Bolio Gate is the only active driving gate onto the Presidio of Monterey, and base access is limited to essential personnel only.
Turnstile access to the Presidio has been restored via Taylor, Franklin, and High Street gates.
Active-Duty service members may attend in-person religious services Sundays in the Weckerling Center second floor
Effective immediately, the Presidio of Monterey incorporates and applies all County of Monterey COVID-19 Orders to all individuals subject to DoD authority. All military personnel, family members, guests, DoD civilian employees, DoD contractors, lease tenants, and all others on the Presidio of Monterey are directed to shelter-in-place at their residences and wear face coverings when entering public places.
For the purposes of this Order, the Presidio of Monterey includes the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, the Ord Military Community, La Mesa Village, and U.S. Army Signal Activity-Camp Roberts. This order will remain in effect until rescinded.
The DoD has taken steps to reduce demand at ID card facilities and limit the number of essential workers performing ID card operations in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Individuals whose CAC expires within 30 days can renew certificates remotely.
CACs expiring within 30 days may still be replaced at a RAPIDS ID Card office.
CACs expiring after 16 APR 20 may be used for access to benefits through 30 SEP 20
Army and DoD contractors whose CACs will expire soon must request that their Period of Eligibility be extended in the Trusted Associate Sponsorship System (TASS).
CACs that expired on or after 16 APR 20 may be used for physical access to DoD facilities if the credential can be verified electronically by a facility's credential verification system (ePACS).
All personnel entering the Presidio of Monterey must have a face covering on their person. This will be shown to the Security personnel at the gates to allow entry. If you do not have a face covering, you will be denied entry until you have a face covering. Read more here...
As we continue in this battle with an unseen foe, each facing our own set of challenges, our hearts and prayers go out to those individuals and families that have been impacted by this pandemic… and there will be many more hard hit before this is over. If there is a glimmer of hope to be had it is in the realization that your hard-fought efforts are paying off. But we cannot afford to relax our vigilance.
Since May 1, the Presidio of Monterey has required all areas under its jurisdiction to fully adopt Monterey County's shelter-in-place guidelines, including Ord Military Community and La Mesa Village. Additionally, I have issued an order requiring the use of Face Coverings. This policy is in place to ensure that everyone is adhering to recommended social distancing practices and preventing the potential spread of the virus. PoM PD will be issuing citations to anyone violating this public health mandate. Anyone entering the installation must have a personal protective mask on entry. Anyone not in possession of a face covering will be turned away at the gate.
The garrison remains at Health Protection Condition ‘Charlie’. All essential functions remain operational and fully mission capable while all non-essential facilities/operations remain by appointment or closed altogether.
We recognize the hardship that is imposed on each of you in attempting to simply deal with the daily challenges of life in these times. And we appreciate your commitment to the fight and the sacrifices you continue to make each and every day. I encourage you to remain calm and continue to stay the course in what is proving to be an effective strategy. Continue to wash your hands; maintain social distance; exercise good personal hygiene. We will continue to provide you the latest information as we get it.
As we begin designing a sustainable and phased plan for a return to work, know that this plan will be developed with feedback from all levels of our staff, and then shared with our community. For the time being we are focused on the safety of our community with the methods and policies currently in place. Any potential updates would be shared on this website and our Facebook feed, so please follow them for the latest information. The current calendar of cancellation/closures are posted on the home page of our POM website, and on this page.
Let’s reach out to those we know to be struggling whether by phone contact, social media or appropriate social distancing to offer encouragement. And at the same time, let’s recognize the efforts of those around us to contribute to a struggle which is clearly paying off. Every time you wash your hands or enforce social distancing you are doing your part.
COL Varman Chhoeung
Below are some of the most recent and impactful updates
Access to the Presidio of Monterey
- Bolio Gate is the only active entrance gate onto the Presidio of Monterey, and is open 24 x 7
- Turnstile access to the Presidio has been restored via Taylor, Franklin, and High Street gates.
- Personnel must have a face covering on their person. This will be shown to the Security personnel at the gates to allow entry. If you do not have a face covering, you will be denied entry until you have a face covering
- NOT yet initiating medical screening procedures at the gates
All MWR facilities are closed *EXCEPT - CDC and PYC*
- Child Development Center: - 0700-1730 M-F
- Porter Youth Center – 0700-1730 M-F
The CDC and PYC remain open in support of mission essential personnel only. There is an identified risk in continuing to provide child care under the current circumstances. This necessitates a very careful balance of risk against mission requirements. CDC and PYC are not available for convenience. For CDC ‘Mission Essential’ defined as: 1) Single Active Military, 2) Dual Active Military, 3) First Responders - Fire, Police, EMT, 4) Health Care, 5) Those deemed Mission Essential by Command.
Commissary and PX
- MANDATORY OBSERVED HAND WASHING PRIOR TO ENTRY
- 75 patron maximum commissary
- Carts are required for entry, to help maintain social distancing
- Only every other register open
Common Access Cards (CAC) guidance
- Issuance shall be limited to initial requests or reissuance of an expiring CAC within 30 days of expiration. At this time CAC's shall not be reissued due to printed information changes (e.g., promotions, name changes).
- If the cardholder's affiliation is unchanged, USID cards which expired on or after January 1, 2020, are authorized for continued benefit use through September 30, 2020.
- Remote USID card renewals and reissuance shall be expanded.
- Remote family member enrollment / eligibility updates are authorized.
- Remote USID card initial issuance for first-time card issuance or replacement of a lost/stolen ID is authorized.
As you are aware, most offices are conducting business only by phone with a couple of notable exceptions:
- I.D. Card Appointments: appointments online, print the confirmation letter for installation access.
- I.D. CARDS/CAC: card to expire within 60 days can be renewed now.
- MPD: Appointment Only (Telephonic Services)
- Education Center CLOSED
- Agent Letters: - by appointment only
Finally, a pending OUSD(I&S) memo is expected to announce the authority to use expired DoD ID cards (CAC and USID cards) for physical access. This memo is in staffing and should be released in the coming days.
California Department of Public Health