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COVID-19 CURRENT SITUATION FOR DOVER AFB

LATEST INFORMATION

LEAVE POLICY

The local area is now defined as a 6-hour drive from #DoverAFB. Leave outside the local area must be approved by one's squadron commander.

FITNESS CENTER AND POOL UPDATES

As of June 29, 2020, the Fitness Center has reopened to all eligible patrons and is no longer restricted to active-duty, National Guard, Reserve and DoD Civilians. Additionally, the Oasis Pool increased its max occupancy to 75 people per two-hour session.

HPCON LEVEL DECREASE

On June 15, 2020, Dover AFB is scheduled to implement Health Protection Condition Bravo, which indicates a moderate risk of outbreak and exposure to COVID-19 for base personnel.

PHASE 2 LAUNCH

On June 15, 2020, Dover AFB is scheduled to launch Phase 2 of its three-phase reopening. At the discretion of unit commanders, all members will return to their workplaces, with the exception of at-risk personnel.

Gatherings should be limited to no more than 50 people or no more than 60% of the maximum occupancy, except in large and outdoor venues where social distancing can be maintained.  Face coverings will be required where social distancing of at least six feet cannot be maintained, such as in customer service facilities and high-traffic areas (e.g. commissary, Base Exchange, Express, etc.).

Medical screening will occur at the Dover AFB medical clinic, instead of the main gate; clinic hours and pharmacy curbside pickup remain unchanged.

The dining facility, FREDS and Mugs Café will offer limited dining-in options during current operating hours, with strict social distancing. The Eagle Lanes Bowling Alley will be open 12-6 p.m. every day, with limited occupancy and social distancing. The Oasis Pool is scheduled to reopen later this June while final repairs are being completed with reduced hours of 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day and limited occupancy.. Base playgrounds remain closed until further notice.

FROM THE COMMANDER

We are simultaneously living in unprecedented, extraordinary, and trying times.  In just this past week, it’s been COVID, NASA/Space-X, and the horrific killing of George Floyd.

I will not pretend that I fully understand all the complex facets of race, bigotry and injustice that drove our nation to where it is today, but I will not shy away from leading or engaging in productive conversation…and neither should you.

I’ve always strived to be a good man.  Polite.  Non-judgmental.  I treat everyone with dignity and respect.  Until recently, I thought that was enough.  

Still, for years I’ve wrestled with the imagery of visceral HATE, searching for how to conquer it.  Then it came to me – the LOVE I share.  It made sense, love conquers hate.  But yet again, I found another obstacle – FEAR.  At times, fear overpowers love.  And for a moment, I was resigned to the thought that perhaps nothing could conquer fear, but I continued to dig deeper.  KNOWLEDGE.  Good people have both love and knowledge.  The good people…this is the camp I still choose. 

So what now?  As members of the profession of arms, we take pride in learning from history, and using that knowledge as a stepping stone to developing an elite force, always ready to protect our nation. Our history is complicated, filled with both hope and despair, challenges and triumphs, and in the midst of all of that, inspiration. My inspiration came from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who in speaking on Nonviolence and Social Change in 1959 said the following:

“But we have not been content to live merely on past accomplishments. He who lives only in the past has a doubtful present and an unattainable future. No greater tragedy can befall a people than to rest complacently on some past achievement. Noble yesterdays must always be challenges to more creative tomorrows.

              . . .

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”


But what happens when good people remain silent?  As so many Americans are hurting and saddened by unfolding events, I am hopeful – hopeful that George Floyd’s death will not be in vain, but the catalyst for so many good people to have the moral courage to engage in the hard work that lies ahead.

I am proud to be your commander and embrace the responsibility I have in leading our wing.  Yes, we are living in unprecedented, extraordinary, and trying times.  We are Airmen.  We are good Airmen.  Join me, in ensuring our actions help make our world a better place.

Col Jones

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.

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