Update

Check out the latest Fort Belvoir COVID-19 Information below, as of August 29, 2022:

Fairfax County Community Level (as of August 11) – Low

Fort Belvoir HPCON (as of August 28) – ALPHA

IAW DoD Guidance issued 8 Aug 22, the HPCON:

  • May be lowered 2 weeks after the county decreases the community level
  • Must be upgrade no later than 2 weeks after the increase in community level

For Information on CDC COVID-19 community transmission levels visit:

https://go.usa.gov/xzT58

Masking is not required for military, civilian, employees, onsite contractors, or visitors to Fort Belvoir facilities, regardless of vaccination status. Individuals may choose to wear a mask regardless of COVID-19 community transmission level.

There are locations on the installation that require a more rigorous workplace mask policy to protect health and safety of the workforce and patrons. These locations include:

  • Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
  • DiLorenzo Pentagon Health Clinic
  • Fairfax Health Center
  • Dumfries Health Center

During HPCON Alpha, the following mitigation measures are in place:

 

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Impacted Services

CYS Services are open and under normal operations. Learn more here.
 
CYS parents who have specific questions or concerns should email usarmy.belvoir.imcom-northeast.mbx.cyss-contact-us@mail.mil or message the Belvoir CYS Facebook page directly.
 
 
 
 

Fort Belvoir Commissary:

 ​​​There are no changes to the current hours of operations. For more information, visit the Fort Belvoir Commissary website here.

COVID-19 Store Policies:

Effective immediately, Commissary Shoppers who are currently Covid-19 positive or in quarantine will be required to have a proxy to pick up their CLICK2GO orders. Patrons should arrange for a healthy individual (preferably an authorized shopper or an authorized agent), to pick up their goods. Any alternate shopper assisting a quarantined customer will be required to bring the customer's proper identification (ID card/Agent card) to retrieve the CLICK2GO order.

 

Fairfax County Public Schools:

For the most updated information on Fairfax County Public Schools, please visit their website here.

DFMWR  COVID-19 Updates

The novel coronavirus outbreak is evolving on a daily basis. Family and MWR is working with USAG Fort Belvoir leadership to determine how the latest information affects Family and MWR facilities and events. This will result in cancellations of some events, programs and services.

Click here to view the latest list of DFMWR reopenings.

 


 

ID Card Facility Update:

For the latest information on the ID Card Facility, please visit their page here.

Visitor Center/Gates:

See the most updated Gate Schedule here.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Drugs and vaccines have to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure that only safe and effective products are available to the American public. During public health emergencies, when there is good scientific reason to believe that a product is safe and is likely to treat or prevent disease, the FDA may authorize its use through an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), even if definitive proof of the effectiveness of the drug or vaccine is not known. FDA pre-licensure approval is considered for treatment or prevention of diseases that are very serious.

The DoD is confident in the stringent regulatory process and requirements of the FDA. Manufacturers are required to submit their raw data for the FDA to review. Safety, immune response, and efficacy data from the trial stages are submitted to the FDA before they are authorized for use and distribution. Per FDA requirements, DoD will be monitoring and tracking vaccine reports of vaccine side effects through various surveillance activities both internal and external to the DoD.

Yes. Vaccination is recommended because the duration of immunity following COVID-19 infection is unknown and the vaccine may have value in protecting previously infected people. 

Yes. The intent of the vaccine is to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will still need to wear appropriate face covings and practice physical distancing in order limit the spread of the virus. Additionally, initially, we will not have enough vaccine to vaccinate everyone who wants the vaccine and COVID-19 pandemic risks will continue. We will continue to recommend wearing masks and practicing physical distancing for everyone until the pandemic risk of COVID-19 is substantially reduced. We know that the vaccine is effective in preventing illness caused by a COVID-19 infection. We do not yet know if it is fully prevents asymptomatic infection and onward transmission of SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Yes. The intent of the vaccine is to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will still need to wear appropriate face covings and practice physical distancing in order limit the spread of the virus. Additionally, initially, we will not have enough vaccine to vaccinate everyone who wants the vaccine and COVID-19 pandemic risks will continue. We will continue to recommend wearing masks and practicing physical distancing for everyone until the pandemic risk of COVID-19 is substantially reduced. We know that the vaccine is effective in preventing illness caused by a COVID-19 infection. We do not yet know if it is fully prevents asymptomatic infection and onward transmission of SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

It will be included in your electronic health record, and you will receive a card specifying the vaccine you received.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is a two-shot regimen. The second Pfizer dose cannot be given sooner than 21 days. The initial shot by itself can provide significant benefit and protection, while the second shot provides even greater protection. Based on what we know about other vaccines in development, it will likely also lead to longer lasting immunity.

