COVID-19 Update

With the current spread of COVID-19, the priorities for MWR Pax River Programs are to protect personnel and support the mission. This web page has been developed to provide the most current information for MWR, CYP, Housing, FFSC, and other closures, cancellations, and adjusted services.

 

NAS Patuxent River COVID-19 Information

Naval Air Station Patuxent River is tracking the COVID-19 pandemic and working with 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.

 

Attention NAF Employees - Support is available for any NAF employee experiencing increased anxiety, fear or emotional stress surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, it may help to speak to a professional clinician through your employee assistance program (EAP) provided by ACI Specialty Benefits. ACI’s EAP  is confidential, free to use for employees, and open to all family members. Call ACI at 800.932.0034 or email eapinfo@acispecialtybenefits.com.

Download the brochure here.

 

MWR FACILITIES & SERVICES UPDATE

 

The following events & facilities have been canceled out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to practice social distancing:

Cancelled Events / Programs:

  • Pirates and Princess Plunge at Indoor Pool - March 20
  • Frozen Fest - March 28
  • DIY Bunny Pallet Board "Grab & Go" Kits - April 9
  • NRC Solomon's Spring Eggstravaganza - April 11
  • NYC Day Trip - April 25

Closed Facilities:
Closure will remain effective until further notice.

  • Auto Skills Center
  • Bowling Center
  • Cedar Point Golf Course
  • Coffee Shop (located inside the Movie Theater)
  • Customized Creations
  • Dine-On-the-Go Services
  • Eddie's Cafe locations throughout NAS Pax River
  • Liberty Center
  • Movie Theater
  • River's Edge Catering & Conference Center
  • West Basin Marina (customers may call the office for support at 301-342-3573)
  • Tickets & Travel Office (customers may call the office for support at 301-342-3648)
  • Drill Hall (includes the Indoor Pool, Energy Zone, basketball and racquetball courts and weight rooms
  • The Unmanned Fitness Center at NRC Solomon's
  • NRC Solomon's Playgrounds
  • NRC Solomon's Mini Golf Course
  • Flight Deck Lounge
  • NRC Point Patience Marina
    • Guests who need support with their annual contracts can visit the NRC Solomon's Admin building, Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Guests may also contact the Admin office at (410) 326-6376 for assistance. 
    • Guests are still permitted to utilize the docks and fishing pier as needed for personal leisure with proper social distancing practices in place.
  • Navy Getaways Lodging Office will implement modified hours of operation, until further notice.
    • Admin Office will be open Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. (Doors secured and patrons can call and will be assisted while practing heightened social distancing  and safety measures.)
    • Effective starting March 28, 2020 NG Office will be open DAILY from Noon until 5 p.m. (Doors secured and patrons can call and will be assisted while practing heightened social distancing  and safety measures.)
    • Lodging rentals have been CNX through May 11, 2020, but will continue accepting reservations for any date from May 12, 2020 and on.
    • RV and Tent site reservations are still honored and being accepted, through subject to change if necessary, pending further guidance/direction.
    • The following "green spaces" remain open and available for use at this time, utilizing personal equipment, proper social distancing and safety measures by patrons:
      • Fishing Pier
      • Marina Docks
      • Vehicle Storage
      • Dog Bark Park
      • Tennis/Basketball Courts
      • Driving Range
      • Nature Trail/Walking Paths
      • Baseball/Soccer fields

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Open - Condition Level 2

Effective March 26, 2020 Naval District Washington (NDW) Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) will suspend care at all Child Development Centers for all patrons that are not designated as mission critical by their command. Commands will contact their designated personnel directly and may be required to provide Navy CYP with a designation letter to ensure only mission critical personnel receive care at this time. Those designated mission critical, but not currently registered with CYP, must register prior to scheduling or utilizing care.

  • Enhanced health screenings will occur, to include taking temperatures prior to admittance for care. Parents should continue to self-screen themselves and their children prior to arriving at the center.
  • 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.

SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICER'S UPDATE

  • COVID-19 School Closures
    Due to the COVID-19 and an abundance of caution, Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan, and State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Karen Salmon, have closed all Maryland schools through April 24. For information, online/distance learning guidance and instructional resources, visit your local school system's website. Resources may be posted directly on the homepage; others may have it posted under COVID19 updates.

FLEET AND FAMILY SERVICES CENTER (FFSC)

Closed to walk-in patrons effective March 23, 2020 until further notice.

Family Advocacy Program (FAP), Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR), and Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life (SAIL) will be responding to to phone calls and answering voicemails throughout the day. For more information on FFSC programs, please call 301-342-4911.

 

NAVY FAMILY HOUSING

Pax River Housing Welcome Center: Office is closed to walk ins, but staff are still taking appointments by phone. For more information, call the Housing Welcome center at 301-342-3846

Lincoln Military Housing: Office is closed to walk ins, but staff are still taking appointments by phone and providing emergency service calls. For more information call the Lincoln Military Housing office at 240-895-0380.

NAVY GATEWAY INNS AND SUITES (NGIS)

Open with modified service
Front Desk hours: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily

 

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.
  • First 60 minutes of normal operating hours at the Commissary will be reserved exclusively for the use of those otherwise eligible patrons ages 60 years or older. Existing handicap access hours and arrangements remain unchanged.

Commissary Hours

Tuesday - Friday

8:30 - 9 a.m.: Handicap shopping
9 - 10 a.m.: Age 60 and above patrons
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.: Regular shopping hours

Saturday

8:30 - 9 a.m.: Handicap shopping
9 - 10 a.m.: Age 60 and above patrons
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Regular shopping hours

Sunday

9:30 - 10 a.m.: Handicap shopping
10 - 11 a.m: Age 60 and above patrons
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Regular shopping hours

 

NAVY EXCHANGE

  • Open with modified services.
  • The NEX will be reserved exclusively for the use of those otherwise eligible patrons aged 60 years and older at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. Sundays.
  • Existing handicap access hours and arrangements remain unchanged.
  • The NEX Barbershop is closed until further notice effective March 23, 2020 by direction of NEXCOM.

 

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

Some food operators are open, including the NEX Food Court, but for takeout only.

Modified food vendor hours are 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.
  • Panda Express
    Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday Closed

 

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.

 

NAF EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

 

INSTALLATION NEWS

  • For up-to-date news regarding Navy Operations and Management, please visit https://www.cnic.navy.mil/om/covid-19-updates.html
  • For NDW news, visit https://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/ndw/om/covid-19-health-protection-condition.html
  • For news updates on NAS Patuxent River, please visit the command Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NASPaxRiver

 

GENERAL RESOURCES

 

CDC COVID-19 Website:

www.coronavirus.gov

 

US Government Response to COVID-19:

www.usa.gov/coronavirus

 

World Health Organization (W.H.O.) COVID-19 Website:

www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

 

St. Mary's County Health Department COVID-19 Website:

www.smchd.org/coronavirus

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