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South Lake Tahoe warning tourists could be fined $1,000

The city of South Lake Tahoe is warning tourists to stay away this Memorial Day Weekend.

Posted: May 21, 2020 11:15 AM

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The city of South Lake Tahoe is warning tourists to stay away this Memorial Day Weekend.

The traditional start of summertime will look very different in a city that is typically packed with people celebrating the season.

The city’s police chief is putting it plainly: “Don’t come,” Interim Chief David Stevenson said.

“We really want people to enjoy their Memorial Day weekend at their home where they live, with their families, not in Tahoe this time, unfortunately,” Stevenson said to CBS.

The message comes as some South Lake Tahoe stores and restaurants have started to reopen as part of the coronavirus recovery.

The El Dorado County travel ban remains in place, allowing civil fines for violators.

The city of South Lake Tahoe passed an ordinance in April allowing police to fine violators of the travel ban $1,000.

So far, they have issued only five citations in total — two to hotels, two to vacation home rentals, and one to a bar.

This Memorial Day weekend, police are reminding the public they could issue more violations, but education is their priority.

“The police department is not stopping cars, we are not asking people where they’re coming from,” Stevenson said.

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