No. Individuals will receive both doses of the same manufacturer only. 

Not at this time. The vaccine is offered on a voluntary basis. Priority populations are highly encouraged to receive the vaccine. When formally licensed by the FDA, a vaccine may become mandatory for military personnel as is the case for the influenza vaccine.

Medical staff are available at the COVID Vaccine Site should you need emergency medical assistance. If you have general concerns after you leave the COVID Vaccine Site, you can contact your medical provider or the MHS Nurse Advise Line at 1-800-TRICARE, option 1. For severe symptoms, contact your Primary Care Provider or go to the emergency room. Adverse events should be reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) by the provider or patient at https://vaers.hhs.gov/.

You should not be concerned about any adverse effects from the shot putting your family at risk. Current data shows that about 10-15% of vaccine recipients have side effects from the COVID vaccine. These can include redness, soreness at the injection site, feeling tired, feeling generally ill and fever. It is recommended that those who have a fever stay home from work and away from their family members as much as possible. That is not because of any risk from the shot, but rather, because it is possible that someone with a fever might have a different infection, completely unrelated to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine that simply occurred at the same time as receiving the vaccine. For most people, side effects from the shot last a day or two, anything longer than that could be caused by something other than the vaccine. 

We do not know how long protection will last following vaccination but it will be critically important to measure long-term protection (at least two years) in the phase 3 trials and in other groups prioritized for early vaccination. We are still learning about the duration of protection following infection with COVID-19 and it is too early to tell how long protection will last.

The current vaccine trials have not studied the safety and efficacy for children under the age of 16 and manufactures are not currently asking the FDA for authorization to vaccinate children. COVID-19 vaccines will not be available to children until the safety and effectiveness of these vaccines has also been fully studied in children. The good news is that children tend to not get as sick or be as symptomatic as adults who have COVID-19, which likely factored into this at the national level.  

CDC and the independent Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) have provided information to assist pregnant people with their decision to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. At this time, ACIP recommends that certain groups (e.g., healthcare personnel, followed by other frontline essential workers) are offered vaccination during the first months of the COVID-19 vaccination program. People who are pregnant and part of a group recommended to receive the COVID-19 vaccine may choose to be vaccinated. If they have questions about getting vaccinated, a discussion with a healthcare provider might help them make an informed decision.

No, it is not possible to get COVID-19 from vaccines. Vaccines against COVID-19 use an inactivated virus, parts of the virus, or a gene segment from the virus. None of these can cause COVID-19.

Yes, it is important to get the seasonal influenza vaccine. Typically every year during the winter months, influenza causes many hospitalizations and deaths, especially among the very young and very old. Before getting the COVID-19 vaccine, be sure to tell your provider about any vaccinations you have already received or are planning to get, so the best timing of your COVID-19 vaccine can be determined.

Due to a lack of data on safety and efficacy of the vaccine administered simultaneously with other vaccines, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine should be administered alone with a minimum interval of 14 days before or after administration with any other vaccines including the seasonal flu shot.

Everyone who receives a COVID-19 vaccine will be tracked through existing medical record and readiness reporting systems.

The first vaccination sites were selected by the DoD’s COVID-19 Task Force from sites recommended by the military services and U.S. Coast Guard to best support several criteria: anticipated supply chain requirements for initially approved vaccines (i.e. ultra-cold, bulk storage facility); sizeable local population to facilitate rapid vaccine administration to priority personnel across the military services; and sufficient necessary medical personnel to administer vaccines and actively monitor vaccine recipients after initial and second-dose administration.

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COVID-19 Documents

COVID-19 Documents

Consolidated DoD COVID-19 Force Health Protection Guidance - Revision 2 - 8 AUG 22

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