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 decreasing infection rates in both the state and local area.  Along with the signed Declaration of Public Health Emergency and a shift to HPCON Alpha, the following changes are effective immediately:

The measures for HPCON ALPHA that impact us all are:

  • The CDC COVID-19 Community Level in Johnson County, MO is now Medium. As a result, masks are no longer required for vaccinated or unvaccinated individuals in facilities on the installation. However, screening/testing is still required for unvaccinated members
  • The new COVID-19 Community Level guidelines do not apply to healthcare facilities and mask wear is still required in the clinic on base.
  • Reinforcement that members who are ill must stay home

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 follow current installation mask policies. - The installation dining areas will be kept open. - Masks are not required in the fitness center. - 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 5 years of age and older. Please see below for instructions on how to schedule your appointment.

FHP 15 Rev 3 Highlights:

  • Isolation following a positive COVID-19 test result (tests include: At home, PCR, Antigen, Presumptive):
    •  All persons (regardless of vaccination status) isolate at home for 5 days from date of collection of positive COVID-19 sample (day 0)
      • May leave if asymptomatic or free of fever for ≥ 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications and if other symptoms have improved after the 5 day isolation. Then continue to wear medical grade masks around others for an additional 5 days.
  • Quarantine following a close-contact exposure:
    • 1) Unvaccinated individuals and 2) those who do not meet the vaccine criteria* will quarantine at home for a full 5 days from last close contact with COVID-19 positive person. Quarantined members will be tested between day 3-5 prior to release from quarantine.  
      • Vaccine Criteria: Boosted (have received all primary COVID-19 vaccine doses plus a booster dose), completed Pfizer or Moderna vaccine primary series within the past 6 months, or completed Janssen/J&J vaccine primary series within the past 2 months. No quarantine required for members who meet this criteria.
  • Any individual that becomes symptomatic during quarantine will seek testing as soon as symptoms arise.
    • If positive, member will start a 5 day isolation period from the date of collection of COVID-19 positive sample (day 0)
    • If negative, member must still complete a full 5 day quarantine from last close contact with COVID-19 positive person. If symptoms continue into day 5, prior to release from quarantine, member must contact their PCM for consultation and possible additional testing.
  • In all situations, for a full 10 days after last close contact with COVID-19 positive person, members will:
    • Continue to self-monitor for symptoms
    • Avoid crowds
    • Practice social distancing
    • Practice hand and cough hygiene
    • Maintain adequate indoor ventilation
    • Perform environmental cleaning and disinfection
    • Wear face mask on and off base while indoors

COVID Testing can be scheduled by calling (660) 687-2188.

Testing priority will be given to Active Duty members, while dependents will be referred off base.

The clinic is exploring expanding hours for testing. 

-Pfizer Vaccine: Open to all who are eligible for regular and booster doses. 

Walk in times: Monday, Thursday and Friday - 7:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

-Moderna Vaccine: Open to all who are eligible for regular and booster doses. 

Booster Shots are available to all ages. 

Walk in times: Tuesday and Wednesday - 7:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Pediatric Pfizer Vaccine: For children ages 5-11.

Walk in times: Monday, Thursday and Friday - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

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.

Whiteman AFB Official Visitors COVID-19 Vaccination/Testing Requirements

Starting on Monday, 22 Nov 21, Whiteman AFB will deny access to Official Visitors unless they can provide proof of being fully vaccinated or an FDA-approved COVID-19 negative test result administered no earlier than 72 hours prior to the visit.

  • Per Under Secretary of Defense guidance memo dated (18 Oct 2021), an Official Visitor is defined as “ non-DoD individuals seeking access, one time or recurring, in association with the performance of official DoD business (e.g., attending a meeting), but who do not have credentialed recurring access (e.g., a Common Access Card)
    • Examples of Official Visitors may include, but are not limited, local community leaders, legislative liaisons, state representatives, etc.
    • “Official Visitor” does NOT include:
      • Personnel receiving ad hoc access to DoD facilities (e.g., delivery personnel, taxi services)
      • Personnel with access to the grounds, but not the buildings (e.g., groundskeepers, fuel delivery, household goods delivery/pick-up)
      • Personnel accessing DoD buildings unrelated to DoD business (e.g., housing visitors)
      • Personnel accessing DoD facilities to receive a public benefit (e.g., commissary, BX, air show, clinic; museum; morale, welfare, and recreation)
  • Official Visitors (including DAF volunteers) will follow the current process to apply for access to the base.  In addition, per DAF guidance (6 November 2021), Official Visitors will complete a DD form 3150 in hard copy, maintain a current completed form, and show it to authorized DAF personnel upon request. The form may be accessed online at:  https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/forms/dd/dd3150.pdf.  Hard copies will also be available at the visitor center. Failure to complete the DD Form 3150 may result in denial of Official Visitor’s access to Whiteman AFB.
  • Official Visitors who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or who decline to volunteer their vaccination status, must show an electronic or paper copy of negative results from an FDA-approved COVID-19 test administered no earlier than 72 hours prior to the visit. Official Visitors may obtain testing of an FDA approved COVID-19 test off-base at the location of their choice.  COVID-19 tests will not be provided to Official Visitors by Whiteman AFB.
  • Service members who are not on active duty at the time of their official visit are subject to the above requirements.
  • Sponsors of Official Visitors are responsible to communicate these requirements to their visitors and ensure compliance before allowing the Official Visitor on installation.
  • These requirements will go into effect on Monday, 22 Nov 21.

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