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Covid-19 Updates

UPDATED 2/10/22 • 11:15 A.M. (AKDT)

⚠️ COVID-19 Alert UPDATE ⚠️ If you are sick, PLEASE STAY HOME. Anyone exhibiting signs of COVID-19, including fever, cough, runny nose, or sore throat, immediately limit your interaction with others and contact your medical provider and/or the Army Public Health Team at +1(907)361-3057.

HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise statewide, we must remain vigilant and urge our local community to work with us and help prevent the spread, not to reverse the hard work we have done.

In response, USAG Alaska-Fort Greely has implemented new safety measures effective January 24. This new guidance is a critical step to protect the health and safety of the community and those who serve you to ensure we remain capable of providing essential services.

As the situation changes, stay connected to USAG Fort Greely and Family & MWR Facebook pages as we regularly update our programs and facilities with new resources and information.

Fort Greely Family and MWR's new safety guidelines can be found under the Mitigation Measures 2022 below.

"Protect yourself - so we can Protect the force - so the force can Protect our Nation" - LTG Gabram.

USAG Alaska, Fort Greely - Garrison Workforce Update - 21 Jan, 2022

Workforce Message from U.S. Army Garrison Alaska, Fort Greely Commander LTC Joey Orr.

Team Greely,

I am sincerely thankful for your continued diligence throughout the entire COVID-19 pandemic. The safety precautions we have all taken, and the efforts we have made as a team, are making a difference on post and in the community ... but there's more work to be done.

Fairbanks North Star Borough and the Southeast Fairbanks Census Area are currently experiencing a spike in new cases ... with both areas reporting "HIGH" transmission levels. Fort Greely is also witnessing an increase in cases, which is dictating me to take deliberate and immediate action to protect the workforce and our population.

I remind you to continue to practice responsible mitigation factors. Keep wearing your masks, keep practicing social distancing, and remember to wash your hands frequently as needed.

For the garrison workforce, I am directing employees to transition to "Situational Telework" when the mission allows, beginning Monday, January 24, 2022. Garrison leadership is closely monitoring the situation and making decisions based on informed discussions with experts, directorate leadership, and senior leaders within and outside of Alaska.

As we directed during our recent weather event, ALWAYS check with your supervisor for specific guidance and individualized direction.

I am also directing the following mitigation measures to begin on Monday, January 24, 2022:

  • Dining Facility will transition to "take out" only for all meals.
  • Fahrenheit Grill will transition to "take out" only; 907-873-4781.
  • The Bowling Center will require reservations; 907-873-4782.
  • Postponement of all intramural sports and bowling leagues
  • Gym will add mitigation/safety measures to equipment and facilities.
  • Personnel Readiness Facility (indoor track) will require reservations; 907-873-2696
  • Aquatics Center will transition to social distancing swimming lanes only.
  • Chapel services will transition to virtual services only, effective Sunday, January 23, 2022
  • NO change to CURRENT Child Development Center protocols.

Those with questions regarding Family & Morale, Welfare and Readiness policies and programs can call 907-873-3574 for more information.

These measures are being put in place to protect each and every member of Team Greely. We will remain vigilant to protect our force so that the force can protect our nation!

I'm so thankful for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.

Family and MWR Mitigation Measures 2022

Army Community Service (ACS)

  • ACS in-person classes and workshops are suspended until further notice.
  • Please contact your Army Community Service Specialist at +1(907)873-2479 for assistance. 
  • Everyone must wear a mask in the facility regardless of vaccination status.

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Aurora Community Activity Center

  • Buffalo Bowl - By Reservations Only
    • Bowling Leagues are suspended until further notice.
    • Enjoy a guaranteed spot on the lanes by calling +1(907)873-4782​​​​​​.
  • Fahrenheit Bar & Grille
    • The Bar is closed until further notice.
    • The Grille will transition to "Take-Out" only. 
  • Movie Night - By Reservations Only
    • Watch free movies at the Aurora CAC!  
      • Stay Connected to our Facebook page for showtimes and movies playlist.
      • To reserve your spot, please call +1(907)873-4782.
  • Everyone must wear a mask in the facility regardless of vaccination status.

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Auto Skills Center

  • The Automotive Skills Center has temporarily closed every other maintenance bay, to allow for social distancing measures.
  • In-person classes and workshops are suspended until further notice.
  • Reservations are encourage. To reserve your bay, please call +1(907)873-3139.
  • Everyone must wear a mask in the facility regardless of vaccination status.

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Child and Youth Services

  • NO changes to current Child and Youth Services safety protocols and procedures.
  • Everyone must wear a mask in the facility regardless of vaccination status.
    • Children under the age of 2 years should NOT wear cloth face-coverings. 

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Outdoor Recreation Center

  • Training and Safety Courses are suspended until further notice.
  • Everyone must wear a mask in the facility regardless of vaccination status.

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Recreational Lodging

  • NO changes to current Lodging safety protocols and procedures.
  • Everyone must wear a mask in the facility regardless of vaccination status.

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Sports, Fitness & Aquatics 

  • Aquatics (Indoor Pool) - By Reservations Only
    • Safety Guidance:
      • Two (2) lap swimming lanes open from Wednesday-Saturday for lap swimming only to allow for social distancing.
        • One (1) swimmer per lane per hour
      • Family Reservation - One (1) household unit per reservation
    • Pool Hours of Operation:
      • Wednesday-Friday: 11:30-7:30 p.m.
      • Saturday: 10-5:30 p.m.
      • Closed daily from 3-3:30 p.m. for lifeguard break
    • Reservations Required
      • Reservations are for one (1) hour only, unless the following hour is open, then the family or lap swimmer can extend their stay in the pool.
      • Best practice is to make reservations 24 hours in advance as space will be limited.
      • Please call +1(907)873-2696.
  • Sports & Fitness
    • Limited Capacity - Please follow Social Distance Guidance.
      • Fitness Equipment will be available for use with partial modifications to allow for social distancing of at least 6 feet between individuals.
      • Wipe Down - All users must properly clean equipment before and after use.
      • Everyone must wear a mask in the facility regardless of vaccination status. Patrons may temporarily remove their masks while actively exercising.
    • Basketball Court - By Reservations Only
      • One (1) household unit per hour
    • The following services are suspended until further notice:
      • Group Fitness Classes
  • Physical Readiness Training Facility (Indoor Track)​​​​​​​ - By Reservations Only
    • One (1) household unit per hour

For reservations, please call the Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center at +1(907)873-2696.​​​​

Guidance on the use of face-coverings

Masks Required

Per Installation Directive — We REQUIRE the use of a Mask or Cloth Face-Covering in all USAG Fort Greely Family and MWR facilities. Children under the age of 2 years should NOT wear a mask or cloth face-covering.

These facilities include but are not limited to:

  • Army Community Center
  • Automotive Skills Center
  • Aurora Community Activity Center
  • Child & Youth Services
    • Child Development Center
    • School Age Center
  • Outdoor Recreation Center
  • Sports, Fitness & Aquatics 
  • Fort Greely Recreational Lodging
  • Other Garrison Customer Service Facilities:
    • PX, Commissary, Dining Facility (DFAC), Post Office

The guidance applies to all Military Personnel, DoD Civilian Employees and Contractors, Family Members, Visitors, and ALL Individuals on DoD property, installations, and facilities. - Infants are exempt from this guidance. 

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