If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please contact your PCM healthcare team (if empaneled at 2 MDG, call our Appointment Line at 456-6555). The following applies to all personnel undergoing testing:
The vaccination is available every day by appointment from 0730-1600 Monday through Friday, and 0930-1600 on Wednesdays. Appointments can be booked through tricareonline.com or the appointment line at 456-6555.
Members who were vaccinated off base should bring proof of vaccination documentation from the off-base facility to the 2 MDG Immunizations Clinic from 0730-1600 Mon-Fri (0930-1600 Wed), to have it added to your DD2766C record. For more information, please call the Immunizations Clinic at (318) 456-6740.
Restriction of Movement (ROM) - limiting personnel movement to prevent or limit the transmission of a communicable disease. Restrict movement to their residence or other appropriate domicile as much as possible.
Quarantine: Those identified as meeting close contact criteria with a confirmed COVID-19 case or with a pending COVID-19 test(s). Remain home for duration of quarantine until officially cleared.
Isolation: Individuals who are identified as probable or confirmed COVID-19 cases. Remain home implement contactless meal and hygiene routines, separate from any shared household members and disinfect surfaces after use by the isolated member where sharing cannot be avoided (single bathroom homes, etc.) for the duration of isolation until officially cleared.
At this time, the entire state of Louisiana is graded by the CDC as having Substantial or High rates of transmission (https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view); Bossier, Bienville, Caddo, De Soto, Red River, and Webster parishes are all graded as High for transmission.
Department of Defense guidance requires all Service members, Federal employees, onsite contractor employees, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask in an indoor setting in installations and other facilities owned, leased or otherwise controlled by DoD.
Barksdale AFB requires all Service members, Federal employees (GS/GG, NAF, WG, etc.), onsite contractor employees, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask while indoors for ALL installation facilities EXCEPT for base housing.
Face coverings are also mandatory at all times when occupying a shared outdoor space on the installation and unable to maintain 6 feet or greater distance.
For those less than fully vaccinated, in addition to mask wear, continue to apply social distancing practices – target separation is 6 feet or greater.
When practical, refrain from going inside off-base, stores or businesses and instead use curbside pick-up and home delivery options.
Wear a face covering whenever in public if unable to maintain 6 feet physical distancing regardless of vaccination status and when directed as a requirement for entry into a facility on and off the installation.
Remain ready at all times to put on a face covering if and when the need arises.
Practice good hygiene, wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, use hand sanitizer when washing hands isn't an option, clean high-touch surfaces and high traffic areas frequently, avoid touching your face, sneeze into a tissue or your elbow.
Masks aid in decreasing COVID-19's virility by three pathways decreasing virus spread by infected individuals.
Limit in-person meetings, events and gatherings of 10 or more people, and hold virtual meetings to the maximum extent possible.
When virtual options are not feasible, official functions, classes, meetings, gatherings, and training sessions should be limited in size and make best efforts to maintain 6 feet physical distancing. Arrange seating to avoid close contact with others (≥6 feet spacing). Remove or block off seating as necessary to ensure 6 feet spacing, and utilize assigned seating. The wear of face coverings is highly encouraged.
Limit gatherings inside your residence. Limit or refrain from visiting people in assisted-living facilities, nursing homes and hospitals.
For BAFB dorm residents:
The BX and commissary are open to ALL beneficiaries with BX and DECA privileges with the following caveat:
All Barksdale AFB services and MWR activities are authorized to reopen with the following caveats:
Military members may attend on and off base religious services with the following caveats:
Please coordinate with supervisors and Squadron commanders to determine reporting options.
A: For military member travel, leave/pass travel from BAFB is now permissible under the following conditions:
COVID-19 Risk Assessment Form (to be attached to your leave request or routed up the chain)
Participation in, and observance of, outdoor team sports is authorized on- and off-base to enhance physical fitness and wellness opportunities, but must be conducted in a manner to minimize COVID-19 transmission risk. Participants and observers must:
DoD COVID-19 Task Force has developed a website, the 'DoD COVID-19 Travel Information Application' (accessible to DoD members with a CAC) that provides information related to the current COVID-19 pandemic to enable a more informed, educated force. There are four applications within the website that provide visibility of current HPCON and installation statuses around the globe. Link: https://covid-status.data.mil (recommend Google Chrome). The four applications are described below:
- Travel Scenarios: Location search to compare conditions between origin and destination. Refresh rate is weekly.
- HPCON Status: A map view of all DoD installations and their current HPCON status. Refresh rate is weekly.
- Installation Decision Support: View information about County and Military Health System (MHS) facility conditions impacting Installation HPCON status and SECDEF Gating Criteria. Refresh rate is daily.
- COVID-19 Case Heat map: A map view of COVID-19 cases at a global and CONUS county level. Refresh rate is daily.
The data presented in this DoD COVID-19 Travel Information application comes from the COVID-19 Task Force Common Operating Picture within the ADVANA platform.
Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office will be minimally manned until further notice. FOIA managers will be teleworking and will continue to process your request to the best of their capability; however, we expect delays in response times. We appreciate your patience and understanding. We will notify you once the office is back to normal operations.