with a lows of 15 and 20, respectively.

Things begin to change Thursday. The day is forecast to be mostly sunny with a high near 46, but Thursday night could see a slight chance of snow after 5 a.m., with a low around 21.

Friday is forecast to have a chance of snow after 11 a.m. The day will be partly sunny, though, with a high near 36. Friday night has another chance of snow after 11 p.m. and a low of 15.

More chances of snow are forecast for the weekend. Saturday will see a high near 35 and low around 13. Sunday is mostly sunny with a high near 36.

Sierra roadwork schedule through January 23

LONG-TERM PROJECTS

State Route 49 (Placer County) from the I-80/SR 49 interchange to Dry Creek Road: Construction began June 17, 2019 on a $42.4 million project in Auburn. The project will rehabilitate existing pavement and drainage, improve operational features and upgrade pedestrian and bicycle facilities. No traffic-interfering work is scheduled this week.

State Route 49 (Nevada County) from Woodridge Drive to Linton Lane: Construction began July 27 on a $3.8 million safety improvement project on State Route 49 near Wolf Road and Combie Road. Caltrans is constructing a northbound and southbound acceleration lane and adding other safety and operational improvement elements. Work will primarily be performed along shoulders behind concrete barriers, with minimal impacts to traffic. Major work on the project is complete with final electrical work anticipated in January.

State Route 49 (Nevada County) from Auburn Road to Alta Sierra Drive: Vegetation work is beginning for a $4.3 million safety improvement project on State Route 49 near Round Valley Road and Quail Creek Drive. Caltrans is constructing a two-way left turn lane with an increased 8-foot-wide southbound shoulder. Major construction work is expected in spring 2021. This project is currently in winter suspension.

Interstate 80 (Placer/Nevada Counties) between Alta and Floriston: A $6.6 million structure maintenance project will replace polyester concrete overlays and joint seals on 11 bridges. The project will extend the life of the bridge decks by sealing them off to moisture and fix rutting in the concrete overlays caused by heavy freight and vehicle travel.

January 20 – January 22

Interstate 80 (Placer County) at Alta: Motorists may expect intermittent lane and shoulder closures from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday for bridge work.

Interstate 80 (Nevada County) from the Interstate 80/State Route 89 separation to the Interstate 80/State Route 89/State Route 267 separation: Motorists may expect intermittent lane and shoulder closures from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday, and 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday for bridge work.

Interstate 80 (Nevada County) from the Union Mills Bridge Overcrossing to the Hinton Road Overcrossing: Motorists may expect intermittent lane and shoulder closures from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday for bridge work.

Interstate 80 (Nevada County) at Floriston: Motorists may expect intermittent lane and shoulder closures from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday for bridge work.

Interstate 80 (Nevada County) from Farad to the Acid Flat Bridge: An $12.9 million Farad Ditch Slope Stabilization project will restore the Farad Ditch by extending the collection area. Construction will also include regrading of the slope by means of roadway excavation, rock excavation, and controlled blasting.

January 18 – January 21

Interstate 80 (Nevada County) from Farad to the Acid Flat Bridge: Westbound motorists may expect intermittent lane and shoulder closures from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday for roadway excavation.

Interstate 80 (Nevada County) from Hirschdale Road to the Nevada state line: Motorists may expect temporary traffic holds and 30-minute delays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday for slope excavation. CHP will be escorting traffic through the construction zone.

State Route 174 (Nevada County) from Maple Way to You Bet Road: A $27.1 million safety improvement project will realign several curves, widen shoulders, add a southbound left turn pocket at Greenhorn Access Road and improve the clear recovery zone, allowing errant vehicles to regain control. This project is currently in winter suspension.

SHORT-TERM PROJECTS

State Route 267 (Placer County) from Northstar Drive to the Martis Creek culvert: Motorists may expect intermittent one-way traffic control and shoulder closures from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday for a maintenance operation.

Interstate 80 (Placer/Nevada Counties) from Kingvale to Soda Springs: Eastbound motorists may expect lane and shoulder closures from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday for guardrail repair.

Interstate 80 (Nevada County) from the Donner Summit Rest Area to Soda Springs: Westbound motorists may expect intermittent lane and shoulder closures from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday for striping work.

Interstate 80 (Nevada County) from the State Route 89/Interstate 80 separation to the chain installation area near Donner Pass Road: Westbound motorists may expect intermittent lane and shoulder closures from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday for a striping operation.

