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This is an evolving situation and the 90th Missile Wing will provide updated information as it becomes available.

The safety of Team Warren is our highest priority.

Vaccination

COVID-19 vaccines are available Monday through Friday from 0730-1630 at Immunizations to all DoD beneficiaries over the age of 18.

UPDATED INFORMATION

Current as of June 7, 2021

90th Medical Group Monthly Newsletter

SPECIAL NOTE: 

Due to the number of F. E. Warren AFB personnel vaccinated and our consistent lower numbers of COVID-19 cases on base and in our local area, we have determined the disease threat is limited in scope enough to lower the installation’s Health Protection Condition to Alpha (HPCON A).

Most recent update to HPCON A, fully vaccinated DoD personnel (who are at least two weeks beyond their final dose) no longer must wear a mask indoors or outdoors on DoD installations. On F.E. Warren, this currently applies to all facilities except for the 90 MDG facilities (medical clinic), Barber Shop, Beauty Salon, Child Development Center, Youth Center, and F. E. Warren AFB Visitor Control Center. Changes to these areas will be posted at the facility, if and when needed.

Other changes include: elimination of the COVID-19 Risk Exposure Activity Worksheet, stand-down of the COVID-19 Hotline and implementation of the standard medical appointment line for COVID-19 related issues.

164 million Americans have had at least their first dose, and millions of Americans continue to get vaccinated every day. F. E. Warren’s personnel are responding to the vaccination call with approximately 50% of our Active Duty (AD) members being fully vaccinated. The more we get vaccinated, the more life can begin to return to normal.

Our 90 MDG continues to vaccinate our military and civilian force and their families. Vaccines are available Monday through Friday from 0730-1630 at Immunizations.

Based on the CDC’s latest assessment, fully vaccinated people can safely participate in most activities, indoor or outdoor, without wearing a mask or social distancing. F. E. Warren AFB personnel are highly encouraged to be vaccinated to protect their health, their families, their community, and lower the public health risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

All personnel (military, civilians, and designated base contractors) assigned or attached to F. E. Warren AFB are eligible to be vaccinated. The vaccine is also available in the local community to all personnel IAW CDC age-approved guidelines.

Those personnel who have chosen not to receive the vaccination must understand their risk is higher, and in most cases, must take extra precautions identified in this FRAGORD as well as other military, federal, state, and local mandate and guidelines.

Updates (more details in sections below and to the right):

LOCAL AREA RESTRICTIONS

All F. E. Warren AFB personnel will comply with the following:

  • All service members, employees, and family members should maintain protective actions to include, but not limited to, routine cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces, disciplined personal hygiene to include hand washing, using hand sanitizer, and avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Personnel should stay home and avoid contact with others when ill, cover coughs and sneezes, avoid sick people, and ensure immunizations are up to date.

At all times while in public places, to also include official or social gatherings, all personnel will follow CDC, military, federal, state, and local guidelines and health protection measures.

 UNVACCINATED PERSONNEL

Unvaccinated service members and civilian employees will take extra precautions to ensure they protect themselves, others, and the mission from detrimental effects to their higher risk of infection. At all times, service members will strictly comply with CDC, federal, state, local, and military policies and directives for protection against COVID-19. While on base, civilian employees will strictly comply with CDC, federal, state, local, and military policies and directives for protection against COVID-19, and are highly encouraged to comply at all other times.

The following additional measures will be adhered to by unvaccinated service members at all times, and by civilian employees while on base:

  • Strictly follow, at all times, current CDC guidelines for wear of masks, social/physical distancing, and personal hygiene.
  • Will not participate in contact sports or those sports in which the physical distancing standard cannot be maintained. Contact sports are sports in which the participants necessarily come into bodily contact with one another. For example, but not all-inclusive, are sports such as football, rugby, soccer, basketball, martial arts, fighting (boxing, UFC, MMA, etc.), wrestling, and hockey. Sports that are not contact sports, where physical distancing cannot be maintained are, but not all-inclusive, sports such as volleyball. When in doubt, contact your unit commander for guidance.
  • Will not participate in off-base volunteer activities, through a private organization or in their personal capacity, that involve crowds greater than 25 people and where social distancing is difficult or not possible, e.g. Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD).
  • All service members requesting to participate in off-base volunteer activities MUST BE APPROVED by the Unit Commander or Director in the participant’s chain of command.
    • There is no formal form; e-mail coordination will suffice. This is mandatory for all Active Duty members; currently requested and highly encouraged for all civilians. This requirement also includes all occasions where our chaplains minister / volunteer off-base, and where there is group or individual support for an off-base event or activity.

