HARRISBURG – The Shawnee National Forest is closing offices and implementing virtual services to protect the health and safety of employees and members of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with guidance from federal and state authorities.
Customers needing information, permits and maps are encouraged to call 618-253-7114 or 1-800-My-Woods during regular business hours for prompt, customer service.
“As we work through an unpredictable and rapidly changing situation, health and safety is our number one priority,” said Karen Harralson, Acting Forest Supervisor. “We are committed to continuing to support our communities and fulfill our mission as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19.”
These actions have been taken based on the best available medical advice to limit gatherings of large numbers of people and to promote social distancing.
Visitors are encouraged to contact their local forest or ranger district with any questions at SM.FS.firstname.lastname@example.org or www.fs.usda.gov/shawnee. You can also visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com.shawneenatlforest.
Visitors to our National Forests are urged to take the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For tips from the CDC on preventing illnesses like the coronavirus, go to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html.