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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE CURRENT STATUS

**CURRENT AS OF FEBRUARY 5, 2021**

Due to the public health situation on our installation involving the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), Whiteman Air Force Base renewed the public health emergency regarding COVID-19, January 29. 

The Health Protection Condition is: HPCON BRAVO+ -- Strict hand hygiene is required (no handshaking, wipe common-use items). If you think you have symptoms of Coronavirus (e.g. fever, cough, and difficulty breathing), STAY HOME and please call the Appointment Line at 660-687-2188. If you do not have symptoms, but have questions, call the 509 MDG Public Health at 660-687-4305. Consult your supervisors and chain of command for reporting instructions, as they may have changed, and for additional guidance.

In order to protect operational security as we preserve the nation’s combat readiness, the Air Force and the other military services will only provide total numbers of service members with COVID-19 at the service level. 

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

Mandatory Face Covering and Bar Restriction

1. Uniformed personnel will wear a face covering while visiting any public indoor facilities off-base. An
exception exists for on and off-base facilities when personnel are in a restaurant and seated at a table or
booth, for purposes of eating or drinking, such that the food establishment’s servers wear masks and
tables are appropriately distanced. If establishments do not abide by these guidelines, members cannot
dine in and must utilize to-go or curbside options.

2. Uniformed personnel will not visit any off-base bar or similar establishment with a primary purpose of
serving alcohol as opposed to food.

3. Consistent with the policy that took effect on 3 July 2020, face coverings are still required to enter
Whiteman AFB public facilities. Everyone over the age of two will be required to wear a face covering
unless a specific exemption has been identified for that facility. Exemptions include:
a. Anyone with a medical condition or special needs that makes wearing a face covering difficult
or hazardous;
b. A face covering must be worn into the Whiteman AFB Fitness Center, though face coverings
may be removed while actively performing cardiovascular exercise such as running, biking, or using an
elliptical machine; and,
c. Face coverings are required at Whiteman AFB pools, except while actually swimming.

COVID-19 Information

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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.

WAFB Resources

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