"Masks aid in decreasing COVID-19's virility by three pathways decreasing virus spread by infected individuals.
When practical, refrain from going inside off-base restaurants, stores or businesses and instead, use drive-thru, curbside pick-up and home delivery options.
Practice physical distancing of 6 feet when you leave home.
Wear a face covering whenever in public if unable to maintain 6 feet physical distancing 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.
All indoor gatherings limited to 50 total people to prevent the spread of illness. Also maintain 6-foot distance from others.
For BAFB dorm residents:
The BX and commissary are open to ALL beneficiaries with BX and DECA privileges with the following caveats:
All Barksdale AFB services and MWR activities are authorized to reopen with the following caveats:
Military members may use off-base gyms and fitness facilities 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)
Message about the Coronavirus:
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.
“Barksdale MPF ID/CAC/DEERS section is currently operating by appointment-only to mitigate COVID exposure and to operate IAW DoD Guidance. Please call 318-456-3710, Option 1 to make an appointment. CAC Pin Resets for mil/civ/contractors can walk-in between 0800-1600 for the pin reset. The “Barksdale Life – 2 FSS” Facebook page is updated when the DoD-managed system, DEERS (for CACs/IDs) is operable/inoperable. For the DoD Response to COVID-19 in regards to DoD ID Cards (CAC/USID) & Benefits, a copy of the OSD memo and FAQs, please visit: https://www.cac.mil/Coronavirus/.”
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.