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

Comply with DoD, USAF, AFGSC, and 20 AF travel restrictions. 

LEAVE

Personnel are authorized to take leave within and outside the local area and are encouraged to do so, pursuant to DoD, USAF, and 90 MW policy. Local area is defined as an 8-hour travel distance (excludes air travel times) from member’s primary residence.

  • The COVID-19 Risk Exposure Activity Worksheet is no longer required.
  • The 90 MW/CC Weather and Safety Leave Policy, dated 8 Jan 21 is hereby rescinded. Weather and Safety Leave (ATAAPS Code: PS) will only be used when an employee is quarantined under the direction of a military, state, or federal public health authority, due to potential COVID-19 exposure and the employee is ineligible to telework. If an employee on weather and safety leave as a result of being quarantined tests positive for COVID-19 or begins to exhibit symptoms, the employee will be removed from weather and safety leave and placed in the appropriate leave status.
  • Unit commanders or equivalent may return leave and pass approval to the appropriate supervisory channels.
  • Refer to unit commander for guidance and/or restrictions on leave/special pass travel as the mission or regional/state/local health conditions necessitate.

MISSION SUPPORT GROUP AND FORCE SUPPORT

 VOLUNTEERING

  • Non-vaccinated personnel will not participate in off-base volunteer activities, through a private organization or in their personal capacity, that involve crowds greater than 25 people and where social distancing is difficult or not possible, e.g. Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD).
  • All service members requesting to participate in off-base volunteer activities MUST BE APPROVED by the Unit Commander or Director in the participant’s chain of command.
    • There is no formal form; e-mail coordination will suffice. This is mandatory for all Active Duty members; currently requested and highly encouraged for all civilians. This requirement also includes all occasions where our chaplains minister / volunteer off-base, and where there is group or individual support for an off-base event or activity.

 VISITORS

  • Installation visitor passes are authorized; sponsoring member will ensure their visitors comply with base directives and restrictions.

IF SHOWING SYMPTOMS

All personnel will contact 90 MDG Public Health NLT the following business day (Mon - Fri) if the member or any beneficiary receives a positive COVID-19 test result from an off-base provider or testing facility.

Follow the following procedures for members who have COVID-19 non-emergency symptoms. If member is experiencing emergency warning signs, seek emergency medical care immediately.

  • Uniformed service members will contact the 90 MDG Appointment Line at 307-773-3461, Monday through Friday from 0730 – 1630L. After hours and weekends, if symptoms are mild and the member feels comfortable waiting until the next duty day, call the 90 MDG Appointment Line in the morning. Otherwise, call the nurse advice line for further guidance.
  • Active duty service members with symptoms who go downtown for COVID testing will obtain prior authorization from the 90 MDG or Nurse Advice Line.
  • DoD civilians, dependents, and contractors should contact local Urgent Care or their physician for guidance.
  • Contact your unit leadership prior to reporting to work or other areas on base to establish a plan, to include possible Restriction of Movement (ROM).

IF POSSIBLE CONTACT

Procedures for members who have had possible contact with someone who is potentially positive for COVID-19:

  • If a member has been exposed, or has concerns regarding possible close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual, contact Public Health at 307-773-3040.
  • Public Health will determine if contact tracing is appropriate and make the determination if the individual needs to quarantine, test, or to call the 90 MDG Appointment Line.

Base Facilities

  • Base Clinic

    Face coverings are required to enter the medical clinic. Single point of entry into MDG is still being maintained. You may now walk-in for ancillary services, such as Immunization, Laboratory, and Radiology. For other services, call the appointment line at 307-773-3461.

    Appointments are not being cancelled without first contacting the beneficiary. The clinic is maximizing the use of virtual appointments, including appointments already scheduled. They are slowly increasing patient appointments to 50% face-to-face and 50% telehealth.

    They encourage people to register for tolsecuremessaging.com or use Tricare Online to securely message your provider team for referrals, renewing prescriptions, etc.

    For Mental Health Services, call 307-773-2998.

    IMR processes continue for labs, immunizations, and PHAQ (web). Dental and optometry are slowly phasing back into full service.

    For more information, call the appointment line during normal duty hours at 773-3461 and wait for your Primary Care Team to call you back.  If after duty hours or on the weekend, call the Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-TRICARE.

  • AAFES

    Masks must be worn in facilities such as the Base Exchange and AAFES Express.

