Presidential Visit to Minden-Tahoe Airport

Douglas County Welcomes Presidential Visit to Minden-Tahoe Airport
Posted on 09/12/2020
Douglas County Welcomes Presidential Visit to Minden-Tahoe AirportMinden, NV- Douglas County was contacted by the Secret Service and representatives of the Trump Campaign late in the evening on Wednesday September 9, 2020 requesting use of the Minden-Tahoe Airport.

After careful consideration and weighing the authority of State directives versus 1st amendment rights, the county ultimately decided to welcome the sitting President of the United States to our community.

“I am proud and amazed by the quality and professionalism of everyone involved,” said Douglas County Manager Patrick Cates. “Our outstanding team of county agencies and first responders worked with the Secret Service to organize plans for a safe and secure event within 48 hours. We consider Douglas County fortunate to have the opportunity to host any president or presidential candidates and to listen to what they have to say about the future of our great nation.”

The Secret Service worked with the county and implemented a variety of safeguards to protect the public, including thermometer screenings and encouraging the use of masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Douglas County continues to have extremely low rates of infection. As of Friday September 11, 2020 there have been a total of 268 cases since March with 12 of them currently active. Douglas County has a population of 49,000.

“We have achieved this through a persistent program of education, and at no time have we fined or otherwise penalized any citizen or business, “said Cates.

The following roads will be closed beginning at 12pm:
• Heybourne and Firebrand Road
• Heybourne and park place
• Heybourne and Meridian

Traffic Information:
• No private motor vehicle access to the Airport.
• Expect traffic delays on Highway 395 both north and south directions
• Heybourne and Johnson Lane
• Johnson lane and Highway 395

Event Information:
• Parking location is 2300 US Highway 395 N
• Gates are scheduled to open at 4:00 pm and the president will address the crowds at 7:00 pm, according to the president’s campaign website.
• No onsite parking or onsite ticket purchase is available
• Shuttle bus access only on Airport Road
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Shuttles will be available to transport the public to and from the event venue

This is not a county ran event. For today’s details such as tickets, transportation, and seating information can be found on the campaign website, https://www.donaldjtrump.com/events/

More information about Douglas County can be found on our website, https://www.douglascountynv.gov/

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