Continuing our service to you while doing our part to address the COVID-19 Pandemic is very important.

We are asking all visitors to self-assess 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 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 our office at one time.

If any of the answers to the questions is ‘YES,’ we ask that you still please call the number above so we may see how we may assist your need through other means besides face-to-face.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19.

The Forest Service manages 18 National Forests in the Pacific Southwest Region, which encompasses over 20 million acres across California, and assists State and Private forest landowners in California, Hawaii and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands. National forests supply 50 percent of the water in California and form the watershed of most major aqueducts and more than 2,400 reservoirs throughout the state. For more information about the Sequoia National Forest, visit www.fs.usda.gov/Sequoia.