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 OR THINK I HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
A. First, stay home. Do not go directly to 9 MDG or any other healthcare facility. Second, if you are TRICARE beneficiary, 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: CAN CIVILIANS WITH NO DOD AFFILIATION GET TESTED ON BASE?
A: No, only individuals that are TRICARE beneficiaries are able to seek medical treatment and COVID-19 testing on base. Individuals who are not a TRICARE beneficiary should contact the Public Health Department for the county in which they live to get tested.
Q: I AM SUPPOSED TO PCS SOON, CAN I STILL GO?
A: There is currently a government-directed stop-movement order for government employees. You can find more information on the travel restrictions here: Travel Restrictions
Q. DOES THE HPCON AFFECT MY PCS?
This is a Beale specific posture that will not affect PCS, but you may be required to quarantine upon arrival to certain locations. For outbound members, it is highly encouraged you communicate with your sponsor at the gaining Unit regarding location-specific requirements.
Q. DOES THE HPCON AFFECT MY DEPLOYMENT/RE-DEPLOYMENT?
Q. DO I HAVE TO QUARANTINE UPON ARRIVAL TO BEALE AFB IF I AM ARRIVING FROM A CONUS LOCATION?
A. Beale AFB does not have an installation policy that requires personnel to complete a restriction of movement (ROM) upon arrival from CONUS (stateside locations). Although Hawaii and Alaska are considered OCONUS from a military standpoint, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognizes both as part of the United States; therefore Service Members are not required to complete a 14-day quarantine (i.e., ROM) after arrival from one of these locations (Ref: DoD Force Health Protection Supplement #14 (effective 29 December 2020). While there is no DoD policy or Beale AFB guidance that requires individuals to complete a ROM after traveling from another state to Beale AFB, Unit Commanders can implement a unit-level policy that requires it. Prior to making travel plans, Service Members should speak with their direct Supervision or Unit First Sergeant on if the Unit requires ROM after CONUS travel. As each Unit may have different policies, the 9 MDG will refer all questions regarding stateside ROM back to the Unit.
Q. DO I HAVE TO QUARANTINE UPON ARRIVAL TO BEALE AFB IF I AM ARRIVING FROM AN OVERSEAS LOCATION?
A. The DoD requires 14-day restriction of movement if a Service Member has traveled from or through an international country designated as a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Travel Health Notice Level 4, 3, or 2 country. This is required for both official and unofficial travel. Upon arrival from an overseas location, individuals should notify their Sponsor or Unit Deployment Manager of their arrival and then contact 9 MDG/Public Health for more information regarding their restriction of movement period. If a Service Member has returned from a CDC Travel Health Notice Level 1 country, a 14-day restriction of movement is NOT required. For DoD family members, civilian employees and contract personnel are strongly recommended to follow this same guidance. For more information, reference DoD Force Health Protection Supplement #14 (effective 29 December 2020) and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html
Q: IS THE CDC OPEN?
A: The CDC services are currently restricted to mission essential personnel only. Mission essential are those individuals deemed essential by the individuals’ commander. Facial coverings 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. 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: HAVE GATE HOURS CHANGED?
A: Current gate hours are as follows:
-Doolittle Gate 24/7
-Vassar Lake Gate 24/7
-Wheatland Gate 0500-2100 Daily
-Schneider Gate 0600-0800 Mon-Fri
-Grass Valley Gate CLOSED until further notice
Please relay this information to your dependent(s) and any others who would benefit. As always, thank you for your patience.
The Commercial Vehicle Inspection Area is open Monday- Friday 6a.m. to 4p.m. For more information, call the 9th Security Forces Squadron at (530) 634-2131. All gates are subject to close at a moment’s notice.
Q: IS BASE CLOSED OR IS ACCESS RESTRICTED?
Q: WHAT ARE THE COMMISSARY HOURS?
A: The commissary is currently open during normal operating hours but is limited to only authorized patrons, anyone who is not an authorized patron will be unable to enter the facility.
Tuesday through Thursday – 9a.m. to 7p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – 10a.m. to 5p.m.
Q: WHAT ARE THE BASE EXCHANGE HOURS?
A: At this time, the Base Exchange is open Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. to 6p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10a.m. to 4p.m. Facial coverings are required and the Exchange will cap the number of customers at 27 people at one time. For more information contact (530) 788-0221.
Q: CAN RETIREES SHOP AT THE COMMISSARY?
A: Yes, anyone with a military-affiliated ID can still shop at the commissary.
The commissary is closed on Monday, but is open from 9a.m. to 7p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 10a.m. to 5p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Facial coverings are required. The Commissary will cap the number of customers at 80 people at one time. For more information contact the commissary at (530) 634-2422.
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: HOW DO I MAINTAIN DRESS AND APPEARANCE STANDARDS IF I CAN’T GO TO THE BARBER SHOP?
A: Due to the on base Barber Shop and Stylique Salon being closed, the dress and appearance standards will be relaxed.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Due to increased COVID-19 precautions, the 9 RW Chaplain Corps will not provide in-person worship services starting 12 July 2020.
In an effort to provide seamless religious support to all Recce Town personnel and their family members, the 9 RW Chaplain Corps will be livestreaming both the Protestant and Catholic services this Sunday, and every Sunday until further notice.
To access the services, utilize the links below:
The Protestant Service begins streaming at 0900L.
The Catholic Service begins streaming at 1030L.
9 RW Commander Declaration of HPCON Charlie ***NEW -- Effective 30 Nov 2020 at 7:30a.m.***
Beale COVID Welcome Letter
9 RW Public Health Emergency Declaration- Fifth Renewal
9 RW Commander Declaration of HPCON Bravo
Stop Movement ETP
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
Tweets by 9thRW
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
Prisma Health Screening Options *Does Not Imply Endorsement*