FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DEERS/ ID Card FAQs

Army ID CardCOVID-19 Policy Changes

The purpose of the Army ID Card COVID-19 Policy Changes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) is to provide clarifying information on ID Card Policy Changes ISO COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

These FAQs do not address policy changes for Common Access Cards (CAC). An upcoming change is expected for CAC card policy and clarifying guidance will be distributed in a separate FAQ.

1. My DoD ID card has expired or is expiring soon; what do I do?

Through September 30, 2020, DoD will temporarily allow some cardholders to use an expired DoD ID card to access bases and benefits.

Uniformed Services ID Cards Uniformed Services ID (USID) cards that expire on/after January 1, 2020 may continue to be used to access military bases and benefits. In order to use the expired USID card, the card holder must have a current affiliation with DoD and must be eligible for benefits. For example:

An ID card issued to a spouse typically expires every four years; however, as long as the spouse remains married to the Service member, the spouse continues to have a current affiliation and is eligible for benefits.

As a result, a spouse MAY use the expired DoD ID card to access benefits.

An ID card issued to a child of a Service member expires when the child turns 21 years old. Unless attending school as a full-time student, approved as an incapacitated dependent, or enrolled in TRICARE Young Adult, the child’s affiliation ends when the ID card expires and is not eligible for continued benefits. As a result, a child who has turned 21 and isnot eligible for continued benefits MAY NOT use the expired DoD ID card to access benefits.

NOTE: A child under age 21, or who is eligible for continued benefits, MAY use the expired DoD ID card to access benefits.

US ID cards are issued to retirees, family members, and other eligible individuals. If you have questions about whether you have, or are eligible for, a US ID card, visit the following website: https://www.cac.mil/Uniformed-Services-ID-Card/.

If you have questions about the status of your benefits,please use DoD’s online self-service resources before contacting DoD and Uniformed Service help desks by telephone. You can login to milConnect,https://milconnect.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect, using the DoD CAC or DS Logon account. TRICARE coverage is found within the “Medical, Dental and Pharmacy”drop-down under “the Benefits” tab.

2. What about my benefits and entitlements?

Your benefits and entitlements will remain active even if the expiration date on the card is in the past. Most benefits and entitlements include:

a. TRICARE/Medicare.

b. Post Exchange (PX).

c. Commissary.

d. MWR.

3. Can I get through the post/installation gate with an expired ID card?

YES, all ID cards should be verified electronically priorto being confiscated.

4. Is there an alternative to getting my ID card renewed?

Yes. ID card renewal can be accomplished remotely or by mail-in, however contact your nearest ID card issuing facility to confirm availability and hours of operations. To check on the nearest ID card facility visit the RAPIDS site locator at https://rsl.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl.

5. Can my child still get an ID card issued at age10?

No. DOD is trying to minimizing foot traffic and practice good social distancing at installation ID card offices. The age limit for children has been raised from age 10 to age 14.

6. Can I get a new ID card if I recently got married or divorced and my name changed?

No. Currently DOD is limiting issuance of ID cards down to a minimum. Once the COVID-19 pandemic is over you can go to your nearest ID card site for a card with your new name.

7. My child is attending college full time and isage 21-23, do they still need to get an ID card issued?

Yes. ID card issuance can be accomplished, however contact your nearest ID card issuing facility to see about availability and hours of operations. To check on the nearest ID card facility visit the RAPIDS site locator at https://rsl.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl.

8. What if I have an incapacitated/secondary dependent, can they still get an ID card?

Yes. If your dependent is already in the DEERS system, their cards will automatically be extended until 30 September 2020. If you need to do an initial enrollment of an incapacitated dependent or secondary dependent visit the DFAS website at https://www.dfas.mil/.

9. When can I get my new CAC that is expiring soon?

Common Access Cards (CACs) will not be re-issued prior to30-days of expiration date. This is to minimize foot traffic at installation ID card sites (social distancing).

10. I just got promoted, can I get my new CAC issued with the correct rank/grade?

No. Re-issuance on all ID cards due to rank or grade changes (CAC or US ID), is being suspended until the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

11. Where can I go if I have questions about these policy changes?

All information will be kept up to date at the CAC.MIL website https://www.cac.mil/. There are tabs at the top that cover CAC, US ID, and Coronavirus.

12. I need to enroll a new family member; what do I do?

Through September 30, 2020, DoD will temporarily allow new family members to be enrolled by mail or fax. Family members over age 14will also be eligible for DoD ID card issuance by mail. All ID cards will be issued for up to 1 year, and original documents must be provided to a DoD ID card issuance facility before the card expires in order for the cardholder to remain eligible for benefits.

View our detailed guide at CAC.MIL.

13. I need to update my status; what do I do?

Through September 30, 2020, DoD will temporarily allow updates by mail or fax. This includes updates such as enrolling a child turning age 21 as either a full-time student or an incapacitated dependent.

Updates to personnel segments, such as the status of a Service member, civilian, or contractor, will continue to be provided by the authoritative systems, like Mil PDS, DCPDS, and TASS.

View our detailed guide at CAC.MIL.

14 Is my local ID card issuing facility open?

Your nearest ID card issuing facility can be found by using the RAPIDS Site Locator at http://www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl/ and appointments can be scheduled using the RAPIDS FAQs (April2020) Appointment Scheduler athttps://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil. Some sites are only allowing appointments and increasing the time between customers to support social distancing measures. DoD ID card issuing facilities are keeping their hours and availability up to date on these resources, as well as local phone lines and websites.

15. My local ID card issuing facility is closed;what do I do?

Common Access Cards Transactions related to the CAC typically must be performed in person, including PIN resets and renewal/ re-issuance. Please use the RAPIDS Site Locator athttp://www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl/ and RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler athttps://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil, to find the next ID card issuing facility nearest you.

How does the Stop Movement affect ETS?

There should be no impact on ETS/retirement. Please work with your chain of command.

Can I go walking, hiking our biking off post?

Yes.


Do I have to wear a mask?

A New Mask Policy is in effect. USAG Daegu requires everyone on the installations to wear their masks or cloth face coverings if within 6 feet of anyone else. It is mandatory at Exchange stores,commissaries, post offices, MWR facilities such as the CDCs, CACs, restaurants,or any of our customer service points like the Soldier Support Center. Masks and face coverings are NOT recommended for children under the age of two or those who are unable to remove them on their own.

Is it safe to ride in on post taxis and buses?

Community members should use theirown discretion and judgement when deciding to use these services, but the taxisare being spray disinfected, including interiors and door handles, and thebuses are being disinfected after each shift.

My SOFA status is expiring. How do I get a renewal?

If your SOFA status expired in March or April, call the Legal Assistance Office now at 0503-363-4423. You'll be asked to bring in the affected passport(s) and sign a new SOFA A-3 application. If your SOFA is due to expire in May, contact the LAO between 15-30 April.

My ration card is expiring due to the Stop Movement, what should I do?

In response to the implementationof the HQDA "Stop Movement" and realizing that some ration cards willexpire as a consequence (DEROS and ration card date are aligned); anyone with an expired or expiring ration card is automaticallyextended to 31 May 2020. This should alleviate the need to getnew ration cards or go stand in line at ration card issuing offices. In theevent that some people have already turned in theirration cards, they can have one reissued.

I keep hearing about the volunteer tutoring program. How can I get involved?

Many of our families in the DaeguCommunity are finding the task of helping their children to complete onlineschool assignments challenging.


Most of our single and dual workingparents are trying to figure out how to do two full time jobs at once.


If you feel you can make a differencefor these families, please contact your School Liaison Officer at DSN 763-4560 or Civilian 050-3363-4560.

Is there going to be a change in policy in regards to use/lose leave balance rollover to the next FY given the circumstances?

That is a DoD or DA decisionwhich has not been made as of yet. If there is any information in the future regardingthis, we will share it with the community.

Has their been official date of when the travel ban will be lifted? Also, are we expecting our DEROS to changed because of the stop movement?

The Stop Movement order is currently set to end on June 21. We will update you if this date changes. Please check with your chain of command regarding your DEROS.

Who can I speak to able a volunteering opportunity that’s not school related?

Please contact Army CommunityService (ACS) or the American Red Cross. Both are located in the SoldierSupport Center on Camp Walker.

Can I go off post to get a haircut?

Hair Salons and Barber shops off post are authorized to use during HPCON B, according to USFK.

What do I do if I'm feeling ill?

If you are feeling sick, call the USFK Novel Coronavirus 24-hour hotline at Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital (BDAACH): 050-3337-2556 (mobile to DSN), 737-2556 (DSN) and the Korean CDC hotline number at 1339. Before going to a hospital or clinic emergency room, please call ahead and let them know of your symptoms as well as possible contacts with the virus.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND UPDATES - #KILLtheVirus til it's DEAD, DEAD, DEAD!

Daegu Elementary and Middle High School

Online learning will resume at Daegu Middle High School and Elementary School Through the end of the school year. For information about your child's online assignments, please contact the school.

Please check out the new DoDEA website with resources for teachers, parents and students. The site includes information on mitigation measures, links to the forms for bus screening, videos made by the students, and other video links for hand washing and social distancing. The website is best viewed on a non-DoD server because YouTube access has been temporarily blocked to allow enough bandwidth for all teleworkers.

