The installation commander on Friday at Joint Base Langley-Eustis has limited base access to “official business only.”
The changes will be implemented at both Langley and Fort Eustis effective at midnight, March 20.
On Thursday, base officials said a medical provider assigned to McDonald Army Health Center at Fort Eustis, who recently returned from travel out of the country, tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID 19).
The person self-isolated and sought out medical attention.
Access is limited to primarily Department of Defense ID cardholders and those conducting official business. Official business includes access to the Commissary, Base Exchange, Hospitals, Child Development Centers and Pharmacy, officials said.
Scheduled refuse pick-ups, and UPS/FedEx/USPS deliveries will continue as normal. This is not an all-inclusive list, but is intended to help minimize the footprint on JBLE while we combat COVID-19. All visitor and guest passes have been suspended until further notice.
Official business includes access to the Commissary, Base Exchange, Hospitals, Child Development Centers and Pharmacy, according to a news release from the base.
This is not an all-inclusive list, but is intended to help minimize the footprint on JBLE while we combat COVID-19. All visitor and guest passes have been suspended until further notice.
“JBLE leadership continues to follow all risk-based measures consistent with guidance from the DoD and the Centers for Disease Control in an effort to prevent the impacts to our service members, families and our community” said Col. Clint Ross, installation commander. “We understand the change will greatly affect access to the installation, but this will be an integral part in JBLE’s stand against the spread of COVID-19 as we work together to flatten the curve.”
JBLE officials are working closely with the Virginia Department of Health to coordinate prevention and response efforts in the local area and will continue providing up-to-date information.
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