May 20, 2024

As we all know, COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, is spreading in the US and world at a rapid rate. Certain measures are in place from travel to sporting events. What’s important is each and every person’s health and safety.

We here at Local Lodge 2003 are watching and will inform as soon as we have any new information. This post will be the hub for those updates. Below are some posts from the CDC on how to prepare, react and what types of symptoms to be aware off.

Again, be safe and cautious. The CDC recommends washing your hands regularly, staying home from work, school or public events if you are sick and cover your mouth if you cough or sneeze. Above all, do not panic. Check here regularly for any updates.


UPDATE! (March 13, 2020)

All Alabama Public Schools are closed starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020 and is to last through April 3, 2020. For all closings around us please CLICK HERE.


UPDATE! (March 16,2020) – Fort Rucker Command

As of now, flight training on Fort Rucker will continue. All dining locations are take out orders only at this time. Below is a list of places remaining open and others closing.

OPEN: Lodging at Lake Tholocco, Commissary, Exchange (PX), Class Six.

CLOSED: Bowling Alley, Arts and Crafts Center, Gyms including pools, Legal and Tax Center.

We will post a link for openings and closings on Fort Rucker as they are listed.

For all shopping on Fort Rucker and even outside of base, Be courteous and please only take what is needed. Base Command encourages all of us not to hoard.


UPDATE! (March 19, 2020) – State News, CDC Recommendations and Frequently Updated Numbers

As we all know, wash your hands regularly, avoid touching your face, try to perform social distancing and please stay home if you or a family member is sick, to reduce the spread of illness. Further info on the stability of this virus and its symptoms can be found HERE.

The IAM has a resource center for the virus and is frequently updated. EAP and Addiction services are still active, Union Plus is offering hardship assistance and more news within the IAM can be found HERE.

As of now, there are no new developments as far as whats on going on on Fort Rucker. But, if we take precautions completely, we can make it through this together.

Below you can find constantly updated information on state and national news, CDC information on the disease and live number of infections. Check back here for any new or developing information.

For all Alabama News pertaining to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) CLICK HERE.

CDC Information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) CLICK HERE.

Live information on the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus):

Worldwide CLICK HERE.

United States CLICK HERE.


15 Days to stop the Spread from the White House CLICK HERE.

Live updates from the White House CLICK HERE.


UPDATE! March 26, 2020 Report From Army Command

Today, Gen. Francis and his command team held a live video feed on Facebook. Below are some details to his video.

First, the mission to protect soldiers, their families and all civilians. The mission is also to protect the mission by all means necessary.

As of now there are no positive test of COVID-19 on Fort Rucker. 20 test have been performed. Of those test 15 are negative and 5 are still pending.

Health Condition Charlie is in place as of this past Tuesday. However, measures under this condition were already in place.

The buses for student pilots are not running to keep social distancing implemented. Pilots are transporting themselves to airfields.

Fort Rucker Schools are extending closures to their schools and the state requirements do not apply to their schools. Again, that is Fort Rucker Schools ONLY.

Some training, approximately 800 students, will cease April 6-17. However, other training programs will continue for approximately 150 pilots during this period. That being said, maintenance will continue as usual. We all still need to support the mission and provide safe, flyable aircraft for these amazing soldiers. They’re doing their training to protect us, so we need to be there for all of them.


UPDATE! (March 28, 2020) Entering Fort Rucker and who is allowed From Gen. Francis


Access to Fort Rucker limited to DOD ID card holders effective March 30, 2020

As part of the installation’s COVID-19 force health precautions, beginning 6 a.m. on Monday, March 30, 2020, access to Fort Rucker will be limited to only Department of Defense identification card holders. Contractors will be required to provide their DA Form 1602 and driver’s license or U.S Government Common Access Card. All juveniles age 16 and over are required to have their U.S. Government Dependent ID card for entry to the installation.

The issuance of all future visitor passes will be suspended and personnel with an approved visitor pass will not be allowed access to the installation with the exception of:

(1) All routine commercial delivery operations accompanied with an official bill of lading.

(2) Personnel that have a valid Veteran’s Administration/Health ID card.
For any special requests by personnel with a Visitor’s Pass that feel they have a true need to enter Fort Rucker, they are directed to send an email to 48 hours prior to the visit where a decision will be made for special entry based on the reason.

The following WILL NOT be permitted access to the installation:

(1) Restaurant and food deliveries (unless driver has a DOD ID).

(2) Taxi and Uber-like services.

Posted by USAACE and Fort Rucker on Friday, March 27, 2020

Information on how to stay healthy and slow the spread of the virus:

Keeping workplaces, homes, schools, or commercial establishments safe – CLICK HERE!

How COVID-19 Spreads – CLICK HERE!

Symptoms – CLICK HERE!

What to do if you are sick with Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – CLICK HERE!