The Fort Knox senior commander announced last night that, effective June 17 (TODAY), the post's HPCON level is "BRAVO."
This change authorizes further expansions and openings of services/operations. "BRAVO" also enables various mission partners to facilitate bringing additional members of their workforce back to their respective offices.
All CDC, DoD and Fort Knox social distancing instructions remain in effect during "BRAVO."
Summary of installation-level service changes as a result of the HPCON change to "BRAVO" are as follows:
**Rescinding the memorandum temporarily permitting shopping privileges to mission-essential DA civilians working or living on post **Also rescinding the temporary designated shopping hours by authorized shopper category
*Directorate of Public Works
**Resuming the cleaning of individual office spaces, routine work orders, full hours of Recycling Center operations, and face-to-face customer service at Housing Services Office, Hunt Control and Master Planning
**Main Exchange capacity increasing from 33% to 43% capacity **Moving showings permitted in Waybur Theater at 33% capacity (NOTE: Due to movie projector maintenance, movies are projected to begin as early as June 19)
*Army Continuing Education System (ACES) **College classrooms reopening at 33% capacity
*Cantigny Dining Facility
**Closed through June 20 for maintenance; reopening June 21 and permitting dine-in at 33% capacity
*Kouma Dining Facility
**Permitting dine-in at 33% capacity
**Child Development Center, School Age Center and Devers Middle School & Teen Center ***Expansion of services remains dependent upon staff’s ability to return to work and complete required training when on site ***Access remains limited due to IMCOM required 40% staff-to-child ratio reduction **Samuel Adams Brewhouse tentatively reopening July 13 (following kitchen renovation) at 33% capacity **Saber & Quill ***Fiddlers’ Green expanding dine-in capacity July 7 to 50% ***Catering resuming July 6 with capacity and service restrictions **Houston Bowling Center expanding bowling lanes and Strike Zone Snack Bar capacities July 7 to 50% **Patriot Commons reopening July 6 and permitting dine-in at 50% capacity **Camp Carlson (e.g., RV and tent sites, family cabins) expanding operations July 13 to 75% capacity **Equipment Checkout Center lobby reopening with limited walk-in capacity (no more than 5 patrons) **All recreational classes moving to Sadowski Center with classes capped at 10 patrons **5K Race Series events resuming at Brooks Parade Field and/or Eastman Park **Gammon Pool – capacity and customer-base likely to expand to allow more lanes/swimmers beginning July 1 **Anderson Indoor Aquatics Center – possibly reopening July 1 at limited capacity **Water Park – no immediate plans to reopen at this time
***NOTE: Officials continue to evaluate potential options; any decisions will be communicated immediately
*Religious Support Office chapels reopening June 21 with services at 33% capacity **Prichard Place Chapel
***9 a.m. – Chapel Next service (in-person, FM transition and Facebook Live streaming)
***11 a.m. – Catholic Mass (in-person and FM transition)
***1 p.m. – Samoan service (in-person)
***11:30 a.m. – Gospel service (in-person and Facebook Live streaming) **Main Post Chapel outside
***9:30 a.m. – Traditional service (in-person and FM transmission)
*Playgrounds and parks
**Residential playgrounds (Knox Hills) opening June 17 **All other on-post playgrounds and parks opening July 1
*Indoor ceremonies (e.g., Fort Knox Monthly Retirement Ceremony in Waybur Theater) may occur at 33% capacity
**Resuming, routine service orders, in-person move ins/move outs and home showings **Self-help available by appointment (e.g., filters, mowers) **Community offices open by appointment
As always, those with questions about the status of a certain activity/action should contact their supervisor.
Remember to visit the COVID-19 webpage on the Fort Knox website for additional information.