Interstate 80 (Nevada County) from Hirschdale Road to the Hinton Road Overcrossing: Eastbound motorists may expect intermittent lane and shoulder closures from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday for a striping operation. .

Interstate 80 (Sacramento/Placer Counties) from Madison Avenue to Cirby Way: Motorists may expect intermittent right shoulder closures from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for electrical work.

Interstate 80 (Placer County) from Canyon Way to the Cape Horn Overcrossing: Motorists may expect intermittent lane and shoulder closures from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday through Friday morning for drainage work.

Interstate 80 (Placer County) at Cirby Way: Motorists may expect lane and shoulder closures around the clock Wednesday for bridge work.

Interstate 80 (Placer County) from Laing Road to the Nevada County Line: Motorists may expect moving lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday for striping operation.

State Route 174 (Nevada County) from Bear River to Mosswood Lane: Motorists may expect intermittent one-way traffic control and shoulder closures from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday for vegetation work.

State Route 174 (Nevada County) from Peardale Road to Meadow View Drive: Motorists may expect intermittent lane and shoulder closures from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday for drainage cleaning.

State Route 49 (Nevada County) at Lime Kiln Road: Northbound motorists may expect a #2 lane and shoulder closure from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday for tree removal.

State Route 49 (Sierra County) from the Rocky Rest Campground to Ladies Canyon: Motorists may expect intermittent right shoulder closures from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for shoulder work.

State Route 49 (Sierra County) at Ladies Canyon: Motorists may expect one-way traffic control and shoulder closures from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday for bridge work.

State Route 65 (Placer County) at Blue Oaks Boulevard: Southbound motorists may expect full ramp closures from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday and 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday morning, and 8 p.m. Friday through 8 a.m. Saturday morning for attenuator repairs.

State Route 65 (Placer County) at Pleasant Grove Boulevard: Northbound motorists may expect partial ramp closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday and Tuesday for attenuator repairs.

Unexpected schedule changes may occur. For current information on roadwork, delays, road conditions and emergency closures, call the voice-activated Caltrans Highway Information Network (CHIN) at 800-427-7623 (ROAD) or visit Caltrans “QuickMap” website at: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/

Source: Caltrans

Town Council hears presentation on new library

On Feb. 27 the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District approved a 2-acre site for the proposed library at Truckee Regional Park. Plans for the proposed building include areas for children, teens, and adults, along with a community room and browsing area. Design work for the project is currently underway.
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Friends of the Truckee Library gave a presentation at Tuesday’s Truckee Town Council meeting, providing an update on work to ensure a new library while asking for further support for the project.

Town staff indicated that dozens of written and voice comments were received in support of building a new a library in Truckee.

“We really don’t begin to have the space to meet our community’s needs for services and more programming,” said Friends of the Truckee Library Board Member Kathleen Eagan. “We need a welcoming place to gather and explore, to share and connect. Modern library facilities build community. We need a new library.”

The current library was opened in 1976 and is 4,600 square feet. The population during that time was around 2,000. The library now serves roughly 200 visitors per day and a community of more than 17,000 people. Nevada County is responsible for providing library services.

On Feb. 27 the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District approved a 2-acre site for the proposed library at Truckee Regional Park. Plans for the proposed building include areas for children, teens, and adults, along with a community room and browsing area. Design work for the project is currently underway.

In June, Friends of the Truckee Library launched a campaign to support a new library. The LibraryUP Luminary program earmarks $1,000 in donations for providing seed funding for architectural, site, environmental, feasibility and other work leading to the construction of a new library. Currently, the program has received donations from nearly 70 individuals and families. Donations can be made once or in monthly increments of $100. For more information or to donate, visit www.truckeefol.org.

Justin Scacco is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. Contact him at jscacco@sierrasun.com or 530-550-2643.

High stress, high stakes: Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation estimates $7 million lost in fundraising for local nonprofits

The work this past year by the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation took center stage during this week’s Good Morning Truckee session.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 the foundation has overseen the distribution of roughly $5.6 million in funding during a record-breaking year, while also handing out more than 500,000 meals to those in need within the community.

The foundation’s Give Back Tahoe campaign set a record last month, bringing in $428,821. The campaign was launched on Dec. 1 and tallied more than $130,000 from 1,266 donors on its first day.

Additionally, the foundation has seen a reported 200% increase in helpline calls, and has been a part of distributing $995,000 in Placer Shares Impact Grants.

Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation’s scholarship had a big year as well, distributing over $1 million in scholarships to local students.

