CURRENT HPCON LEVEL:
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.
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02 Dec 2021 05:06
Fort Gordon ID/DEERS office, room 161 in Darling Hall, will be temporarily closed from 27 December 2021 – 28 January 2022 for renovation. For ID/DEERS services during this time please call 706-791-1930/1927 or email: email@example.com
*** Prescribed Burn Notice for 07 December ***
07 Dec 2021 11:33
The Fort Gordon Wildland Fire Team will be conducting a controlled burn today, 7 Dec. beginning at 11 a.m. This controlled burn will take place in Training Areas 36 and 37B, and will consist of 135 Acres. Point of Contact for this action is Adam Weatherford, 706-791-9209. #FortGordon #WildlandFireTeam #prescribedburn
***Commissary Mask Requirement***
03 Dec 2021 06:13
The Defense Commissary Agency recently announced that all individuals must wear a mask or face covering when entering, working or shopping in any DoD Commissary or DeCA facility.
Gate 6 Now Open
Anyone needing a pass must use Gate 6 to obtain a pass at the new VCC located further down Gordon Highway passed Gate 2 and 3.
Effective Saturday, 4:45 a.m. Oct 23, 2021:
Gate 6 will open 24/7 as the new, main access control point for DOD ID Card Holders, commercial vehicles and installation visitors & non-DOD ID card holders requiring passes.
The Visitor Control Center (VCC) at Gate 6 must be used by all visitors/non-DOD ID Card holders requiring a pass for installation access. The Gate 6 VCC will be open Mon-Fri from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be closed on Sunday.
Gates 2 & 3 closed Fri. 22 Oct. 21 permanently
IMPORTANT - Gate 1 Operational Changes effective Saturday Oct. 23, 2021:
There will no longer be ‘bump-out’ lanes at Gate 1. Instead, there will only be two lanes of inbound and outbound traffic 24/7 to include the morning rush.
Gate 1 may only be used by DOD ID Card holders and those with authorized Fort Gordon Access Credentials/documents.
Gate 1 may not be used by anyone without a DOD ID Card or authorized Fort Gordon Access Credentials/documents.
If a visitor does not have a DOD ID Card or authorized Fort Gordon Access Credentials/documents they MUST use Gate 6 and the new Visitor Control Center facility located there to request access.
Gate 5 : No change to gate operations
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Christmas House brings joy to area families during holiday season
For many, the holiday season is synonymous with giving and receiving. But for some military families, financial restraints and hardships make it challenging to give – particularly the junior enlisted with children. That’s where Fort Gordon Christmas House comes in.
What started out as an act of kindness by a group of nurses at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center 55 years ago has since evolved into a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, made possible by the hard work and dedication of countless volunteers. And while the program has undergone many changes throughout the years, its mission remains the same: to bring joy and new toys to military families.
“It’s a program that is aimed at assisting service members during Christmastime and making an impact on service members,” said Jeanie Cabral, Christmas House president....... [Click photo to read more]
Gate 6 opens as new main gate
Fort Gordon reached another milestone speaking to the installation’s growth and mission capabilities.
Dozens of Fort Gordon personnel and members of surrounding communities gathered on Oct. 22 to celebrate the long-awaited completion of Gate 6. The gate officially opened to the public the next morning at 4:45 a.m.
Brig. Gen. Paul T. Stanton, Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon commanding general, said that the gate’s opening was a testament to the power of “teamwork, dedication and efficient planning.
“We’re winning today as we have tangible and measurable proof of taking a vision and driving it to an outcome,” Stanton said.
Located about a mile from Gate 2, on the northwest corner of post, Gate 6 was designed to better support Fort Gordon’s infrastructure and surrounding communities as they grow at a rapid pace..........[Click photo to read more]