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CSAF and CSO COVID-19 Message

CSAF and CSO COVID-19 Message


Wash Your Hands

Wash Your Hands


On Jan. 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern for the 2019 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. On Jan. 31, 2020, the secretary of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency in the United States and announced new measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The current epidemic, which originated in mainland China, has demonstrated the capacity of COVID-19 to spread globally. While supporting other government agencies’ response to the COVID-19 threat, the Department of the Air Force is responding appropriately to protect the health of the force and maintain operational readiness.

gate closure

Effective 12 pm, March 26, the Andersen Air Force Base North Gate will be open 24 hours, while Main Gate and Santa Rosa Gate will remain closed until further notice. All individuals entering the base will be required to undergo COVID-19 medical screening prior to entry.

Andersen AFB COVID-19 Guidance

AAFB COVID Mitigation Measures & Enforcement Policy (2Jul20)

AAFB COVID Response Actions Policy Memo (2Jul2020)

AAFB COVID Mitigation Measures & Enforcement Policy (08Apr2020)


AAFB COVID Response Actions Policy Memo (16Mar2020)

USTRANSCOM Personal Property Advisory #20-0058G UPDATE (20May2020)

In light of the recent confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Guam, Andersen AFB has implemented the following preventative measures to ensure the health and welfare of Team Andersen and the local populace. We encourage you to talk with your chain of command, and to rely on credible sources such as our Andersen Air Force Base, Guam Facebook page for up-to-date information.

Current as of July 2, 2020

Effective immediately, Brig. Gen. Gentry Boswell, 36th Wing commander, has directed the following measures in response to COVID-19.

Service members both permanently and temporarily assigned to Andersen Air Force Base must still limit travel to essential trips only, i.e. grocery shopping, gas station, post office, pharmacy visits, transit to and from work and individual outdoor exercise. Dependents are also highly encouraged to limit travel to essential trips only.

Military members not in compliance with this policy will be subject to Uniform Code of Military Justice action.

We encourage you to talk with your chain of command, and to rely on credible sources such as our Andersen AFB Facebook page and https://www.andersen.af.mil for up-to-date information.

Installation access is restricted to Mission Essential Personnel (MEP). Monday through Friday. All other personnel with privileges will have access Saturday and Sunday. MEP are defined as the following:

  • Active duty military and United States Coast Guard personnel and their dependents
  • National Guard and Reserve on Title 1 0 orders and their dependents
  • Members of 254 ABG on AGR orders and their dependents
  • DOD civilian employees and their dependents
  • Full-time contractors
  • AAFES and DeCA employees

Social gatherings are not allowed outside of immediate family/household members.

All personnel will take necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Ensure social distancing with no person-to-person contact. Maintain a six-foot distance from others at all times. No gatherings authorized outside an individual's immediate family/household members. Hold meetings and events virtually whenever possible and limit attendance to personnel who are vital to the mission. Do not conduct group fitness.

The following activities/services will be closed, cancelled or operating under certain restrictions:

  • The Coral Reef Fitness Center and Annex
  • Teen Center
  • Youth Center
  • Meehan Theater
  • United Services Organization (USO)
  • Gecko Lanes
  • Swimming Pool
  • Top of the Rock
  • Information Tickets and Travel
  • Chapel services and activities

All other Andersen AFB facilities will remain open with the following caveats:

DeCA commissary access remains limited to Mission Essential Personnel (MEP) who have authorized privileges Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. All other personnel with privileges will have access Saturday and Sunday.

  • Patrons should expect longer than normal wait times.
  • The facility is currently limiting the number of patrons in the store at this time due to health and safety requirements.
  • We recommend bringing an umbrella, folding chair and bottled water.
  • Patrons are limited to one shopping cart per family, and can only shop for personal use.
  • Please try to limit the number of people that accompany you.
  • Those with disabilities may enter at 9:30 a.m.
  • Commissary hours for our manåmko, those over sixty, are 10 a.m. to 12.
  • All other patrons are welcome to shop from 12 to 7 p.m.

AAFES Base Exchange, Shoppette, and Gas Station access is limited to MEP who have authorized privileges on Monday through Friday. All other personnel with privileges will have access Saturday and Sunday.

