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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.

UPDATED INFORMATION

Current as of December 21, 2020

SPECIAL NOTE: 

COVID-19 remains a threat to our base, our mission, and our neighbors in the City of Cheyenne and surrounding areas. We are continuing to combat the threat of this pandemic to our mission of providing 24/7 combat capability. In order to reduce the recent and future spread of COVID-19, it is imperative the F. E. Warren AFB population and visitors to the installation comply with the restrictions imposed by the F. E. Warren AFB Installation Commander as well as federal, state, and local mandates and recommendations.

We must all remain vigilant, limit exposure, continue to adhere to physical distancing and use face coverings when in contact with members outside of your immediate family. All of these measures are critical to keeping our force healthy and ensuring viability of our no-fail mission.

F. E. Warren AFB will continue to implement HPCON B with additional measures IAW this order to protect the force from further spread of COVID-19.

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

LOCAL AREA RESTRICTIONS

  • Adhere to social distancing, also known as physical distancing, as defined in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, wearing cloth face coverings when in contact with members outside of your household. At all times while in public places, to also include official or social gatherings, will follow state and CDC guidelines/health protection measures to include:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Maintain 6 feet distance between yourself and others not part of your household when possible
  • Use cloth face coverings when in contact with individuals who are not part of your household, even when you are able to maintain proper social distancing
  • Personnel will have face coverings immediately available (on their person) for use when indoors or in contact with individuals outside of their household
  • No shaking hands or intentionally making physical contact with individuals not part of your household
  • All members will contact the 90 MDG Public Health NLT the following business day (Mon –Fri) if the member or any beneficiary receives a positive COVID-19 test results from an off-base provider or testing facility
  • Bars, breweries, distilleries, nightclubs, wineries, and other venues where on-premises alcohol consumption or sale is the venue’s primary purpose are off-limits to all uniformed service members. Venues such as liquor stores are not off limits where purchase is for carry out. This restriction is highly encouraged for civilians and family members.
  • Bowling Alleys off base are off limits with the exception of participating in a bowling league. This restriction is highly encouraged for civilians and family members.
  • Large off-base, indoor public gatherings (20 people or more) are off-limits to all uniformed service members. For example indoor concert halls, theaters, sporting events, etc. This restriction is highly encouraged for civilians and family members.
  • Religious services are exempt from this restriction, however members are highly encouraged to use virtual services or attend services on base versus off base and should consider other venues if CDC, state, and local recommendations are ignored or not adhered to.
  • Limit group fitness classes, sessions, activities to no more than 10 people. Physical distancing of 6 feet minimum will be maintained, with 10 foot separation preferred.
  • Limit social gatherings at on-base residences to a maximum of personnel to a maximum of 10 people. This number includes the residents. This restriction is highly encouraged for off-base residences as well.
  • Social gatherings on-base will be compliant with all other CDC, state, and local recommended guidelines for personnel at indoor and outdoor locations.
  • Anytime a person is medically quarantined, medically isolated, or in a medically-directed restriction of movement in a home where there is Family Child Care (FCC) activity, that FCC activity is suspended until the medical community removes the restriction. This order will remain in effect until the Public Health Emergency is lifted here on this installation

 FIELDED FORCES MEASURES

  • 90 MW fielded forces (Operations crews, Facility Managers (FMs), Missile Chefs, and Missile Field Security Forces) will adhere to the below established measures after MAF testing and prior to deployment:
  • All members are to remain at home to maximum extent possible with the following exceptions:
    • Walking pets or participation in outdoor cardiovascular activities such as running
    • Trips for food, medicine, or to seek medical care
    • Mission essential tasks directed by the squadron commander or higher.
  • When not at home, follow public health officials guidelines and current HPCON social distancing practices:
    • Minimize trips away from home and always limit your exposure to others
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
    • Maintain 6 feet distance between yourself and others when possible
    • Use cloth face coverings at all times when interacting with members outside of your household.  Use masks for prolonged durations of inability to maintain physical distancing, e.g. Command Post, maintenance, etc.
  • Members may travel to open recreation areas, but are limited to travel only with other individuals who have undergone MAF testing and are designated to deploy in the same wave
  • Members are NOT authorized to:
    • Attend social or group events
    • Host or attend small informal gatherings with friends unless all individual(s) have undergone MAF testing and are designated to deploy in the same wave
    • Dine-in at restaurants (does not include outdoor seating, take-out, or drive-through), bars, theaters, or other social gathering places.
  • Monitor your temperature twice daily if you have a fever (>100.4F), cough, or shortness of breath. If you exhibit these symptoms, call (307) 773-5132 during duty hours for further directions. During non-duty hours, call the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-TRICARE, option 1, for further guidance.  For active duty members, unless you are seeking emergent care at an ER, please do not go to urgent care for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 testing.  Call ROMC the next duty day to discuss your case with a nurse and to arrange testing on base, if appropriate.
  • Active Duty (AD) members are highly encourage to contact ROMC for Mon-Fri COVID testing.  AD members with symptoms who go downtown for COVID testing will obtain prior authorization from the Nurse Advice Line.