Military Family Life Counselors and Behavioral Health

Soldier, civilians and Family members, if you are having some difficulties dealing with stress please contact our Military Family Life Consultants (MFLC) at: MFLC Daegu Elementary School - 010-6445-6463

MFLC Camp Henry/Walker - 010-4965-0644 MFLC
2-1 ADA Embedded - 010-5960-3287
The Camp Carroll MFLC position is currently vacant but you are welcome to contact other MFLCs (exception would be the DES MFLC for Elementary School only).
For a Camp Carroll or Walker Behavioral Health representative, please contact the BH front desk at DSN 737-4784 (cell: 050-337-4784).
*Virtual appointments are available.

Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation

The Child Development Center re-opened on March 18 with limited slots. Priority will be given to dual military parents, dual working parents(civilian or military) and single working parents. Other slots will be filled by request and on a space by space basis. School Age Service is also available under the same circumstances and will be co-located in the same building as the CDC until further notice.

All FMWR dining operations are now open for sit-down dining.

Please visit the Daegu FMWR Homepage or the FMWR Facebook page for complete details on FMWR events, activities and closures.

Legal Office

SOFA stamps can be taken care of by the legal office on Camp Walker. Call DSN763-4423 or civilian 0503-363-4423 to make an appointment and find out what you need to bring with you. To make things simpler for our community members affected by the Army's Stop Movement orders, the Garrison Commander has signed a memo which legal with present to the local immigration office that covers everyone whose SOFA stamps are expiring, starting March 1, but didn't depart due to the Stop Movement. This alleviates the need for every individual to provide orders to legal as part of the SOFA extension process. Area IV community members whose SOFA stamps expire in March, should contact the Legal Assistance Office now for appointments, and community members with SOFA stamps expiring in April should contact the Legal Office in April, and so on. The idea is to stagger clients so as not to bottleneck the process all at once.

Commissaries

Commissaries have resumed normal operating hours. The Camp Walker commissary will close on Mondays and the carroll commissary will close on Wednesdays. As a reminder, procedures for masks and hand sanitation arestill in place.

AAFES Exchange

The Exchanges are open regular hours. Takeout is available - no dining in. The Exchanges are also offering military shoppers an option to buy online and pickup in their stores, further enforcing social distancing. Go to ShopMyExchange, click on what you need and select the “Pick Up in Store” option. For more information, call the Camp Walker Main Exchange at 050-3364-4638.

Facebook COVID-19 UPDATES #1-97 / April 20-present

USAG Daegu has posted regular updates beginning with the first report of COVID-19 cases in Daegu and the establishment of the Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital 24-hour hotline. We will continue adding to this resources from our official Facebook page as new updates become available.

COVID-19 USAG Daegu Advisory Updates #1-97

UPDATE #97 (April 10, 10:20 a.m.)
The USAG Daegu Command Team, Col. Edward J. Ballanco and Command Sgt. Maj. Alan Cline will hold a COVID-19 community update on Facebook Live TODAY at 1 p.m.

UPDATE #96 (April 7, 10 a.m.)
The USAG Daegu commander, Col. Edward J. Ballanco will hold a COVID-19 community update on Facebook Live TODAY at 1 p.m.

UPDATE #95 (April 2, 4 p.m.)
Due to limited quantities at the Yongsan Central Distribution Center and the uncertainty that these items will arrive from the U.S. on a regular schedule, the following items are under a 1 per household, per day limit at the Camps Walker and Carroll commissaries.

-Paper Towels (All Brands, All Sizes)
-Toilet Paper (All US Brands and Sizes)
If U.S. brands are depleted prior to restocking, Korean brands will be available
-Bleach (All Brands, All Sizes)
-Liquid Hand Soap (All Brands, All Sizes)

UPDATE #94 (April 2, 11:50 a.m.)
USAG Daegu Command Team, Col. Edward J. Ballanco and Command Sgt. Maj. Alan Cline, will hold a COVID-19 community update on Facebook Live, TODAY at 2 p.m.

UPDATE #93 (April 1, 4:15 p.m.) USAG Daegu Gate Hours Changes (Effective April 4) — Camp Walker Gate 6 and Camp Carroll Gate 1 updated; all other gates at all camps remain unchanged. Here is the full breakdown:

Camp Carroll:
Gate 1: Open 5:30-9 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, and 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays inbound and outbound traffic. Open 24 hours a day for outbound traffic, seven days a week.
Gate 2: Open 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays inbound/outbound.
It is closed all other times to include being closed 24/7 Saturdays and Sundays.
Gate 4: Open 24/7 seven days a week

Camp Henry:
Gate 1: Open 6-9 a.m. Mondays-Fridays inbound/outbound and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays outbound only. It is closed all other times to include being closed 24/7 Saturdays and Sundays.
Gate 2: Open 24/7 seven days a week

Camp George:
Gate: Open 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. After 3 p.m., it is open outbound only, Mondays-Fridays. It is closed all other times to include being closed 24/7 Saturdays and Sundays.

Camp Walker:
Gate 6: Open 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays inbound/outbound vehicle and pedestrian. In addition, the pedestrian gate is open 6-9 p.m. outbound only Mondays-Fridays. Open 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays inbound/outbound vehicles and pedestrians. Open 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. outbound only vehicles and pedestrians. In addition, the pedestrian gate is open 6-9 p.m. outbound only Saturdays-Sundays.
Gate 4: Open 24/7 seven days a week

UPDATE #92 (April 1, 9:15 a.m.)
Effective immediately, USAG Daegu swimming pools have a maximum capacity requirement: Camp Walker pool - 50 / Camp Carroll pool - 25

UPDATE #91 (March 30, 1:10 p.m.)
The USAG Daegu Command Team, Col. Edward J. Ballanco and Command Sgt. Maj. Alan Cline, will hold a COVID-19 community update on Facebook Live, TODAY at 2 p.m.

UPDATE #90 (March 30, 8:45 a.m.)
Effective Immediately, due to limited inter-theater flights, the Military Post Offices cannot accept Inter-Theater Delivery Service (IDS) or MPS mail. All mail must have postage. Please speak with your local Postmaster or Postal Superintendent if you have questions or concerns or need more specific details.

UPDATE #89 (March 30, 8:20 a.m.)
All personnel who are traveling to or from Area IV still require approval from the first General Officer in their chain of command. Travel within Area IV does not require General Officer approval.

When departing the Korean peninsula on an approved exception to policy, all personnel who live in Area IV will travel via commercial air or will stay at Camp Humphreys for 14 days (not quarantined unless determined by medical personnel) prior to movement & use of the Patriot Express.

The stop movement order and exception to policy approval requirements do not apply to family member personal travel (e.g. non-government-funded travel).

UPDATE #88 (March 30, 8 a.m.)
All U.S. Forces Korea personnel arriving to Korea after March 27 from any country as well as Jeju will be quarantined for 14 days, if no symptoms have presented after the 14 days has expired. If you have questions or concerns, please speak with the sponsor's chain of command.

Option 1 - Travelers with independent quarters in Korea: Traveler quarantines at residence. This will apply to almost all returning TDY, EML and Leave soldiers. Personnel living in a private, single unit residence off-post have the option to either quarantine within their residence or in an approved quarantine facility. Soldiers who live in any independent quarters (SLQs, barracks) on-post are required to quarantine in an approved quarantine facility on-post.

Option 2 - Travelers with shared quarters (family, roommate, or visitors) in Korea: traveler must quarantine at an independent lodging facility. Government lodging, TDY, and ROM reimbursement options may be available to support. Service members who reside with travelers returning from off-peninsula: Traveler, if not a service member, will remain at the local quarters and will quarantine on-site. The service member must separate from the traveler in order to reduce the risk of exposure. Unit Commanders will provide temporary on-post living quarters for the service member throughout the time that their personal residence has quarantined personnel living inside.

Option 3 - Travelers with shared quarters (family, roommate, or visitors) in Korea: Entire household quarantines as a single group and will have a designated sponsor to support the household identified in advance of arrival. The sponsor will develop a support plan for General Officer approval.

Regardless of the quarantine option selected, the traveler’s Command will coordinate transportation from the point of entry to the quarantine facility. Command's will coordinate with the appropriate quarantine facility manager to place service members in quarantine.

UPDATE #87 (March 26, 11 a.m.)
The USAG Daegu Command Team, Col. Edward J. Ballanco and Command Sgt. Maj. Alan Cline, will hold a COVID-19 community update on Facebook Live, TODAY at 5 p.m.

UPDATE #86 (March 24, 3 p.m.)
The USAG Daegu Command Team, Col. Edward J. Ballanco and Command Sgt. Maj. Alan Cline, will hold a COVID-19 community update on Facebook Live, TODAY at 5 p.m.

UPDATE #85 (March 20, 6:10 p.m.)
Parents and students - in coordination with USFK Leadership and DoDEA, we have made the decision for DoDEA Schools in Daegu to remain closed until April 13. As we continue to assess the situation regarding the COVID-19 virus, we will continue to coordinate the decision regarding school closures. The School Meal Program will continue throughout the closure.

The Child Development Center and the School Age Center are open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with limited services. Single parents and Dual Military parents can drop off their children starting at 7 a.m. Registered Families who fall into one of these two categories should receive a call today with additional information. All other registered Families in need of child care, please send an email to gerri.m.withers.naf@mail.mil or stop by the CDC on Camp Walker and submit an Exception to Policy request for consideration and possible approval.