    The Base Exchange now offers curb side pickup through shopmyexchange.com.

    AAFES Express hours of operation have changed to 0600 – 2000 Monday through Saturday and 0700 – 1900 on Sunday.

    AAFES Express food items (roller grill) will be bagged and placed in the warmer so that customers are not using tongs to access food on the grill.

    AAFES Food/Dining:  Carry out and drive thru only.

  • Child Care

    Child Development Center:

    - We will resume full-care on 15 June 2020 (pending the ability to have our full care staff return).  Temporarily enrolled families will only be able to utilize care if there is space.

    - We will continue providing child care to those listed on the Mission Essential (ME) listing until we are able to have all our direct care staff available for work.  15 June 2020 is our targeted date of when we will no longer utilize the ME listing, however, we will keep you informed if this changes. 

    - Program will continue to call parents weekly to inquire about ME child care .

    - We will contact our permanently enrolled families to ascertain if they want to keep their child at home for the time being.  If they choose this option, we will not charge them fees and they will keep their slot, however, we will require at least a 2 week notice of when they plan to resume care. 

    - If we have vacancies due to permanently enrolled families not utilizing care, we can consider allowing those who are temporarily enrolled continued access for care. 

    - Parents continue to only pay child care fees on a daily basis until 14 June, then pay weekly fees as normal starting 15 June.

     

    Youth Center:

    - Youth Annex will remain closed through majority of June and re-open on 29 June for normal operations (provided we are able to staff appropriately at the Youth Center). 

    - We will continue providing care those listed on the Mission Essential (ME) listing until we are able to have all our direct care staff available for work (see timeline below).

    - School Age Care Summer Camp will start on 15 June 2020.

    - Open registration on MCC.com 1-5 June, make offers for child care on 8 June.  Prioritization is based on MCC.com priorities. 

    - Parents pay weekly child care fees for Summer Camp starting 15 June 2020, regardless if the child attends each day during the week.

    - We will gradually increase our numbers of enrolled children in our School Age Program through the summer (we will keep you posted if we are able to adjust the below numbers). 

    - 15-26 Jun: 36 children enrolled

    - 29 Jun-20 Jul: 48 children

    - 20 Jul- 7 Aug: 60 children

    - 10-21 Aug: 72 children

  • Commissary

    The commissary will remain open with these restrictions:

    - 100% I.D. card checks at the entrance; no visitors allowed.

    - Masks must be worn at all times. They will turn people away for not having a mask. Children under two should not wear masks.

    - "Early bird" shopping hours have been eliminated to allow more time for cleaning and re-stocking of the store. This means the commissary opens at 0900 Tuesday through Saturday and opens at 1000 on Sunday.

  • Finance and ID Cards

    Until further notice, the finance customer service counter will be closed. The following services are the only ones currently offered. For assistance with separation/retirement email either sadie.evans@us.af.mil or brittany.parsons@us.af.mil. For assistance with inprocessing email either sean.embry@us.af.mil or regino.jimenez@us.af.mil. For assistance with DTS email either timothy.cruz.6@us.af.mil or ethan.ormonde@us.af.mil.

    MPF remains open 7:30-4:30. To contact the office, the phone number is 307-773-4711. To schedule an appointment for a new I.D. go to the Rapids Appointment Scheduler website. Walk-ins are permitted with social distancing enforced.

  • Recreational Activities

    - Fam Camp:  Open reservations to members with access to the installation.

    - Adventure Park: Opening operations to include axe throwing and disc golf by appointment only.

    - Outdoor Rec:  Mon/Thur/Fri with expanded hours 0800-1600.

    - Awake Coffee:  Open Monday-Friday 0700-1100.   Max of 10 people in the building.  Seating will ensure social distancing.

    - Bowling Center: Open for food and beverage dine-in options Monday-Friday 0700-0900, 1100-1300, and 1630-1830. Max of 20 people in building.

    - Trails End:  Continues to offer reservations by appointment for official functions.  Considering Wrangler Lounge operations in July.

    - Du Jour:  Hours are Wednesday-Friday 11:00-1:30 and Thursday-Friday 4-6 for take-out and dine-in. Max of 24 people for dine-in, seating will maximize social distancing. Also offering new delivery service for lunch/dinner hours of operation.

    - Arts & Crafts:  Walk-in operations Tuesday-Friday 1000-1400. 

    - Archery:  Open with appointment only.

    - Auto Skills:  Open with appointment only.

    - Tennis Courts:  Open with social distancing.

