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LOCAL UPDATES

 

Base Updates Current as of March 27, 2020.

Under the declaration of a public health emergency, and in line with DODI 6200.03, the 9th RW Commanders priority of protecting the health and welfare of our uniformed, civilian and contractor Airmen and families, the installation is limiting the access of personnel.

COVID-19 HOTLINE

In an effort to assist shelter-in-place efforts while still addressing medical concerns in regards to COVID-19, the 9 MDG has stood-up a COVID Hotline Monday - Friday, 0730 - 1700.

Please call the appointment line at 530-634-2941 and select option 9 to discuss COVID-19 concerns.  This will help identify if staying home or coming in for screening is right for you and your family. 

** The 9th Medical Group is currently tracking two positive cases of COVID-19 in dependents tied to Beale AFB. Both individuals are currently in isolation at their off-base residences. For the newly identified case, the 9th Medical Group is working with the respective county health department to ensure identified close contacts are appropriately notified. **

**There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Beale AFB. The 9th Medical Group continues working with off-base healthcare agencies to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and provide pertinent updates as soon as they become available. All Recce Town members and families should continue to follow Beale AFB’s Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie measures, as well as the state’s Shelter in Place directive that was issued on Friday, 20 March 2020. Adherence to these mitigation efforts are key to slow the spread of the virus within our community.**

Under the declaration of a public health emergency, and in line with DODI 6200.03, the 9th RW Commander priority of protecting the health and welfare of our uniformed, civilian and contractor Airmen and families, the installation is limiting the access of personnel.

MEDICAL

Do you have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath and have you been in close contact with someone known to have COVID-19, or recently traveled internationally? If you or a family member believe you might been exposed  with COVID-19, use one of the following options BEFORE presenting to the Beale Clinic or any other local healthcare facility:
-  Call 9th Medical Group’s COVID Hotline: (530) 634-2941, option 9

-  Call the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line: available 24/7, at 1-800-874-2273, option 1

-  Use the TRICARE Online (TOL) Secure Messaging

In order to ensure the safety of patients and staff, it is important that all DoD Beneficiaries call and speak to the healthcare worker BEFORE showing up to any healthcare facility. Allow the Beale Clinic and our partner off-base health agencies the opportunity to triage and assess you over the phone so they can safely determine the level of care you need and prepare for your arrival.

PHARMACY

Call the pharmacy at (530)634-2859 to acquire refills or for questions.  Although open, recommend use of mail order pharmacy (https://militaryrx.express-scripts.com/) to the greatest extent possible.

BENEFICIARY ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

  • Patient Advocate - Teleworking - Please contact 530-713-4056 and leave a voicemail. Patient Advocate will return call at the earliest convenience.
  • Benefits Advisor - Teleworking - For any benefits or claims concerns please send an email to francesca.john.civ@mail.mil and your concerns will be addressed within the next business day.
  • Release of Information - Call Release of Information at 530-634-4001 and ask for a digital release of information request (DoD Form 2870). We can then send you a blank request form and have you return it to us digitally signed, or work with you on delivery.
  • Your health and safety is our number one priority. Thank you for your patience as we continue to adapt to this evolving threat.

AVAILABLE SERVICES

As long as your primary care is at the 9th Medical Group clinic, these places apply to you:

  • PCM Appointments - We will be limiting operations to urgent (acute) appointments only, through April 10 (subject to extension). If you have a booked appointment, our staff will be contacting you to discuss options. Our provider teams will address whatever issues they can by phone to prevent unnecessary trips to the clinic. Those who require in-person care will receive instructions on when and where to report.
  • Laboratory services
  • Radiology services
  • Pediatrics (only well-child visits for 2 months and younger)
  • Immunizations (allergy services are suspended for the time being)
  • Appointments for deployers/re-deployers with medical requirements
  • Optometry - Return to Fly and emergencies
  • Physical Therapy - will be offering more self-care options to maximize social distancing
  • Mental Health
  • Dental - Deployers, Dental CLASS 3 & 4 evaluations, emergency Dental Screenings only

PREVENTION MEASURES

  • Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness (fever, cough, difficulty breathing)
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds before and after preparing food, eating, and touching your face
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, throw the tissue away immediately and wash your hands
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surface
  • If you’re feeling ill, stay away from others and contact the 9th Medical Group during duty hours, and the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line (MHS NAL) after hours at (800) 874-2273, option 1

Continue to be safe and take precautionary measures...your health and safety is important to us!