UPDATE #84 (March 19, 6 p.m.)

The USAG Daegu commander, Col.Edward J. Ballanco will hold a COVID-19 community update on Facebook Live,March 20 at 11 a.m.



UPDATE #83 (March 19, 10:30 a.m.)

The Career and Volunteer Opportunity Fair will be held outside on the Evergreen Club patio, March 20, noon-3 p.m.



Eggapalooza, scheduled for April 18,has been cancelled. Date, time and details for an outdoor egg hunt will be announced soon.



Primary mode of travel for those departing Korea is commercial air, however anyone traveling from Daegu on the Patriot Express out of Osan Air Base must be quarantined for 14 days outside of the Daegu area prior to being added to the flight manifest.



REMINDER: No touching, hugging or high fives. Please be vigilant. Do not become complacent. #KILLtheVirus untilit’s DEAD, DEAD, DEAD!



UPDATE #82 (March 17, 10:15 a.m.)

The USAG Daegu commander, Col.Edward Ballanco will hold a COVID-19 community update on Facebook Live TODAY at10:30 a.m.



UPDATE #81 (March 13, 5:15 p.m.)

The mask purchase limit at the CampsWalker and Carroll Exchanges has increased to 5 masks per ID card holder and/orFamily member per day. If your dependents are not with you at the time ofpurchase, you can provide your orders showing the number of dependents andpurchase for them.



UPDATE #80 (March 13, 3:45 p.m.)

Parents and students - incoordination with USFK Leadership, DoDEA, Garrison Leadership, and MEDCOM, wehave made the decision for DoDEA Schools in South Korea to remain closed forthe week of March 16-20. As we continue to assess the situation regarding theCOVID-19 virus, we will continue to coordinate the decision regarding schoolclosures on a weekly basis. In addition, all Daegu CYS Services (Child andYouth Services), including the Child Development Center and the School AgeCenter, will be closed this coming week.



UPDATE #79 (March 13, 12:30 a.m.)

The official decision on DoDEASchool closures in South Korea for the week of March 16-20 is pending. More information will be provided shortly.

Daegu CYS Services information will also be provided soon.



UPDATE #78 (March 13, 11 a.m.)

The USAG Daegu Commander will hold a COVID-19 Facebook Live community update TODAY at 1 p.m.



No more unnecessary trips to the Post Office! The package e-mail notification system is back online. It is important that you check for packages this week if you are expecting them assome packages were already received and posted prior to the system restoration.



UPDATE #77 (March 12, 4:30 p.m.)

Camp Walker Burger King will be operating on temporarily reduced hours Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sat-Sun,10 a.m.-2 p.m. beginning on March 13. We will resume normal hours of operation effective March 21. Services offered are walk in, takeout and drive through.



If you have already paid for a vet health certificate in expectation of PCSing with your pet but were delayed bythe Army Stop Movement order, you can take your current certificate back to the Camp Walker Veterinary Treatment Facility for a replacement certificate AT NO CHARGE when it is time for you to resume travel. Please call a few days aheadof travel to let them know you’re coming: DSN 764-4708 or commercial at0503-364-4708.



UPDATE #76 (March 12, 11 a.m.)

Beginning today, we will streamlineCOVID-19 Updates by placing them in the Notes section of our Facebook Page in groups of 50 (#1-50 and #51- ). We have unpinned the Update post for #1-75 and are beginning this new feed starting with Update #76. We will also continue posting each update individually as its own slide.

UPDATE #75 (March 11, 4:45 p.m.)
The Legal Assistance office is now taking appointments for people needing SOFA Stamps, Call DSN 763-4423 or 0503-363-4423 to make an appointment

The American Citizen Services of the U.S. Embassy in Seoul has cancelled theApril 21-22 Camp Henry outreach dates due to the COVID-19 situation. They will resume outreach services when the situation subsides. Community members needingto apply for a newborn’s passport or renew their own, must make an appointment with the U.S. Embassy in Seoul at https://kr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/ and get permission to travel to Seoul from the first General Officer in their chain of command. DoD Civilians should inform their chain of command before traveling.

UPDATE #74 (March 11, 1 p.m.)
U.S. Forces Korea has developed a 10-question survey to understand the issues and challenges that service members, military families, and civilians experience with regards to the impacts of COVID-19 in South Korea. We request you complete the survey by March 12 at 1 p.m. to help inform future decisions.Your answers are anonymous and confidential

UPDATE #73 (March 11, 12:10 p.m.)
A pediatric dentist is scheduled to visit Camp Walker March 23-24. Eligible individuals should be 1-15 years old, and their sponsor should be eligible to use the dental clinic. You can call the Camp Walker Dental Clinic at DSN 737-9452 or 9453 or civilian 0503-337-9452 or 9453 to schedule. The patient will be placed on a wait list and you will be called by the dental clinic to be booked into a slot. As of now, the dentist will be doing 1-hour Oral Hygiene Exams and possible cleanings. The dentist plans to visit Camp Walker two days a month, however we can add additional days if the demand increases.

Burger King on Camp Walker is scheduled to remain closed until March 20.

The Army has a process to recoup loss leave, which is called Special Leave Accrual. If a Soldier loses leave due to current the COVID-19 Stop Movement orders that could be considered and could be processed by HRC after the end of the fiscal year and the actual leave is lost. At this point, it’s too early to determine if loss of leave will even be an issue. More to follow as more information becomes available.

UPDATE #72 (March 10, 5 p.m.)
There are 29 unfilled optometry appointment slots available March 11-13 at Walker Clinic. Please give them a call at 737-4801 / 4709.

The Area IV Tax Center will operate through June 15 - call DSN 763-4442 for assistance. If you need guidance in legal matters, please call 763-4423. Phones are being manned during regular office hours, Mon-Fri. No walk-ins, please.

PCSs to on-peninsula duty stations will not be affected by the Army-issued Stop Movement order.

UPDATE #71 (March 9, 6:45 p.m.)
Burger King at Camp Walker is currently closed for cleaning. We will announce when it is ready to re-open.

Please join us on Facebook Live TOMORROW, March 10 at 9 a.m. for the March Community Information Gathering. The March CIG theme is the Army Family Housing Update. We'll also be discussing helpful community information and updates, and the commander will give a brief update on the COVID-19 health and safety measures and our number one mission to #KILLtheVirus

UPDATE #70 (March 9, 5:32 p.m.)
The Commander’s Facebook Live is postponed a few minutes. Please standby.

UPDATE #69 (March 9, 4:45 p.m.)
The Garrison Commander is planning to provide a very important update to the community via Facebook Live, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today, March 9.

UPDATE #68 (March 9, 11:45 a.m.)
In response to the implementation of the HQDA "Stop Movement" and realizing that some ration cards will expire as a consequence (DEROS and ration card date are aligned); anyone with an expired or expiring ration card is automatically extended to 31 May 2020. This should alleviate the need to get new ration cards or go stand in line at ration card issuing offices. In the event that some people have already turned in their ration cards, they can have one reissued.

In addition to routine disinfecting protective measures throughout the day,all public customer service and sales points will implement a complete,thorough facility disinfecting wipe-down upon closure. Associates, customer service representatives, Soldiers and employees will focus on end-of-day disinfectant-wipe downs on all touch points. This pertains to all organizations and activities within Area IV to include all offices and facilities.

UPDATE #67 (March 9, 7:45 a.m.)
Effective immediately, temperature checks will be conducted at the Exchange stores and the commissaries at Camp Walker and Camp Carroll.

In addition and as previously announced, only U.S. DoD ID card holders are authorized to enter the Camp Walker and Camp Carroll Exchanges and commissaries. This will be enforced with ID checks at the main entrances.

UPDATE #66 (March 8, 5:10 p.m.)
The Garrison Commander's Facebook Live scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today is CANCELLED!

Please understand there is limited information to provide at this time. We are working through the details and as more information becomes available we will share this with the community as quickly as possible.

From U.S.Forces Korea:
USFK is aware of the Department of the Army's order to stop movement for all Army Soldiers and family members moving to or from South Korea or Soldiers scheduled to attend professional military education in the United States due toCOVID-19 concerns. USFK is analyzing the impacts this decision will have on those affected but currently only applies only to 8th Army Soldiers currently on permanent change of station orders or attending PME. The Army's order is in effect immediately through May 6, 2020 or until further notice.

If this applies to you, immediately contact your chain of command for further instructions.

USFK and 8th Army will identify and work with all Soldiers and families affected, especially those who have already had their furniture and vehicles packed and shipped, to minimize and lessen the impacts on their well-being. The health and welfare of our service members and their families continues to be our top priority.

UPDATE #65 (March 8, 2:50 p.m.)
The Garrison Commander is planning to provide a very important update to the community via Facebook Live, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today, March 8.

UPDATE #64 (March 7, 10:45 a.m.)
Large shipments of face masks are expected to arrive at the Exchange stores at Camp Carroll and Camp Walker this afternoon. The exact time is indeterminable but possibly as early as noon. We expect this to be the largest delivery of masks to date.

