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NAS Patuxent River COVID-19 Information

Naval Air Station Patuxent River is tracking the COVID-19 pandemic and working with our tenants and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) to keep our population safe. The following resources may be helpful to anyone looking for information on our operations here, and on COVID-19 in general.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

CDC COVID-19 Website:
www.coronavirus.gov

US Government Response to COVID-19:
https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus

World Health Organization (W.H.O.) COVID-19 Website:
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/

St. Mary's County Health Department COVID-19 website:
http://www.smchd.org/coronavirus/

Base services activity status
As Pax River continues to maintain mission readiness and public safety in response to COVID-19, we would like our personnel and residents to services have been impacted.

COMMISSARY

  • Open with modified services

- Effective March 18, Pax River Commissary began 100% I.D. card checks at the entrance of the store and the visitor policy has been revoked until further notice. For more information, please call 301-342-3789/3630.

- The first 60 minutes of normal opening hours at the Commissary will be reserved exclusively for the use of those otherwise eligible patrons aged 60 years or older. Existing handicap access hours and arrangements remain unchanged.

NAVY EXCHANGE

  • Open with modified services

- The NEX will be reserved exclusively for the use of those otherwise eligible patrons aged 60 years or older at  8 a.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. Sundays. Existing handicap access hours and arrangements remain unchanged.       

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

  • Open

- All Programs/Services that are NOT full-time childcare (ages 0-12) cancelled/postponed until further notice/continual monitoring

- All Hourly Childcare cancelled (unless emergency/ mission essential

- All Youth Sports, Youth/Teen Programs, Field Trips away from Navy Childcare facilities cancelled

- No New childcare enrollees into Navy operated programs (unless emergency/mission essential)

- Parents are required to self-care for own children at home if Navy full-time telework agreement during COVID-19 pandemic is executed, parent fees will be waived/space saved

- Parent fees will be waived/space saved for all personnel who elect to voluntarily temporary withdrawal their child for at least two weeks or until May 1, 2020

GATE 2 PASS AND ID VISITOR CONTROL CENTER

  • Open with modified service.

- No more than four visitors may be inside the VCC at any one time. All others shall wait outside until called. Visitors shall maintain 6 feet separation from each other, and will be no closer than an arms length to the counter at any time.

- Visitors with symptoms of illness (fever, chills, cough, etc) are not allowed inside the VCC.

- DBIDS cards for contractors will not be renewed until 14 days prior to their current card’s expiration date.

- Issuance of DBIDS cards for dependents of DoN or DoD civilians is suspended until further notice. Access to the installation for those dependents is not restricted by this order and they are welcome to enter the installation with their sponsor under the trusted traveler program.

For more information on the Gate 2 Pass and ID VCC, please call 301-342-3231.

DEERS/ID CARD OFFICE

  • Open with modified service

- Replacing lost or stolen CAC

- Issuing initial CAC IDs

- Replacing IDs that will expire in the next 30 days.

- Resetting email/blocked CACs

- Seating is reduced and spaced for social distancing.


FOOD SERVICES

Food operators are open, including River’s Edge and the NEX Food Court, but for takeout only.

Seawings Café and Subway have modified their hours as follows:

-Seawings Café (Building 2272)
Cafeteria 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Starbucks 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

-Subway
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PHARMACY

  • Open with modified service

The Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River (NHCPR) Pharmacy, located in the Navy Exchange on Cuddihy Rd., is still open and serving patients. To request refills, call the Automated Call-in Refill Line at 1-800-377-1723 (prescription label information is needed) or by visiting www.tricareonline.com. More information is available by calling the NHCPR Pharmacy at 301-757-2605.

There are many options for DoD patients to fill their prescriptions either
on base or anywhere else. During the time of the Coronavirus Pandemic our
operations will be changed as follows to minimize risk of virus spread:

1. If you choose to fill your medications at NHC Patuxent River (at
the Navy Exchange), you MUST request them before you come via one of the following options:

(1) Activate via our NHCPR App
(2) QR Code
(3) Navy Exchange Pharmacy Drop Box
(4) Call 301-757-2605.

****You must provide a cell or home phone number when placing your request.

You will be contacted when your prescriptions are ready. Only come to the
pharmacy AFTER you have received notification form the pharmacy that your prescription is ready. There are no co-pays for medications filled on base. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all chairs have been removed and waiting in person is prohibited to minimize your risk and exposure to other
sick patients. Please assist us in minimizing traffic and supporting social
distancing by requesting medications needed soon/immediately and delaying any non-urgent items. More info is availble at https://www.facebook.com/NHCPaxRiver/posts/3863208617024433?__tn__=-R  and https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/paxriver/services.aspx?&ID=15 or by calling the NHCPR Pharmacy at 301-757-2605.

FLEET AND FAMILY SERVICES CENTER (FFSC)

  • Open and offering modified services. For more information on FFSC programs, please call 301-342-4911.

NAVY MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY (NMCRS)

  • Open regular hours. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

- All NMCRS volunteer participation has been suspended through April 5, 2020.

- For after-hours NMCRS emergencies, please contact the Pax River NMCRS Director Maureen Farrell directly at 301-904-2956.

DRILL HALL/FITNESS CENTER (INCLUDES SOLOMONS UNMANNED FITNESS CENTER)

  • Closed until further notice*

*Clinic Physical Therapy spaces remain open to patients.

MWR RECREATION

  • Open and offering modified services. More information available by calling 301-342-3510.

NGIS

  • Open and offering modified services, including Solomons. More information available by calling 301-342-3601 (NGIS) or 410-326-6836 (NRC Solomons).

CENTER STAGE THEATER

  • Closed until further notice

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