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

  • Comply with DoD, USAF, AFGSC, and 20 AF travel restrictions. In addition, apply the following:
  • When traveling away from home, create plans to mitigate exposure;
  • Minimize stops between departure location and destination;
  • Refer to the unit commander for latest travel restrictions, local area definition, dining restrictions, and list of pre-authorized travel areas;
  • Use the CDC website, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/county-map.html, for reference.

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. Members will adhere to state and local government guidelines and orders. Social distancing, wearing a face covering, and limiting exposure remain critical to the wellness of the force and viability of our missions.
  • All uniformed service members will complete the COVID-19 Risk Exposure Activity Worksheet (Reference Z) and submit it with all leave requests and when on pass if members intend to travel outside the local area (currently 1-hour radius from the member’s primary residence).  Refer to unit commander for changes to local area designation.
  • Refer to unit commander for dining restrictions/options while on leave outside the local area.

MISSION SUPPORT GROUP AND FORCE SUPPORT

 VOLUNTEERING

  • All off-base volunteer activities MUST BE APPROVED by the closest O-6 in the participant’s Chain of Command (e.g., Group Commander, Vice Wing Commander).
  • There is no formal form, e-mail coordination will suffice. This is mandatory for all AD; 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.
  • All uniform service members and DoD civilians will notify their unit commander of inbound visitors from out of their local area; commanders will evaluate on a case-by-case basis for ROM.

IF SHOWING SYMPTOMS

Respiratory Operations Medical Clinic (ROMC) Contact Procedures.

  • For uniformed service members who are symptomatic, contact the ROMC at 307-773-5132, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.  After hours and weekends, if symptoms are mild and the member feels comfortable waiting until the next day, call ROMC in the morning. Otherwise, call the nurse advice line for further guidance.
  • If a member has been contacted by Public Health or unit commanders have concerns regarding individuals that may have been in 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 call ROMC.
  • Individuals designated in Restriction of Movement (ROM), Quarantine, or Isolation status will comply with specific direction/orders and established measures.
  • DoD civilians, dependents, and contractors who are symptomatic should contact local Urgent Care or their physician for guidance.

Medically Directed ROM

Quarantine: A military member, dependent, or civilian employee may be ordered by the Public Health Emergency Officer to quarantine if they have been in contact with known COVID-19 positive person. The quarantined individual may or may not have symptoms, and they may or may not have been tested for COVID-19. Quarantine orders require the individual quarantined to not leave the quarantine location (home) unless immediate safety concerns arise and take all necessary precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the disease.  Violation of a quarantine order may be punishable under Articles 84 and 92 of the UCMJ and 42 USC §271d.

  • Use your supervisor, first sergeant and unit commander when you need something outside the quarantine location.  For instance, if you are COVID-19 positive and you are in isolation but your child is at school, get hold of your leadership as soon as possible so they can help arrange for someone to pick up your child and help prevent the spread.  This isn’t happening, and we are seeing impacts on the school system.
  • Understand that we are actively tracking quarantine and isolation orders at all base entry points.  To learn more, hop on the AF Connect App and click on the COVID-19 updates.
  • If you are quarantined or isolated, please think about your family. If your spouse is an FCC provider, discontinue childcare ASAP and contact Public Health with this information. 

Isolation: A military member, dependent, or civilian employee may be ordered by the Public Health Emergency Officer to isolate if they have tested positive for COVID-19. The isolated individual may or may not have symptoms, and they may or may not have been tested for COVID-19. Isolation orders require the individual isolated to not leave the location (home) unless immediate safety concerns arise and take all necessary precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the disease.  Violation of a isolation order may be punishable under Articles 84 and 92 of the UCMJ and 42 USC §271d.

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

Med Group Screening Plan and Respiratory Clinic Information

Active duty members only: MDG's Respiratory Clinic Hotline is open from 0730-1630 Monday-Friday for ACTIVE DUTY members only who have fever and cold/flu-like symptoms.  Active Duty members can call the hotline at 773-5132 or 773-3915 or 773-5083. Unit leadership has a phone number if you need to reach the clinic before the above hours or on weekends.  You will be triaged over the phone and disposition will be determined. 

Active Duty members with any other acute concerns, or respiratory issues after the above hours, call the appointment line during normal duty hours at 773-3461 and wait for your Primary Care Team to call you back.  After duty hours or on the weekend, call the Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-TRICARE.

For dependents and retirees, 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.

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

All individuals on DoD property, installations, and facilities are required to wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of physical distance in public areas or work centers. This does not include or apply to your personal residence on base.

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