Please monitor our Facebook page for up-to-date information.


Travel Guidance

DoD Instructions

Personnel traveling for PCS, TDY or deployments who travel through Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) or Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA-TAC) Patriot Express terminals may be selected for random, rapid COVID-19 testing. A negative test at this location does fulfill international requirements to provide documentation of a test within 48-72 hours of arrival in country.

For the latest DoD guidance regarding travel restrictions, click here.

56th Fighter Wing Leave Policy

Unit commander approval is no longer required for vaccinated military personnel taking leave or passes (to include weekend or other non-duty day regular passes) outside of the State of Arizona. Leave approval is delegated to the supervisor. The 56th Fighter Wing is aligned with DoD guidance regarding travel. A Travel Risk Assessment tool is available via the Wing SharePoint site (accessible on DoD network computers).

Guidance for Civilian Personnel

For civilian employees, the guidance of no mask indoors, with the exception of the 56th Medical Group, applies to non-bargaining employees.  All other civilian employees should follow the standing mask policy as negotiated with the Union.

Per DoD policy, commanders and supervisors may not ask about an employee’s vaccination status in most circumstances. Supervisors may ask about an employee’s vaccination status only in very limited circumstances; please contact the Civilian Personnel Office or Judge Advocate to discuss further. Employees retain the option of voluntarily providing this information.

56th Medical Group

The 56th Medical Group offers Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to all TRICARE beneficiaries aged 5 and older, by appointment only.  Appointments will be available in the Immunizations Clinic Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please schedule by calling the appointment line at 623-856-2273.

The 56th Medical Group will continue to have the COVID-19 testing line open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-10 a.m.

If you get a positive at home test, you need to come get tested at the clinic as we do not accept at home test results yet.

If you get an off base positive test, you need to send your provider team a message through the patient portal or call the apt line x2273 so they can put it in your records and place you on appropriate quarters.

Please note, masks must still be worn by ALL INDIVIDUALS inside 56th Medical Group facilities. 

Individuals concerned about COVID-19 who are experiencing a fever of >100.4, cough, or shortness of breath are asked to call Central Appointments at 623-856-2273. If after duty hours, you may contact the Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-874-2273.

Pharmacy: Satellite Pharmacy available for drive thru only from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

For the latest medical-related information updates to COVID-19 specific to Luke Air Force Base, follow the 56th Medical Group Facebook page.

Use of Face Coverings Guidance 

As of Feb. 27, 2022, the indoor mask mandate for all individuals throughout Luke AFB and its facilities has been lifted with the exception of the 56th Medical Group (masks still required). For civilian employees, this guidance applies to non-bargaining employees.  

Maricopa County is currently at the “medium” Level of Community Spread. In the past seven days, as of Feb 27, 2022, the new case rate is below 200 new cases per 100,000 and the new COVID-19 hospital admission rate is below 20 per 100,000. Additionally, Maricopa County’s new COVID-19 case rate is 154 new cases per 100,000 and the new COVID-19 hospital admission rate is 16.9 per 100,000.

At this Medium Level, the CDC recommends the following:

Data on levels of community transmission can be found using the CDC COVID Data Tracker.

Questions and Answers

COVID Positive Information

Local Mask Policies

Click here to see which cities require a mask in public spaces.

Click here to read the regulations requiring face coverings in Maricopa County.

Click here to see the compiled list of key community actions on face coverings.


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AZ Dept of Health Services​

Maricopa County COVID-19​

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