Forest Service asks visitors to self-assess for COVID-19

The U.S. Forest Service is asking all forest visitors to self-assess for COVID-19 using the following USDA provided questions:

– Have you, someone living in your household, someone with you, someone you have been in close or frequent contact with, or someone you are caring for been diagnosed with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) or had any contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?

– In the last 14 days, have you, someone living in your household, or someone with you been in close or frequent contact with, or someone you are caring for returned from, or made a travel connection through a CDC Level 2 or Level 3 country or State Department Level 3 or Level 4 country, for example, China, Korea, Japan, the European Union, Iran?

– Do you currently have, or have you had within the last 24 hours, any cold or flu symptoms, including a fever greater than 100.4, shortness of breath, body aches and coughing?

If the answer to all of these questions is “NO,” call the Forest Service office in your community for assistance in obtaining entrance to its office. This may include setting up an appointment to enhance social distancing and minimize the number of visitors in the office at one time.

If any of the answers to the questions is “YES,” the Forest Service asks that you still call the number so Forest Service staff may see how they may assist your need through other means besides face-to-face.

U.S. Forest Service offices

Feather River Ranger District, Oroville, 534-6500

Mt. Hough Ranger District, Quincy, 283-0555

Beckwourth Ranger District, Blairsden, 836-2575

Forest Supervisor’s Office, Quincy, 283-2050

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