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
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.
BASE FACILITY CLOSURE/OPERATING HOURS
Base Access - North Gate - closed until further notice, use main gate. For access to 436th Medical Group, use rightmost lane and proceed to screening check point. If on base, exit and re-enter through check point prior to proceeding to MDG.
The Visitor Pass Program has been restored, and family members and friends may obtain visitor passes at the Dover AFB Visitors Center. The Trusted Traveler Program is suspended until further notice. A 100% DoD ID card check is in place. Types of accepted DoD ID cards can be found here: https://www.cac.mil/Uniformed-Services-ID-Card/.
Airman & Family Readiness Center - by appointment only M-F: 8AM - 4PM. Email doverA.FRC@us.af.mil for assistance (Do NOT include PII).
Aero Club - closed until further notice
Air Mobility Command (AMC) Museum - closed until further notice
Arts & Crafts - by appointment only M-F: 10AM - 5PM (Th: 10AM - 8PM)
Auto Hobby - closed until further notice
Base Exchange (AAFES) - open (9AM - 6PM) but hours may be reduced or changed to allow for thorough cleaning and restocking.
Base Housing - All Community Centers and resident amenities, including playgrounds are closed.
Liberty Park (Behind Pool) - closed until further notice
Burger King - Open for drive-thru only
Commissary (DeCA) - Access will be limited to 75 patrons at a time to maintain social distancing, and cloth face coverings remain mandatory to protect force health. There will not be any dedicated days or times for specific patrons, and the ticketing queue system will be removed. Only one member of the household should conduct shopping unless additional members cannot be left unattended (children, disabled, etc.) to maximize the 75 patron limitation. No reusable bags. Card is preferred to Cash.
Civilian Personnel Flight – By appointment only M-F: 9AM - 4PM. All services are currently by appointment only or via telephone. If you need assistance, please call (302) 677-4662 or email email@example.com for APF questions or (302) 677-6954 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for NAF questions.
Chapel - Counseling by chaplains is currently by appointment only, no walk-ins. Call CP at DSN: 445-4201 or COMM: 302-677-4201 to connect with a chaplain to arrange an appointment or request assistance after duty hours. All events and services have been cancelled until further notice. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 302-677-3936.
Charlie's Hotdogs - Open for carryout only
Child Development Center & Youth Center – M-F: 6:15AM - 5:45PM
DFAC - Hot entree line open for carry out only. All other lines closed
Flightline Kiosk - closed
Dover Federal Credit Union - Drive-thru only
Dover Airman Against Drunk Driving (DADD) - suspended until further notice.
Eagle Creek Golf Course - Open 0800-1600. Single-rider carts only. Must maintain social distancing of 6 feet at all times while on the course.
Eagle Lanes Bowling Center - closed until further notice
FREDS - Open 1200-1800, Sun thru Sat, carry out only
Eagle Rest Inn Lodging - Open 24/7
Education Center - The education office is open on a limited, appointment-only basis. To schedule an appointment, call (302) 677-4630 or email email@example.com.
Finance Customer Service - desk is closed and phone lines will not be staffed until further notice. FMF customer service team is still addressing customer service inquiries via email at 436CPTS.FMF.FMCustServ@us.af.mil and by phone at (302) 677-4093 or (302) 677-4486, M-F 0900-1530.
Fitness Center - by appointment only M-F: 5:30AM - 8PM, weekends: 9AM - 3PM
Fitness Testing - All official Fitness Assessment testing is cancelled until Oct. 1, 2020. See https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2195964/fitness-testing-suspended-until-oct-1
Food Delivery - food delivery drivers may experience difficulty accessing the base. Residents are encouraged to use an alternate pick-up point such as the visitors center parking lot.
