Continued use of face coverings required on Tahoe Forest Health System premises

While California and Nevada have updated their statewide masking guidance to lift mask requirements for vaccinated individuals, certain higher risk settings identified by the CDC, such as healthcare settings, still require face coverings for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. In accordance with CDC and State guidance, Tahoe Forest Health System will continue to require that all personnel, patients, visitors and residents, whether vaccinated or not, wear a face covering in all of its premises.

Continued use of face coverings, such as in healthcare settings, helps prevent COVID-19 transmission among people with higher risk of infection (those who are immunocompromised or unvaccinated), those with prolonged exposures, and individuals whose vaccination status is unknown.

For more information on current masking guidance, visit:


California Department of Public Health:

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services:

About Tahoe Forest Health System

Tahoe Forest Health System, which includes Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee and Incline Village Community Hospital in Incline Village offers 24-hour emergency care, urgent care, primary and specialty health care clinics including Tahoe Forest Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Commission on Cancer (COC) accredited cancer center, the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, and the Joseph Family Center for Women and Newborn Care. With a strong focus on high quality patient care, community collaboration, clinical excellence and innovation, Tahoe Forest Health System is a UC Davis Rural Center of Excellence. For a complete list of physician specialties and services, visit

Source: Tahoe Forest Health System

More Like This, Tap A Topic

Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User