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Holloman AFB Increases Base Access Measures

Mar 17, 2020

Credit Holloman Air Force Base

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The 49th Wing commander is increasing screening protocols for base access beginning Tuesday, March 17.

Currently, there are no known cases of COVID-19 at Holloman or in the local area. However, the additional restrictions are in response to increased health concerns with the evolving COVID-19 situation as part of the base’s proactive measures.

To help protect the health and wellbeing of Holloman personnel, individuals trying to enter Holloman will be subject to additional screening if they:

  1. Have tested positive for COVID-19.
  2. Have had direct contact with anyone who has tested presumptive positive or confirmed positive for COVID-19.
  3. Have been outside of New Mexico/El Paso beginning March 12, 2020.
  4. Have been in a foreign country after March 1, 2020.

These increased measures will apply to all persons attempting to access Holloman AFB, including service members, dependents, civilian employees, retirees, contractors and unaffiliated individuals. These screening measures will not prevent service members and their families, who live on base, from gaining access, nor will they prevent access to health care for anyone authorized to access the base. For screening, call the 49th Medical Group Public Health at (575) 572-4887.

Holloman leadership is continuing to carefully monitor the COVID-19 situation as it continues with its mission of producing combat-ready F-16 and MQ-9 aircrew.

For the most current information about COVID-19, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html and www.af.mil/News/Coronavirus-Disease-2019/.