USAG Daegu Gate Hours Changes (Effective March 7) — Camp Carroll Gate 1updated; all other gates at all camps remain unchanged. Here is the full breakdown:

Camp Carroll:
Gate 1: Open 5-9 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, and 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays inbound and outbound traffic. Open 24 hours a day for outbound traffic,seven days a week.
Gate 2: Open 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays inbound/outbound. It is closed all other times to include being closed 24/7 Saturdays and Sundays.
Gate 4: Open 24/7 seven days a week

Camp Henry:
Gate 1: Open 6-9 a.m. Mondays-Fridays inbound/outbound and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.Mondays-Fridays outbound only.
It is closed all other times to include being closed 24/7 Saturdays and Sundays.
Gate 2: Open 24/7 seven days a week

Camp George:
Gate: Open 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. After 3 p.m, it is open outbound only,Mondays-Fridays.
It is closed all other times to include being closed 24/7 Saturdays and Sundays.

Camp Walker:
Gate 6: Open 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays inbound/outbound/pedestrian. In addition, the pedestrian gate is open 6-9 p.m. outbound only Mondays-Fridays.
Open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays inbound/outbound/pedestrian. In addition, the pedestrian gate is open 6-9 p.m. outbound only Saturdays-Sundays.
Gate 4: Open 24/7 seven days a week

UPDATE #63 (March 6, 6:10 p.m.) Effective immediately, only U.S. DoD ID cardholders are authorized to enter the Camp Walker and Camp Carroll Exchanges and commissaries. This will be enforced with ID checks at the main entrances.

UPDATE #62 (March 6, 5:25 p.m.)
Special thanks to our friends at AAFES for pulling out all the stops and tapping into every available resource to bring in a BIG shipment of disposable masks tomorrow at both Camps Walker and Carroll; estimated to arrive around noon.

The school meal program for all DoDEA students in K-12 will continue through next week, March 9-13. Today was the first day of the program and 30 meals were distributed. We would like to emphasize what a great opportunity this is for you to provide convenient, healthy meals for your children even while school is out. Pick-up hours for breakfast will be 8-9:30 a.m. and lunch distribution will be 10-11:30 a.m. You will need to use cash or your lunch account PIN number. Proceed to the main bus lane entrance on Rhode Island Street at the Camp Walker Middle/High School. Signs will be posted to direct you.

UPDATE #61 (March 6, 4 p.m.)
Parents and students - in coordination with USFK Leadership, DoDEA, Garrison Leadership, and MEDCOM, we have made the decision for DoDEA Schools in South Korea to remain closed for the week of March 9-13. As we continue to assess the situation regarding the COVID-19 virus, we will continue to coordinate the decision regarding school closures on a weekly basis. We are extremely grateful for all of the support and compliments we have received from the parents and students in our efforts to provide continuity of education during this challenging time. In addition, all Daegu CYS Services (Child and Youth Services), including the Child Development Center and the School Age Center,will be closed this coming week.

CAMP CARROLL: Small masks will be available at the Camp Carroll Exchange this evening at approximately 7 p.m.

You asked for it. You got it. The Camp Walker Golf Course is open daily, 8a.m.-6 p.m. for patrons with authorized post access. Stay safe. Practice good hygiene and preventative measures, #KILLtheVirus and get birdies.

UPDATE #60 (March 6, 11 a.m.)
We are expecting a shipment of masks at the Camp Walker Exchange (approx. 150)and Carroll Exchange (approx. 80) today! We will announce the arrival time hereon our page.
*The Korean government is now managing distribution of all masks sold off post.Off-post retailers are NOT authorized to sell to anyone who does not have a Korean Identification number (KID) or a Korean National Health Insurance identification number.

Family members are allowed to use the Camp Walker Bodine Dental Clinic on a Space A basis. You are welcome to call or walk in. If appointments are available, you will be seen. Dependents must be 14 or older to be treated.
Bodine DC, Camp Walker: 737-9452/3
Carroll DC, Camp Carroll : 737-9461/2
Central Dental appointment line: 737-3368
After-hour emergency contact number: 0503-337-4782 / 050-3364-5911

It has been determined that, if needed, DA Civilians, contractors and their family members can be COVID-19 tested at the Camps Walker and Carroll medical facility tents located just outside the main facilities. Before testing, please be sure to contact the BDAACH hotline at: 050-3337-2556 (mobile to DSN),737-2556 (DSN) and the Korean CDC hotline number at 1339, and your chain of command.

UPDATE #59 (March 5, 5 p.m.)
The States Grill on Camp Henry will now be open for takeout Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Breakfast will be served all day in addition to the regular menu!

Beginning March 8, the Camp Carroll Chapel will hold outdoor Sunday services. The combined Protestant service will begin at 11 a.m. and Catholic Mass starts at 1 p.m.

Attention DoDEA students and parents! ALL students K-12 are eligible to pickup a hot breakfast and cold lunch to go using cash or your lunch account PIN number starting March 6. Proceed to the main bus lane entrance on Rhode Island Street at the Camp Walker Middle/High School. Signs will be posted to direct you.

Wood Army Medical Clinic on Camp Walker continues their commitment to provide quality healthcare to the USAG Daegu community. The clinic is not closed. In fact due to a large number of cancellations, they have additional openings at this time. Appointments can be made using TRICARE online, or community members can call 0503-337-2273. Eligible service members, DOD civilians, retirees and families will be serviced.

The Navy Federal Credit Union is reducing its hours of operation at Camp Carroll and Camp Henry for the foreseeable future due to personnel shortages at these locations caused by school and CDC closures.
New hours of operation are as follows:
- Camp Henry Branch: Mon, Tue & Thu: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / Wed & Fri: Closed
- Camp Carroll Branch: Wed & Fri: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / Mon, Tue & Thu:Closed

UPDATE #58 (March 5, 12:45 p.m.)
The Camp Walker Exchange and commissary are now open!

Regarding community questions about the risk of ordering food delivery from off post. According to the Chief, Force Health Protection & Public Health,Eighth Army, there is a low risk from the package and food being delivered. If you are concerned, you can wipe the package with a cleaning wipe. It has been practiced in many locations and there are no reports of infection coming from delivery.

UPDATE #57 (March 5, 10:45 a.m.)
The USAG Daegu Commander’s COVID-19 community update on Facebook Live TODAY has been delayed until 11:15 a.m.

UPDATE #56 (March 5, 10:10 a.m.)
The Camp Walker Exchange and commissary will have a delayed opening today. It is expected that they will open at 11:30 a.m. or later.

The USAG Daegu Commander will be providing a COVID-19 community update on Facebook Live TODAY at 11 a.m.

Family members are allowed to use the Camp Walker Bodine Dental Clinic on a Space A basis. You are welcome to call or walk in. If appointments are available, you will be seen.

Change to Chapel services. Starting on March 5, outdoor services will beheld Mon-Fri in front of the Camp Walker Chapel. Catholic service will begin at noon and combined Protestant services begin at 12:30 p.m. Beginning on March 8,Sunday services will also be held outdoors in front of the Camp Walker Chapel AND broadcast on Facebook live. Catholic Services will begin at 11 a.m. and combined Protestant services will begin at 1 p.m. *Please note the change to service times for Sunday services.

Reminder: Korean trash bags for off post garbage disposal are available at the States Grill, Evergreen Club and El Guerrero’s in bundles of 10, 20-literbags. The cost is $5.50/6,500 won.

UPDATE #55 (March 5, 9:15 a.m.)
The Camp Walker Exchange will have a delayed opening today. It is expected that it will open today at 11:30 a.m. or later.

UPDATE #54 (March 5, 9 a.m.)
The Camp Walker Commissary will have a delayed opening today. It is expected that it will open today at 11:30 a.m. or later.

UPDATE #53 (March 4, 8 p.m.)
The USAG Daegu Commander will be providing a COVID-19 community update on Facebook Live tomorrow, March 5, at 11 a.m.

UPDATE #52 (March 4, 6 p.m.)
Overseas contractors and their dependents -- like U.S. Government and NAF employees -- may use military facilities for limited exams, free-of-charge, but must reimburse the facility for further hospitalization or treatments.Contractors authorized care are food service employees, flight instructors and Defense Logistics Agency industrial security contractors, for example. If prolonged emergency care is required, the Secretary of the Army, the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness or their designee may waive reimbursement requirements, however military medical care for non-military personnel should be used very sparingly and only when it serves a compelling DoD mission interest. In all other instances, contractors and their dependents -- along with U.S. Government and NAF employees -- must use their employer-provided health insurance or personal funds to reimburse the military facility.

Community members coming through the gates at all USAG Daegu installations-- to include Camps Walker, Carroll, Henry and George -- will NO LONGER hand their ID cards to the Gate Guards. Instead, they will hold their ID cards up,first showing the front of the ID card so the Gate Guards can verify their identity, and then they will flip the card around and hold the card up again in order to assist the Gate Guards as they scan the back of the ID card. Gate Guards will not reach inside the vehicles or lean into vehicles, so all passengers inside the vehicles will need to position themselves where they can hold their ID cards up to the window and the Gate Guards can easily verify their identities. This is another measure to help #KILLtheVirus and ensure the health and safety of our community members.

UPDATE #51 (March 4, 11 a.m.)
Soldier, civilians and Family members, if you are having some difficulties dealing with stress please contact our Military Family Life Consultants (MFLC) at:
MFLC Daegu Elementary School - 010-6445-6463
MFLC Camp Henry/Walker - 010-4965-0644 MFLC
2-1 ADA Embedded - 010-5960-3287
The Camp Carroll MFLC position is currently vacant but you are welcome to contact other MFLCs (exception would be the DES MFLC for Elementary School only).
For a Camp Carroll or Walker Behavioral Health representative, please contact the BH front desk at DSN 737-4784 (cell: 050-337-4784).
*Virtual appointments are available.

