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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

USAF COVID-19 News

  • US, Israel conclude Juniper Falcon 21-2

    In support of long-standing, bilateral agreements, military members from the U.S. European Command and the Israel Defense Forces held exercise Juniper Falcon 21-2 at various locations in Israel, July 23-28.

  • DoD directs employees to start wearing face masks again

    Following guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Defense Department has directed employees working in areas at high risk for transmission to begin using face masks again as a measure to prevent the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, especially the fast-moving,

  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, “Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Per industry,

  • Cadet graduation returns to Falcon Stadium for Class of 2021

    In all, 1,019 cadets graduated in front of a select crowd in the stands containing no more than eight of their family members and friends, a safety and health precaution set in place for the ceremony as the Academy continues to operate during the pandemic within Centers for Disease Control and

  • First AF’s 64th AEG Airmen support COVID-19 response in 30 states

    Airmen managed by First Air Force (Air Forces Northern)’s 64th Air Expeditionary Group are supporting Federal Emergency Management Agency’s vaccination operations across FEMA Regions 5-10 including 30 states, four territories and the Republic of Marshall Islands.

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