“The one I’m maybe the most proud of is the fact that, in this year when this happened, it hit our scholarship process right in the heart,” said Community Impact Officer Phyllis McConn. “The shelter in place happened before the scholarship application period closed. We’d never been on Zoom before … it was absolutely crazy. And yet this year — in one year —this community exceeded a million dollars in awards to our students. That class of 2020 was upended in March. Their senior year was just gone.”

The class of 2021 is currently dealing with distance learning protocols among several other canceled events. Donations toward scholarships for seniors are currently open.

“I hope this community will continue to rise to the occasion for this class and even exceed last year’s award amounts,” added McConn.

The Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation also raised $795,000 in emergency response funds, which was directed toward nonprofits directly helping the community through the pandemic. The Tahoe Truckee Emergency Response Fund remains open for those who wish to donate.

While the community’s generosity has helped buoy many local nonprofits, the foundation estimates that roughly $7 million has been lost in fundraising since the outbreak of COVID-19. The reduced funding has been compounded by lost contracts, staff and volunteers, along with a level of operational uncertainty facing many groups as they head into 2021.

“We know that many of them had to shut down in the moment,” said McConn. “They had to lay off staff. They lost contracts. They lost volunteers. So, of course this became a very high stress and high stakes game … somewhat the nonprofit ‘Hunger Games.’”

To donate to Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation’s programs, visit www.ttcf.net.

Justin Scacco is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. Contact him at jscacco@sierrasun.com or 530-550-2643.

Town approves snow removal pilot program

The Truckee Town Council has unanimously approved of a pilot program to remove snow on privately maintained paved trails in the area.

The town currently maintains 11.7 miles of roughly 21 miles of Class I paved trails within Truckee. Additionally, the town maintains 1.6 miles in the Coldstream and Joerger Ranch developments. The remaining trails are maintained by various entities like homeowner and business associations, and according to town staff, for the most part, snow removal is not performed on those sections of trail.

Under the pilot program for the remainder of the winter season, the town will perform snow removal at no cost, while also working with property owners and businesses to establish funding agreements for future maintenance.

“The idea with this program would be, (the trails) would be second priority,” said Engineering Manager Becky Bucar. “We might wait for the storm cycle to be over, so it might be a few days before we actually get out there, but we would get out there eventually.”

Bucar indicated that the town currently annually spends roughly $25,000 per mile of trail, which includes budgeting for long-term maintenance like seal coating. In order to fund snow removal on the roughly 8.5 miles of privately maintained trails, the town would use funding from Measure R. The anticipated cost of the project for the fiscal year is between $20,000 and $30,000, depending on the amount of snowfall. Measure R is a 0.25% sales tax, which was approved by Truckee voters in 2014.

FIRE DISTRICT

Town Council also approved an annual inflationary increase to the Truckee Fire Protection District’s facilities mitigation fee and capital improvement plan.

The fire protection district is requesting the increase in order to improve and expand its facilities.

Fees, effective March 15, for building permits would be $0.84 per square foot for single family units and $1.27 for multi-family units, marking a $0.01 and $0.02 increase, respectively. Non-residential costs would range between $0.62 and $1.24 per square foot, depending on building permit type.

Immediate needs for the fire protection district include a new ambulance and design of the proposed fire station at Stockrest Springs Road, next to the town’s corporation yard.

Justin Scacco is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. Contact him at jscacco@sierrasun.com or 530-550-2643.

Firefighter deployed to Loma Linda to support COVID-19 surge

Firefighter/Paramedic Stephanie Lockhart was the first to volunteer when North Tahoe Fire received an emergency request for assistance from Loma Linda University Medical Center, where ICU beds are currently at 99% capacity.
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Firefighters are no stranger to being deployed on 14-day assignments during disasters, and this winter, crews will don a different uniform as they report to hospitals instead of wildfires.

Firefighter/Paramedic Stephanie Lockhart was the first to volunteer when North Tahoe Fire received an emergency request for assistance from Loma Linda University Medical Center, where ICU beds are currently at 99% capacity. Lockhart will be on assignment at the hospital working 12-hour shifts, assisting nurses and other hospital staff with patient care for the next two weeks.

The California Office of Emergency Services penned the agreement with the California Fire Service on Dec. 28, 2020. The agreement clears the way for firefighter/paramedics and EMTs to utilize the existing California Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid system and the California Fire and Assistance Agreement (CFAA) to provide desperately needed support to California’s hospitals and alternate care sites.

