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Fort Huachuca coordinates requests for Army assets with non-resident military units, communities, businesses, sports teams and individuals who support service members, families and veterans. Please fill out the form and return it to the Fort Huachuca G3 (click on link for email).
This summer a memorandum from the Under Secretary of Defense rescinded the previous COVID-19 Force Health Protection Guidance that we’d become accustomed to over the past months and years of the pandemic. Although the COVID-19 public health emergency ended on May 11, 2023, the virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV2) is still in circulation around the globe and is a leading cause of respiratory illness.
As we begin to enter the traditional cold and flu season, some of the preventative measures we’ve learned during the pandemic will serve us well as we strive to keep our installation workforce and their families safe and healthy.
While local COVID-19 rates have increased, they remain low in comparison to our historical numbers. As such, no change to our current Health Protection Condition is required.
We encourage members of our installation workforce and their families to continue to follow CDC recommendations. Vaccination remains one of the most effective ways to limit the spread of preventable respiratory diseases, including, but not limited to, seasonal influenza and COVID-19.
Community members are encouraged to receive the influenza vaccination when available.
As much as we want to see everyone in the office each day, we know the traditional cold and flu season may not make that possible.
Individuals exhibiting a new onset of symptoms from an infectious respiratory disease, including, but not limited to colds, influenza and COVID-19, should not come to work until their symptoms have begun to resolve. Symptoms may include fever, body aches, cough, runny nose, sore throat, vomiting or diarrhea. Review the COVID-19 Management Guidelines.
- Learn about local COVID-19 testing options.
- Active-duty Soldiers should follow the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center’s COVID-19 Testing Guidelines.
- If you develop these symptoms OR receive a positive COVID-19 test result you should:
- Stay home, isolate for 5 full days after onset of symptoms or the test result, AND
- Mask for 10 full days.
- If you are in close contact with someone with these symptoms OR who tested positive for COVID-19 you should:
- Mask for 10 full days and watch for symptoms.
- You do not need to isolate at home unless you develop symptoms.
- Negative test results are not required for individuals who have recently recovered from a respiratory infection to return to the workplace.
- Learn more online at What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID-19.
If you are experiencing difficulty breathing, altered mental status, inability to keep down fluids, or other medical emergencies seek immediate medical attention.
RWBAHC Public Health contact is available 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday at 520.255.6692.
Welcome to Fort Huachuca, home to the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM)/9th Army Signal Command and more than 48 supported tenants representing a diverse, multiservice population.
Located in Cochise County, in southeast Arizona, about 15 miles north of the border with Mexico, Fort Huachuca is an Army installation with a rich frontier history. Established in 1877, the Fort was annexed in 1971 by the city of Sierra Vista and declared a national landmark in 1976.
Today Fort Huachuca is the largest employer in Cochise County and the largest economic contributor in Arizona. The Fort develops and tests Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capabilities; delivers intelligence and unmanned aircraft systems training and education; designs, develops and integrates intelligence capabilities, concepts and doctrine; and provides world-class quality support services to the Huachuca community to enable mission command in support of Army and Joint operations and the continued evolution of Fort Huachuca.
The Fort's unique environment encompasses 946 square miles of restricted airspace and 2,500 square miles of protected electronic ranges, key components to the national defense mission.