MCAS New River leaders are continuing to monitor the Coronavirus outbreak and working closely with Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune and public health officials to mitigate health risks and ensure the safety of our installation population. While we will share information as it becomes available, please stay tuned to information about the virus on the Center for Disease Control’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/COVID19
Public Notice: Installation transitions to Health Protection Condition Alpha, effective April 15
In accordance with consolidated Department of Defense COVID-19 Force Health Protection Guidance, Marine Corps Installations East-Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River transitioned to Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Alpha on April 15. This decrease aligns with regulations as regional installations are maintaining a "low" COVID-19 community risk level.
MCIEAST-MCB Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River will continue to require masks in all medical and dental facilities on the installations.
Personnel considered at high risk for severe illness and injury are highly encouraged to continue mask-wearing protocols. Anyone who feels comfortable wearing a mask for their personnel health protection should continue to do so.
Previously published Force Health Protection Guidance remains in effect, including occupancy levels, social distancing, travel, meeting spaces and positive/close contact measures.
Personnel are reminded:
- Stay home if you feel sick and seek testing
- Frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer is recommended
- Stay current with vaccination and booster protocols
Isolation and quarantine/exposure protocols should be followed, which includes wearing a mask if you have symptoms or are recovering from COVID-19.
Installation area commanders have the discretion to employ additional COVID-19 mitigation measures to meet their operations requirements.
For the latest information regarding COVID-19 vaccines and testing, please visit: https://camp-lejeune.tricare.mil/.
For the most current official information and resources, visit the CDC COVID-19 website at: https://www.cdc.gov/COVID19