“As a result of the COVID-19 surge, hospitals are the ones calling 911 for help and the fire service is answering that call with fire mutual aid, sending our crews into combat hand-in-hand with healthcare professionals in response to this viral inferno,” said Mike Schwartz, Fire Chief for North Tahoe Fire. “The California Fire Service has an extremely efficient framework to mobilize resources, and this agreement cuts through the red tape, allowing our first responders to use their medical training to provide assistance where it is most needed during this pandemic.”

Firefighters with North Tahoe Fire began receiving vaccinations for COVID-19 earlier this month. Schwartz says the agreement was designed to provide surge support to hospitals and alternate care facilities for up to six months, or until fire season limits the availability of fire resources.

Vaccination is one of the most significant resources to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Schwartz encourages communities to follow guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and encourages Californians to take the vaccine as soon as it is available. Information on California’s plan to distribute safe and effective vaccines can be found at https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines/.

Source: North Tahoe Fire Protection District

Watch Dr. Brian Evans discuss COVID-19, week of Jan. 10

Nevada County has 3,099 total COVID-19 cases

Jan. 15

Local coronavirus case totals climbed by 27 on Friday, bringing the new count to 3,099.

Western county has reached 2,139 cases, and eastern county has 960. There were 568 active cases on Friday, a drop of 29 from the day before. There have been 2,458 people released from isolation. Seventy-three people have died, an increase of two from Thursday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 2,123 on Dec. 15. That climbed to 2,361 on Dec. 22, and 2,548 on Dec. 29. There were 2,774 on Jan. 5.

Fourteen people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 36,515 tests performed locally, 8.5% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 23,193,703 total cases, and 387,255 deaths, the CDC states.


Jan. 14

The total number of county coronavirus cases rose Thursday to 3,072, an increase of 42 from the day before.

Western county has reached 2,120 cases, and eastern county has 952. There were 597 active cases on Thursday, a rise of three from the prior day. There have been 2,405 people released from isolation. Seventy-one people have died, an increase of one from Wednesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 2,123 on Dec. 15. That climbed to 2,361 on Dec. 22, and 2,548 on Dec. 29. There were 2,774 on Jan. 5.

Fourteen people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 36,515 tests performed locally, 8.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 22,965,957 total cases, and 383,351 deaths, the CDC states.

Jan. 13

Nevada County COVID-19 cases climbed by 17 on Wednesday, bringing the new overall case load to 3,030.

Western county has reached 2,089 cases, and eastern county had 941. There were 594 active cases on Wednesday, a drop of four from the prior day. There have been 2,366 people released from isolation, and 70 deaths.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 2,123 on Dec. 15. That climbed to 2,361 on Dec. 22, and 2,548 on Dec. 29. There were 2,774 on Jan. 5.

Twelve people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 36,515 tests performed locally, 8.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 22,740,142 total cases, and 379,255 deaths, the CDC states.

Jan. 12

The county’s total coronavirus case count reached 3,013 on Tuesday, a rise of 35 from the day before.

Western county has reached 2,075 cases, and eastern county 938. There were 598 active cases on Tuesday, an increase of 24 from the prior day. There have been 2,345 people released from isolation, and 70 deaths.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 2,123 on Dec. 15. That climbed to 2,361 on Dec. 22, and 2,548 on Dec. 29. There were 2,774 on Jan. 5.

Thirteen people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 36,515 tests performed locally, 8.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 22,522,749 total cases, and 375,124 deaths, the CDC states.

Jan. 11

The number of coronavirus-related deaths jumped to 70 on Monday, an increase of 20 since Friday.

The total COVID-19 case count for Nevada County hit 2,978 on Monday, a rise of 90 from last week.

Western county had 2,047 cases, and eastern county had 931. There were 574 active cases on Monday, a jump of 36 from last week. There have been 2,334 people released from isolation.

Cases have continued to climb in the county. There were 2,123 on Dec. 15. That climbed to 2,361 on Dec. 22, and 2,548 on Dec. 29. There were 2,774 on Jan. 5.

Thirteen people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 36,515 tests performed locally, 8.2% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 22,322,956 total cases, and 373,167 deaths, the CDC states.


Jan. 8

Local coronavirus cases jumped Friday to 2,888, a rise of 34 from the prior day.

Western county had 1,982 cases, and eastern county had 906. There were 538 active cases on Friday, a decrease of 34 from the day before. There have been 2,300 people released from isolation, and 50 deaths.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, and have undergone a sharp rise recently. There were 1,811 on Dec. 8. That climbed to 2,123 on Dec. 15, and 2,361 on Dec. 22. There were 2,548 on Dec. 29.