CDC REIMBURSEMENT

For day to day credit or any questions regarding the CDC and reimbursement information please contact at: (530) 634-4717

BASE UPDATES

 

  • Gate procedures: Please hold your CAC with the barcode out to our Defenders when entering the base. Do NOT hand them your card. For safety reasons/trying to prevent the transmission of the COVID-19, the Defenders at the gates will no longer salute but will continue to render a respectful oral greeting. 
  • AF1-1 allows this suspension in saluting
  • 1.6.1.3. You salute outdoors when in uniform, both on and off base, unless:
  • 1.6.1.3.1. Precluded by duties, safety, injury, carrying objects which cannot be transferred to the left hand, or other legitimate reason. In this case, a respectful oral greeting is appropriate.
  • This will aid with not touching their faces especially around the eye area.  Additionally, with the incorporation of sanitizing gloves/hands in between each ID card (if we are handling them) I fully suspect some Defenders will salute even with the suspension, due to habit.
  • We ask that we all continue to exhibit understanding and patience, during abnormal operations. Thank you for your understanding
  • If you are turned away at the gate due to current procedures, do not attempt entry at another gate. This poses Force Protection threats of: probing security procedures, causing traffic build ups, and reducing processing times of base personnel and mission essential and emergent passes. Military members who attempt entry at multiple gates will be detained and questioned by SF investigations to determine intent. They will then be turned over to their Chain of Command. Civilians are subject to questioning and potentially a permanent or temporary ban from the installation.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • MPF will be open for Retirements/Separations and emergencies. Please contact: (530)634-4005 0800-1530 Monday-Friday
  • AFRC: Air Force Aid Emergency Assistance, Transition Assistance and Deployment Support only. All other services will resume once the center is re-opened. Please contact at: (530)634-2863, 0730 – 1630 hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 0730-1330 Wednesday.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however, we are grateful for this opportunity to serve you.
  • In response to Fitness Centers closing down here and throughout the US, Harris Fitness Center will not be 24 hour Access.  For any all questions or
  • AF Fitness & Sports is providing a FREE Exercise app until 30 April 2020. You can get FREE access to over 500 exercise videos anywhere from 1 to 60 min.  
    • 1. Download Wellbeats App or visit portal.wellbeats.com
    • Select Register - 57a4df63

HEALTH PROTECTION CONDITION (HPCON) Charlie

Out of a strong abundance of caution, Beale Air Force Base has raised its risk level to Health Protection Condition Charlie (HPCON C).

For all Beale AFB personnel:

  • Stay at home other than to obtain food, care for a relative or family member, seek necessary health care or report to work.
  • Continue to practice strict hygiene measures such as frequently washing and/or sanitizing hands; wiping common-use items with disinfectant; covering mouths and noses with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing; and staying home when sick.
  • Practice social distancing and refrain from physical contact such as hand shaking, fist bumps, etc. All on-base, gatherings (defined as more than 10 people) are cancelled from, unless they are risk-balanced as directed by your unit commander. In such cases, group size should be limited to the smallest practical and include proper social distancing.
  • If you are exposed, self-quarantine, call ahead to alert medical personnel, and contact your chain of command for further guidance. Continue to stay educated through the CDC’s announcements, routine health alerts, regular preparedness activities, and your chain of command.

HPCON C measures are mandatory for service members and are highly encouraged for DoD civilian and contractor employees, and family members. These measures are required to ensure the continued health and safety for our Beale Air Force Base service members, civilians and families. More information is available in DOD Instruction 6200.03, Public Health Emergency Management

For local questions or concerns regarding this alert, contact 9 OMRS/Public Health Flight at 530-634-4945 (DSN: 368), Facebook/Social Media: Follow https://www.facebook.com/BealeAirForceBase/ on Facebook for updates via social media, or Instagram: @bealeafb.

LOCAL RESOURCES *Does not imply endorsement*

MyPers STOP MOVEMENT

Please check MyPers for more information.

STOP MOVEMENT and Concurrent Guidance Related to Travel Restrictions due to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID19) - (Supersedes Previous Guidance — Incorporates Updates as of 25 March 2020)

*** AN INTERNATIONAL STOP MOVEMENT IS IN EFFECT *** 

This guidance applies to Total Force Military Airmen.
 

  • For Civilian-specific guidance, to include movement, recruiting actions, telework, leave, and duty status, refer to https://mypers.af.mil/app/answers/detail/a_id/46583. Civilian personnel movement execution guidance will be forthcoming and will be transmitted to the civilian personnel offices.
  • For Non-Appropriated Funds (NAF) employee inquiries please submit through myPers via https://mypers.af.mil/app/categories/c/3204/p/2569 so the team can capture inquires and responses.
  • For Air National Guard specific guidance, contact the ANG Command Center at DSN: 612-6001 or commercial (240) 612-6001.
  • For all Air Force Reserve member 24 hour support/inquiries, contact AFRC Force Generation Center/Battlewatch at DSN: 497-1234 or commercial (478) 327-1234 or after hours DSN: 497-0680 or commercial (478) 327-0680. For specific Reserve AGR assignment guidance, contact ARPC/DPAA at DSN 847-1704 or commercial 720-8471740 or via myPers: https://mypers.af.mil. For IMA personnel contact your RIO detachment or contact HQ RIO at 720-847-3266. at DSN 847-1704 or commercial 720-847-1740 or via myPers: https://mypers.af.mil. For IMA personnel contact your RIO detachment or contact HQ RIO at 720-847-3266

Please check MyPers for more information on topics such as:  

  • International Travel & Exceptions to this Guidance
  • DEROS and RNLTD Extensions
  • TDY Hold and Airmen Status Reporting
  • PCS Amendments
  • Stop Movement Guidance
  • TDY or Leave
  •  Leave Enroute Guidance
  • Concurrent Travel
  • Points of Contact

Base Updates Current as of March 27, 2020.

 

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