Andersen eases base access for retirees, Guard, reservists, and veterans

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Andersen Air Force Base (PNC file photo)

Effective Thursday, December 3rd at 7 a.m. the restrictions on Retirees, Guard, Reserve, and Veteran access are lifted.

As Andersen AFB continues to evaluate the efficacy of on-base COVID mitigation measures, some installation access restrictions that were put in place to mitigate COVID risks (this includes access restrictions to the Clinic, Base Exchange, Commissary, and MWR activities) are rescinded.

To preserve inventory of food staples, critical public health supplies and other certain high-demand items, AAFES and DeCA will continue implementation of limits on food and supply purchases as follows: to ensure equitable distribution of commercial products for all AAFES and DeCA patrons, shoppers will be limited to one (1) shopping cart per family.

Additionally, shoppers are prohibited from making purchases which are excessive or unreasonably disproportionate in volume and will shop for family only. Excessive purchasing of all products will be monitored and enforced. AAFES and DeCA Duty Managers are authorized to determine when purchases are excessive and to contact AAFB Security Forces to report suspected violations.

All AAFB patrons must adhere to the following policies and procedures:

.         If you are sick – stay home! These patrons should stay at home or otherwise isolate themselves and
telephonically contact the appropriate medical authority.
.         Sanitize your hands frequently. Hand sanitizer will be available and must be used prior to entry at all
AAFES and DeCA facilities.
.         The use of face coverings is mandatory when entering all on-base facilities. Those who are NOT wearing
a face covering will NOT be allowed entry into any facilities.
.         While inside the Base Exchange, Commissary and Andersen AFB facilities, and while waiting to enter
these facilities, all patrons must adhere to strict social distancing practices and remain no less than six feet
away from all other persons to the greatest extent possible.
.         The number of personnel shopping per family should be minimized to the maximum extent possible.

Wherever feasible, it is strongly recommended that children should not accompany shoppers. If children do accompany shoppers, parents must ensure children maximize social distancing and prevent unnecessary interactions with other patrons.

Andersen AFB leadership, in consultation with public health authorities, will continue to evaluate and make changes to Andersen AFB policies, as required, to ensure a proper balance between public health and mission readiness.

For the most current information regarding base access, please follow Andersen Air Force Base on Facebook at facebook.com/Andersen36WG/.

(36th Wing Public Affairs News Release)

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