COVID-19 Mitigation Updates

Updated MWR COVID-19 Mitigations: Effective August 5, 2020

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NAS Whiting Field

Partial Reopening of Programs and Facilities

As of 5 August 2020, the NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer has authorized the MWR program to reopen some activities on a limited basis. Please understand that this is a phased approach while following DOD COVID-19 guidelines. We will add additional patron groups and additional hours as well as open those facilities that remain closed as soon as we can gauge on how well we are able to protect patrons and staff during this unprecedented period. We appreciate your patience and we look forward to serving you again.

Effective Monday, 10 August 2020

Swimming Pool – LAP SWIM ONLY

  • Hours of Operation:
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday  0600-0800 and 1400-1600
    • Wednesday 0600-0800 / 1000-1300 / 1400-1600
  • Patrons: Active Duty ONLY
  • Reservations must be made and can be obtained by calling 850-623-7412 Monday – Friday 0600-1600
  • Reservations limited to 60 minute time slots
  • Only 11 lap lanes available / lanes limited to 1 person at a time
  • Enter through the Fitness Center main entrance (Fitness Center is CLOSED)
  • All patrons must enter the facility wearing a mask

 

Community Recreation Tickets & Travel office / Recreation Equipment Check Out – Bldg. 1417

  • Hours of Operation:
    • Monday-Friday 0800-1600
  • Patrons: All eligible
  • Reservations for equipment check out is strongly encouraged by calling 850-623-7032 / 850-665-6250 M-F 0800-1600
  • All patrons must wear a mask
  • Credit Card Sales Only – No Cash Sales

 

RV Park

  • Hours of Operation:
    • Monday-Friday 0800-1600
  • Patrons: All eligible
  • Reservations must be in advance and can be provided by calling the office at 850-623-7032 / 850-665-6250 or by calling the 24/7 call center at 877-628-9233 (877-NAVY-BED) or by accessing https://get.dodlodging.net
  • Personnel arriving from outside the local area (greater than 150 miles) will not be allowed on the installation for 14 days.

 

Library (Tower Books)

  • Hours of Operation:
    • Monday-Friday 0800-1600
  • Patrons: All eligible
  • The Library is only providing resources by reservation only
  • To request an item either call the library at 850-623-7861 or email the library at whitingfieldlibrary@gmail.com
  • To view our catalog go to https://eosfcweb01.eosfc-intl.net/N94058/OPAC/TileStart.aspx
  • Staff will then pull the books and call patrons when the items are ready for pickup
  • No seating will be available
  • Returned items are not available for at least 24 hours
  • All patrons must wear a mask

 

Effective Friday, 14 August 2020 the NAS Whiting Field MWR program will reopen Whiting Park Recreation Area on a limited basis as follows:

Whiting Park Recreation Area (located along the Blackwater River near downtown Milton, Florida)

  • Beginning 14 August
  • Hours of Operation: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 0900-1800
  • Patrons: Active Duty and their family members ONLY
  • Reservations encouraged for boat and equipment rentals and for pavilion use
  • Reservations mandatory for boaters exam
  • Reservations available by calling 850-623-2383 Wednesday - Sunday
  • Groups of no more than 10 persons allowed on pontoons or at the pavilions
  • Wading area and swing set are open
  • Playground is closed
  • All patrons must wear a mask when unable to properly social distance
  • All ID cards will be checked and all patrons will be required to go through COVID screening and have their temperature checked
  • Credit Card Sales Only – No Cash Sales

 

As of 5 August, the following MWR programs remain CLOSED:

  • Fitness Center
  • Liberty Center
  • Aces Lounge

MWR Snack Bars:

  • South Field Snack Bar – 850-623-6574
    • Open Monday – Friday 0600-1900
    • Take Out Only
    • Credit Card Only – No Cash Sales
    • Mask Required

 

  • North Field Snack Bar – 850-623-2692
    • Open Monday – Friday 0700-1300
    • Take Out Only
    • Credit Card Only – No Cash Sales
    • Mask Required

 

  • Tower Café – 850-623-7290
    • Open Monday – Friday 0600-1600
    • Take Out Only
    • Credit Card Only – No Cash Sales
    • Mask Required

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U.S. Navy COVID-19 Updates: https://navylive.dodlive.mil/2020/03/15/u-s-navy-covid-19-updates