The States Grill on Camp Henry will now be open for takeout on Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in addition to their regular hours.

Safety Concern in office buildings, barracks and other facilities on our installations -- because we have reduced access to our facility buildings to one entrance/exit to ensure hygiene safety compliance (washing hands), the other entrances/exits to these buildings are not being used. Please DO NOT block these other entrances or lock them from the inside. This is a fire safety issue. Building managers and supervisors may place signs up to not use these other entrances/exits or caution tape or other visual means to prevent people from inadvertently using the doors, but DO NOT block them and do not lock them from the inside.

The "Patriot Express" rotator flights from Osan Air Base to Seattle are currently not allowing personnel who have visited Daegu in the last14 days to manifest and board their scheduled weekly flights. Please contact your local Commercial Travel Office, if you have a Patriot Express flight scheduled to change the flight to a commercial airline reservation, which is authorized. In addition, Eight Army is reporting that major U.S. commercial carriers have reduced flights by about 50 percent. Please contact the CTO to confirm and validate your flights and re-book, if necessary. CTO numbers are DSN768-6174, 6154, 6724 or 7731. Commercial numbers are 0503-368-6174, 6154, 6724or 7731. After hours phone number is 080-247-5463.

The Nam-gu district mayor's office has informed us they will be spraying"oracle water" using unmanned aerial systems (drones) tomorrow and Friday, March 5-6. This is an environmentally friendly germicide that is non-toxic and harmless to humans with excellent bactericidal effects that causes no secondary pollution. If you see the drones spraying, please do not be alarmed. They will not be spraying over our installations but may be spraying nearby. As always, if you see drones flying over our installations report this to the military police by calling 0503-3634-4141.

The Exchange at Camp Walker has received an additional shipment of arts and crafts, puzzles, and board games to help keep our Families engaged and bring another level of entertainment and recreation to our community members. Stop by the Exchange, check out their stock and help us #KILLtheVirus

UPDATE #50 (March 3, 12:44)
A shipment of approximately 250 masks are scheduled to arrive at the Camp Walker Exchange at 2 p.m. Approximately 140 masks are scheduled to arrive at the Camp Carroll Exchange at 4 p.m.

Army Community Service will hold a live feed on their Facebook page Daegu Army Community Service March 4 at 11 a.m. to discuss coping and stress strategies for adults during the COVID-19 crisis. The next live feed will be next week on the topic of communication (time and date TBA).

Korean trash bags will be available for the Camp Carroll community starting today at 3 p.m. at El Guerrero’s Bowling Center takeout counter. The same prices, sizes and rules apply as at the Camp Walker Evergreen Club and Camp Henry States Grill. Cost will be $5.50/6,500 won per bundle of 10, 20-literbags. Limit of two bundles per family.

UPDATE #49 (March 2, 6 p.m.)
The USAG Daegu Commander, Col. Edward J. Ballanco will be holding a live feed on Facebook TOMORROW, March 3 at 11 a.m. to provide community updates onCOVID-19.

Korean trash bags will be available on post at the States Grill on Camp Henry and the Evergreen Club on Camp Walker beginning March 3. Cost will be $5.50/6,500 won per bundle of 10. Limit of two bundles per family.

Saunas at F&MWR fitness centers are closed until further notice.

UPDATE #48 (March 2, 12:15 p.m.)
Level 4 travel advisory for Daegu (Do Not Travel) due to level of COVID-19community transmission and imposition of local quarantine procedures in S.Korea.

Numerous countries have placed travel restrictions or a mandatory 14 day quarantine on personnel traveling from South Korea. 8th Army personnel traveling to and from any of these will be denied entry or required to undergo a 14 day quarantine.

Effective immediately, 8th Army implements travel restrictions for Service Members for leave and non-official travel to and through the countries identified by the ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) that have placed restrictions on travelers originating from the ROK. Resource for updated restricted country list, linked below the map at: https://www.usfk.mil/…/A…/2070556/usfk-covid-19-information/

Non-official travel is reduced or canceled to countries with travel restrictions.

Review all travel requests (leave, TDY, pass, liberty, etc.) for travel to the affected countries. Travel requests will be denied except for emergency situations and mission essential travel only. Official travel (TDY in support of mission requirements such as certification training, PCC, etc.) requests requiring approval must be reviewed/approved by the first GO/FO in the requestor's chain of command. Leave/Pass travel must be reviewed/approved by the first O6 in the SM’s chain of command. PCS travel is considered official and does NOT require GO/SES approval to execute.

Official business travel is reduced to mission essential travel with firstGO/FO in the chain of command approval.

UPDATE #47 (March 1, 2:30 p.m.)
REMINDER to the USAG Daegu community: The Commanding General has ordered that Soldiers are not permitted to visit any off post establishments, such as restaurants, supermarkets, shops, worship centers, or public gatherings unnecessarily.We highly encourage our civilian population to follow this advice, too.

Remember, if you contract the virus, you can spread it to our community. As of this morning, there are well over 3,000 positive cases in the Daegu area —two weeks ago there were ZERO.

Please use good sense. Continue exercising good hygiene procedures, which remain the biggest deterrent to spreading viruses: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, use hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands,avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home while you are sick.

Reminder that USAG Daegu schools are closed this coming week, March 2-6. In addition, all Daegu CYS Services (Child and Youth Services), including the Child Development Center and the School Age Center, will be closed this coming week, March 2-6.

Unit manning for Soldiers is mission essential only until further notice.Mission essential Soldiers only will report to duty as normal or as directed by their chain of command.

All Garrison civilian and contract employees will report to work as normal this week, March 2-6.

Other non-Garrison service support agencies will report to work as normal this week, March 2-6, unless otherwise specified by their chain of command.

If you are feeling ill or you are concerned that you may or may not have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, call the USFK Novel Coronavirus 24-hour hotline at Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital (BDAACH): 050-3337-2556 (mobile to DSN), 737-2556 (DSN) and the Korean CDC hotline number at 1339. And call the Garrison at 010-8655-8776 and/or010-8203-3145.

UPDATE #46 (March 1, 9:40 a.m.)
From U.S. Forces Korea:
We are aware of the updated level 3 travel advisory from the State Department:Reconsider travel due to an outbreak of COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk, Daegu is currently Level 4 (Do Not Travel) due to level of community transmission and imposition of local quarantine procedures. We will provide updates on how this will impact the USFK community as soon as we have additional details. Please visit the U.S. Embassy website for travel advisory information.

From U.S. Department of State: Consular Affairs:
Updated #SouthKorea Travel Advisory - Level 3 -Reconsider travel due to an outbreak of COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk. Daegu currently Level 4 (Do Not Travel) due to level of community transmission and imposition of local quarantine procedures. http://ow.ly/Hi2250yzqpi

UPDATE #45 (Feb. 29, 2:40 p.m.)
The spouse of the United States Forces Korea service member who recently tested positive for COVID-19 has now tested positive, making this the fourth USFK-related person who has been confirmed with the virus.

She has been in self-quarantine since Feb. 26 following her husband's positive test, and she is currently being transported to a US military hospital where she'll be in isolation under direct medical care and supervision from US military medical providers.

The patient HAS NOT been in contact with any other USFK or USFK affiliated personnel since going into quarantine, and KCDC and USFK health professionals determined contact tracing was not necessary due to her quarantine measures and lack of interaction with others.

If you are feeling ill or showing flu-like symptoms, please contact the Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital Hotline at 0503-337-2556
(mobile to DSN) or 737-2556 (DSN).

UPDATE #44 (Feb. 28, 7 p.m.)
The USAG Daegu Commander Col. Edward J. Ballanco will be broadcasting on Facebook Live TOMORROW, Feb. 29 at 11 a.m. Please join us for the latest updates and information on COVID-19.

UPDATE #43 (Feb. 28, 3:45 p.m.)
Parents and Students,
In coordination with USFK Leadership, Garrison Leadership, and MEDCOM, we have made the decision for DoDEA Schools in South Korea to remain closed for the week of March 2-6. As we continue to assess the situation regarding theCOVID-19 virus, we will continue to coordinate the decision regarding school closures on a weekly basis. We are extremely grateful for all of the support and compliments we have received from the parents and students in our efforts to provide continuity of education during this challenging time. You will notice increased communication between teachers and students over this next week as additional learning activities are provided and feedback from this past week's assignments is given.

UPDATE #42 (Feb. 28, 11:55 a.m.)
If you are having difficulties completing your vehicle registration due to the availability of off post resources and are concerned about being fined, please contact the vehicle registration office at 0503-363-4708.

A shipment of masks are due to arrive at the Camp Walker Exchange at approximately 2 p.m. Additional masks will arrive at the Camp Carroll Exchange in the late afternoon.

Chapel services will be held virtually again this Sunday, here on Facebook Live. Catholic Mass will begin at 10 a.m. and the combined Protestant Service for Camps Walker and Carroll will begin at 11 a.m. with a virtual communion for those who would like to join in from home.

UPDATE #41 (Feb. 28, 8 a.m.)
A note from Defense Commissary Agency Headquarters to the USAG Daegu Commander:
Good morning Col. Ballanco, We plan to continue extra day opening at Daegu and Camp Carroll as long as needed to support the communities through this outbreak. My leadership wanted me to reach out to you directly.

