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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. 

UPDATE AS OF Aug. 29, 2022: Screening testing is no longer required for non-fully vaccinated personnel to access Arnold AFB based on Safer Federal Workforce guidance (below).  Other force health protection measures, except as noted below, remain in place until higher headquarters guidance is received.

1.  Pause requiring or requesting employees, potential employees, onsite contractor employees, visitors and in-person attendees at agency-hosted meetings, events, and conferences to provide information about their COVID-19 vaccination status regardless of COVID-19 Community Levels.

2.  Stop implementing any current requirements that, solely because of their vaccination status, requires onsite contractor employees or visitors to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test when accessing or in Federal facilities, or at an agency-hosted meeting, event, or conference.

3. Stop implementing any COVID-19 serial screening testing programs and any point-in-time screening testing requirements that differentiate among individuals based on their COVID-19 vaccination status.

4. End the requirement for individuals who are not up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 to not enter Federal facilities or not interact with members of the public in person as part of their official responsibilities for at least 5 full days.

BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDER BASE ACCESS IS DENIED IF:
A.   IN THE LAST 5 DAYS YOU HAVE:
       - TRAVELED OUTSIDE CDC DESIGNATED “HIGH” OR “VERY HIGH” RISK LOCATION OUTSIDE 
         THE CONTINENTAL U.S.; or
       - TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19; or HAD ANY OF THE FOLLOWING NEW SYMPTOMS
              - 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

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”

CDC Community Transmission

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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

Impacts at Arnold AFB

 

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 aedc.ja.workflow@us.af.mil

Standard Precautions