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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.

Joint Base Langley-Eustis COVID-19 UPDATES


Team JBLE,

According to the CDC’s COVID-19 County Check, the JBLE COVID-19 community level is considered “low.” Due to the improved COVID-19 conditions, the JBLE Installation Commander lowered the HPCON to ALPHA with Increased Measures.

Effective immediately, face masks are optional regardless of vaccination status while indoors on JBLE with the exception of Medical Facilities, Child Development Centers, and DoD mass transportation assets (including government vehicles) where masks are still required. Units do not need to utilize the screening testing program when the COVID-19 community level is low.


Deputy Joint Base Commander

For more information on the various Health Protection Condition levels, please reference this diagram.

  • ADJUSTMENTS TO WORKFORCE: Commanders and Directors are authorized to resume full in person occupancy in the work place; however, telework, flexible scheduling and alternate work locations can be utilized if work spaces do not allow for appropriate ventilation/physical distancing. Medically vulnerable individuals should be prioritized for telework.

  • OFFICIAL EVENTS: DoD Sponsored Events. In accordance with Deputy Secretary of Defense policy, dated 24 Sep 21, DoD sponsored in-person meetings, events, and conferences (collectively “meetings”) will have NO MORE THAN 50 participants unless the organizer obtains advance approval from the Secretary of the Military Service or delegee. The Secretary of the Air Force has not delegated this authority. “Meetings” do not include training and exercise events conducted by the Military Departments.

  • SOCIAL GATHERINGS: There are no capacity restrictions for indoor or outdoor non-DoD sponsored gatherings. It is highly encouraged that all members wear masks and physical distance six (6) feet when in larger events indoors, particularly if vaccination status is unknown.

  • MASK WEAR: Face masks are optional for all JBLE personnel. All personnel are still required to wear face coverings inside Medical Facilities, Child Development Centers, and DoD transportation assets, including government vehicles. Individuals with symptoms, a positive test, or who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 must still wear a mask.

  • OFFICIAL TRAVEL: Unvaccinated persons or those who decline to provide information about their vaccination status are limited to mission-critical official travel, both domestic and international. “Mission-critical” will be determined by the Secretary of the Military Service or delegee. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated this authority to the Under Secretary of the Air Force. Personnel with pending or approved exemptions or religious accommodations are still considered unvaccinated for purposes of official travel.

  • UNOFFICIAL TRAVEL: Commanders will comply with the most current Force Health Protection guidance when approving leave/TDY outside the local area and will carefully consider risk to the mission based on the specifics of the intended travel including member’s vaccination status, method/mode of travel, locations traversed or visited, number of anticipated contacts, and other exposures.

  • RETURN TO DUTY GUIDANCE: Return to work guidance has been updated to reflect the CDC's latest quarantine and isolation guidance. For detailed information, please visit our installation Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/JointBaseLangleyEustis.

For the most up to date information, we encourage you to visit our installation Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JointBaseLangleyEustis/ or visit www.jble.af.mil/Coronavirus/ to ensure you're in compliance with all existing COVID-19 orders and safety measures across JBLE.

JBLE Facilities Status



Resource Links


The 633d Medical Group (MDG) and McDonald Army Health Center medical professionals are standing by to answer your COVID-19 questions and concerns. For 633d MDG patients, please contact the COVID-19 Information Line at (757) 764-0018  or the Military Health System Nurse Line at 1-800-TRICARE. For McDonald Army Health Center patients, please contact 1-866-645-4584 or TRICARE Online to book appointments (virtual appointments) initially.

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.


Information & Resources
  • Official Guidance