Freds - M-F: 12PM - 6PM
The Grill at Eagle Creek - closed until further notice
ITT - by appointment only M-F: 9AM - 5PM
The Landings - closed until further notice
Legal Office - Walk-in legal assistance is suspended until further notice. Priority-based, appointment only legal assistance plan for your Airmen until further notice. Legal assistance will be provided to Airmen in three priority categories:
Manpower - Teleworking
Medical Group - Effective Monday, 27 April, the 436th Medical Group’s hours of operations will be Monday – Friday, 7:30AM – 5PM.
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Military Personnel Flight - by appointment only M-F: 8AM - 5PM. Call 302-677-5050/3628/4585 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for appointment availability
CAC/ID Issuance guidance in response to COVID-19 is effective immediately through 31 August 2020. The changes are as follows:
Mugs - M-F: 6:30AM - 1PM
NAF Employees - All non-essential NAF employees will not report to work
Outdoor Recreation - by appointment only M-F: 8AM - 3PM
Passenger Terminal - Space A is limited to Category I, IV and VI only. Visit the AMC Travel Page for information.
Public Affairs - All photo studio operations, to include passport photos, are limited to mission essential requirements only and will be pre-scheduled on a case-by-case basis, email email@example.com.
UNITE - all activities suspended and rescheduled. Dates TBD
USO Delaware - closed until further notice
Veterinary Treatment Facility - Limited appointments available Monday - Friday 0830-1200 & 1300-1530. Call 302-377-5253/5252 to speak to our staff about scheduling an appointment. Prescription refill requests require a 7 day prior notification.
Youth Center - M-F 6:15AM - 5:45PM
Wingman Day/Commander's Cup
POSTPONED (DATE TBD)
FTAC (24 Students)
POSTPONED (Date TBD)
Vietnam Veteran Pinning Ceremony
Wing Commander's Call
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid groups or gatherings of 10 or more people.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
FACE MASK WEAR IN UNIFORM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidance April 3, 2020, recommending the general wear of cloth face coverings in areas where physical distancing is difficult to maintain or transmission is perceivable higher such as grocery stores, post offices, entry points. The Department of Defense released a memo to this same effect on April 5, 2020, which also included clarification on the wear of masks in uniform.
In line with this guidance, Col. Matthew Jones, has authorized the wear of face masks in uniform for Dover AFB personnel. While more a more specific way ahead is being developed, reference this initial guidance ....
- Masks should be self-procured and remain conservative in nature while in uniform. Face covers in uniform are expected to adhere to neatness, cleanliness, safety, uniformity, and military image standards. Commanders are empowered to use good judgement for these standards.
- Individuals are encouraged to research proper cleaning and fitting techniques for reusable cloth masks.
- Do not use surgical or N-95 respirators unless you are performing duties as a health care professional. These medical supplies are critical for our health care workers and other first responders during this time.
- Masks do not replace the federal, state, and county guidelines to practice physical distancing and shelter-at-home directions to minimize exposure. Continue limiting movement to essential travel only.
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Can we get tested at the clinic?
Currently, the 436th Medical Group does have the ability to test for COVID-19. You must call ahead if seeking testing to the 436th MDG Appointment Line at 302-730-4633. Anyone with testing questions should contact the 436th MDG Appointment Line at 302-730-4633, or call the Delaware Department of Health at (866) 408-1899. TRICARE beneficiaries can also contact 1-800-TRICARE.
What happens if my child gets sick?
If your child is experiencing flu-like symptoms, please call the 436th Medical Group Appointment Line at 302-730-4633. A nurse can offer a screening via phone and evaluate whether more testing may be warranted. As with any "normal" flu, you should keep your child home to avoid spreading germs throughout schools and CDCs.
Are there precautions we should take if we think a coworker or friend might be exhibiting symptoms?
As with any flu season, if you are close to someone who appears to have flu-like symptoms, you should practice proper hygiene and encourage others to do the same. Stay at least 6 feet away and limit interactions with sick individuals to less than 15 minutes if possible.
-Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
-If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-percent alcohol
-Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
-Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick
-Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
-Make sure your flu shot is up to date.
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