ALL TRICARE beneficiaries 18 years and older as well as GS and eligible contractors may now schedule appointments for COVID-19 Vaccination here at Beale AFB.
WHERE: Our vaccine lines are held at the RECCE POINT CLUB by the golf course.
HOW: You can RSVP at https://informatics-stage.health.mil/COVAX. Note: you must click on the calendar day’s number (e.g. for 4/21/21, click on the “21” not just the box). The site REQUIRES your DoD ID #. For your “duty position”, please enter your squadron/directorate if you work on the installation.
*Please review the vaccine fact sheet at https://www.fda.gov/media/144638/download
* We currently only receive the Moderna vaccine which is authorized for adults 18 and up. If you have a 12 - 17 year old who wishes to be vaccinated, please seek out community sites for Pfizer vaccines as we do not know when or if we will receive Pfizer.
* If you receive a vaccine at an outside facility, please bring your CDC Vaccination Record Card to our immunization clinic or send a copy to your PCM team through the MHS Genesis Patient Portal so we can update your records.
* For more information please contact the 9 MDG Immunizations Clinic at, 530-634-4740.
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 the 9th Medical Group’s Appointment Line at (530) 634-2941, option 1
- Call the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line: available 24/7, at 1-800-874-2273, option 1
- Use the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal
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.
The pharmacy is open M-F from 0730-1700. For refills, please use the refill line at 530-634-2859. For prescription activation, please use the new activation feature by texting "Get in Line" to 1-877-834-0036 or call 530-634-2941. Please use mail order pharmacy (https://militaryrx.express-scripts.com) to the greatest extent possible to limit exposure.
As long as your primary care is at the 9th Medical Group clinic, these places apply to you:
Continue to be safe and take precautionary measures...your health and safety is important to us!
Q. Can beneficiaries age 12 and older get vaccinated on base?
A. Beale AFB Clinic currently has access to the Moderna vaccine, which has FDA approval for adults aged 18 and older. The FDA has approved expanding the Pfizer vaccine to ages 12 and older. We do not know when or if we will receive Pfizer. The Pfizer vaccine is available in the local community, and beneficiaries are encouraged to get the vaccine from the private sector if available. The vaccine is being offered free of charge in the community, and a referral from Tricare is not necessary. Everyone 12 years and older is recommended to get a COVID-19 vaccination to help protect against COVID-19. Getting a COVID-19 vaccination can help protect children from getting COVID-19 and from spreading COVID-19 to others. Vaccination can also keep children from getting seriously sick even if they do get COVID-19.
Q: I feel sick, what should I do?
A: Do not go to work if you feel sick. Contact your chain of command or the 9 MDG’s Appointment Line for a telephone screening and assessment
Q: IF I HAVE SYMPTOMS, WILL I BE TESTED?
A: Individuals are evaluated by medical professionals who determine whether or not a test is necessary. If you are a TRICARE beneficiary, please call the appointment line at 530-634-2941 to be assessed by the 9 MDG on Monday - Friday, 0730 - 1700. For after-hours advice. You can also call the TRICARE nurse advice line: 1-800-874-2273.
Q: I AM FEELING SICK, SHOULD I STAY HOME FROM WORK?
A: All personnel should stay home if they are feeling sick. Military personnel should then contact and coordinate with their chain of command to address any mission impact. Civilian and contractor employees should contact their supervisor. In either case, if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your medical provider prior to visiting the clinic.
Q: IF I DEVELOP SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
A: Stay home and do not go to work. Notify your chain of command, and contact your primary care provider to be evaluated. If you are a TRICARE beneficiary, call the appointment line at 530-634-2941 to be assessed by the 9 MDG from Monday - Friday, 0730 - 1700. For after-hours advice, you can also call the TRICARE nurse advice line: 1-800-874-2273. For urgent healthcare needs, go to the nearest emergency room.
Q: IF I THINK I WAS EXPOSED TO A COVID-19 POSITIVE CASE, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Q. I am vaccinated and identified as a “close contact”, do I still have to quarantine?
A. No, as long as you are fully vaccinated and remain asymptomatic you will not be required to quarantine post exposure. The definition of fully vaccinated is completion of the 2 shot series (Pfizer or Moderna) or have received the single dose (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine, plus 2 weeks. It takes approximately 2 weeks for sufficient immunity to develop. No vaccine can prevent 100% of COVID 19 infections, but the risk of severe disease is greatly reduced. You still need to monitor for the symptoms of COVID 19 and seek evaluation if you begin to feel ill.
Q: CAN CIVILIANS WITH NO DOD AFFILIATION GET TESTED ON BASE?
A: Only TRICARE beneficiaries are able to seek medical treatment and symptomatic COVID-19 testing on base. Individuals who are not TRICARE beneficiaries should contact their primary care provider or local public health department to get tested. DoD Civilians and Contractors may be eligible for pre/post-deployment testing at the 9 MDG, if required by applicable reporting instructions.
Q. DO I HAVE TO QUARANTINE UPON ARRIVAL TO BEALE AFB IF I AM ARRIVING FROM A CONUS LOCATION?
A. If all departure and destination locations are green, no ETP/ROM is not required. Travel to any red locations require 9RW/CC approval. ROM is not required if there is no close COVID-19 contact or symptoms.
