Current Operations and Status Updates

AAFES/Fort Detrick Exchange

Masks are Required

Hours of Operation:

Detrick Mini Mall (gas pumps remain open 24/7)

  • Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Subway:

  • Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Dry Cleaner/Laundry Services:

  • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed  

The Fort Detrick Barbershop is Open

The Barbershop reopened May 4 and operates by appointments only for authorized users.  No walk-in appointments.

Authorized users include DoD uniformed personnel and mission essential personnel with grooming standards such as first responders,  military dependents, DA Civilians and retirees. 

Customers are asked to arrive no earlier than 5 minutes prior to appointment and are not permitted to wait in PX or Food Court.  To schedule an appointment call (301) 619-2345.

  • Hours:
  • Mon-Fri - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday - 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Sunday - Closed

Army Community Service Lending Closet

ACS Lending Closet provides basic household items to borrow short term to assist transitioning Soldiers and their families who are arriving to/departing from Fort Detrick

The Lending Closet is located in Building 1520, ACS Room 125

Due to COVID 19, an appointment must be scheduled to utilize the lending closet.  For appointment call: 301-619-3249/7453/6364.

Transitioning Soldiers/Government Employees who are new to Fort Detrick may need to borrow items while their household goods are being transported.  This service assist clients from having to go buy things that they already have but haven't arrived yet.  Basic household goods include dishes, pot and pans, small appliances, air mattresses, babies’ cribs, folding tables and chairs, dog crates, vacuum cleaners and other items.

Barquist Army Health Clinic:

Masks are Required

Health Screenings-Visitors are prescreened prior to parking vehicles and entering Barquist Army Health Clinic.

Beginning June 7, 2021.

- BAHC will no longer have screeners outside the clinic.

- BAHC will discontinue drive up pharmacy operations.

 - All visitors and patients will have to use the main entrance to BAHC and the Dental Clinic.

- All visitors and patients entering BAHC will be screened at the entrance using the COVID questions.

- BAHC will continue to restrict the amount of personnel in the building to those that have an appointment or are the actual person receiving prescriptions. (Minors will be allowed to have 1 accompanying adult with them).

- All personnel entering the building are still required to wear a mask. 

 

The COVID Vaccination Clinic will still be conducted in Building 1520 on the 2d floor.

 

 

Dental Clinic:

Masks are Required

Now providing almost all routine services such as readiness exams, cleanings, fillings, routine crown and bridge, etc. Patients can call and schedule these services. Sick call each day from 7:30-9 a.m. Walk in sick call is not accepted. Call 301-619-7675 to be triaged by a provideder and schedule appointments.  

CAC/ID Card:

Military Personnel Division (MPD): ID Cards/DEERS - appointment only; no walk-ins (exception for CAC Pin resets and DEERS update).

To improve health and safety precautions, touchless temperature checks will be conducted for everyone visiting MPD and the ID Card offices. 

Military Personnel Division will prioritize CAC Card renewals to the following categories: Military, DOD Civilians and DOD Contractors. Individuals in those categories should call 301-619-7311 directly to book an appointment.

For those not in these groups, please schedule your appointment on line at https://IDCO.DMDC.OSD.MIL/IDCO

Fort Detrick employees please direct questions to 301-619-0101  

Forest Glen employees please direct questions to 301-319- 5501    

Child and Youth Services

Masks are Required for anyone ages 2 and up.

CYS programs are open and providing care to 75% capacity or allotted spaces.

Operating hours are:

Forest Glen CDC: 7 am- 5 pm

Fort Detrick CDC: 6 am-6 pm

School Age Services/MIddle School Team: 6 am-6 pm

Parent Central Services: 9 am -4 pm

For more info please call 301-619-7100

The Auto Skill Shop is open by appointment only by calling 301-619-2759. Physical Distancing and all patrons will be asked screening questions prior to entry. Vehicles can be dropped for full service such as oil changes by DFMWR Staff.

Self Help Vehicle bays will open from 9am-5pm Wed-Sat and Sundays from noon to 8 pm .  Appointments required.  Bay fees are $8 hour.  For safety, every other bay will open.

Chapel:

Masks are Required during services

Sunday Chapel Services are indoor at limited capacit

ID Card Information

ID Cards/DEERS - appointment only; no walk-ins (exception for CAC Pin resets) call 301-619-7311 to schedule.

