KAFB COVID-19 Information

Click the link for full ICD text: Installation Commander's Directive - ICD #52 - Updated Mask Policy - July 30, 2021

In response to the elevated public health threat posed by the COVID-19 Delta variant, DoD policy now requires mask wear indoors on base, regardless of vaccination status. HPCON Alpha remains in effect.   

New DoD Mask Guidance

On July 28, 2021, the Department of Defense issued new guidance mandating mask wear. In areas of "substantial" or "high" community transmission of the COVID-19, all service members, federal employees, contractors and visitors – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors on military bases. In addition, those who are not fully vaccinated must physically distance when indoors. According to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, Bernalillo County is considered a "substantial” area of community COVID-19 transmission. Therefore, the new mask and distancing policy applies to Team Kirtland. 

DoD Mask Guidelines - July 28, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination now available to all Team Kirtland health care beneficiaries age 18+

The COVID-19 vaccine distribution is now open for all Tier 2 beneficiaries at Kirtland Air Force Base. This means if you are a Department of Defense ID cardholder with access to Kirtland AFB, you are eligible to register for the vaccine. Beneficiaries must be age 18 or older for the Moderna vaccine. To schedule your first or second COVID-19 vaccination at the 377th Medical Group, go to the following web link: https://informatics-stage.health.mil/KirtlandCOVIDApp/

     Installation Commander's Directive - ICD #51 - Expand Operations - June 17, 2021

     Installation Commander's Directive - ICD #50 - Implement HPCON A - May 17, 2021

     Installation Commander's Directive - ICD#49 - May 3, 2021 - HPCON Alpha+ 


Can a COVID-19 vaccine make me sick
with COVID-19?

No. None of the COVID-19 vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID-19 so a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.

You’re vaccinated. Now what?

Preventive measures should now be the new normal to help stop the spread of infectious diseases and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

And NO, you will not test positive for COVID-19 (on a viral test) after getting the vaccine!

If your body develops an immune response—the goal of vaccination—there is a possibility you may test positive on some antibody tests. 

CDC VAX Facts!

Did you know...

...Vaccines are among the most important accomplishments in medicine.
They saved more lives around the world than any other medical invention,
including antibiotics or surgery.
Only clean water has saved more lives than vaccines.

#getvaccinated #COVID19 #inthistogether

Health Protection Condition (HPCON) and Base Status Information

(EFFECTIVE MAY 17, 2021)

KAFB Declaration of a Public Health Emergency renewed June 17, 2021.
Declaration renewal to terminate July 18, 2021. 

State of New Mexico Executive Orders related to COVID-19

Department of Defense

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