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COVID-19 FAQ's
 

Read the latest answers to our most Frequently asked questions by clicking on the links below. The FAQ's are continously being updated to provide you with the latest knowledge on the situation.

 
Q: What HPCON level is NTC?
A: The NTC/Fort Irwin is at HPCON B as of 7 January, 2022.
 
Q: Can relatives friends visit from off post/other states?
A: Visitor access to Fort Irwin is subject to appropriate Garrison Regulations.  ETP's are no longer required.
 
Q: Are Special Unit Events and Official Functions Authorized?
A: Yes. Unit, neighborhood, religious, and social events are encouraged to promote community connection across Fort Irwin.  As of 24 September 2021, DoD has restricted all meetings, events and conferences to no more than 50 participants.  This policy does not apply to military classroom instruction, exercises and field training.
 
Q: Will common areas like gyms, restaurants, movie theaters, bowling alleys, church, etc. be closed/canceled and, if so, for how long?
A: All facilities are open at full capacity for all authorized users.  Masks are required at these facilities for all unvaccinated personnel.  
 
Q: Are the current and future RTU’s restricted to the RUFMA/RUBA?
A: No, As of 6 August, 2021, the rotational unit is authorized access to on-post facilities.  This includes guest OC/Ts, LTP personnel, and augmentees. 
 
Q: Are any rotations canceled/postponed or altered?
A: Thanks to the success of our mitigation measures and continued vigilance of our community members, we have resumed our Rotational Calendar.
 
Q: Does Weed Army Community Hospital have any COVID-19 test kits?
A: Yes, WACH does have COVID-19 test kits and has begun vaccinating our population IAW the DoD's COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.  Vaccines are available to all beneficiaries 12 and up.  Appointments can be made     here:  https://go.usa.gov/xHgSE ​​​​.​​​
 
Q: Are there purchase limits at the Commissary?
A: No, the commisary has lifted all limitations.  
 
Q: Who has to wear face masks and where do they need to wear them?
A: As of 7 January, 2022 all persons receiving services or performing duties within MEDDAC, DENTAC, CYS, or Commissary facilities will continue to wear masks regardless of community transmission rates and vaccination status. All Service members, Federal employees, on-site contractor employees, residents, and visitors – regardless of vaccination status – will wear a mask while in government facilities on Fort Irwin. All unvaccinated children ages 2 and up are encouraged, per CDC guidelines, to wear masks while indoors or unable to maintain 6 feet of distance. All Service members will continue to follow local and state guidelines for mask wear when off the installation, or in a leave/pass status.

View all of the COVID-19 Related Memorandums below

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