  • Masks are required for entry.
  • Consolidated Support Center services by appointment only
  • Library group activities are cancelled
  • Education Center testing services will be limited
  • Airman and Family Readiness Center services will be limited
  • Chapel counseling services will be available upon request

All open facilities will require entering personnel to be subject to additional screening for COVID-19 symptoms. All open facilities may be limited to a single point of entry.

No fitness assessments will be conducted during this period. Personnel will be given 42 days notice prior to being scheduled/rescheduled for fitness assessments. Please contact your Unit Fitness Program Manager regarding scheduling/rescheduling fitness assessments.

Additional information on COVID-19 can be found at www.andersen.af.mil.

COVID-19 Mitigation Measures & Enforcement:

The following COVID-19 mitigation measures have been updated and are effective immediately:

Individuals must continue to self-monitor for signs and symptoms and maintain awareness of physical distancing, mask wearing and hand hygiene. Physical distancing is maintaining 6 feet distance from others at all times.

All military members must inform the 36 MDG and their chain of command if they suspect they are infected, or have close contact with a person suspected to be infected. Civilian employees, contractors, and dependents are highly encouraged to inform the 36 MDG and their chain of command if they suspect they are infected, or have close contact with a person suspected to be infected. Report any COVID-19 symptoms to the 36 MDG at 671-366-9355 (366-WELL).

All individuals will avoid crowded areas, avoid ALL social gatherings excluding family/household members and continue to practice physical distancing of 6 feet or more to the maximum extent practical with family/household and while performing work-related functions.

Tarague Beach will remain open, however, gatherings are limited to family/household members only.

Only off-base essential travel is authorized (i.e. grocery shopping, post office, pharmacy visits, transit to and from work, outdoor exercise, take-out food, pet care, haircuts, real estate, automotive sales, elective medical and dental, etc). Travel to Navy Base Guam or NCTS for work/recreation is allowed.

Dining-in at restaurants and bar patronage is strictly prohibited.

Low transmission-risk outdoor activities are authorized (i.e. diving, water sports, cycling, etc.)

Military members not in compliance with these measures will be subject to Uniform Code of Military Justice action. Civilians and dependents not in compliance will be subject to barment from Andersen Air Force Base and civilian prosecution.

This memo supersedes 8 Apr 20 COVID-19 Mitigation Measures & Enforcement and rescinds 16 Mar 20 Andersen AFB COVID- 19 Response Actions. This policy will remain in effect until further directed. Please refer questions to your chain of command or 36 WG/PA at 671-366-2228.

PenFed hours:

M, T, Th, F: 0900-1500

W: 0900-1300

Closed Saturdays

 

Bank of Guam hours:

M-F: 0900-1300

Closed Saturdays

 

9. UPDATED June 15 - Andersen Medical Clinic Operational Changes
To be in line with 36th Wing policy, “Installation access is restricted to Mission Essential Personnel (MEP) Monday through Friday. All other personnel with privileges will have access Saturday and Sunday,” the 36th Medical Group will adjust operations effective immediately:
 

• The MDG implemented single point of entry. Please enter through the Flight Medicine entrance in the rear of the clinic. Patient parking will also be located to the rear, by the Flight Medicine clinic entrance.

• Available 0900-1600, Monday-Friday, for all Active Duty and Dependents. Flight Medicine Walk-in Sick Call is cancelled. Patients who would normally present to Sick Call for acute concerns will need to call 366-9355 to schedule a virtual appointment.

Saturday: Open to retirees and their dependents from 0700-1000, by appointment ONLY. The pharmacy will also be open for prescription fills. Please call 366-9355, 0700-1600, Monday-Friday to schedule an appointment. We also highly encourage patients call in your new and refill prescriptions in advance to decrease your wait time, 366-9620.

In addition to operational changes, the 36th MDG have some Important updates effective immediately:

• North West Field Clinic - as of 23 MAR 2020 the clinic is CLOSED until further notice.

• Physical Therapy - Active Duty patients coordinated through your PCM only.

• If you have been out of the country in the past 14 days or have been in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, AND you are experiencing Fever, Dry Cough, or Shortness of Breath please do not enter the Medical Group. Call the appointment line at 366-9355 and the medical staff will advise you on the next steps.

UPDATE MARCH 26: Communications Focal Point - As of March 26- will be suspending all walk-in services. Customers requiring assistance will need to schedule an appointment by dialing 366-2666 and selecting option 7.

