Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Information

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USDA Coronavirus Information

U.S. Forest Service Coronavirus Information

Latest news from the CDC on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The health and safety of visitors as well as Forest Service employees and volunteers is paramount during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working across the Pacific Northwest Region to align with the Governors' orders in Oregon and Washington state as well as the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control to help reduce the spread of the virus.


The Pacific Northwest Region of the Forest Service has authorized the closures of developed recreation sites across Oregon and Washington. We are aligning our operations with the Governors' stay at home orders in both states. Our Forests will enact the closures individually to ensure communication with the local community and coordination with elected officials.Many Ranger stations and visitor centers are offering virtual services to members of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak. Visitors and customers are encouraged to contact their local ranger station via phone or email during regular business hours for information.

Please follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations to take steps to protect yourself and others. Click on the following link for tips from the CDC on protecting yourself and others from the coronavirus.

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Rationale for Developed Recreation Site Closures


Information and Alerts from Oregon & Washington National Forests

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Colville National Forest Deschutes National Forest
Fremont-Winema National Forest Gifford Pinchot National Forest Malheur National Forest
Mt. Hood National Forest Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Ochoco National Forest
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Olympic National Forest Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
Siuslaw National Forest Umatilla National Forest Umpqua National Forest
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Willamette National Forest