Q. DO I HAVE TO QUARANTINE UPON ARRIVAL TO BEALE AFB IF I AM ARRIVING FROM AN OVERSEAS LOCATION?
A. Unvaccinated service members are required to complete a 14-day restriction of movement and COVID-19 test following travel from or through a foreign country. This is required for both official and unofficial travel. Fully vaccinated travelers (more than 14 days since final COVID-19 vaccine dose) are not required to complete a quarantine post-travel, but are required to get a COVID-19 test after arrival. Upon arrival from an overseas location, individuals should notify their Sponsor or chain of command of their arrival and then contact 9 MDG/Public Health (530-634-4945) for more information regarding their restriction of movement period and to schedule COVID-19 testing. DoD family members, civilian employees, and contractor personnel are strongly recommended to follow FHP guidance, including pre-travel screening and testing.
Pre/post-deployers should contact 9 MDG/Public Health for guidance on applicable ROM and testing requirements.
Q: IS THE CDC OPEN?
A: Yes, the CDC is open. Facial coverings are required for parents for pickup/drop off. Hours of operations are 0615-1800 Monday through Friday. For more information contact the CDC at (530) 634-4717
Q: IF I PAID MY DUES AT THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, WILL I GET REIMBURSED?
A: Yes, it will come in the form of a credit on a future month’s bill.
Q: DO THE CHILDREN NEED TO WEAR MASKS?
A: Children over the age of two will be required to wear a mask upon entering the facility and during hallway transitions, unless they have a sensory/medical issue documented by your primary care manager. Masks are not required inside of the classrooms. Masks are not required on the playground as long as classrooms continue to use the playground at separate times.
Q: WILL THE CDC PROVIDE MASKS FOR CHILDREN?
A: The CDC will not routinely provide masks for use, but disposable masks will be on hand for occasional use.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN’T FIND CHILDCARE BECAUSE THE CDC IS FULL OR SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED THIS SPRING?
A: Please work with your chain of command (CoC) to ensure that you actively looking ahead to make plans as far in the future as possible. Notify your CoC as soon as possible that you are having trouble finding childcare options. Your CoC will work with you to find a solution.
Q: IS BASE ACCESS RESTRICTED?
A: Procedures to sponsor an individual have returned to normal operations through the Visitor’s Center.
Q: CAN RETIREES SHOP AT THE COMMISSARY?
A: Yes, the commissary is open to all authorized commissary patrons as defined by DoDi 1330.17.
Q: IS CONUS/OCONUS TRAVEL AUTHORIZED?
A: CONUS/OCONUS leave is authorized with unit commander approval.
Q: WHAT ARE THE LOCAL LEAVE RESTRICTIONS FOR BEALE AFB?
A: Members may take leave within an 6 hour radius of the installation as processes for safety are put in place and distance continues to expand. Members may take leave as long as they avoid metropolitan areas and areas of elevated COVID-19 risk.
Q. WHY ARE WE INSTRUCTED TO AVOID METROPOLITAN AREAS?
A. The population density in these areas increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. For this reason, we ask that you avoid highly populated areas unless it is necessary. If you live in one of these areas please maintain mask where, social distance and frequently wash your hands.
Q: CAN I STILL GET PRESCRIPTIONS FILLED?
A: 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.
Q. WHY DO I HAVE TO REPORT TO WORK IF I CAN COMPLETE MY JOB VIA TELEWORK?
A. Telework: As directed by unit commander, units will follow their enduring operation plan with encouragement to optimize teleworking for tele-work ready personnel as able.
The 9 RW Chaplain Corps is currently holding in-person worship for Active Duty service members and their dependents.
All services are limited to 50 total attendees. Physical distancing and face masks will be required for the continued safety of all.
Livestream services will still be provided for those unable to attend. To access the services, utilize the links below:
The Protestant Service begins streaming at 0900L.
The Catholic Service begins streaming at 1030L.
Please contact the Chapel main office at 634-4705 for any questions or concerns.
9RW Commander Declaration of HPCON Bravo ***NEW*** Updated as of 19 May 2021
Guidance for Events and Gatherings during COVID-19 ***NEW*** Effective 19 May 2021
Fitness Center COVID-19 Guidance ***NEW*** Effective 19 May 2021
Deputy SecDef--Mask Guidelines for Vaccinated Persons ***NEW*** Effective 13 May 2021
Beale COVID-19 Travel Guidance ***NEW*** Effective as of 3 May 2021
HPCON Bravo Overview of Changes Effective as of 1 March 2021
Use of Masks and other Public Health Measures 04 Feb 2021
9 RW Public Health Emergency Declaration- Sixth Renewal
Beale COVID Welcome Letter
Force Health Protection Guidance for Traveling
FDA information page
Moderna vaccine fact sheet
FDA brief on Moderna vaccine study
Phizer vaccine fact sheet
FDA brief on Phizer vaccine study
CDC information page
Tricare information page
For day to day credit or any questions regarding the CDC and reimbursement information please contact at: (530) 634-4717
CDC Info COVID-19
US Government Info
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