What this means for our community is our two commissaries will be open seven days a week. Normal business hours for regularly scheduled days for both commissaries. In addition, both commissaries will now be open on the days they are usually closed. The Camp Walker Commissary will be open Mondays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Camp Carroll Commissary will be open Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.We will update you if there are any other adjustments to our commissary hours at both locations.

UPDATE #40 (Feb. 27, 3:45 p.m.)
Camp Carroll Exchange just received 55 masks, and Camp Walker received 180. We are still working other options and ways to get more. The Exchange is tracking a large shipment, more than 3,000 masks, scheduled to arrive around the middle of March.

The Navy Federal Credit Union on Camp Henry will open today at 4 p.m., and will be open special today until 6 p.m. Tomorrow, both Navy Federal Credit Unions, Camp Henry and Camp Carroll, will be open during regularly scheduledhours until further notice.

The Staff Judge Advocate Office is open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. It is recommended that community members call in first. The SJA staff is able to take care of some actions over the phone, and it's important to limit travel and office visits as much as possible. If a determination is made that you do need to come in, an appointment will be made on the phone. The phone numbers to SJA are DSN 763-4423 or 4628. Civilian phone numbers or0503-363-4423 or 4628.

The dining facilities at Camp Henry and Camp Carroll are still operating business as usual. Enjoy delicious and nutritious meals prepared by a professional and caring staff of Soldiers and civilians. Meals are available, both dining in and take out for your pleasure. When entering the dining facilities, please take the normal precautions. Wear a mask, wash your hands well, use hand sanitizer, and consider not sitting and eating in large groups.

Please continue exercising good hygiene procedures, which remain the biggest deterrent to spreading viruses: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, use hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable,avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands, avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home while you are sick.

UPDATE #39 (Feb. 26, 5:45 p.m.)
Greetings Area IV Education Center Customers. The Multi-Use Learning Facilities (MLF) computer labs at both Camp Henry Education Center (Bldg. S-1840) and Camp Carroll Education Center (Bldg. T-236) have implemented sanitation control measures by increasing the distance between customers at each computer station.
Due to these control measures, there will now only be 7 computer stations available at Camp Henry Education Center and 6 computer stations available at Camp Carroll Education Center. In addition, all customers will be required to use the available sanitary wipes before and after the use of the computer station. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers as we add control measures to protect our Soldiers from any type ofCOVID-19 exposure.

Official guidance from ACOG regarding pregnancy and COVID-19:
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists encourages physicians and other obstetric care practitioners to read and familiarize themselves with the complete list of recommendations.
Key highlights from the recommendations include:
Practice Advisory: Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) - ACOG Page 1 of 3 https://www.acog.org/Clinical-Guidance-and-Pu…/…/Practice-Ad...2/26/2020
• Health care practitioners should promptly notify infection control personnel at their facility of the anticipated arrival of a pregnant patient who has confirmed COVID-19 or is a PUI.
• Place a patient with known or suspected COVID-19 (ie, PUI) in an Airborne Infection Isolation Room (AIIR) that has been constructed and maintained in accordance with current guidelines. If an AIIR is not available, patients who require hospitalization should be transferred as soon as feasible to a facility where an AIIR is available.
• Infants born to mothers with confirmed COVID-19 should be considered PUIs. As such, these infants should be isolated according to the Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for PUIs.
• To reduce the risk of transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 from the mother to the newborn, facilities should consider temporarily separating (eg,separate rooms) the mother who has confirmed COVID-19 or is a PUI from her baby until the mother’s transmission-based precautions are discontinued.
• Discharge for postpartum women should follow recommendations described in the Interim Considerations for Disposition of Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19.
Due to the limited data on COVID-19, these recommendations are largely based on infection prevention and control considerations for other respiratory viruses such as influenza, SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV and are intentionally cautious as experts learn more about this new virus.

Breastfeeding
The CDC has developed Interim Guidance on Breastfeeding for a Mother Confirmed or Under Investigation for COVID-19. There are rare exceptions when breastfeeding or feeding expressed breast milk is not recommended.
Whether and how to start or continue breastfeeding should be determined by the mother in coordination with her family and health care practitioners.Currently, the primary concern is not whether the virus can be transmitted through breast milk, but rather whether an infected mother can transmit the virus through respiratory droplets during the period of breastfeeding. A mother with confirmed COVID-19 or who is a symptomatic PUI should take all possible precautions to avoid spreading the virus to her infant, including washing her hands before touching the infant and wearing a face mask, if possible, while breastfeeding. If expressing breast milk with a manual or electric breast pump,the mother should wash her hands before touching any pump or bottle parts and follow recommendations for proper pump cleaning after each use. If possible,consider having someone who is well feed the expressed breast milk to the infant.
In limited case series reported to date, no evidence of virus has been found in the breast milk of women infected with COVID-19; however, it is not yet known if COVID-19 can be transmitted through breast milk (ie, infectious virus in the breast milk).

UPDATE #38 (Feb. 26, 3 p.m.)
Case #2 was not in the Exchange or the Commissary in the last 11 days. Those facilities are open and safe to visit, so if you need to buy groceries or go shopping, you may do so. The unit areas Case #2 visited are being cleaned now and tomorrow. Personnel have been removed from those areas. Case # 2 is the U.S. Forces Korea Soldier stationed at Camp Carroll who was identified today as testing positive for COVID-19.

The medical clinics on Camps Walker and Carroll are both open and safe to visit, so if you have an appointment or need to pick up medication you may do so. Camp Walker clinic was closed for a period of time today, but it has been cleared and deemed safe and now open again.

USAG Daegu Gate Hours Changes (Effective Feb. 27, 5 a.m.):
Camp Henry:
Gate 1: Open 6-9 a.m. Mondays-Fridays inbound/outbound and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.Mondays-Fridays outbound only.
It is closed all other times to include being closed 24/7 Saturdays and Sundays.
Gate 2: Open 24/7 seven days a week

Camp George Gate: Open 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. After 3 p.m, it is open outbound only, Mondays-Fridays.
It is closed all other times to include being closed 24/7 Saturdays and Sundays.

Camp Walker:
Gate 6: Open 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays inbound/outbound/pedestrian. In addition, the pedestrian gate is open 6-9 p.m. outbound only Mondays-Fridays.
Open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays inbound/outbound/pedestrian. In addition, the pedestrian gate is open 6-9 p.m. outbound only Saturdays-Sundays.
Gate 4: Open 24/7 seven days a week

Camp Carroll:
Gate 1: Open 5-9 a.m. inbound and 24/7 outbound seven days a week.
Gate 2: Open 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays inbound/outbound.
It is closed all other times to include being closed 24/7 Saturdays and Sundays.
Gate 4: Open 24/7 seven days a week

UPDATE #37 (Feb. 26, 9:45 a.m.)
The U.S. Forces Korea Commanding General has increased the Health Protection Condition to C.

Due to the HPCon level increase, we have added the following security measures, effective immediately. All restaurants on all installations in USAG Daegu - to include all Family and MWR restaurants and grills, Exchange restaurants, and the KATUSA snack bars - are take-out only.

The bowling centers at Camps Carroll and Walker are closed for bowling but open for takeout, and the movie theaters at Camps Carroll and Henry are closed until further notice. The golf course on Camp Walker is also closed. The Navy Federal Credit Union is also closed.

UPDATE #36 (Feb. 25, 1 p.m.)
To all Area IV self-quarantined members: in an effort to ensure your mail is appropriately handled we are enacting two special measures.
1. You can authorize someone to pick up mail for you.
2. You can ask for your mail to be held at the post office.
Camp Walker Post Office: DSN 763-4331/764-4162; CIV 0503-363-4331/0503-364-4162
Camp Carroll Post Office: DSN 763-4331/765-8529; CIV 0503-363-433/0503-365-8529

To all Soldiers and Family Members being assigned to Area IV:congratulations on your assignment to USAG Daegu. We are very excited about your arrival and understand your frustration with the current travel restriction. To better support you, we ask that you contact Camp Walker Army Lodge so they can anticipate your arrival, and the Housing Office so they can start your In-Processing. Again congratulations on your assignment and we look forward to your arrival.
Walker Lodging Front Desk: DSN 764-5536/5525; CIV 0503 364-5536/5525
Housing Office: DSN 763-4574/5166; CIV 0503 363-4514/5166

UPDATE #35 (Feb. 25, 8 a.m.)
If you are concerned that you may or may not have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, call the USFK Novel Coronavirus24-hour hotline at Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital (BDAACH): 050-3337-2556(mobile to DSN), 737-2556 (DSN) and the Korean CDC hotline number at 1339. And call the Garrison at 010-8655-8776 and/or 010-8203-3145.

Effective immediately, Soldiers can wear any color mask, per the 8th ArmyCommand Sergeant Major. The masks can be wore in uniform or in civilianclothes, outside and inside.

UPDATE #34 (Feb. 24, 5 p.m.)
If you are a family member or civilian with an off-post medical appointment,please contact the medical facility to ensure the appointment is still set. Ifso, use the usual precautions in regard to hand washing/sanitizing and use of aface mask when traveling off post.

Newcomers, retirement and ETS briefings are canceled. If you would like a one-on-one consultation please call or stop by the Soldier Support Center. PCS briefings are also canceled but ACS will sign off on your paperwork.

