(Tahoe/Truckee, Calif.) – 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:
- CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- California Department of Public Health: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/covid19
- Nevada Department of Health and Human Services: https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/
About Tahoe Forest Health System
Tahoe Forest Health System, which includes Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee, CA, and Incline Village Community Hospital in Incline Village, NV, 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 www.tfhd.com.