Any update for CDC hours of operation returning to normal? 7-4 does not work with 90% of schedules for military members and it is hard to have to leave work early every day when I’m the only enlisted in my section and doesn’t allow me to work on my personal fitness in order to maintain mission readiness!
Leadership made the decision to close the CDC effective 7 July due to impending staffing shortages that will drive our care ratios out of safe limits. Base leadership is continuing to monitor CDC operations. Please keep in mind that we have to ensure appropriate certified management staff are available to maintain full CDC operations. Some of those staff members also have to maintain childcare for their own children, which may impact CDC staff availability. The CDC and wing leadership will continue to keep impacted parents informed as this matter develops.
Are they planning talks for the upcoming school year? If school is not full time next year, it could be hard for a lot of the airmen for childcare issues.
Base leadership is staying in close communication with school superintendents to be made aware of school plans for the coming year. Commanders are empowered to work personnel challenges on a case-by-case basis and find solutions as needed.
Can we re-open the CLEP (College Level Examination Program) testing at the Education Center? I was on track to complete my CCAF degree but the closure has hampered it significantly. CLEPS are faster and cheaper than online courses.
CLEP testing is provided by Rio Salado Community College, not the Education Center staff. They are tentatively scheduled to re-open and return to CLEP testing 10 Aug 2020.
What is the thought process where the majority of people on base work on the flight line side of the base and we are having to enter and exit the base using the housing gate?
Both the Kachina Gate (housing gate) and the South Gate are open for normal operating hours. Personnel that work on the flight line are able to enter the base using the South Gate, which is closer to the flight line.
When will travel restrictions be lifted for active duty?
Currently, there are no travel restrictions in place for active-duty members to take personal leave. Military personnel are authorized to take personal leave outside of the State of Arizona at the discretion of unit commanders.
For the latest guidance, refer to the Luke AFB COVID-19 page at https://www.luke.af.mil/COVID-19/.
Are children 2 years old and under required to wear masks in the base commissary or exchange?
Both the Defense Commissary Agency (base commissary) and Army and Air Force Exchange Service (base exchange) managers have adjusted the mask wear policy to be in line with CDC guidelines and recommendations. Children 2 years old and under will no longer be asked or required to wear masks in the base commissary or exchange.
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