UPDATE MARCH 26: The 36th Wing Legal Office- as of March 26- will be suspending walk-in legal assistance services and will not be taking appointments effective at 0800 on March 27. If you believe you are experiencing a legal emergency, please call (671)-366-2937 for potential legal assistance options.

UPDATE MARCH 26: Andersen SAPR Office- as of March 26- will continue to provide all services. If an in-person appointment is desired, please call (671) 489-5710, (671) 489-5687, or email 36wg.cvs@us.af.mil. For emergencies, please call 366-SARC (7272) or the DoD Safe Helpline at 877-995-5247.

UPDATE MARCH 26: 36th Comptroller Squadron (Finance office)- as of March 26- will be appointment based only. You may schedule an appointment by emailing 36cptshelp@us.af.mil or calling 366-1770.

UPDATE APRIL 27: AAFES Barber Shop and Beauty Salon will only be open to the following members Monday-Friday:
Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, and Department of the Navy civilian Firefighters and Police Officers
Members using the Barber Shop and Beauty Salon must be in uniform.

UPDATE JUNE 15: All Military Active Duty, and Reserve and Guard on Title 10/32 orders are now authorized to utilize the Coral Reef Fitness Center according to the guidelines outlined below effective 1600, 12 June.

  • Reservations can be made by calling 366-6100 or 366-1966 or through the 36th Wing Share Point https://cs2.eis.af.mil/sites/er/0707/SitePages/Home.aspx If you have questions feel free to contact Coral Fitness Center at 366-6100 or 366-1966
     
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday – Friday: 0500-0800, 1100-1300, 1600-2000
    Max occupancy: 50
    Reservations encouraged, but not required; walk-ins allowed (subject to availability/occupancy)
    60-minute reservation blocks available (≤24hrs in advance)

For after-hours care, please call the Nurse Advice Line (NAL) at 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273). Due to a 300% call volume increase, expect 2-3 hour delays in reaching NAL representatives.

Public Health Announcement

To be in line with Wing policy, “Installation access is restricted to Mission Essential Personnel (MEP) Monday through Friday. All other personnel with privileges will have access Saturday and Sunday,” the 36 MDG will adjust operations effective immediately.
 
Effective Monday, 13 April: Available 0900-1600, Monday-Friday, for all Active Duty and Dependents. Flight Medicine Walk-in Sick Call is cancelled. Patients who would normally present to Sick Call for acute concerns will need to call 366-9355 to schedule a virtual appointment.
 
• As of April 2nd, the MDG will implement single point of entry. Please enter through the Flight Medicine entrance in the rear of the clinic. Patient parking will also be located to the rear, by the Flight Medicine clinic entrance.
 
Patient Care Hours: 0800-1600, Monday-Friday (all Active Duty and their dependents). 0700-1000, Saturday (retirees and their dependents by appointment only). Please call 366-9355 to book an appointment or if you have questions regarding current limited operations.

Sick Call Hours: Cancelled (Patients who would normally present to Sick Call for acute concerns will need to call 366-9355 to schedule a virtual appointment.)

Mental Health: 0800-1600. Please call 366-9355. Walk-ins are available for emergent needs.

Physical Therapy: Urgent/Emergent Active Duty patients coordinated through your PCM only.

Pharmacy: 0800-1200 (refills only), 1200-1600 normal ops, Monday-Friday. 0700-0930, Saturday
(retirees only) We encourage patients to call 366-9620 in their new and refill prescriptions in advance to decrease wait time.

Dental: Urgent/Emergent Active Duty patients only. Please call 366-6750 for appointments/questions.

Optometry: 1200-1600, Monday-Friday. Urgent/Emergent patients only.

Patients may experience interruptions in their care, such as cancelled or rescheduled appointments, as we continue to adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
 
 

What to do if You're Experiencing Symptoms

If you are experiencing symptoms of a cough, shortness of breath and/or fever, please call the appointment line at 366-WELL before coming to the Medical Group.

Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) by avoiding close contact with people who are sick; covering cough and sneeze, avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth; and washing your hands with soap and water.

If you suspect you are sick with Coronavirus Disease 2019 or want more information, see the attached CDC fact sheets to help prevent the spread to other people in your home and community.

For more information visit the Air Force Medical Services website.

Gov Guam COVID-19 Guidance

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