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Members must, to the greatest extent possible, maintain six feet of physical distancing and face coverings are required at all times. Click here for exceptions to this policy

Face coverings and six feet of physical distancing are required at all outdoor and indoor gatherings. Base members must also comply with the latest Delaware guidance. Click here for more information

The fitness center showers and locker rooms will be reopened starting today, Feb. 23, and will be available for limited use. Click here for more information

Base restaurants will offer limited dine-in options. Click here for more information

 Additional Resources 

 
Department of Defense   Delaware Coronavirus Website 
 
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   Dover Air Force Base Facebook Page 
 
  • Base Policies

    • If I have a COVID-19 related question that is not listed here, whom should I contact?
    • What is Dover AFB’s current policy for face coverings?
      • Effective immediately, all Dover AFB personnel are required to wear masks and, to the greatest extent possible, maintain six feet of physical distancing at all times. The following exceptions to the mask wear policy include:

    1. When an individual is alone in an office with floor-to-ceiling walls with a closed door.

    2. For brief periods of time when eating and drinking while maintaining distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines and instructions from commanders and supervisors.

    3. When the mask is required to be lowered briefly for identification or security purposes.

    4. When necessary to reasonably accommodate an individual with a disability.

    5. When necessary to reasonably accommodate a religious belief.

    6. When underlying health conditions that prohibit the wear of a face covering exist and the individual is in possession of medical documentation from a health care provider outlining such a condition and the restrictions the condition places on wear of a face covering.

    7. When outdoors and proper physical distancing of six feet can be maintained.

    8. When actively participating in physical fitness activities either indoors or outdoors and either proper physical distancing of six feet is maintained or additional measures are implemented to mitigate the threat of transmission.

    9. When an individual is alone in a vehicle or is sharing the vehicle only with members of their household.

    10. When use substantively interferes with the proper wear and use of personal protective equipment necessary for the accomplishment of one's military duties.

    11. When personnel are in primary aircrew positions during critical phases of flight or emergencies; or when using flight crew oxygen equipment.

    12. When clear or unrestricted visualization of verbal communication are essential to safe and effective operations.

    • To whom does Dover AFB’s face covering policy apply?
      • Dover AFB’s face covering policy applies to all total force military personnel, Department of Defense civilian employees, to include non-appropriated funded civilians, family members, DOD contractors and all other individuals on the installation.
    • Am I required to observe physical distancing even while wearing a mask?
      • Yes, you are required to wear a face covering and, to the greatest extent possible, practice physical distancing by maintaining at least six feet from others. Mask wear and social distancing should be practiced in combination with other everyday preventive actions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands, and frequently washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • What are mask wear requirements for physical exercise and outdoor recreation at Dover AFB?
      • Mask wear is required at all times except when actively participating in physical fitness activities, either indoors or outdoors, and either proper physical distancing of six feet is maintained or additional measures are implemented to mitigate the threat of transmission.

      • To further mitigate the spread of COVID-19, all Dover AFB Fitness Center patrons are required to wear a mask at all times in the facility except when using vigorous cardio equipment or actively showering.

      • All Dover AFB Fitness Center patrons must wear a mask in transit to and from the showers, lockers and bathrooms and when dressing unless social distancing can be maintained. Patrons are NOT required nor recommended to wear a mask when showering.

    • Do I have to wear my face mask inside my car? What about when I present my ID at the gate?

      • No, face masks are not required when driving alone or with members of one’s immediate household. However, we recommend that Dover AFB personnel wear a mask during security checks as an additional mitigation measure.
    • What if I am unable to physically distance at work due to the requirements of my job?
      • Please ensure you wear a mask and discuss with your chain of command about how to physically distance to the greatest extent possible and implement other mitigation measures. Commanders are encouraged to develop mitigation measures tailored to the needs of their respective units.
      • What is Dover AFB’s current policy for teleworking?
        • Dover AFB personnel deemed at risk should continue to telework to the extent possible and in coordination with their unit commander. If telework is deemed unsuitable, unit commanders are authorized to make other accommodations to ensure personnel safety.
      • What is the base’s current policy for indoor and outdoor gatherings?
        • With the exception of the 12 cases listed above, face coverings and six feet of physical distancing are required in any outdoor and indoor gatherings. Base members must also comply with the latest Delaware guidance on indoor gatherings or events, which can be found at https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/restrictions/.

      • What is the local leave area currently?
        • Military leave is required for travel outside the local area, currently defined as a six-hour travel radius from Dover AFB. Requests for military leave require unit commander approval. Dover AFB personnel must continue to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 while on leave.
      • What is Dover AFB’s current HPCON and is there still a public health emergency?
        • Dover Air Force Base is currently in Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Bravo. HPCON Bravo indicates a moderate increase in community transmissions of COVID-19. Yes, Dover AFB leaders have extended the public health emergency in order to effectively mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
      • What dine-in options are currently available on base?

        • The Patterson Dining Facility is open to a limited number of dine-in customers, with a one person per table requirement. FREDS and Mugs also offer limited dine-in services with either single-customer or same-household tables only. At all three restaurants, masks must be worn at all times unless actively eating or drinking.​

    • If I feel sick or have COVID-19 symptoms, what should I do?
      • Stay home, notify your chain of command, and call the appointment line at 302-730-4633.

Helpful Phone Numbers

Public Health
302-677-2564

Medical Group Appointments
302-730-4633

Visitors Center/Pass & ID
302-677-3645