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Family and MWR Facility and Program COVID-19 Updates

Virtual Town Hall Meeting

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Join us for our next Live Virtual Community Town Hall on Special Topics, Thursday, August 27 at 3:30 pm EDT., https://www.facebook.com/fortjackson.

Family and MWR Facilities

The majority of Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) services are canceled and modified.  

  • Victory Hall, Magruder's Club & Pub and the 512 Trolley Cafe are closed.
    The NCO Club buffet is closed, but will offer curbside to-go option. Outside seating available for lunch, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the NCO Club. Text, call or drive up to place your order. Call +1 (803)782-2218, text +1 (803)908-8189 or +1 (803)743-6525.
  • The bowling centers and library are closed.
  • The Legion Landing and Weston Lake cottages will not take any reservations until further notice. Swimming is no longer allowed at Weston Lake. All fishing and boating activities are allowed all year.
  • Army Community Service (ACS) is currently providing services telephonically and through virtual means, +1 (803)751-5256, Hours: Mon - Fri, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Marion Street Station is open for rentals, except inflatables, Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Closed Sunday and holidays.
  • Knight Indoor Swimming Pool is open for lap swimming only, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday: 12 - 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and holidays: Closed.
  • Fort Jackson Golf Club is open with Tee Times, Monday-Thursday beginning 8 a.m., and Friday-Sunday and holidays beginning 7:30 a.m. Snack bar has reopened with outdoor seating.
Andy's, Coleman, Perez, and Vanguard Gym are Open

Andy's Fitness Center, Coleman Gym, Vanguard Gym and Perez Fitness Center are open.

We’ve missed you! We know you have been missing your workouts and have good news! Coleman Gym, Vanguard Gym and Perez Fitness Center are open.

Andy's Fitness Center Hours (Beginning Saturday, July 18):
Monday-Friday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Holidays Closed

Coleman Gym Hours:
Monday- Friday 5 a.m. -7 a.m. Active Duty Only
Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Holidays Closed

Vanguard Gym Hours:
Monday- Friday 5 a.m. -7 a.m. Active Duty Only
Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Holidays Closed

Perez Fitness Center Hours:
Monday- Friday 5 a.m. -7 a.m. Active Duty Only
Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays Closed

Racquetball and basketball courts remain closed. Maximum capacity for all gyms is 50.

Please observe the following rules when visiting the gyms and fitness center.

  1. You must bring/wear your own PPE. Masks must be worn while walking around the facility but you may remove during your exercises.
  2. No more than 1 hour of work out time per patron.
  3. Please observe the maximum safe capacity for social distancing at each facility. (Posted at facility.) Once capacity is reached, patrons will only be allowed in as each patron leaves (one out = one in).
  4. 100% ID Check
  5. 100% sign-in and sig-out required
  6. Stay 6 Feet Apart
  7. Sanitize equipment after each use.
  8. Showers and saunas are closed.
  9. No classes, sports, or unit PT.

Please note: For the safety of our customers and staff each facility will be closed 3 times a day for deep cleaning: After morning active duty PT, after lunch, and at closing. Regular cleaning will be completed every hour. Locker rooms and latrines are cleaned every hour on the hour.

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Retirees and Dependents Post Access Days Update

Retirees now has access to Fort Jackson Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.

1. Only mission essential and key personnel will be allowed on post as a response to increased cases of COVID-19 on the base. This is another modification to normal operations and is intended to disperse vulnerable populations while preserving access to essential services. This newest measure temporarily involves changing how, when, and where services are delivered to retirees and beneficiaries. The changes include modifications to installation access, medical services, the commissary, the Identification (ID) Card facility, and other essential services that are minimally staffed, yet remain in operation.

2. The number of COVID-19 confirmed cases on Fort Jackson increased as the post follows contact trace methods for each case and then tests individuals who have been in close contact with a person having COVID-19. Incorporating safety as an integral part of all aspects of daily operations can minimize undue risk. Fort Jackson leaders are taking innovative measures to reduce known vulnerabilities that minimize hazards to the maximum extent possible.

