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Below are the changes and the status of items of current as of January 21st, 2022:
MOODY TESTING LINE
**Please have your Airmen bring their vaccination cards (or a picture of their vaccination card) and have them easily accessible**
Who gets tested: Anyone with symptoms, official travel requirements, or individuals with positive home test result
How long for the results: All PCR tests (with the exception of official travel) are being sent to the EpiLab at Wright-Patterson. We are receiving the results in about 48-72 hours. Airmen should check for results daily at Tricare Online, or the clinic if you have tried and the system isn’t working for you. DO NOT return to work until those results are known.
SGMC COVID-19 TESTING DRIVE-THROUGH UPDATE
For more information about COVID-19 testing at South Georgia Medical Center's Smith-Northview campus, visit https://www.sgmc.org/covid-19-drive-though-testing-station-2
1. Updated Face-covering Guidance
23d Wing Commander has updated Face-covering wear guidance; see updated memo here.
2. Fitness Center Update
Freedom I Fitness Center open on the weekends and to DoD ID cardholders including retirees and dependents. Guests are allowed as long as they are accompanied by their sponsor and bring the appropriate ID.
Hours of operation:
Mon - Fri: 5 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sat - Sun: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
You can also stay up to date with this facility’s changes by visiting the Moody AFB Fitness Center Facebook page.
3. Updated Gate Ops
Effective Tuesday, January 11, 2022, In order to preserve operational capability through this period of increased COVID-19 transmissions, the 23d Wing Commander has directed gate closure for the Mitchell Gate until further notice. Additionally, drivers are reminded to limit traffic on Georgia Street (Adjacent to CE compound) unless they are queuing for a test or visiting adjacent building for mission related reasons. All traffic to Moody AFB will be diverted to the Davidson Gate (South gate). Davidson Gate may experience minor traffic congestions between 0600-0800 and 1500-1700 daily.
Mitchell Gate: Closed
Davidson Gate: 24/7
4. CurbSide Rx Dispensing
CurbSide Rx Dispensing has been discontinued. The pharmacy lobby is re-open for activation of controlled substances paper prescriptions and pick-up of completed prescriptions. You can call the automated refill line at 229-257-3455 to request a refill or call the main pharmacy line at 229-257-3221, Monday - Friday 0800-1600, to activate new prescriptions over the phone!
5. HPCON Protocols Effective immediately (5 JAN 2022)
Moody AFB will be implementing HPCON protocols to begin reopening a number of facilities and operations. Under specific protocols, previously issued guidance such as face-mask wear or the number of individuals permitted in a facility may vary, so it is extremely important that all remain apprised of Moody’s protocol status and implications. Click here for a HPCON level guide. Moody AFB is currently in: HPCON B+.
6. Moody Chapel Services Update
Chapel worship services will continue as is. Below are the schedules and protective measures in place.
Catholic Services:) 0900 Holy Mass
Protestant Service: 1100 Community Worship (live-streamed via the Moody Chapel Facebook page)
Sunday services will be held in the Chapel, Bldg 110.
Due to the current HPCON level, Moody Public Health and DoD guidance, measures have been put into place to keep people safe:
1. Those entering the chapel and attending worship services must wear a mask.
2. Other protective measures will be announced at each worship service. The Chapel Office (Bldg. 110) is open M-F from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Additionally, during office hours, chapel designated worship space is open to all for prayer, meditation and reflection. Chaplains and Religious Affairs Airmen are available for 100% confidential counseling. For an appointment during duty hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), please call DSN: 460- 3211 or COMM: (229) 257-3211. For after duty hour emergencies, please contact the Command Post for the on-call chaplain at DSN: 460-3501 or COMM: (229) 257-3501.
7. Shaving Waivers
United States Air Force Surgeon General, approved new policy regarding the expiration of pseudo folliculitis barbae shaving waivers. These changes stemmed from feedback received by Airmen and are effective immediately.
This new authority will be updated in AFI 44-102, Medical Care Management, and standardized across all Military Treatment Facilities.
Pseudo Folliculitis Barbae Shaving Waiver:
• Authorized for five years from date of initiation
• The waiver will not exceed five years unless renewed by a competent medical authority
• Remains valid regardless of member’s deployment or new PCS location
• Providers will appropriately manage the medical condition
• Supervisors will ensure facial hair is in compliance with AFI 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance
(Moody AFB Facebook page will communicate changes and updates as they are made; this page will be subsequently updated)
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Unvaccinated personnel are prohibited from: entering or visiting any indoor or outdoor bar, pub, or other similar commercial establishment that primarily serves alcohol; entering or visiting any indoor or outdoor club, night-club, or other similar commercial establishments that primarily serve alcohol or play music; dining indoors at any type of off-base eatery to include fast food, counter service, table service restaurants, or other similar commercial establishments that include traditional buildings, tents, domes, fully enclosed porches, or similar locations.
On Jan. 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern for the 2019 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. On Jan. 31, 2020, the secretary of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency in the United States and announced new measures to prevent the spread of COVID- 19. The current epidemic, which originated in mainland China, has demonstrated the capacity of COVID-19 to spread globally. While supporting other government agencies’ response to the COVID-19 threat, the Department of the Air Force is responding appropriately to protect the health of the force and maintain operational readiness.