Fifteen people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 35,538 tests performed locally, 8.1% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 21,539,398 total cases, and 364,029 deaths, the CDC states.

Jan. 7

Nevada County’s coronavirus case load rose Thursday to 2,854, an increase of 46 from the day before.

Western county had 1,953 cases, and eastern county had 901. There were 584 active cases on Thursday, a drop of 36 from the prior day. There have been 2,220 people released from isolation, and 50 deaths.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, and have undergone a sharp rise recently. There were 1,811 on Dec. 8. That climbed to 2,123 on Dec. 15, and 2,361 on Dec. 22. There were 2,548 on Dec. 29.

Thirteen people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 35,538 tests performed locally, 8% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 21,259,997 total cases, and 359,849 deaths, the CDC states.

Jan. 6

The county’s COVID-19 case load rose by 34 on Wednesday, bringing the new total to 2,808.

Western county had 1,915 cases, and eastern county had 893. There were 620 active cases on Wednesday, unchanged from the day before. There have been 2,138 people released from isolation, and 50 deaths.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, and have undergone a sharp rise recently. There were 1,811 on Dec. 8. That climbed to 2,123 on Dec. 15, and 2,361 on Dec. 22. There were 2,548 on Dec. 29.

Twelve people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 35,538 tests performed locally, 7.9% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 20,960,096 total cases, and 356,005 deaths, the CDC states.

Jan. 5

Nevada County’s total coronavirus case count jumped Tuesday to 2,774, an increase of 83 from the prior day.

Western county had 1,892 cases, and eastern county had 882. There were 620 active cases on Tuesday, a rise of 22 from the day before. There have been 2,104 people released from isolation, and 50 deaths.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, and have undergone a sharp rise recently. There were 1,811 on Dec. 8. That climbed to 2,123 on Dec. 15, and 2,361 on Dec. 22. There were 2,548 on Dec. 29.

Eleven people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 35,538 tests performed locally, 7.8% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 20,732,404 total cases, and 352,464 deaths, the CDC states.

Jan. 4, 2021

The county’s coronavirus case count reached 2,691 on Monday, a rise of 82 from New Year’s Eve.

Western county had 1,833 cases, and eastern county had 858. There were 598 active cases on Monday, an increase of 34 from last Thursday. There have been 2,043 people released from isolation, and 50 deaths.

The county’s coronavirus dashboard wasn’t updated on Friday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, and have undergone a sharp rise recently. There were 1,811 on Dec. 8. That climbed to 2,123 on Dec. 15, and 2,361 on Dec. 22. There were 2,548 on Dec. 29.

Eleven people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 35,538 tests performed locally, 7.6% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 20,558,489 total cases, and 350,664 deaths, the CDC states.

Dec. 31

Coronavirus cases jumped by 44 on Thursday, bringing the new overall total to 2,609.

Western county had 1,767 cases, and eastern county had 842. There were 564 active cases on Thursday, 13 more than the prior day. There have been 1,995 people released from isolation, and 50 deaths.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, and have undergone a sharp rise recently. There were 1,414 on Dec. 1. That rose to 1,811 on Dec. 8, and 2,123 on Dec. 15. There were 2,361 on Dec. 22.

Thirteen people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 34,624 tests performed locally, 7.5% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 19,663,976 total cases, and 341,199 deaths, the CDC states.

Dec. 30

Nevada County’s total COVID-19 case load reached 2,565 on Wednesday, a rise of 17 from the prior day.

Western county had 1,736 cases, and eastern county had 829. There were 551 active cases on Wednesday, a rise of 12 from the day before. There have been 1,964 people released from isolation, and 50 deaths.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, and have undergone a sharp rise recently. There were 1,414 on Dec. 1. That rose to 1,811 on Dec. 8, and 2,123 on Dec. 15. There were 2,361 on Dec. 22.

Fifteen people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 34,624 tests performed locally, 7.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 19,432,125 total cases, and 337,419 deaths, the CDC states.

Dec. 29

The county’s total number of coronavirus cases climbed by 29 on Tuesday, bringing the new total to 2,548.

Western county had 1,698 cases, and eastern county had 821. There were 539 active cases on Tuesday, a drop of 23 from Monday. There have been 1,959 people released from isolation. Fifty people have died, an increase of one from the day before.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, and have undergone a sharp rise recently. There were 1,414 on Dec. 1. That rose to 1,811 on Dec. 8, and 2,123 on Dec. 15. There were 2,361 on Dec. 22.