3. (Medical Appointments), MEDDAC will provide retiree enrolled beneficiaries their medical benefits at the Moncrief Medical Home. This applies to retiree beneficiaries who normally receive their health care at Moncrief Army Health Clinic on Fort Jackson. Moncrief Army Health Clinic will remain open every day to those retirees who live in waterfall housing on Fort Jackson, active duty service members, and their dependents. The address for the Moncrief Medical Home is 1021 Pinnacle Point Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29223 and the telephone number is +1 (803)562-2107. Specialty medical referrals may be referred to Moncrief Army Health Clinic, where possible. Otherwise, the off-post referral system will continue to be used for specialty appointments. For any questions or concerns regarding medical care, please contact the Moncrief Patient Advocates at +1 (803)751-2278 or +1 (803)751-2425.

4. (Pharmacy) Retiree enrolled beneficiaries who do not live on Fort Jackson should fill prescriptions at the Moncrief Medical Home. Retiree beneficiaries who live on the installation will continue to fill prescriptions at Moncrief Army Health Clinic. Beneficiaries who do not live on the installation and are not enrolled at Moncrief Army Health Clinic or Moncrief Medical Home, may continue receiving their medication at the Moncrief Army Health Clinic pharmacy on Fort Jackson each Tuesday and Friday. Another option for non-enrolled beneficiaries is to use the TRICARE Mail Order Pharmacy at +1 (877)363-1303 or https://militaryrx.express-scripts.com/home-delivery (co-pay applicable) or visit a local pharmacy in their community. Beneficiaries who are enrolled at Moncrief Army Health Clinic should continue receiving their health care and medication at Moncrief Medical Home, until further notice.

5. (Installation Access) Retirees and their beneficiaries will have access to the installation and all available services on Tuesdays and Fridays. Exceptions include the following: The ID Card Facility will remain open daily by appointment only, with walk-in appointments accepted for lost

or expiring ID cards. The Department of Human Resources (DHR) will provide appointment rosters to installation security guards to ensure access. For lost and expiring ID cards, installation security guards will validate a second form of identification and expiration dates before referring personnel to the ID card facility for a walk-in appointment.

6. (Other Services) Retirees and their beneficiaries will be allowed to use the Commissary, The Exchange, and other services that are still operating on Sundays, Mondays,Tuesdays and Fridays only. Retirees and their beneficiaries who are medically immunocompromised, as well as aged 65 and older, will continue to have priority shopping hours from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays to further reduce risk. This is a temporary change that will be rescinded once conditions allow.

7. We value our retiree and veteran population as integral members of the Fort Jackson community. Our primary means of combating COVID-19 are social distancing and sanitization procedures. These changes preserve access to essential services, while helping to keep everyone safe and healthy. The more we work together, the quicker we will return to normal operations. By creating time and space separation at critical shared services, we will better protect everyone from the spread of COVID-19.

For timely information, follow Fort Jackson social media platforms and visit our COVID-19 prevention and updates page at https://home.army.mil/jackson/index.php/about/COVID-19-Prevention-and-Updates.

Download the Fort Jackson app, available on Apple and Android devices, to receive current updates and notifications.

 

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CYS Opening to Mission Essential Personnel
Army Public Health Center Fact Sheet

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Per DOD Guidance Face Coverings

Effective immediately, to the extent practical, all individuals on DOD property, installations, and facilities will wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of social distance in public areas or work centers (this does not include in a Service member's or Service family member's personal residence on a military installation). This includes all:
• Military Personnel
• DOD Civilian Employees
• Family Members
• DOD Contractors
• All other individuals on DoD property, installations, and facilities

 

To learn how to fashion your own cloth face covering.

Fort Jackson Golf Club
Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC) eligible Veterans

Fort Jackson will no longer permit installation access to Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC) eligible Veterans.  Only Common Access Card (CAC), dependent identification (ID) card holders, retiree ID card holders, and Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) card holders will be allowed on Fort Jackson. Current installation gate operating hours will remain the same, but may be modified as conditions warrant.

AAFES

The post movie theater is closed. All food venues to include the AAFES Post Exchange (PX) will provide drive through or carry out service only; no eating in.  The PX will remain open for sales, but will post purchase limits on select items. The commissary will remain open, but will post purchase limits on select items to ensure quantities remain available to other patrons.
 
Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we continue adjusting our response to COVID-19. Preserving the health and safety of our community requires each of us to do our part.  Your willingness to adapt to these changes, while sharing accurate information, will help enable a more rapid response to a fluid situation.