Upcoming minimum-manning and reduced operations to break COVID exposure chain Published Dec. 4, 2020 9th Reconnaissance Wing BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Unit commanders will scale back operations within their organizations to further reduce COVID-19 exposure risk beginning December 8, 2020. Changes will include reduced office manning, increased telework, and essential only flying. Various ‘no-fail’ missions will continue to operate. Members are directed to contact their chain of command if they have any questions. This posture will be re-evaluated on December 14, 2020. In response to the rise in COVID-19 cases within the surrounding community and increased strain on the local healthcare system, these changes serve to break the chain of exposure and prevent further spread of COVID-19 and its impacts to the health and safety of the Beale community. All those who utilize the installation for support or services should expect changes to hours of operations, appointment processes, and in-person support. Individuals working on Beale should contact their chain of command with any questions regarding changes to unit mission and operations. Civilian employees should work directly with their supervisor regarding telework plans or leave status. In alignment with recent California guidance, military personnel will continue to adhere to state and local policies outside of duty hours. All other individuals are highly encouraged to comply with all off-base policies. As a reminder, any person utilizing the installation to include tenant units will adhere to mask-wear and physical distancing requirements when using installation facilities, services, or support. For all current information on COVID-19 impacts, changes, and information, please go to https://www.beale.af.mil/Home/COVID-19-UPDATES/. For a full overview of facility hours and COVID-19 procedures, CLICK HERE. At this time, there will be no changes to the current support and services available at the 9th Medical Group’s medical treatment facility. For current information on medical support CLICK HERE to go unit’s Facebook Page.