South Lake Tahoe Welcoming Tourists Once Again

The City of South Lake Tahoe has announced that they will be lifting restrictions and fines for visitors coming to the tourist destination as quarantines lift.

By NathanG on June 19, 2020
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After previously telling visitors to stay away from South Lake Tahoe during Memorial Day weekend, or else face a stiff fine for violating quarantine restrictions, the tourist destination is reportedly open for business.

According to Good Day Sacramento, the City of South Lake Tahoe is ready to, once again, welcome visitors back and start to recover after months of closure. With its reopening, many visitors are excited to visit the popular summer spot as the weather heats up. “It felt good to get out again and try to capture some sort of normalcy,” said Mikki Ruiz, who was visiting from Auburn. She and Daniel Ruiz were reportedly enjoying their first major outing since the pandemic began. “It’s not the same place,” Daniel observed. “The energy is lower.”

People like Bobby Caron, a manager at Azul Latin Kitchen, are eager to welcome visitors back to the great outdoors. “It’s just nice to be back to work, to feel like we’re generating our economy again and getting ready for a busy summer,” Caron explained. South Lake Tahoe was originally imposing $1,000 fines, if people visited from out of the area. With the new regulations, that has since been lifted, and the city says businesses should be doing their part to keep visitors safe with physical distancing and sanitation standards.

What do you think about these restrictions lifting? Will you be making a trip to visit?

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