Starting 17 July, all persons, to include service members, dependents, civilian employees, retirees, contractors, and individuals unaffiliated with the DoD, who meet any of the following criteria, at any point within the 14 days prior to attempted entry, will be denied access to Arnold AFB. Individuals seeking entry will pass a sign with the criteria and will be asked to affirm they have read the sign and if the criteria is applicable to them..
BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDER
BASE ACCESS IS DENIED IF IN THE LAST 14 DAYS:
- Fever and/or chills
- Muscle or body aches
- Shortness of Breath or difficulty breathing
- Sore Throat
- New loss of Taste/Smell
- Congestion or runny nose
Arnold AFB Sanitation and Disinfection page
Beginning June 15, 2020, all persons, to include service members, dependents, civilian employees, retirees, contractors, and individuals unaffiliated with the DoD, must comply with the following COVID-19 related Public Health directives as a condition to being permitted access to Arnold AFB, unless a specific waiver is granted by the appropriate authority. Failure to adhere to these safety protocols is punishable under the UCMJ and Titles 10 and 18 of the United States Code and may result in removal and/or barment from the installation.
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.
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.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
What the U.S. Government is Doing
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Coronavirus: DOD Response
Tennessee Department of Health
Johns Hopkins University Dashboard
Air Force Coronavirus website
Official AF guidance on acceptable colors of face masks
CDC Cloth Face Covering Guidance
AFMC Face Coverings Frequently Asked Questions
Testing Events for COVID-19 within the state of Tennessee
World Health Organization
WHO explainer video
Arnold Lakeside Center
Ascend Federal Credit Union, on base
Base Exchange remains open - patrons must be able to pass the Entry Screening Process for Arnold AFB and must wear a face covering while in the store.
Café 100 - as of June 26
M-F 7:30-10am breakfast; 10:30am-12:30pm lunch; (closed holidays)
Limited menu & TO-GO only
Call in recommended 454-5885
Touchless payment encouraged, One way flow - watch signs on floor
No loitering and/or gathering, limited customers awaiting order only. Other restrictions may apply as necessary.
Defense Commissary Agency
Commissary remains open - patrons must be able to pass the Entry Screening Process for Arnold AFB and must wear a face covering while in the store. Visitors of authorized shoppers will be allowed into the Commissary again, effective immediately.
FamCamp (limited sites)
Dogwood Ridge RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Crockett Cove - closed
Fitness Center - as of June 26
M-F 6am-12pm and 3:30-7:30pm, By Appointment only, 454-6440
For limited groups at this time which include members of Uniform Service and family, retirees and their family, Veterans 100% disabled, Medal of Honor winners, certain former spouses and orphans, and DoD civilians and family.
Screening questions at entry. No locker rooms.
Hours may be extended based on usage. Mask required to enter the building. Other restrictions may apply as necessary.
Gossick Leadership Center
Scheduled legal assistance and tax center appointments
Only patrons with an appointment will be admitted
NO walk-in service. For an appointment, call 454-7814
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.
Outdoor Recreation - as of Jun 15
M, T, Th, F, Sa 12-5pm
Wingo Inn - as of Jun 15
M-F 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. S-S 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.