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COVID-19 CURRENT SITUATION FOR DOVER AFB

LATEST INFORMATION

STATE OF EMERGENCY AND CURFEW

Effective May 31, 2020, Mayor Robin R. Christiansen has issued a State of Emergency for the City of Dover. In addition, he has implemented a curfew between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., effective until further notice.

All non-essential base personnel and their families are required to adhere to this curfew. If you have questions regarding whether or not you should report for duty during this time, please contact your chain of command for further guidance.

VISITOR PASS PROGRAM RESTORED

Following the end of the state’s 14-day quarantine order for out-of-state travelers, the visitor pass program is now restored, effective immediately. The Trusted Traveler Program is still suspended, and all base visitors will be required to report to the visitors center.

BASE FITNESS CENTER LIMITED REOPENING

Effective immediately, there is no longer an online sign-up requirement for fitness center access. All military members (active duty, reserve, and guard) will now be able to access the fitness center without limits on the amount of time or the number of sessions. However, a maximum occupancy of 60 people will be strictly enforced in order to ensure effective social distancing.

The 90+ fitness class will resume on June 8 and will occur on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 a.m. and 12 p.m. A maximum of ten participants will be strictly enforced

Fitness center patrons are also allowed to use the locker room areas for changing but will not have access to individual lockers. Limited equipment check out will also be available.

FITNESS TESTING SUSPENDED UNTIL 1 OCT

Official physical fitness assessments are suspended through Sept. 30, 2020, and shall recommence Oct 1, 2020. Fitness assessment scheduling will be prioritized by the date of the Airman's last official assessment and the Airman's assigned fitness category. Even under COVID-19, the requirement to remain fit and ready remains. Airmen should continue participating in a fitness regimen that ensures compliance with AF fitness standards throughout this temporary pause in testing.To see more info and the testing schedule, visit https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2195964/fitness-testing-suspended-until-oct-1

REDUCED MANNING

Effective Monday, 18 May, Dover AFB will implement reduced manning. The specifics of this reduced manning plan will vary according to each unit’s requirements and based on unit commander discretion. Generally, most units will either adopt or continue the practice of dividing their manpower into different shifts or teams in order to minimize the number of potential exposures. However, at-risk populations or those who live with at-risk members will be required to continue teleworking to ensure their safety.

 “At-risk” personnel include those who: 1) are at least 65 years of age; 2) have certain serious chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, lung disease, or heart disease; 3) are immunocompromised; and/or 4) have chronic respiratory issues. Personnel with questions as to whether their health condition qualifies should refer to the listing of special populations found on the Centers for Disease Control website.

HEALTH PROTECTION CONDITION (HPCON) LEVEL - CHARLIE - observe social distancing of at least 6 feet. Limit meetings and gatherings unless essential. Shelter in place indoors.

If you or someone you know is exhibiting symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) contact the 436th Medical Group Appointment Line (302) 730-4633

SCHOOL AND CHILDCARE - Governor John Carney has directed all Delaware state schools are closed for the remainder of the school year. The Child Development Center and Youth Center are open for identified personnel only during reduced manning.

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS FOR DOD PERSONNEL - Shelter in Place order effective March 24 at 8am for all Dover AFB personnel. View the press release or visit facebook.com/doverairforcebase

- As of April 20, all DoD military and civilian personnel and their families assigned to DoD installations, facilities and surrounding areas in the U.S. and its territories are ordered to stop movement until June 30, 2020. Further restrictions to permanent change of station (PCS) and temporary duty (TDY) have been loosened. View the full press release for further details.

Additionally, DoD components may only onboard civilian employees within the local commuting area, and military members are only authorized local leave. Additional information: https://www.afpc.af.mil/

The local area for personnel assigned to Dover AFB is defined as the state of Delaware. For personnel living outside of Delaware, the local area is defined as 50 miles from your residence.

COVID-19 General Info

PREVENTION

  • Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer
  • Don't touch your face
  • Cover your cough with a tissue or your elbow
  • Stay home if you are sick

SYMPTOMS

  • Fever >100.4F
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

    If you experience these symptoms, DO NOT COME TO THE CLINIC. Call the 436th MDG immediately at (302) 730-4633

    If you are tested OFF BASE, report positive results to base PUBLIC HEALTH (302) 677-2564