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Buckley AFB continues phased reopening

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

Due to the continuous decrease in COVID-19 cases in the local area, Buckley AFB will fully transition into phase 2B of our recovery actions.

Buckley remains in Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Bravo and 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.

Going forward, Colonel Devin R. Pepper, Buckley Garrison Commander, has authorized no more than 75 percent of non-mission essential personnel to return to duty while still emphasizing maximum use of telework starting August 17, 2020. All personnel will continue to practice social distancing, good hygiene and appropriate face mask wear. Please follow face mask guidance as directed in the Public Health Emergency Document. In addition to currently offered base services, the following services will be available on or shortly after August 17:

Base Entry

● The 6th Avenue Gate:

▪ Open for inbound and outbound traffic: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday

▪ Outbound traffic only: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

Medical

● Physical Therapy is open on a limited schedule for post-surgical patients only.

● Increasing readiness related Class 3 and 4 dental visits.

● In person Pediatrics, Family Practice, and Women’s Health remain open on a limited schedule. In clinic visits are only booked after telephone discussion with medical provider.

● Immunizations appointments can be booked by leaving a telephone message via the appointment line.

Mission Support Functions

● The Child Development Centers will offer care for up to 75% of the returning, non-mission essential workforce physically working on base with no other child care options available. At this time, the Child Development Centers cannot care for children of teleworking parents. If you are returning to work, on base, as non-mission essential personnel and need child care, please contact the Child Development Center.

● The Youth Center’s Before & After School Program is currently offering spaces. Full day, school aged care, will be available for up to 24 children based on availability. Please contact the A-Basin CDC for further guidance.

● The Fitness Center is open to military service members (Active Duty, Guard and Reserve), government civilians and Active Duty, Guard and Reserve spouses only. The hours will be extended to 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Workouts will be limited to 90 minutes and only 50 patrons will be allowed at one time. Fitness center classes will continue while adhering to current social distancing and group gathering policies. Restrooms and touch-less water bottle fill stations are available for use. If patrons want to use the water bottle fill stations, they are required to bring their own water bottle. Locker rooms remain closed. As a reminder, only the main entrance at the front of the building will be accessible, and masks must be worn at all times while transitioning from one piece of equipment or room to the next.

● Outdoor Recreation will begin “Meet Up” adventure trips. Patrons will travel to the site in their own vehicles and all activities will adhere to the social distancing and mask wear/face covering guidelines.

● The Panther Den will be expanding their Grab-n-Go meal services, and their hours are 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

● The Civilian Personnel Office will be open for walk-in services.

● The Traffic Management Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

● Finance will be open for walk-in services from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

● The Base Chapel will continue its in-person worship services, not exceeding 50 people.

● Public Affairs is taking official portraits by appointment only.

● Finger Printing office will be open for walk-in services on Tuesdays.

● Hunt Housing remain open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., on Monday through Thursday.

● The legal office will be open 0800-1200 on Monday and Wednesday for walk-in legal services such as notaries and powers of attorney. Individuals may call 720-847-6444 to schedule an appointment for powers of attorney, notary services, wills and other legal assistance requiring advice from an attorney. Masks will be required.

a. The full spectrum of legal assistance is available to:

▪ Active duty members. For purposes of who may receive legal assistance, “Active duty members” include Guardsmen and Reservists on Title 10 orders.

▪ Dependents of active duty members who are deployed, deploying, or quarantined.

b. Advice regarding family law and landlord-tenant issues is available to dependents of active duty members.

c. Powers of attorney and notary services are available to active duty members, their dependents, and retirees.

d. Will preparation services in medical emergencies are available to any person entitled to legal assistance under AFI 51-304, Legal Assistance.

The Buckley Garrison command team continues to partner with Team Buckley Leadership, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tri-County Public Health Department, and local community and state leadership on the COVID-19 response. We will continue to closely monitor local conditions and adjust restrictions as appropriate. Thank you for your continued patience as we all work through these challenging times together.

To help with the prevention and spread of the virus, please continue to monitor these websites:

www.facebook.com/BuckleyAirForceBase

www.buckley.af.mil/COVID-19/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Spotlight/Coronavirus/

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