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COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS JBA UPDATE

This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.

The 11th Wing will provide updated information as soon as it becomes available.

The safety of Joint Base Andrews is our highest priority. 

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Current Situation on Joint Base Andrews

As of March 28, 2020, the Department of Defense is releasing all numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases for its service members, civilians, dependents, and contractors. 

The Joint Base Andrews commander has declared a public health emergency on base. The health protection condition (HPCON) on base is Charlie. Joint Base Andrews has implemented precautions throughout the base to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, including changes to procedures at its gates and medical facilities.

 

Joint Base Andrews leadership is working closely with Prince George's County Public Health, the Maryland Department of Health, the Department of Defense, the Defense Health Agency and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to coordinate prevention and response efforts in the local area.

Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: Twin newborns medically evacuated from Korea land at Joint Base Andrews to receive care at Walter Reed
Military medical personnel transfer twin newborns Parker and Laine McFall to a medical transport vehicle on the flight line of Joint Base Andrews, Md., as part of an aeromedical evacuation mission on March 30, 2020. The pair were born February 17 at 30 weeks in Daegu’s Yeungnam Medical University Medical Center during the COVID-19 outbreak. U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston.
March 31, 2020 - Twin newborns medically evacuated from Osan Air Base, South Korea, landed at Joint Base Andrews in a C-17 Globemaster III this evening. The pair were then transported to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for advanced neonatal care.

PRESS RELEASE: Joint Base Andrews increases health protection condition
March 22, 2020 - Joint Base Andrews increased its health protection condition (HPCON) at 3 p.m. today in response to the coronavirus pandemic. At the direction of Col. Andrew Purath, the commander of the 11th Wing and Joint Base Andrews, the base shifted from HPCON Bravo to HPCON Charlie. Other military bases throughout the National Capital Region have similarly shifted to HPCON Charlie.

PRESS RELEASE: Joint Base Andrews declares public health emergency
March 16, 2020 - The Joint Base Andrews installation commander declared a public health emergency for the base at 10 a.m. today due to the evolving threat of COVID-19. The state of Maryland and various counties throughout the state are in similar states of emergency.

PRESS RELEASE: Joint Base Andrews to increase health protection condition
March 15, 2020 - Joint Base Andrews will increase its health protection condition (HPCON) at 5 a.m. tomorrow in response to the coronavirus pandemic. At the direction of Col. Andrew Purath, the commander of the 11th Wing and Joint Base Andrews, the base will shift from HPCON Alpha to HPCON Bravo.
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COVID-19 stories

JBA Commander Answers COVID-19 Questions Live on Facebook (March 24)
JBA Commander Answers COVID-19 Questions Live on Facebook (March 24, 2020)
March 25, 2020 - Col. Andrew Purath, 11th Wing and Joint Base Andrews installation commander, answered questions live on Facebook, March 24, 2020, to address the most pressing questions on the novel coronavirus pandemic from base personnel and the surrounding community. Purath was joined by Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Daniels, 11th Wing command chief during the live question-and answer session which lasted approximately 54 minutes and covered myriad elements of the current public health crisis, mostly as they relate to JBA's response and the changes in base services/activities.

JBA commander answers COVID-19 questions live on Facebook
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March 18, 2020 - Col. Andrew Purath, 11th Wing and JBA commander, took questions live on Facebook yesterday to address the most pressing questions on the novel coronavirus pandemic from base personnel and the surrounding community. Purath was joined by 11th Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Daniels, 11th Medical Group Commander Col. Vito Smyth, and Ms. Robin Werner, a key spouse mentor for the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron.

JBA COVID-19 Cases (No Longer Updated)

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As of March 28, 2020, the Department of Defense is releasing all numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases for its service members, civilians, dependents, and contractors.


Prior to March 28, 2020, Joint Base Andrews released the following data:

 

Total Confirmed: 16

Total Recovered: 1
Total Confirmed who are Self-Quarantined on Joint Base Andrews: 1

 

COVID-19 Cases for Joint Base Andrews

 

The average age of confirmed COVID-19 cases for Joint Base Andrews is 51.3.

 

Joint Base Andrews stopped updating this data on March 28, 2020.

 

As of March 28, 2020, the Department of Defense is releasing all numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases for its service members, civilians, dependents, and contractors.  

 

Prior to March 28, 2020, Joint Base Andrews released the following information:  

 

  • March 12, 2020:
  • One military retiree dependent was sent to self-quarantine at home in Charles County, Md. This person has recovered from COVID-19.
  • March 15, 2020:
  • One military retiree dependent was admitted to another medical facility in the region. This person lives in Charles County, Md.
  • March 17, 2020:
  • One military retiree is in self-quarantine at home in Prince George’s County, Md.  
  • March 18, 2020:
  • One military dependent is in self-quarantine at home in Prince George’s County, Md.
  • One Air National Guard member is in self-quarantine at home in Montgomery County, Md.
  • One military retiree is being treated at another medical facility in the region. This person lives in Washington, D.C. 
  • March 19, 2020:
  • One military retiree is in self-quarantine at home in Prince George’s County, Md.  
  • One military retiree dependent is in self-quarantine at home in Prince George’s County, Md. 
  • March 23, 2020:
  • One military retiree is in self-quarantine at home in Charles County, Md. 
  • March 24, 2020:
  • One Department of Defense civilian is in self-quarantine at home in Prince George’s County, Md.
  • One active-duty service member is in self-quarantine at home in Prince George’s County, Md.
  • One active-duty service member is in self-quarantine at home. Details on this person’s location will be provided when available. 
  • March 25, 2020:
  • One Army National Guard member is in self-quarantine at home in Prince George’s County, Md.
  • One military retiree is in self-quarantine at home in Charles County, Md.  
  • One active-duty service member is in self-quarantine at home in Prince George’s County, Md.
  • One military retiree is in self-quarantine at home in Charles County, Md.

Joint Base Andrews stopped updating this timeline on March 28, 2020.

Current HPCON is Charlie

Commanders and public health personnel use HPCON levels to guide specific actions you can take in response to a health threat. 

Base Services Activity Status

 

COVID-19 Prevention Resources

Information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for travelers and travel related industries.

Contact Info for Medical

◾Advice Line: Dial 1 (888) 999-1212, option 1-4 (6 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) and option 1 (4:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.) to talk to a nurse who can answer health-related questions, help you find a doctor and schedule appointments.

◾After Hours Care: Patients may use the Emergent Care Center on Joint Base Andrews, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital or Walter Reed National MIlitary Medical Center or civilian urgent care. When out of area, contact Humana Military at 1 (800) 444-5445, for urgent care instructions. In Case of an Emergency:

◾In an emergency patients should call 911 (call 522 on Joint Base Andrews) and go directly to the nearest civilian or military emergency room. Active Duty will need to call their PCM on the next business day, to request a referral for the care they received.

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