CURRENT HPCON LEVEL:

HPCON Charlie

WHAT IS HPCON?

The Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 6200.03 “Public Health Emergency Management Within the DoD,”and supplements, provides military commanders with policy applicable to theCOVID-19 outbreak. Commanders review and update the health protection condition(HPCON) based on the risk level in the local community and in cooperation with local, state, or host nation guidance.

Commanders and public health personnel use HPCON levels to guide specific actions you can take in response to a health threat. While it’s always important to prevent the spread of germs, there are additional steps you can take if COVID-19 transmission becomes more widespread in your community. This site lists potential actions that may be indicated as a result of COVID-19.Regardless of the current HPCON level, always follow the guidance from your installation and local public health agencies.

Take the following actions to protect the health and safety of your Family and your community.


Take everyday actions to stop the spread of germs:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
  • Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue, then throw it in the trash; cough/sneeze into your elbow if tissues are unavailable.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Ensure all immunizations are up to date, including your seasonal flu shot.
  • Stay home if you are sick, and avoid close contact with Family members and pets.


Continue all previous actions and:

  • Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you are sick, call your medical provider for instructions on receiving care before going to the clinic
  • Stay informed by routinely checking reliable sources of information such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and your local public health agencies.


Continue all previous actions and:

  • Avoid unnecessary contact with others, such as shaking hands and hugging.
  • Avoid unnecessary travel, especially to areas known to be experiencing active disease transmission.
  • Ensure supplies of food, medication, and other items needed for babies and pets are available to last at least 14 days.
  • Prepare for travel restrictions and cancellation of public gatherings, such as school, religious, and other community activities; make alternative arrangements for childcare.
  • Observe local guidance on movement restrictions and access requirements for military installations.
  • Seek guidance from employers and unit leaders about changes to work practices (e.g., telework) and training events.
  • Comply with medical orders for self-isolation or quarantine.


Continue taking all previous actions and:

  • Expect cancellation of in-person gatherings (e.g., schools, daycare, all community activities) and restricted ability to travel.
  • Plan activities for Family members, especially children, in case you are restricted to your home for prolonged periods of time.
  • Prepare for the potential of limited access to supplies and services, including severely restricted access to military installations.
  • Implement remote work procedures as directed by your employer.
  • If outside the United States, authorized or ordered departure actions may be implemented.


Continue taking all previous actions and:

  • Expect to remain at home for extended periods of time as movement in the community may be restricted, and at-home isolation or quarantine may be directed.
  • Follow all directives and guidance from local, state and Federal authorities; these actions are to protect the health and safety of you and your Family.

GOOD TO KNOW

Established in October, 1941, United States Army Garrison Fort Gordon, formerly known as Camp Gordon, was named after Democrat Governor and two term Georgia Senator John Brown Gordon.  The installation is home to U.S. Army Cyber Command, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence, U.S. Army Signal Corps and U.S. Army Cyber Corps.  Other Commands and Partners include Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Command, Southern Regional Dental and Veterinary Commands, 7th Signal Command, Naval Information Operations Command, Joint Strategic Intelligence Operation, Communications and Military Intelligence units, Army Reserve/National Guard Training, U.S.A.F. Air Reserve heavy-drop training and Homeland Security Training. 

 

Garrisons, are also called an installation or post and are communities that provide many of the same types of services expected from any town to include: law enforcement, fire protection, sports and recreational facilities, religious activities, shopping and entertainment and child, youth and teen programs.


The Garrison command team and staff

perform operational support to enable mission readiness and provide an enhanced quality of life for service members, retirees, veterans, their families and the civilians of Fort Gordon and Gillem Enclave. 

 

Gillem Enclave opened 1941 as Atlanta Army Depot and is located near Atlanta.  In 1973, it was renamed Fort Gillem in memory of WWI, Major General Alvan Gillem Jr., who began his military career at then, near-by Fort McPherson.  As part of the 2011 implementation of BRAC, Fort Gillem, became a satellite location of Fort Gordon and was renamed, Gillem Enclave. It is the site of 3rd Medical Command, Defense Forensic Science Center and the Military Entrance Processing Station.

 

Our Vision is to become the premier multi-mission, multi-service military installation in the Army.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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*** Traffic Advisory for Sept. 17 ***
17 Sep 2020 13:03
Please be advised: avoid Avenue of the States between 38th Street to 42nd Street. Traffic has been rerouted to 3rd Avenue. Exercise extreme caution while on the roads this morning as driving conditions are hazardous. Thank you for your cooperation in advance. (Message issued by Fort Gordon Installation Operations Center)


DFMWR Facility Closures
17 Sep 2020 13:15
Due to flooding, the following facilities will be closed: Gordon Lanes Bowling Center - 9/17/2020 thru 9/18/2020 Gordon Lakes Golf Club - 9/17/2020 We thank everyone for their understanding!


garrison policy letters

USAG-Fort Garrison policy letters are developed to inform the community of additional regulatory requirements set forth by the Garrison Commander.

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FEATURED ARTICLES

What the Payrool Tax Deferral Means for Soldiers  
WASHINGTON - With plans to put payroll taxes on ice for the rest of the year,  Army finance officials warn Soldiers the tax breaks are temporary and will be collected starting in January.... [Click photo to read more]

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A Symbol of Readiness: Troop Medical Clinic Named After Medic-Hero 
Members of the Fort Gordon community joined Eisenhower Army Medical Center staff for a memorialization ceremony on Aug. 20.  Formerly Troop Medical CLinic 4, EAMC leaders unveiled a bronze plaque baring the name and brief biography of Private Henry S. Huber, for whome the building is now named after.... [Click photo to read more]

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