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BX/Commissary Restrictions

KAFB has begun a slow reopening returning Team Kirtland members to the base and resuming normal operations. Current expectations are to lift retiree restriction access to the installation in July. An exact date will be announced when available.

 

Use of cloth face coverings are required by ALL personnel within the Defense Commissary Agency facility, Base Exchange Complex facility, Shoppettes, and 377 ABW Medical facilities.‚Äč

Effective March 24, 2020, restrictions have been placed on Base Exchange and Commissary access to only active duty, retired personnel employed at Kirtland and base residents with Commissary privileges.

Base pharmacies will remain open to all eligible. 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE COVID-19

According to the CDC, anyone contracting a respiratory illness shouldn’t assume it is novel coronavirus; it is far more likely to be a more common malady, such as seasonal influenza or the common cold. However, patients who traveled to China, or another area where COVID-19 has been identified as having community transmission, in the past 14 days, and currently have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, should immediately seek medical care and notify their medical provider of their travel history. Make sure to report your status to your supervisor.

For those serviced by the 377 MDG, please call 505-846-3200 first for instructions on reporting to the clinic.

For those not serviced by the 377 MDG, call the medical facility before arrival so the staff can take appropriate precautions. People who think they may have been exposed to the virus should contact their healthcare provider immediately.

For Sandia National Laboratories employees please call 505-844-4237.

What is COVID-19?

WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?

There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. 

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

HOW IS THE VIRUS SPREAD?

The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person-to-person. 

For more information, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

New Mexico Health Informaiton

New Mexico Department of Health updates on COVID-19 can be found at: 

https://cv.nmhealth.org/.

Department of Defense

The latest Department of Defense updates on COVID-19 can be found at: 

https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Spotlight/Coronavirus/.