Here are some important things to know when traveling to Carson Valley, Nevada. If you don’t see your question here, feel free to call 775-782-8145, or email us at [email protected]
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Can I come to Nevada and Carson Valley?
“Nevada is entering Phase 2 of reopening and our gaming properties are on track to reopen as of June 4, as we gradually and cautiously return to a new normal, while continuing to take strong mitigation measures against COVID-19,” said Gov. Sisolak. “Nevada is a premier travel destination, and will always be a warm and welcoming spot for visitors. We have strong systems in place to help protect Nevadans and our visitors, but continue to urge all those who have tested positive and not yet recovered or who are exhibiting symptoms to avoid travel to the State at this time. We look forward to welcoming back all of the tourists who love Nevada as much as we do in the safest and most responsible way possible.”
If you travel to Nevada, protect yourself and others during your trip by following CDC guidelines:
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Avoid close contact with others.
- Keep 6 feet of physical distance from others.
- Wear a face-covering in public.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
If you are traveling in Nevada and are experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath):
- Continue to stay in your designated quarantine location, avoid contact with others, and contact a healthcare provider for further instructions on treatment or testing.
- If you are older or have any medical conditions (e.g., immune compromise, diabetes, asthma), consult your regular healthcare provider.
- If you feel you need medical care, call ahead before you go in and inform them of your travel history.
- If you need urgent medical care (e.g., have difficulty breathing), call 9- 1-1 and let the dispatcher know your travel history).
For more information, visit nvhealthresponse.nv.gov. If you are planning a trip to Nevada, please visit www.nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/nevada-united/ to learn more about our Phase 2 reopening guidelines and restrictions.
What are the best sources for Travel Advisories?
Visit Carson Valley is working diligently and closely with local public health officials to ensure the health and safety of our staff during the COVID-19 outbreak. For those considering travel to Carson Valley, please read an important travel advisory.
Must I wear a mask?
- Yes. Nevada mandates masks to worn in public places, as of 6/24/2020.
- Remember that the general rule, for now, is 50% capacity in brick and mortar buildings, and generally no waiting in one area is allowed. That doesn’t mean you can’t eat out or enjoy an attraction or activity. It just means you need to call ahead to make reservations or find out what the protocol is for your destination.
- Any indoor or outdoor gathering space or venue will be limited to groups of 250 individuals or 50% occupant capacity, whichever is less, so long as social distancing can be maintained with individuals spaced 6-feet apart and all other requirements met.
- Any time you are among people not in your household you are encouraged to practice social distancing.
TOURISM AND ACTIVITIES
Are hotels open?
- Best Western Topaz Lake*
- Carson Valley Inn and RV Resort
- David Walley’s Resort (as of June 11, 2020)
- Historian Inn*
- Holiday Lodge*
- Quality Inn*
- Sierra Motel*
- The White House Inn Genoa*
- Topaz Lodge and RV Park*
Can I camp?
- Yes! Camping is available at Topaz Lake Park.
Are restaurants open?
- Yes! Most have take-out service and are capped at 50% capacity. So be sure to call ahead or make reservations. Click here for more information on how to Taste Carson Valley.
Where can I find more information on nearby state or national parks?
Is there anything fun to do?
Yes! Here are some ideas, and as restrictions lift, we will add to this list.
- Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, and Genoa Courthouse Museum
- Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park – the park grounds are open
- Carson Valley Swim Center – call for updated restrictions
- Hiking, biking and trails are never closed
- JT Wild Horse Tours and Country Excursions
- All four Carson Valley golf courses
- Soaring NV, Balloon Nevada, Skydive Lake Tahoe
- Shop local, not your standard fare
- Parks and day-use facilities are open, but that could change due to construction or limited staffing.
- Wink’s Silver Strike Bowling Lanes
- Disc golf
- Did we already say eat? There’s no limit to the options and diversity – outdoor seating, takeout or takeout and dine at a nearby park
What is the status of your events?
Many events have been postponed through June 2020. Check our events calendar for more information.