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SQF Complex

Unit Information

Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 S. Newcomb St
Porterville, CA 93257

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Incident Contacts

Sequoia National Forest
Email: sqfcomplex2020@gmail.com
Phone: 559-920-1588
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Denise Alonzo
Email: denise.alonzo@usda.gov
Phone: 559-539-2607
Hours: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Alicia Embrey
Email: alicia.embrey@usda.gov
Phone: 559-339-4063
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

PORTERVILLE LOCAL ASSISTANCE CENTER (LAC) CLOSED THROUGH THE WEEKEND

SQF Complex Wildfire
News – 11/12/2020

PORTERVILLE LOCAL ASSISTANCE CENTER (LAC) CLOSED THROUGH THE WEEKEND DUE TO POSITIVE COVID-19 CASE VISALIA, CA –  PORTERVILLE LOCAL ASSISTANCE CENTER (LAC) CLOSED THROUGH THE WEEKEND DUE TO POSITIVE COVID-19 CASE

VISALIA, CA – The County confirms that one individual has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Local Assistance Center (LAC) in Porterville at 1055 W. Henderson, and the LAC has been closed through the weekend for cleaning. The FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) is also being closed through the weekend.

The County and FEMA plan to re-open the LAC and MRIC on Monday, November 16, at 8:00 a.m.

During the closure, victims of the SQF Complex fire who need a hard copy of the Right of Entry application can obtain them in the hallway at the 1055 W. Henderson location in Porterville, or at the Resource Management Permit Center at 5961 S. Mooney Blvd. in Visalia. The ROE application is also available on our recovery website at www.tularecounty.ca.gov/recovers. SQF Victims can also call the SQF Hotline at (559) 802-9790, or visit the recovery website at www.tularecounty.ca.gov/recovers.

The County is notifying all members of its workforce with whom the infected individual may have had potential contact, and has health protocols in place such as asking employees to report any symptoms that develop during office hours, maintaining social distancing, asking employees to work from home when possible, and consistently using excellent hygiene and cleaning practices.

Tulare County is diligent about the protection of patient privacy, in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and for this reason we cannot release any other information about the affected employee. The information released about the positive COVID-19 cases in Tulare County is carefully curated to provide useful information to our community members, while also excluding information that would lead to the identification of affected persons. This is a protection, provided by law, that is extended to everyone. 

For more information about COVID-19, visit www.covid19.tularecounty.ca.gov.