The Father/Daughter Dance scheduled for Saturday at the Evergreen Club has been postponed until further notice.

UPDATE #33 (Feb. 24, noon)
A very good App to have on your phone is the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital App that provides Army health network information and medical contact information for the peninsula. To access the App, please use the links below for your appropriate device:
- Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…
- iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/baach/id1174132191?mt=8

UPDATE #32 (Feb. 24, 11:15 a.m.)
The Navy Federal Credit Union and the Community Bank are operating under normal business hours of operation.

There was a concern about Area IV shuttle buses and Exchange taxis.Community members should use their own discretion and judgement when deciding to use these services, but the taxis are being spray disinfected, including interiors and door handles, and the buses are being disinfected after each shift. Community members can also take precautionary measures to ensure their own safety, like wearing masks and gloves. Also, wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, carry hand sanitizer for travel and use it often, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands, and avoid close contact with people who are sick.

UPDATE #31 (Feb. 24, 7:45 a.m.)
Navy Federal Credit Union is operating under normal business hours of operation. Still waiting on confirmation from the Community Bank. We will update the community as soon as we know.

UPDATE #30 (Feb. 23, 7:35 p.m.)
The Garrison Commander has authorized a credit for any prepaid days missed at the Child Development Center for those affected. The billing cycle is the 1stof the month and the 15th of the month. We are planning to start issuing credits to the accounts next week. If you have any questions, please call the CDC.

UPDATE #29 (Feb. 23, 6 p.m.)
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) in coordination with U.S.Forces Korea has determined that schools will remain closed this week, Feb.24-28. Teams from Daegu Elementary School and DODEA Daegu Middle High School are developing plans for learning for your student. Information and guidance will be sent Monday, Feb. 24. Please expect further information soon.

In addition, all Daegu CYS Services (Child and Youth Services), including the Child Development Center and the School Age Center, will be CLOSED this coming week, Feb. 24-28, as a precautionary measure per the Garrison Commander.

Mission Essential Soldiers only will report to duty as normal or as directed by their chain of command.

All Garrison civilian and contract employees will report to work as normal this week, Feb. 24-28.

Other non-Garrison service support agencies will report to work as normal this week, Feb. 24-28, unless otherwise specified by their chain of command.

UPDATE #28 (Feb. 23, 2 p.m.)
The Camp Walker Commissary will open tomorrow, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,and the Camp Carroll Commissary will be open Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. These additional days open will be assessed and adjusted weekly, as needed.

Effectively immediately, service members in Area IV will not shake hands with anyone. Civilian employees and family members are highly discouraged from shaking hands with anyone, as well.

Please continue exercising good hygiene procedures, which remain the biggest deterrent to spreading viruses: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, use hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable, avoidtouching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands, avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home while you are sick. Please do not attend large gatherings and events.

UPDATE #27 (Feb. 23, 1:15 p.m.)
We are working various methods and ways to get more masks and sanitizer. The Garrison Commander is directly involved, and he will talk more in depth about this and other efforts on Facebook Live today, Feb. 23, at 2:30 p.m.

UPDATE #26 (Feb. 23, 10:20 a.m.)
We expect eight cases of hand sanitizer to arrive at the Camp Walker Commissary later today, Feb. 23, and two cases of hand sanitizer at the Camp Carroll Commissary later today. The exact time of arrival is unknown but hopefully by early afternoon. Additionally, 25 more cases are scheduled to arrive at the Camp Walker Commissary Feb. 26, and five cases of hand sanitizer at the Camp Carroll Commissary Feb. 26. There are 20 bottles in each case.

We are working various methods and ways to get more masks, as well. The Garrison Commander is directly involved, and he will talk more in depth about this and other efforts on Facebook Live today, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m.

The photo studio on Camp Henry where community members go to get DA photos,command photos, passport photos, etc., is operating under normal business hours of operation. Appointments can be made on https://vios.army.mil/ or stop by the photo studio and see what times and dates they have available.

UPDATE #25 (Feb. 23, 9:30 a.m.)
The Garrison Commander is directly involved in using multiple methods and ways of getting more masks and hand sanitizer units here as quickly as possible. The commander will talk more in depth about this and other efforts on Facebook Live today, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m.

Please continue exercising good hygiene procedures, which remain the biggest deterrent to spreading viruses: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, use hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable,avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands, avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home while you are sick. Please do not attend large gatherings and events.

UPDATE #24 (Feb. 22, 7:20 p.m.)
There remains zero confirmed cases of U.S. Forces Korea personnel with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) despite the rise in confirmed South Korean cases.

For the most up to date and accurate information regarding USFK, visit their website at:
https://www.usfk.mil/…/usfk-covid-19-updated-february-22-2…/

UPDATE #23 (Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m.)
There are no traditional chapel services this weekend. Instead, the USAG Daegu Chaplain's Office is holding two virtual Facebook Live chapel services tomorrow, Feb. 23. The first is a Catholic Service at 10 a.m., and the next isa Combined Protestant Service that includes the Camps Carroll and Walker congregations at 11 a.m. Go to this page, the USAG Daegu Facebook page, to participate.

UPDATE #22 (Feb. 22, 3:00 p.m.)
All military and civilian classes at the Education Centers are cancelled until further notice. Military testing at the Education Centers will continue as scheduled. In addition, all weekly SFL-TAP (Soldier For Life-Transition Assistance Program) classes and briefings are cancelled until further notice.Individual counseling will continue as scheduled.

UPDATE #21 (Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m.)
The Camp Walker Exchange currently has 100 units of sanitizer, and we are expecting another 600 today, likely no later than 6 p.m. Currently there are no masks on hand, however we expect 150 masks to arrive today and 350 more masks by Feb. 26.

The Camp Carroll Exchange currently has 70 units of sanitizer. There are no masks right now, but 200 are expected to arrive Feb. 25. If necessary we will transfer some of the units at Camp Walker to Camp Carroll, as needed.

In conjunction with the Exchange, the Garrison Commander is monitoring efforts very closely and personally managing the in stock amounts and incoming shipments.

We are also expecting a supply of sanitizer units and masks coming to us through the Army system. It looks like this may take a little longer than initially anticipated, but we will update when they arrive.

Know that these efforts have the attention of commands at the highest levels. Please continue exercising good hygiene procedures, which remain the biggest deterrent to spreading viruses: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, use hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands, avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home while you are sick.Please do not attend large gatherings and events.

UPDATE #20 (Feb. 21, 7:15 p.m.)
We are restricting some visitor access to our installations. Not allowed to come on post are honorary pass holders, good neighbors and other visitors who are coming on post for leisure activities, etc. and not for official reasons.If you have a visiting family member, or some other exception, however they will be allowed. Please contact the Pass and ID Office to coordinate entry.

The Camp Walker Exchange currently has 100 units of sanitizer. An additional600 are due in tomorrow from Osan and Humphreys. Expected arrival time is late afternoon. Currently there are no masks on hand, however more masks are coming tomorrow, quantity to be determined. And 70 more masks are also expected to arrive Feb. 25.

As part of the initial screening process to gain access to post, effective at 8 p.m. tonight (Feb. 21), we will be including a temperature check for everyone. For the initial screenings, the thermometers do not touch the skin.

UPDATE #19 (Feb. 21, 2:30 p.m.)
Active duty Soldiers are not permitted to visit off establishments, such as grocery stores, restaurants and other public gatherings. Family members and civilians are highly discouraged from visiting these places, as well. No one in the military community is confined to their quarters. The Commissary and Exchange are open as well as all Family and MWR facilities, which include several restaurants on Camps Walker, Carroll and Henry. The Exchange at Camp Walker received 400 bottles of hand sanitizers and 200 masks today. Camp Carroll Exchange has masks in stock, and about 100 bottles of sanitizer are being delivered today. We expect another shipment of sanitizer by the end of the month, which included 400 bottles of sanitizer to Camp Walker and 280 bottles to Camp Carroll. We are also working with Osan Air Base Exchange to get more,and we are working other ways to get more, as well.

UPDATE #18
ShinCheonJi (New World Church), where the first patient from Daegu (patient#31) diagnosed with the novel coronavirus visited Feb. 9 and 17, is OFF LIMITS.

In addition, Saeronan Oriental Clinic (hospital), where patient #31 wastreated from Feb. 7 to 17, is OFF LIMITS.

Soldiers, civilians, family members and retirees should NOT visit thishospital or church. Anyone who visited this hospital between Feb. 7-17 or thischurch in the last two weeks should self-quarantine immediately, notify yourchain or command or supervisor, and call the USFK Novel Coronavirus 24-hourhotline at Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital (BDAACH): 050-3337-2556(mobile to DSN), 737-2556 (DSN) and the Korean CDC hotline number at 1339 aswell as the Garrison at 010-8665-8776.

Patient #31 visited a total of five known locations. They are:
1) New World Church
2) Daegu Medical Center
3) Suseong-gu Health Clinic
4) Saeronan Oriental Clinic
5) Queen Vell Hotel

All of these locations are OFF LIMITS. If you visited any of these locationsin the last two weeks, you should self quarantine immediately and inform yourchain of command or supervisor.

If you are feeling ill or sick, call the USFK Novel Coronavirus 24-hourhotline at Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital (BDAACH): 050-3337-2556(mobile to DSN), 737-2556 (DSN) and the Korean CDC hotline number at 1339.Before going to a hospital or clinic emergency room, please call ahead and letthem know of your symptoms as well as possible contacts with the virus.