Eighteen people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 34,624 tests performed locally, 7.4% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 19,232,843 total cases, and 334,029 deaths, the CDC states.

Dec. 28

Nevada County’s total coronavirus case load reached 2,519 on Monday, a jump of 204 from last Thursday.

The county’s COVID-19 deaths rose by five over the same period, reaching 49.

Western county had 1,698 cases, and eastern county had 821. There were 562 active cases on Monday, a rise of 43 from Thursday. There have been 1,908 people released from isolation.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, and have undergone a sharp rise recently. There were 1,414 on Dec. 1. That rose to 1,811 on Dec. 8, and 2,123 on Dec. 15. There were 2,361 on Dec. 22.

Nineteen people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 34,624 tests performed locally, 7.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 19,055,869 total cases, and 332,246 deaths, the CDC states.

Dec. 24

County COVID-19 cases hit 2,415 on Thursday, an increase of 27 from the prior day.

Western county had 1,619 cases, and eastern county had 796. There were 519 active cases on Thursday, a rise of 12 from the day before. There have been 1,852 people released from isolation, and 44 deaths.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, and have undergone a sharp rise recently. There were 1,163 on Nov. 24. That rose to 1,414 on Dec. 1, and 1,811 on Dec. 8. There were 2,123 on Dec. 15.

Twenty people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 33,342 tests performed locally, 7.2% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 18,391,571 total cases, and 325,096 deaths, the CDC states.

 

Dec. 23

Nevada County on Wednesday hit 2,388 total coronavirus cases, a rise of 27 from the day before.

Two more COVID-19 deaths were recorded on Wednesday, bringing the new total to 44.

Western county had 1,597 cases, and eastern county had 791. There were 507 active cases on Wednesday, an increase of 10 from the prior day. There have been 1,837 people released from isolation.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, and have undergone a sharp rise recently. There were 1,163 on Nov. 24. That rose to 1,414 on Dec. 1, and 1,811 on Dec. 8. There were 2,123 on Dec. 15.

Fifteen people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 33,342 tests performed locally, 7.2% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 18,170,062 total cases, and 321,734 deaths, the CDC states.

Dec. 22

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Nevada County rose by 34 on Tuesday, bringing the new total to 2,361.

Western county had 1,577 cases, and eastern county had 784. There were 497 active cases on Tuesday, a decrease of 40 from Monday. There have been 1,822 people released from isolation, and 42 deaths.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, and have undergone a sharp rise recently. There were 1,163 on Nov. 24. That rose to 1,414 on Dec. 1, and 1,811 on Dec. 8. There were 2,123 on Dec. 15.

Seventeen people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 33,342 tests performed locally, 7.1% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 17,974,303 total cases, and 318,569 deaths, the CDC states.

Dec. 21, 2020

Nevada County’s total coronavirus caseload reached 2,327 on Monday, a jump of 124 from last week.

Western county had 1,552 cases, and eastern county had 775. There were 537 active cases on Monday, a drop of three from Friday. There have been 1,748 people released from isolation. Forty-two people have died, an increase of three from last week.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, and have undergone a sharp rise recently. There were 1,163 on Nov. 24. That rose to 1,414 on Dec. 1, and 1,811 on Dec. 8. There were 2,123 on Dec. 15.

Twenty-three people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 33,342 tests performed locally, 7% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 17,790,376 total cases, and 316,844 deaths, the CDC states.


Dec. 18, 2020

The county’s coronavirus case total rose to 2,203 on Friday, an increase of 30 from the day before.

Western county had 1,458 cases, and eastern county had 745. There were 540 active cases on Friday, a rise of 30 from the prior day. There have been 1,624 people released from isolation. Thirty-nine people have died, the most recent death occurring Friday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, and have undergone a sharp rise recently. There were 929 cases on Nov. 17. That reached 1,163 on Nov. 24, and 1,414 on Dec. 1. There were 1,811 on Dec. 8.

Seventeen people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 31,800 tests performed locally, 6.9% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 16,987,911 total cases, and 309,880 deaths, the CDC states.

 

Dec. 17, 2020

Four more COVID-19 deaths occurred Thursday in Nevada County, bringing the new total to 38.

