Naval Air Station Fallon and Nevada National Guard installations
continue to monitor the COVID-19 virus on a daily basis.
To help prevent the potential spread of the virus among
visitors to the Navy installations, security forces are implementing
"no-touch" ID checks at all access points onto and within the
Personnel accessing the installations and other entry
control points should be prepared to maintain possession of their IDs while the
gate guards view or scan them for access verification.
According to Navy guidelines, HPCON C coincides with the
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warning level 3 that indicates
sustained community transmission. NAS Fallon has been implementing the measures
formalized by HPCON C to include strict hygiene (no handshaking, wipe
common-use items); social distancing, postponing or cancelling non-essential
activities and avoiding large groups of more than 10 people.
Main street work
Starting this week, the main street coming onto the base
will be torn up.
Public Works is working with the contractor that is building
the Navy Operational Support Center, and the water main installation will go
under Churchill Drive. The main gate will be open as it normally is, but
traffic onto the air station will be diverted through the parking area on the
east side of the O’ Club, and routed out to Union Lane.
Traffic departing the base will be detoured through the
chapel parking lot and back onto Churchill. Because of the detours, no vehicles
will be allowed to park in either the O’ Club staff parking area, or the chapel
parking lot until construction is completed.
DOD directive on face
Service members and civilians are required to wear face
coverings at all Department of Defense installations including those in
Northern Nevada and Mono County, Calif., to prevent the spread of the
This new policy will affect Naval Air Station Fallon and its
tenant commands, the Nevada National Guard in Carson City, Fallon and Reno, the
Navy-Marine Reserve Center at Stead, the Hawthorne Army Depot and the Marine Corps
Mountain Warfare Training Center northwest of Bridgeport and the commissary and
exchange at Coleville.
“Effective immediately, to the extent practical, all
individuals on DoD property, installations, and facilities will wear cloth face
coverings when they cannot maintain 6 feet of social distance in public areas
or work centers (this does not include in a service member’s or service family
member’s personal residence on a military installation),” according to the
This includes all military personnel, DoD civilian employees
and contractors, family members and all other individuals on DoD property,
installations and facilities.
NAS Fallon essential
and nonessential services and tenants:
The commissary, Navy Exchange, gas station and micromart,
medical (including dental and pharmacy), housing office, Fleet and Family
Support Center, DEERS ID card office, Pass and Decal office, Navy-Marine Corps
Relief Society, legal assistance (active-duty only) and the Child Development
Center and School Age Care are open.
The commissary has also implemented restrictions. Doors open
for everyone at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The commissary is open
Tuesday and Friday for active-duty personnel, dependents and drilling
Reservists. Every patron must have an official ID card. Guests will not be
allowed. Also, limitations have been placed on the purchase of certain items
such as cases of water, bleach, eggs and milk.
The Nevada Department
of Veterans Services
For those seeking the assistance of a Veterans Service
Officer (VSO), call 702-830-2000 and a VSO telephone call will be arranged.
For those seeking interments at either the Northern or
Southern Veterans Memorial Cemetery, the NDVS is asking families if they will
agree to postpone interments. Arrangements are being made for some scheduled
casket interments, but ceremonies will be limited to immediate family members
only (Spouse, sibling, children).
NDVS has launched “virtual visits” at the state’s veterans
homes in Boulder City and Sparks to keep families connected and residents safe.
The NDVS said residents have access to devices programmed
with video messaging software, and families can call to check on their welfare
throughout the day.
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