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Joint Base Langley-Eustis COVID-19 UPDATES

A message from the installation commander
 

Team JBLE,

  • On 1 July 2020, I renewed my Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) Restriction of Movement and Restriction of Base Access Orders in response to the concerning uptick in COVID-19 cases within the JBLE community. The threat of COVID-19 still persists. To best protect our community and maintain our combat readiness, we must stay the course with our measured approach to fight COVID-19. My Public Health Emergency Team will continue to evaluate measures on a weekly basis.
  • Effective 31 July 2020, I renewed the JBLE Restriction of Movement and Restriction of Base Access Renewal Orders with the following authorizations:
    • Restriction of Movement.
      • On-base Gatherings. All unit-sponsored in-person gatherings are limited to no more than 50 persons, as long as they comply with required social distancing protocols and wear of cloth face coverings. This includes, but is not limited to, all non-mission essential gatherings held on JBLE, to include changes of command, retirements, unit social activities, and other ceremonial or morale-focused events.
        • JBLE housing residents, to include dormitory or barracks residents, and off-base Bethel Manor family housing residents are prohibited from attending private in-person gatherings of more than 10 persons in JBLE housing. Social distancing and cloth face coverings in JBLE public areas are still required IAW my previous PHE orders, and I strongly encourage wear of cloth face coverings at all times on or off the installation when social distancing cannot be maintained.
      • Off-base Gatherings. All Active Duty personnel must comply with state, local, and DoD directives while off-base, to include wear of cloth face coverings when required. Civilian employees, contractors, family members, and military dependents residing or traveling off-base are encouraged to adhere to guidelines issued by state, local, and DoD authorities, to include wear of cloth face coverings when required.
        • All JBLE Active Duty personnel are prohibited from hosting or attending social gatherings of more than 10 persons in their off-base private residence or the off-base private residence of another person. Civilian employees, contractors, family members, and military dependents are encouraged to adhere to this limitation as well.
        • Restriction of Base Access. Mission critical personnel will have daily access to the installation, along with the categories of personnel articulated in my previous JBLE PHE orders. Effective 4 September, DoD ID Card holders, to include Retirees and Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC) holders, will have access to the installation for available services seven days a week.
  • Unless terminated or renewed by me sooner, this renewal automatically will terminate 60 days from the effective date.
  • To the extent this directive is inconsistent with other JBLE PHE orders, the information herein prevails. All JBLE PHE orders remain in effect. This renewal does not limit local commanders from issuing more restrictive measures to promote good order and discipline, mission accomplishment, and/or to promote the overall health and safety of their units.
  • Be encouraged – we each have a part in helping to change the course of COVID-19. Applicable public health guidance such as social distancing protocols, proper hygiene, and use of cloth face coverings must be consistently, and seriously, practiced. I know these unprecedented times have caused unexpected sacrfices and changes. Only together can we stop the increase in COVID-19 cases, mitigate the spread, and protect JBLE’s missions. 
V/r,
Col. Clint Ross

JBLE Facilities Status

 

   

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COVID-19 Hotlines

Langley Hospital and McDonald Army Health Center medical professionals are standing by to answer your COVID-19 questions and concerns. Please call the 633 MDG COVID-19 Information Line at (757) 764-0018 seven days a week, 0730-1630, or the Military Health System Nurse Line at 1-800-TRICARE.

Please be aware that due to unforeseen circumstances the Hampton Roads Appointment Center at 1-866-645-4584 is experiencing unexpected delays and increased hold times. We care about your care and apologize for the inconvenience. As an option, we encourage you to use the Primary Care Appointment on Tricare’s online service at https://www.tricare.mil/FindDoctor/Appointments or log into tricareonline.com.

 

About COVID-19

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.