 

Enrollment, Update or Termination of Benefits Required Documents:

To complete a DD form 1172-2 electronically please go to https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/self_service

 

Reinstatement of CAC Retention for Transferring Civilians:

 

FAQs:

For more information go to: https://www.cac.mil/Coronavirus/

 

ID Card Information

ID Card Information

The Department is equally committed to the safety of our personnel and beneficiaries, including retirees and other high-risk populations. This includes ensuring continued access to healthcare and other benefits during this time of increasing precaution and restrictions in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). To ensure DoD ID card offices are postured to maintain continuity of operations, and to minimize the number of non-essential required visits at DoD ID card offices, the following guidance is in effect through June 30, 2021 for USID cards ONLY: 

Uniformed Services ID Cards (USID)

  • ·         If a cardholder's affiliation is unchanged, USID cards which expired on or after January 1, 2020, are authorized for continued benefit use through June 30, 2021. You can begin scheduling appointments online with availability at Fort Detrick ID card office site 101572 starting April 1, 2021 at https://idco.dmdc.osd.mil/idco/
  • ·         Termination of cardholder affiliation with the DoD or termination of benefit eligibility shall be verified electronically prior to confiscating an expired USID card with an expiration date on or after January 1, 2020.
  • ·         Remote USID card renewals and reissuance shall be expanded.
  • ·         Remote family member enrollment/eligibility updates are authorized.
  • ·         Remote USID card initial issuance for first-time issuance or replacement of lost/stolen ID card is authorized.
  • ·         All remotely-issued USID cards shall be issued with an expiration date not to exceed one year from the date of issuance.
  • ·         The minimum age for initial USID card issuance is increased from 10 to 14 years.
  • ·         Continued use of the Reserve USID card to obtain active duty benefits is authorized for mobilized Reservists and their eligible dependents.

Please direct all questions to Military Personnel Division by calling 301-619-7311.

An extension was granted for temporary policy guidance at the reference for Uniformed Services ID (USID) cards that expired between January 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021 only, through:

 

  • August 31, 2021 for all Foreign Affiliates and their dependents;

  • October 31, 2021 for dependents of Active Duty Uniformed Service members, and for Reserve and National Guard Uniformed Service members and their dependents; and

  • January 31, 2022, for Retirees and their dependents, and all other populations.

 USID cards that expired before January 1, 2020 or after July 31, 2021 have not been extended and will not be accepted.

 

Helpful Links

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Department of Defense Updates

Department of the Army Updates

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Common PCS and Travel Authorities

Common PCS and Travel Scenarios

Coronavirus government site

Department of Defense Rumor Control

Frederick County Department of Health

Governor of Maryland updates

COVID 19 TESTING LOCATIONS IN MARYLAND

Maryland Coronavirus Rumor Control

Maryland Department of Health

Maryland Department of Health Impacts Related to COVID19 Map

Montgomery County Department of Health

MHS Prevention Infographic

Office of Personnel Management Guidance

State of Maryland Business Portal

Travel Information

USA.Gov Coronavirus Site

World Health Organization Guidance

Workplace Safety

Educational Materials

 

COVID-19 Best Practices If COVID-19 Is Present in Your Community (PDF)

Facemask Guidance (PDF)

10-tips for at-home quarantine or self-monitoring (PDF)

Education Materials PDF

Social Distancing

Quarantine vs. Isolation

Household Cleaner Safety

Face Coverings Flyer

 

Prevention and Treatment (CDC)

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

     

    For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website

    These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses.

     

    How COVID-19  Spreads According to the CDC?

  • Person-to-person spread

  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

     

    Can someone spread the virus without being sick?

  • People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).

  • Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

  • Spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects

  • It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Vaccine Information

The Department of Defense is implementing a standardized and coordinated strategy for prioritizing, distributing, and administering a COVID-19 vaccine(s) through a phased approach to DoD uniformed service members, both the active and Selected Reserve components, including members of the National Guard; dependents; retirees; civilian employees, and selected DoD contract personnel as authorized in accordance with DoD regulation. 

 

For detailed information on the COVID19 vaccine visit the resources below.

Military Health System: COVID19 Vaccine Efforts

CDC: Vaccine FAQs

Tricare: COVID Vaccine information

Army Public Health Center

COVID19 Vaccine: Questions and Answers

Q1: When is a COVID-19 vaccine going to be available?

A1: The DoD initially expects a limited quantity of COVID-19 vaccine before the end of 2020, and rolling delivery to MTFs and other health care facilities after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the vaccine for use.

When the vaccine becomes available, DoD will follow the CDC’s prioritization guidelines (framework) for distribution. Talk to your provider or local MTF for more details about when vaccine will become available.

Source: DHA-IHD. DoD COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation Planning Update Newsletter. 4 November 2020.

 

Q2: What is an Emergency Use Authorization?

A2: 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.

Source: MHS Communications Plan. COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2) Prevention – Vaccination Questions and Answers.

 

Q3: What kind of information will be available to me before I receive the vaccine?

A3: Each potential recipient of COVID-19 vaccine will receive a vaccine-specific Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Fact Sheet for Recipients from the FDA, which will provide the following information:

Ÿ Basic information on COVID-19, symptoms, and what to discuss with a health care provider before vaccination

Ÿ Who should and should not receive the vaccine

Ÿ That recipients have the choice to receive the vaccine

Ÿ Dosage and vaccine series information

Ÿ Risks and benefits of the vaccine

Ÿ An explanation of what an EUA is and why it is issued

Ÿ Any approved available alternatives for preventing COVID-19

Ÿ Additional resources

Source: CDC. COVID-19 Vaccine Training Modules. https://www2.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/covid19/SHVA/10080.asp