Arnold AFB Entry Screening Process

All persons, to include service members, dependents, civilian employees, retirees, contractors, and individuals unaffiliated with the DoD, who meet any of the following criteria will be denied access to Arnold AFB. 20211203 posture flowchart

         THE CONTINENTAL U.S.; or
              - Loss of Taste/Smell                                           - Unexplained Muscle or body aches
              - Fever and/or chills                                              - Unexplained Sore Throat
              - Nausea/Vomiting                                                 - Unexplained/persistent Headache
              - Persistent Cough                                                - Unexplained Congestion or runny nose
              - Shortness of Breath or difficulty breathing      
- Diarrhea
              - Extreme Fatigue

       - Asymptomatic personnel who: (1) are unvaccinated; or (2) have not received a recommended COVID-l9 booster dose 
         when eligible will remain out of the workplace for 5 calendar days.

D. ATTESTATION & TESTING REQUIREMENTS (when CDC Community Level is “High” or “Medium” ):

  • Unvaccinated individuals, or individuals who do not attest to vaccination status, must provide a negative COVID-19 test from within 72 hours prior to entry to the installation. Visitors and contractor employees use DD Form 3150 to attest to vaccination status.
  • Individuals who refuse to attest or refuse to provide test results will be denied access to the installation.


  • Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and who have fully recovered or are asymptomatic within the preceding 90-day period are not required to provide current test results.
  • Individuals who are receiving ad hoc access to the installation - examples include delivery personnel, taxi services, and personal visitors.
  • Individuals who only need to access the grounds of, but not the buildings on, Arnold AFB, including groundskeepers, outdoor construction workers, and household goods transportation personnel, to include packers and unpackers.
  • Individuals accessing DoD buildings unrelated to performance of DoD business, including residential housing, MWR facilities, fitness center, commissary and exchange facilities, and Veterans Affairs and medical treatment facilities.

NOTE: All individuals on Arnold AFB must wear a facial covering indoors while in CDC Community Level is “High”. Unvaccinated must also maintain physical distancing. Masking is optional when the CDC Community Level is “Medium” or “Low”.

* “Close contact” - being within six feet of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, whether wearing a mask or not, for a cumulative total of 15 minutes within a 24 hour period, starting two days before the person developed symptoms or, for asymptomatic individuals, two days prior to the day the COVID test was conducted. Further, fully vaccinated persons who come into close contact with COVID-19 positive individual(s) should be tested 3-5 days after exposure, even if asymptomatic. Most fully vaccinated people with no COVID-like symptoms do not need to quarantine or be restricted from work following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, if they follow CDC guidance regarding testing and masking recommendations.


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Options Available to DoD Employees Who Feel Their Worksite is Unsafe due to COVID-19

There are several options available to employees if an employee feels that their specific worksite is an unsafe working condition due to the possibility of contracting COVID-19.  First and foremost, employees can utilize the chain of command to notify their supervisors of the unsafe working condition.   If utilizing the chain of command does not provide relief, or if an employee has reservations utilizing the chain of command, then employees have several other options on what they can do to report an unsafe working condition. 

  1. Call the Commander’s Action Line at (931) 454-6000,
  2. Notify their Union representative if they are a bargaining unit employee,
  3. Notify the Safety Office of an unsafe workspace,
  4. File a US Department of Labor OSHA complaint for an unsafe working condition,
  5. Seek reasonable accommodation as a result of disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act if your disability puts you at risk when working within the workspace,
  6. File an administrative grievance under the Administrative Grievance process under DoDI 1400.25-V771

The chain of command may also be utilized to seek telework or administrative leave, particularly as a result of being a high risk person through the OPM/AFMC High Risk Personnel process.  The High Risk Personnel process can be found with policy 20200322 AEDC COVID-19, Guidance to Supervisors

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Impacts at Arnold AFB

Arnold AFB Services Branch

Arnold Lakeside Center, Café 100, FamCamp/Crockett Cove, Fitness Center, Food Trucks, Golf Course, Gossick Leadership Center, Marina, Mulligan's Grill, Outdoor Recreation, Wingo Inn

Services Current COVID Hours

Base Exchange

Base Exchange remains open - patrons must be able to pass the Entry Screening Process for Arnold AFB.

Defense Commissary Agency

Commissary remains open - patrons must be able to pass the Entry Screening Process for Arnold AFB.

Legal Office

Legal assistance appointments are limited, and active duty personnel are being prioritized.  Personnel accompanying clients to the legal office must be limited to only personnel essential for the visit.  Admittance to the legal office, for any reason, is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call the JA front desk at 931-454-7814 or email

Mass Gatherings

Avoid non-mission essential mass gatherings, parties, speaking events, etc.

Medical Aid Station

Closed. If you need immediate medical assistance, please go to your nearest emergency room.


Standard Precautions