UPDATE #17
DODEA Daegu Middle High School and Daegu Elementary School will be CLOSEDtomorrow, Feb.21.

UPDATE #16
Non-mission essential personnel are not required to come to work tomorrow, Feb.21. Please check with your supervisor and your chain of command to determine ifyou are or are not mission essential.

The Child Development Center will be closed tomorrow, Feb. 21. A decision onschool closures tomorrow, Feb. 21, has not been made at this time. We willannounce the information as soon as possible. A decision on Family and MWRactivities and services for tomorrow, Feb. 21, has also not been made at thistime. We will update you as soon as possible.

The Camp Henry Area IV Legal Assistance Office (LAO) and Tax Center areclosed until further notice. Pending appointments will be rescheduled as soonas the LAO and Tax Center reopen.

UPDATE #15:
Gate hours at Camps Walker, Henry and Carroll are being reduced to accommodatethe new screening requirements:
1. Camp Walker:
Gate 4 no change (24/7 access)
Gate 6 will now close at 9 p.m. and open at 5 a.m.
2. Camp Henry:
No changes
3. Camp Carroll:
Gate 4 no change (24/7 access)
Gate 2 no change
Gate 1 will now close at 7 p.m. and open at 5 a.m.

UPDATE #14:
Service members are authorized to wear face masks in uniform regardless of airquality conditions, effective immediately. The color of the masks can be blackor white or a subdued color, such as gray.

The Exchange on Camp Walker will have 500 bottles of hand sanitizer and 200face masks in stock tomorrow. Exact time of day is undetermined. More will beavailable soon, possibly sometime next week.

UPDATE #13:
Local hospital Emergency Rooms OPEN:
1. Fatima Hospital (near Dong Daegu Train Station) TRICARE accepted
2. Chilgok Kyung Pook National University Hospital (close to Camp Carroll)TRICARE accepted
3. Gumicha Hospital (in Gumi city, close to Camp Carroll) TRICARE accepted
4. Dongsan Hospital (downtown, old one) TRICARE NOT accepted

Local hospital Emergency Rooms NOT OPEN:
1. Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center (the large new hospital inwestern Daegu)
2. Yong Nam University Hospital (ER only open for Cardiac Emergencies)
3. Gyong Buk University Hospital
4. Daegu Catholic Hospital

UPDATE #12:
The Commissaries and the Exchange services will operate on regular businesshours. All bus routes within Area IV and from Area IV to Camp Humphreys andYongson are still in effect and operating. If any of this changes, we will tryand let the community know as soon as possible.

UPDATE #11:
Travel in and around Daegu AND WAEGWAN is off limits for service members. Forcivilians, retirees and family members, it is extremely and highly discouraged.Please avoid public places and public transportation, to include places ofworship, stores, restaurants, subways and other heavily congested areas.

UPDATE #10:
The Saeronan Oriental Clinic (hospital), where the first patient from Daegu(patient #31) diagnosed with COVID-19, was treated from Feb. 7 to 17, is OFFLIMITS to Soldiers, Civilians, family members and retirees. Do NOT visit thishospital. Anyone who visited this hospital between 7-17 Feb. shouldself-quarantine immediately, notify their chain or command or supervisor, andcall the USFK Novel Coronavirus 24-hour hotline at Brian D. Allgood ArmyCommunity Hospital (BDAACH): 050-3337-2556 (mobile to DSN), 737-2556 (DSN) andthe Korean CDC hotline number at 1339 as well as the Garrison at 010-8665-8776.

UPDATE #9:
Effective immediately, installation access in the USAG Daegu footprint will belimited to DOD ID Card holders registered in DBIDS, contract workers and theirwork crews who are working on the camps, delivery services who have businesscoming on post, and other mission critical and installation support agenciesand personnel. Not allowed on post are any visitors. This includes friends andvisitors, honorary pass holders and good neighbors, for example. This policywill be reassessed daily. Exceptions to this policy will be granted on acase-by-case basis by the Garrison Commander.

Travel to and from Daegu is restricted for U.S. service members and highlydiscouraged for civilians, retirees and family members. Current approved exceptionsto this policy include Area IV personnel (including command sponsored familieson vacation) who are currently on leave or TDY and will be returning to theirduty station in Daegu as well as upcoming TDYs and leaves that are alreadyapproved. The 19th ESC Commanding General will grant any other exceptions tothis policy on a case-by-case basis, and this policy will be reassessed daily.

The Camp Walker commissary is open now. Camp Carroll commissary opens at 11a.m. as regularly scheduled.

UPDATE #8:
Good morning, Area IV. Just to help put a stop to any rumors — no U.S.personnel on the Korean Peninsula have been diagnosed with novel coronavirus atthis time.

Starting today, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m. you will experience delays at the gatesof all USAG Daegu installations due to a health screening questionnaire that isbeing instituted at the gates starting at 1 p.m. as an added health and safetyprecaution for our Area IV community members. This will be assessed daily.

The USAG Daegu Commander will be conducting a Facebook Live Virtual TownHall today, Feb. 20, at 10:30 a.m. to answer any questions and concerns ourcommunity members may have. Please go to this site, the USAG Daegu Facebooksite, and type your questions and concerns into the comments box. We will tryto address and respond to everyone.

UPDATE #7:
Non-mission essential personnel are not required to report to work tomorrow,Feb. 20, until 1 p.m. Mission essential personnel report as scheduled. Pleasecheck with your chain of command or your supervisor to determine if you areconsidered mission essential or not. All Garrison activities and services willbe affected. Expect delays at the gates to all USAG Daegu installations, expectlimited services at some service provider locations. All FMWR facilities willbe closed until 1 p.m. If you aren't sure, call first to confirm. This is afluid and rapidly developing situation, but know that your safety and securityis our number one priority. Please excuse us as we try our best to keep youinformed with accurate and timely information, which we understand is critical.Have a good evening, Area IV. Together we can "Make a Difference."

UPDATE #6:
All Daegu Family and MWR facilities will open at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 20. Thefitness centers on Walker, Henry and Carroll will be 24-hour access only until1 p.m. At 1 p.m. they will open for everyone. The pool, library, CAC and allother FMWR facilities will all open at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 20.

UPDATE #5:
Three local hospital ERs are currently open. They are:
1. Dongsan Hospital (downtown old one)
2. Fatima Hospital (near Dong Daegu Train Station)
3. Chilgok Kyung Pook National University Hospital (close to Camp Carroll)

UPDATE #4:
Expect delays at the gates of all USAG Daegu installations due to healthscreening questionnaire as an added health and safety extra precaution for ourcommunity members. This will be assessed daily.

The USAG Daegu Commander will be conducting a Facebook Live Virtual TownHall tomorrow, Feb. 20, at 10:30 a.m. to answer any questions and concerns ourcommunity members may have. Pleasego to this site, the USAG Daegu Facebook siteand type your questions and concerns into the comments box. We will try toaddress and respond to everyone.

UPDATE #3:
DODEA Daegu Middle High School and Daegu Elementary School will be CLOSEDtomorrow, Feb. 20.

In addition, the Child Development Center will also be closed as well as allArea IV CYS activities, FMWR activities and classes to include Skies, Fitness,Aquatics, the CAC and library activities.

Dual military families and single parents should speak to their chain ofcommand and supervisors, but command teams will err on the side of the militaryfamilies as to not cause undue burden and hardship.

We will access conditions daily to determine closures for the following day.

Travel to and from Daegu will be limited to mission essential only forservice members. Families and DOD civilians are discouraged from traveling toand from Daegu.

Travel in and around Daegu is highly discouraged unless absolutely necessary.Please avoid public places and public transportation, to include stores,restaurants, subways and other heavily congested areas.

All visitors who are not performing mission essential or official businesswill be denied access to USAG Daegu military installation for the next 24hours. This directive will be reassessed daily. Visitors include people who donot have access to our military installations because they do not have theproper identification (ie: They do not have DOD ID Cards and are not registeredin DBIDS).

UPDATE #2
USAG Daegu is aware of several new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) inDaegu. One person, who is confirmed to be patient #31 in Korea and a COVID-19carrier, frequented the New World Church (Sin Cheon Ji Gyo Hoe), which is onemile from Camp Walker's Gate 6, and four other locations.

They are:
1) New World Church
2) Daegu Medical Center
3) Suseong-gu Health Clinic
4) Saeronan Oriental Clinic
5) Queen Vell Hotel

If any USAG Daegu and Area IV community members attended the New WorldChurch in the last couple of weeks, please follow this guidance: All servicemembers will immediately follow U.S. Forces Korea quarantine guidance, and allothers (family members, civilians, contractors, etc.) are highly encouraged toself-quarantine to prevent a potential spread of the virus.

If you visited any of the other four locations listed here and on the map,inform your chain of command or supervisor immediately. Also, as aprecautionary measure, please self-quarantine until Daegu officials complete afull contact trace investigation.

If you are feeling ill or sick, call the USFK Novel Coronavirus 24-hourhotline at Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital (BDAACH): 050-3337-2556(mobile to DSN), 737-2556 (DSN) and the Korean CDC hotline number at 1339.Before going to a hospital or clinic emergency room, please call ahead and letthem know of your symptoms as well as possible contacts with the virus.