COVID-19 Information for Visitors & Residents


Vaccine Information

How vaccines are allocated HERE

Vaccination get on email list for notifications
Text list for notifications

Text VACCINEINFO to 898211 for Vaccine Updates from Public Health and 211

Link to 2-1-1 HERE

Call 2-1-1 for information

211 Connecting Point is a resource and information hub that connects people with community programs and services through a searchable web page and 24/7 local call center. We serve Nevada County, Placer County, and the Tahoe-Truckee region.

We are part of a network of 211s in North America. In the United States, 211s reach 270 million people and cover all 50 states.

211 is a program of Connecting Point.


Virtual town hall on Thursday, Jan. 28, Noon: Vaccinate Nevada County

Registration and information HERE

Recording HERE 

Nevada County Exits Stay Home Order into Purple Tier as of 1/12/21


The State has lifted the Regional Stay Home Order for the Greater Sacramento Region, which includes Nevada County. Due to Nevada County’s current daily average of COVID-19 cases and positivity rate, Nevada County will be exiting the Stay Home Order into the Widespread Purple Tier.

Although this is welcome news that our ICU capacity is projected to be above 15%, Nevada County remains well into the Widespread Purple Tier with significant business modifications. Nevada County Public Health continues to thank the community for wearing a mask, being mindful of social distancing and refraining from social gatherings. Together, we can stop the surge to save lives and work towards lowering our daily COVID-19 cases and positivity rate which may allow us to move into the less restrictive Red Tier.

Moving into the Widespread Purple Tier

As we move back into the Widespread Purple Tier, some businesses will be able to reopen with modifications. Most notably, these are:

  • Hair Salons/Barbershops/Personal Care: Open with modifications in the Purple Tier
  • Hotels and Lodging: Open with modifications in the Purple Tier
  • Movie Theaters: Outdoor only with modifications in Purple Tier
  • Wineries: Outdoor only with modifications in the Purple Tier
  • Restaurants: Outdoor dining with modifications allowed in Purple Tier

Find a summary of the differences between the State’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” tier system on California Department of Public Health’s website.

Who’s downtown and who’s open HERE


Please Help Us Limit the Spread of COVID-19

Nevada County reminds residents to follow best practices for reducing the spread of COVID-19, including washing hands regularly, practicing physical distancing of at least six feet, staying home if you’re feeling sick, wearing a face covering (required in public), disinfecting high-touch surfaces and practicing good hygiene.

 Influenza and its prevention

Visit for all updates and links on Public Health, Caccines, Covid Testing and Frequently Asked Questions.

Questions? Contact 2-1-1

Our partners at 211 Connecting Point are available 24/7 to assist you. Dial 2-1-1 or 1-833-DIAL211 to speak with a local call specialist.

Nevada County moved into regional Stay-at-Home Order beginning Friday, December 11th

December 9th the State announced that Nevada County, along with neighboring counties in the Greater Sacramento region, will be moving into the State’s Regional Stay at Home Order beginning Friday, December 11th. The order will remain in effect for a minimum of three weeks. The State’s Regional Stay at Home Order is triggered when a region’s ICU capacity drops below 15%. Today, the Greater Sacramento region’s ICU capacity has dropped to 14.3%.

The Stay at Home Order means that gatherings of any size are prohibited. Bars, wineries, personal services and hair salons must close temporarily.  Retail can stay open with a cap of 20% capacity and restaurants must stop all on-site dining and only provide take-out or delivery services. Critical infrastructure and schools are allowed to stay open.  Non-essential travel is not allowed across the state of California and the travel advisory to quarantine after any out of state travel is still in place. Masking and physical distancing are mandatory. In Nevada County, we have many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. Local recreation with members of the same household is encouraged. Learn more about the regional Stay at Home Order at

Nevada County is hosting a COVID-19 Business Task Force meeting from 3-4pm today, Wednesday, December 9th to discuss the most recent business resources. Register on Zoom at

The State is planning to send out a Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA), similar to our CodeRED Emergency Alerts, to residents of Nevada County and neighboring counties in the Greater Sacramento region who will be under the regional Stay at Home Order. Any messages are informational only, and individuals who receive wireless alerts should not contact law enforcement or call 9-1-1. If you have questions, please call 211 Connecting Point by calling 1-833-DIAL211 rather than 911 dispatch.

To protect our essential and healthcare workers, first responders, vulnerable residents and businesses, please stay home except for essential needs. Eight more Nevada County residents have died of COVID-19 in the last week.

We can stop the spread together. Thank you for keeping Nevada County Strong.

For more information visit or speak with a local call center representative at 211 Connecting Point by calling  1-833-DIAL211.


Contacts and FAQ’s

Email questions about the State’s COVID-19 business sector guidance to

Small businesses may also access no-cost personal protective equipment (PPE) and Environmental Health permit fee waivers at

To submit a business compliance complaint, visit or submit via the Ask Nevada County app. Residents can also call 211 Connecting Point at 1-833-DIAL211 to speak with a local call center representative with COVID-19 questions or to connect with resources.

Frequently Asked Questions on Guidelines HERE

Stay Informed

Residents are also able to subscribe to receive related media releases and Nevada County newsletters at by following the subscription directions to subscribe for “Public Health – Coronavirus” under the News Flash category.

NC GV Food

NC GV FOOD is a restaurant, food & beverage, and shopping market guide for the Nevada City, Grass Valley, and Penn Valley area of western Nevada County. The purpose of this website is to help you decide what’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner when you’re looking for take-out, delivery, and curbside pickup.


Rally for Restaurants

rally for restaurants

Your favorite restaurants are suffering as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis. Sales are down across the country, and jobs are at risk. You can help. Support your local restaurant and order takeout, buy a gift card, or rally your government officials to take action so local restaurants have a chance to survive.

Support your favorite restaurant at

Face Coverings

masks make a difference

Find shareable flyers on Nevada County website on:

Masks Make a Difference Fact Sheet in English (Nevada County Public Health)
Masks Make a Difference Fact Sheet in Spanish (Nevada County Public Health)

Contact the County to ask questions at

Virtual Shop & Support Local – Nevada County

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Find out who is doing online shops, deliveries, call in orders, offers.

We encourage everyone to support our local businesses as much as possible.  Our local business community has been so faithful in supporting so many worthy causes – we are partners in helping to get through this crisis.  All of us. Thank you for making a difference.

Visit Virtual Shop & Support Local Facebook Group

Nevada County Relief Fund

About and to donate

Customer Code of Conduct

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Coronavirus Updates

All members of the community are encouraged to consider how personal behavior can help move Nevada County to the next tier ranking.  Individual action will lead to collective mitigation that will shift the county’s tier status and our collective behavior this weekend matters. Wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance, washing your hands and getting tested can help move Nevada County from Tier 2 to Tier 3 and support decreased modifications to business operations.

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