Nevada County’s total caseload reached 2,173 on Thursday — 24 more than the prior day. Western county had 1,432 cases, and eastern county had 741. There were 510 active cases on Thursday, a drop of 24 from the day before. There have been 1,625 people released from isolation.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, and have undergone a sharp rise recently. There were 929 cases on Nov. 17. That reached 1,163 on Nov. 24, and 1,414 on Dec. 1. There were 1,811 on Dec. 8.

Eighteen people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 31,800 tests performed locally, 6.8% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 16,756,581 total cases, and 306,427 deaths, the CDC states.

 

Dec. 16, 2020

The county’s total coronavirus case count hit 2,149 on Wednesday, an increase of 26 from the prior day.

Western county had 1,417 cases, and eastern county had 732. There were 534 active cases on Wednesday, a rise of four from the day before. There have been 1,581 people released from isolation. Thirty-four people have died from COVID-19 in the county, an increase of two from Tuesday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, and have undergone a sharp rise recently. There were 929 cases on Nov. 17. That reached 1,163 on Nov. 24, and 1,414 on Dec. 1. There were 1,811 on Dec. 8.

Twenty people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 31,800 tests performed locally, 6.8% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 16,519,668 total cases, and 302,992 deaths, the CDC states.

 

Dec. 15, 2020

Nevada County’s coronavirus case total reached 2,123 on Tuesday, a rise of 56 from the day before.

Western county had 1,401 cases, and eastern county had 722. There were 530 active cases on Tuesday, a drop of four from the prior day. There have been 1,561 people released from isolation. Thirty-two people have died from COVID-19 in the county, a rise of two from Monday.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, and have undergone a sharp rise recently. There were 929 cases on Nov. 17. That reached 1,163 on Nov. 24, and 1,414 on Dec. 1. There were 1,811 on Dec. 8.

Nineteen people were hospitalized locally Tuesday with COVID-19.

Of the 31,800 tests performed locally, 6.7% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 16,317,892 total cases, and 300,032 deaths, the CDC states.

Dec. 14, 2020

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in Nevada County jumped to 30 over the weekend, a rise of nine from last week.

On Monday there were a total of 2,067 COVID-19 cases, an increase of 105 since Friday. Western county had 1,368 cases, and eastern county had 699. There were 534 active cases on Monday, 14 more than Friday. There have been 1,503 people released from isolation.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, and have undergone a sharp rise recently. There were 929 cases on Nov. 17. That reached 1,163 on Nov. 24, and 1,414 on Dec. 1. There were 1,811 on Dec. 8.

Twenty people were hospitalized locally Monday with COVID-19.

Of the 31,800 tests performed locally, 6.5% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 16,113,148 total cases, and 298,266 deaths, the CDC states.

 

Dec. 11, 2020

The county’s total coronavirus case count reached 1,962 on Friday, a rise of 40 from the prior day.

Western county had 1,277 cases, and eastern county had 685. There were 520 active cases on Friday, a decrease of eight from the day before. There have been 1,421 people released from isolation, and 21 deaths.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, and have undergone a sharp rise recently. There were 733 cases on Nov. 10. That reached 929 on Nov. 17, and 1,163 on Nov. 24. There were 1,414 on Dec. 1.

Eighteen people were hospitalized locally Friday with COVID-19.

Of the 30,380 tests performed locally, 6.5% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 15,474,800 total cases, and 291,522 deaths, the CDC states.

 

Dec. 10, 2020

Nevada County recorded two more deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing its new total to 21.

The county’s total number of coronavirus cases hit 1,922 on Thursday, an increase of 27 from the day before. Western county had 1,254 cases, and eastern county had 668. There were 528 active cases on Thursday, an increase of 15 from the day before. There have been 1,373 people released from isolation.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, and have undergone a sharp rise recently. There were 733 cases on Nov. 10. That reached 929 on Nov. 17, and 1,163 on Nov. 24. There were 1,414 on Dec. 1.

Thirteen people were hospitalized locally Thursday with COVID-19.

Of the 30,380 tests performed locally, 6.3% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 15,271,571 total cases, and 288,762 deaths, the CDC states.

Dec. 9, 2020

The county’s total COVID-19 case count reached 1,895 on Wednesday, a rise of 84 from the day before.

Western county had 1,244 cases, and eastern county had 651. There were 513 active cases on Wednesday, a drop of 28 from the prior day. There have been 1,363 people released from isolation, and 19 deaths.

Cases have continued to climb in the county, and have undergone a sharp rise recently. There were 733 cases on Nov. 10. That reached 929 on Nov. 17, and 1,163 on Nov. 24. There were 1,414 on Dec. 1.

Fourteen people were hospitalized locally Wednesday with COVID-19.

