Current Situation

Current as of 8/31/2020 

There are 8,067 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arapahoe County.

There are 57,223 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Colorado.

Due to the continuous decrease in COVID-19 cases in the surrounding local area, on June 22, Buckley AFB transitioned into the second phase of recovery actions. Buckley has reverted to Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Bravo. Additionally, the previous Declaration of Public Health Emergency, which was renewed on July 27, 2020 remains in effect. The HPCON Bravo declaration defines base measures for a moderate health threat to base personnel that has the potential to rapidly move into an area.  

Colonel Devin R. Pepper, Buckley Garrison Commander, has authorized no more than 50 percent of non-mission essential personnel to return to duty while still emphasizing maximum use of telework.

All personnel will continue to practice social distancing, good hygiene and appropriate mask wear. Social distancing whenever possible will greatly aid in reducing the spread of this virus and limit the risk of exposure to personnel with the following measures already in effect:
  • If you or a member of your household is sick, stay home and discuss your situation with your supervisor or commander;
  • To reduce contact exposure, avoid handshaking and practice good hygiene (hand washing for 20 seconds, using hand sanitizer, etc.);
  • Practice social distancing; staying 3-6 feet away from each other and not participating in groups larger than 10 people;
  • Common Access Cards and base access identification will be visually inspected or scanned at a distance unless absolutely required for security/privacy;
  • Reduce time in common use areas. If required to be in an area, wipe down and sanitize the area upon arrival and prior to leaving;
  • Cancel non-mission essential meetings, if possible, use teleconferencing.
  • The 460th Medical Group is increasing virtual visits and screenings at the door.

    Team Buckley members who are feeling ill during duty hours are encouraged to contact the Buckley AFB clinic at 720-847-9355 for specific guidance on how to proceed. If members are feeling ill after duty hours, they can contact the nurse advice line at 800-874-2273 for further direction. Tricare beneficiaries can also visit https://www.tricare.mil/coronavirus for more information.        
*Please remember these helpful definitions that are being used by Public Health officials and the media:
  • Isolation: term used for actions taken with a patient with symptoms/sick. A sick person (either COVID-19 positive or being tested for COVID-19) is placed in Isolation, not Quarantine.
  • Quarantine: term used for actions taken with an ASYMPTOMATIC (does not have symptoms) BUT had contact with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 positive patient (also termed exposed). When a person in Quarantine become ill, they are moved to Isolation.   Be aware that Quarantine usually carries legal obligations and enforced restriction of movement; it is typically applied through a legal Quarantine order enforced by an arrest authority.
  • Social Distancing: term used for all other actions not covered under Isolation or Quarantine. Includes actions such as: staying home (including teleworking), not attending large gatherings, etc.  Also referred to as “self- quarantine”

Press Releases



Members of Team Buckley can take leave but can't travel further than a 250 mile travel radius from the installation.

The DoD Stop movement Order has been lifted and personnel movement and travel is determined on a conditions-based phased approach. Leave is beyond the local area, defined as 250 miles, is approved at the squadron commander level.

Buckley Pharmacy

The pharmacy is closed to walk-in customers and will only operate out of the drive-thru for prescription drop off and pick up on Tuesday through Friday. 

Pharmacy Hours:
Tue-Fri 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (Mission & Service Essential Personnel and their family only)
Tue-Fri 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (All Customers)

Team Buckley is taking this precaution in efforts to reduce face-to-face interactions to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 on Buckley AFB and other respiratory viruses, protect pharmaceutical recipients and preserve healthcare system functioning.

For information about receiving prescriptions by mail or at alternate pharmacies please see https://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Pharmacy.

Phone Directory

  • Buckley Visitors Center 
    The 6th Avenue Gate
    Mon-Fri 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • 460 MDG Clinic Hours
    Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • TRICARE/Nurse advise line (Hours 24/7): 
  • Public Affairs: 
  • Pharmacy Hours
    The pharmacy is operating by drive thru only, until further notice.
    Tuesday - Friday: 9 - 10 a.m. for mission essential personnel and their dependents only.
    Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. for all other beneficiaries.
  • Commissary Hours 
    Monday - CLOSED
    Tues-Sun 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (Mission & Service Essential Personnel Only and their family)
    Tues-Sun 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (All Customers)
    (720) 847-7100
  • Exchange Hours
    Mon-Sun 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (Mission & Service Essential Personnel Only and their family)
    Mon-Sun 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (All Customers)
    (720) 859-8926

  • Legal Office
    The legal office will be open 0800-1200 on Monday and Wednesday for walk-in legal services such as notaries and powers of attorney.