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USDA asks forest visitors to self assess

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Posted at 3:19 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 18:23:11-04

PORTERVILLE, Calif. — USDA is asking all forest service visitors to self assess using the following 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 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 have 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 please call the following numbers Monday – Friday for assistance in obtaining entrance to an office or ranger station.

• Porterville Supervisor’s Officer – (559) 784-1500
• Western Divide Ranger Station – (559) 539-2607
• Hume Lake Ranger Station – (559) 338-2251
• Kern River Ranger Station – 760-376-3781

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, still please call the number above to get assistance.