Of the 30,380 tests performed locally, 6.2% of people have tested positive.

Nationwide, there were 15,040,175 total cases, and 285,351 deaths, the CDC states.

 

Nevada County Public Health, 211 Connecting Point partner to launch COVID-19 vaccine text alerts

FROM A RELEASE:

Nevada County Public Health has partnered with 211 Connecting Point to provide the community text updates when new information about the COVID-19 vaccine in Nevada County becomes available. Residents can subscribe to find out updates like when, where and to what populations the COVID-19 has become available to.


“We are so grateful for the community’s enthusiasm to get the COVID-19 vaccine and excited to be able to work with 211 Connecting Point to let the community know as soon as it becomes available to them,” said Jill Blake, Nevada County Director of Public Health.

Ann Guerra, Executive Director of Connecting Point, added that partnering with NCPH “allows us to stay in touch with Nevada County residents and give them the latest, most accurate information as soon as it’s released to the public.”

Text VACCINEINFO to 898211

Subscribe to vaccine text updates by texting VaccineInfo to 898211. Subscribers will receive official, non-emergency information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine(s). All new subscribers must opt-in to the alerts for ongoing updates.

Subscribers will get a confirmation reading: “Thank you for joining 211’s COVID-19 Vaccine News & Information text alerts. You will receive information and updates related to COVID-19 vaccines in Nevada County. Visit www.mynevadacounty.com/Coronavirus/Vaccine to learn more.”

Residents can also get the most up-to-date information by visiting the County’s COVID vaccine webpage www.mynevadacounty.com/coronavirus/vaccine or by calling 211 Connecting Point at 1-833-DIAL211 to speak to a local call center agent, 24/7 in English or Spanish.

For more information, visit Nevada County Public Health’s vaccine information page at www.mynevadacounty.com/Coronavirus/Vaccine. To learn more about 211, please visit 211connectingpoint.org/.

Source: Nevada County

Nevada County Relief Fund awards $287,500 in ’survival’ grants

From a release:

When the state announced the regional stay-at-home order last month to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Nevada County Relief Fund launched its’ “Small Business Winter Survival Campaign” to help the most impacted businesses survive. With the support of local residents and community leaders, the Nevada County Relief Fund raised $287,500 in the last four weeks, which will be awarded to 73 small businesses countywide.

“The county put up the $100,000 ‘challenge grant’ right before Christmas, and this amazing community of ours matched it with $112,000 in a matter of weeks,” said Supervisor and Board Chair Dan Miller. “My wife and I ran a small business on Mill Street for years, so we know how hard it’s been for retailers, and how much these grants can help.”

Not only were the county funds matched by local donors, but the town of Truckee allocated $75,000, and the city of Nevada City chipped in $1,000 to support these businesses and recognize their adherence to the necessary public health guidelines designed to protect their customers, staff, and the larger community.

“This is a challenging time for everyone, so I’m very pleased that we could support 22 Truckee businesses — restaurants, bars, retailers, gyms, hair salons and barbers – who are the heart of our town,” said Truckee Mayor Anna Klovstad.

“We reached out to a lot of donors who were happy to help because they know, like I do, that we can’t afford to lose our vibrant, historic downtown merchants to this pandemic,” said Leo Granucci, Co-Chair of the Nevada County Relief Fund. “And together, our public-private partnership has raised and awarded $1,017,400 to date.”

The Relief Fund issued 42 $5,000 micro-grants to businesses with employees, and 31 $2,500 micro-grants to sole proprietors without employees.

When informed of her award, Barbara Martinez, owner of The Tack Room in Penn Valley, said in a release, “This will allow us to pay our rent and to go on until we can reopen again in the red tier. I’d like to thank everyone that’s donated to the Nevada County Relief Fund to help businesses. What a relief!”

News of the grant came just in time according to Kevin Salas, owner of Copy Center in Truckee. “The timing is really perfect in terms of helping businesses. This definitely helps us pay the rent and the utilities to stay open and keep on moving forward.”

The Sierra Business Council (SBC) administered the grant application process with oversight provided by the Relief Fund’s Community Advisory Council. SBC received nearly 180 applications representing over $700,000 in requests. After evaluating each application for eligibility, staff generated a randomly selected list that was reviewed by the Relief Fund’s Small Business Team to ensure geographic and business type diversity. While the applicants certified they were following state and local public health guidelines, county and municipal staff verified they were in good standing and had no records of complaints.

Source: Nevada County