FWS Public Health Update External Affairs
Close up of the coronavirus (COVID-19) strain.

Image: Coronavirus (COVID-19) strain.
CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS

Coronavirus: What You Should Know

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is following federal, state and local public health authority guidance to implement a phased approach to increase public access to agency lands and facilities, including national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries.

Based on this guidance and in accordance with the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are beginning to safely increase access. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is focused on ensuring employees, their families, volunteers, and visitors are safe by following the most current guidance from coronavirus.gov and state and local public health authorities. 

Facility Status

Although most refuge and hatchery lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Follow coronavirus.gov for the latest COVID-19 information from the federal government.