JBER declares HPCON Bravo
By Col. Patricia Csànk, 673d Air Base Wing
/ Published March 17, 2020
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska --
By order of the Commander, USINDOPACOM, effective immediately and in order to align the force, the theater baseline is set Health Protection (HPCON) BRAVO for the entire USINDOPACOM area of responsibility. HPCON BRAVO is defined as a moderate risk. Strict personal and environmental hygiene is recommended; no hand-shakes or hugs; limit gatherings to no more than 50 people.
By order of the Installation Commander, JBER will transition to HPCON BRAVO measures throughout the day and will attain full implementation NLT 0900, Wed 18 Mar. The community should expect changes in ID checks at all gates; no self-serve and limited dine-in at DFACs; no dine-in at the military mall food court; changes to limits on purchase of high demand items at the Commissary; and changes to AAFES week-day hours of operation, among others. For a full detail of installation-wide community service support affected by the transition to HPCON BRAVO, please refer to the JBER Installation Dashboard at JBER.JB.mil/coronavirus (live at 1700L today); JBER Official FB site; and JBER Connect app among other forms of communication.
The risk for individuals contracting the novel corona virus at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is currently assessed as low. JBER has zero cases of individuals infected by corona virus; the state of Alaska currently reports 3 cases under isolation protocol.
ANY individual experiencing fever, cough or difficulty breathing must contact 673 ABW Public Health Officials for a comprehensive, case by case screening at (907) 580-4014, or (907) 382-0435 after duty hours. Testing for COVID-19 is NOT limited to individuals returning exclusively from international travel.
We thank our community and mission partners for remaining calm, rational and understanding as Team JBER works to kill the virus. Arctic tough, FAMILY STRONG!
- Col Patricia Csànk
JBER Installation Commander