Forest Service says none of their firefighters have confirmed cases of COVID-19

  • Source: Wildfire Today
  • Published: 03/25/2020 12:00 AM

A spokesperson for the U.S. Forest Service said the agency is not aware of any of their firefighters that have confirmed cases of COVID-19. Kaari Carpenter, a Lead Public Affairs Specialist, said crews are still responding to wildfires “within appropriate risk management strategies, current guidance of the Centers for Disease Control, and local health and safety guidelines.” She said none of their fire crews have been quarantined due to the pandemic. It remains to be seen how wildland fire management will modify their procedures on small and large fires, including operational period briefings for large numbers of firefighters.


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