CURRENT HPCON LEVEL:

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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.

Crisis Phone Numbers

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To register or update your information in the mandatory Alert! Mass Warning Notification System click on the image below:

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For questions regarding the Alert! System, or with registration issues,  contact the Alert! Helpdesk at (866) 515-0551 or email usarmy.detroit.rdecom.mbx.em2p-help-desk@mail.mil.

 

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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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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***Training Notice for 27 January***
26 Jan 2022 07:24
Fort Gordon has scheduled Aviation Training (to include Helicopters and Fixed Wing Aircrafts) on the southwest portion of the installation Thursday 27 January from 8 a.m. to midnight. The community near this portion of the Fort Gordon Range Training Complex may hear unusually loud noise throughout the day. DO NOT BE ALARMED, this is a pre-coordinated training event. If you have questions or concerns about the training, please call the Installation Operations Center (IOC) at (706) 791-9747. (Message issued by Fort Gordon Installation Operations Center)


***Fort Gordon is a No Drone Zone***
26 Jan 2022 10:04
It is unlawful to operate an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) otherwise known as a “drone” on Fort Gordon without authorization. Unauthorized use of UAS on/over Fort Gordon subjects the operator to possible punishment under either the UCMJ, or Federal and/or State law as well as forfeiture of the UAS, recordings, photographs, or videos. “No-Drone” signs are posted at the installation gates and other locations. If you see a UAS/drone on Fort Gordon; DIAL 911.


***Fort Gordon & Gillem Enclave now at HPCON BRAVO***
31 Dec 2021 10:20
Fort Gordon continues its commitment to ensuring our service members, family members, retirees and civilians remain healthy and mission ready. In response to the rise of the highly transmissible Omicron variant and the rising case numbers in the community, effective 31 December 2021, Fort Gordon and Gillem Enclave have transitioned to HPCON BRAVO. Subsequently, installation services and unit operations have adjusted in accordance with the latest Center for Disease Control (CDC) and DOD/HQDA Force Health Protection guidance. These defensive protocols are being reinstated to protect Fort Gordon’s population and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.


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***Fort Gordon is a No Drone Zone***

It is unlawful to operate an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) otherwise known as a “drone” on Fort Gordon without authorization.

Unauthorized use of UAS on/over Fort Gordon subjects the operator to possible punishment under either the UCMJ, or Federal and/or State law as well as forfeiture of the UAS, recordings, photographs, or videos.

“No-Drone” signs are posted at the installation gates and other locations.

If you see a UAS/drone on Fort Gordon; DIAL 911.

FORT GORDON NEWS

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FEATURED ARTICLES

Connecting through food

 

Fort Gordon’s Relocation Readiness program staff is continuously looking for creative ways to connect military spouses with resources and with each another. One of its latest ways is a tangible, delicious example.

 

Thanks to the help of several military spouses and Relocation staff, a “simple recipe book” is now available. Cookbooks are in digital format and free to any to any military ID cardholder who would like one.

 

 

Sharell Byrd, Relocation Readiness program manager, Army Community Service, along with Natascha Echols and Kenya Elder, fellow staff members, came up with the idea in October, leaving just enough time to compile recipes into a cookbook for the holidays. They promoted the idea through various platforms including social media, the Fort Gordon News, flyers, and a military spouse distribution list....... [Click photo to read more]

 

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New Year Similar Focus

 

If there’s one topic Fort Gordon officials wish they would not have to discuss in the present tense, most might agree on COVID. But as the pandemic continues to affect nearly every aspect of life, it remained the focal point of a recent town hall.

 

The U.S. Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon hosted a virtual town hall on Jan. 13, led by Brig. Gen. Paul T. Stanton, commanding general. The event served as a platform for key leaders and subject matter experts to provide updates on the current COVID-19 response and various other concerns. There was also an opportunity for the community to ask questions of leadership.

 

In his opening remarks, Stanton explained the reasoning behind recent changes to the Health Protection Condition, which went from Alpha to Bravo shortly before holiday block leave ended. Those reasons mostly had to do with the spread of omicron, COVID’s newest variant. As a result, everyone must wear a mask while indoors – regardless of vaccination status. Those who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask while outdoors............[Click photo to read more]

 

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