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Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination of DoD service members

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE CURRENT STATUS

Col. Daniel Diehl, 509th Bomb Wing commander, has updated the COVID posture for Whiteman Air Force Base due to rising infection rates in both the state and local area.  Along with the signed Declaration of Public Health Emergency and a shift to HPCON Bravo, the following changes are effective immediately:

- Masks will be worn by all personnel, regardless of vaccination status, in all facilities on the installation and when unable to socially distance outdoors. Active Duty members, regardless of vaccination status, are required to follow this both on and off base.
- Units are responsible for defining the appropriate number of people allowed in work centers and event space based on the ability to social distance.
- The CDC and Youth Center will maintain current capacity and current mask policies.
- The installation dining areas will be kept open.
- Masks will be worn in fitness center if not actively working out in the weight room/cardio room/basketball court.
- No change to organized sports or PT testing policies.
- No travel radius will be implemented for members on leave or pass status.

Airmen should contact their chain of command with any questions regarding this policy or any of the associated changes.

Whiteman Air Force Base will be administering COVID vaccines to interested DoD cardholders and beneficiaries 18 years of age and older. Please see below for instructions on how to schedule your appointment.

UPDATE: Going forward starting the week of August 2, COVID vaccines will be offered on Mondays and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the 509 Medical Clinic, appointments preferred. 

Members may call (660) 687-2188 to schedule their vaccination.

To fill out the document click here.

COVID testing will be done by appointment only for those with symptoms, anyone with close contact to someone who has tested positive and for travel screening. Appointments will be held Monday through Friday, 8 - 11:45 a.m. and 1 - 3:30 p.m., and can be scheduled by calling (660) 687-2188. 

Make sure to contact Public Health (660-687-4305/4307) if you are tested for Coronavirus or if you have been identified as a close-contact of an individual that has tested positive. Remember to leave a voicemail afterhours and weekends for a call back within 24 hours.

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Leave and Travel Policy

Whiteman Air Force Base is now considered green, which will allow for leave opportunities outside of the local area and expand the 1 hour travel limit on passes. All previous guidance on leave and passes are rescinded.  New guidance follows:

 

Travel within the local area:

- Airmen are clear to continue to take local leave or travel on a pass within a 1 hour radius of their residence, unrestricted with no additional steps.

 

Travel outside of 1 hour from primary residence:

Use https://globalepidemics.org/key-metrics-for-covid-suppression/ to fill out the  Risk Exposure Worksheet and detail the travel plans.

       

      1. Official Travel (I.e. TDY, Inbound PCS, Deployment)

                a. must be dispositioned by the public Health Office. Accomplished by Travel Risk Exposure Worksheet and forward to usaf.whiteman.509-mdg.mbx.public-health-office@mail.mil

         

        2. Leave and Leisure Travel

                a. If the area is in green or yellow, the travel is low-risk. If the area is in orange, the are is in moderate-risk. If the are is in red, the area is in high risk.

                b. Low and moderate-risk areas do not require Public Health disposition. If the area is high risk, submit the Form to your Unit Public Health Augmentee for disposition.

 

        3. Receive a pre-departure briefing from a supervisor (E-7 or above) then submit your travel documents through leaveweb to be approved or denied by your Squadron Commander or Squadron Deputy Commander. 

               a. For passes outside of the 1 hour, Airmen only require the worksheet and briefing. Supervisors will make the Squadron Commander aware if any member is travelling on pass to a high-risk area. 

 

Additional Notes:

-If leave is approved, travelers should continue to wear masks, frequently wash hands, and limit travel stops. Travelers should also continue to use hand sanitizer at gas stations, minimize dining at restaurants, and avoid large gatherings.

-DO NOT return to work after from returning from a pass or leave if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or feel you have been exposed to someone with COVID.

- If traveling to an overseas destination, make sure it is feasible. Although some nations may be "green", many have significant measures in place to fight COVID-19.

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