    - Theater:  Open with social distancing requirements, with max occupancy restrictions.

    - Outdoor Basketball courts:  Open but no contact sports!

     

  • Fitness Centers

    Freedom Hall Fitness Center:  Monday – Sunday  0600-1800  AD/Guard/Reserve/DoD Civilians and Dependents/Retirees

    Independence Hall Fitness Center: Monday – Friday  0600-1230  AD/Guard/Reserve/DoD Civilians and Dependents/Retirees; 1300-1800  DSI only

    Aquatic Center:  Open for lap swim only M/W/F 1000-1400.

    Regulations

    - Patrons must bring and carry a face covering.  Face coverings are to be worn when entering the facility, and if you are within 6 feet of another patron while using all weight equipment. Masks not required during cardio.

    - No 24-Hour Access

    - Locker rooms, basketball courts, racquetball courts remain closed

  • Pharmacy

    The Drive-Thru Pharmacy Pickup is still the primary method of medication pickup. Drive-up operations are from 1000-1500 hours Monday through Friday for all beneficiaries.

    Prescriptions will not be filled the same day. Prescriptions will be filled in 72 hours and will need to be scheduled for pick-up. They can be picked up at the tent outside of the clinic. 

    To activate a prescription call 307-773-3638; this is a direct line to the pharmacy, so it is also a good number to call if you have any questions regarding your prescription. 

    For refills, you can do an automated refill, request it online, or call 307-773-2330. Please follow the guidance of calling in your refills within 1-2 weeks before you are going to run out.

    For all prescriptions, call the scheduling line at 307-773-4643 to schedule a time to pick-up from the tent. If you do not schedule a time, you will be turned away.

    They are encouraging people with recurring prescriptions to have their prescriptions delivered to their home through ExpressScripts. This helps with social distancing.

    If you need a same-day prescription filled, you can send it to a pharmacy in town.

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS AND SCREENING

IF SHOWING SYMPTOMS

All personnel will contact 90 MDG Public Health NLT the following business day (Mon - Fri) if the member or any beneficiary receives a positive COVID-19 test result from an off-base provider or testing facility.

Follow the following procedures for members who have COVID-19 non-emergency symptoms. If member is experiencing emergency warning signs, seek emergency medical care immediately.

Uniformed service members will contact the 90 MDG Appointment Line at 307-773-3461, Monday through Friday from 0730 – 1630L. After hours and weekends, if symptoms are mild and the member feels comfortable waiting until the next duty day, call the 90 MDG Appointment Line in the morning. Otherwise, call the nurse advice line for further guidance. 

Active duty service members with symptoms who go downtown for COVID testing will obtain prior authorization from the 90 MDG or Nurse Advice Line. 

DoD civilians, dependents, and contractors should contact local Urgent Care or their physician for guidance. 

Contact your unit leadership prior to reporting to work or other areas on base to establish a plan, to include possible Restriction of Movement (ROM).


IF POSSIBLE CONTACT

Procedures for members who have had possible contact with someone who is potentially positive for COVID-19:

If a member has been exposed, or has concerns regarding possible close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual, contact Public Health at 307-773-3040.

Public Health will determine if contact tracing is appropriate and make the determination if the individual needs to quarantine, test, or to call the 90 MDG Appointment Line.


COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Please visit the Center of Disease Control website for more information.

GATE ACCESS

Gate Access Information

For base access information visit Base Access link.

Visitor Passes

Access/passes for sponsoring families and friends on base is now authorized.

Visitor Center hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When the Visitor Center is closed go through Gate 2.

Masks

Those who are fully vaccinated (who are at least two weeks beyond their final dose) no longer must wear a mask indoors or outdoors on DoD installations. On F.E. Warren, this currently applies to all facilities except for the 90 MDG facilities (medical clinic), Barber Shop, Beauty Salon, Child Development Center, Youth Center, and F. E. Warren AFB Visitor Control Center. Changes to these areas will be posted at the facility, if and when needed.

Those who are unvaccinated must strictly follow current CDC guidelines for wear of masks, social/physical distancing, and personal hygiene. 

CONTACT INFO

  • Medical Appointments: 307-773-3461
  • Public Health Screening: 307-773-3040
  • Command Post: 307-773-3921
  • TRICARE Nurses' Line: 1-800-TRICARE
  • Chapel: 307-773-3434
  • Public Affairs: 307-773-3381
  • TMO: 307-414-0164
  • LE Desk: 307-773-3501