COVID-19 Mitigation Updates

 

NAS Whiting Field

MWR Facility and Program Reopening Phases

Updates as of 10 September 2020

 

Effective Thursday, 10 September 2020 – Whiting Park will be open to ALL eligible patrons

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

  • Hours of Operation: - Thursday - Monday 0900-1800

  • Patrons: All eligible ID card holders

  • Reservations encouraged for boat and equipment rentals and for pavilion use

  • Reservations mandatory for boaters exam

  • Reservations available by calling 850-623-2383 Wednesday - Monday
    ​* If our landline is down, please call 850-741-8746 *

  • 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

 

Effective Saturday, 22 August 2020

Fitness Center – Active Duty Only

  • Hours of Operation:

    • M-F 0600-1800 / Saturday, Sun & Hol 0830-1630

  • Patrons: Active Duty Only

  • Maximum capacity is 60 person. When we achieve max capacity, a 90-minute work rule will be enforced.

  • All patrons must wear a mask when unable to social distance

  • No spotters

  • No classes scheduled at this time

 

Effective Monday, 24 August 2020

  • Library (Tower Books) – Patrons can now access the Library to browse the collection

  • Hours of Operation:

    • Monday-Friday 0800-1600

  • Patrons: All eligible

  • The Library IS NOW OPEN TO BROWSE RESOURCES

  • No seating will be available

  • You can still request an item either by calling the library at 850-623-7861 or emailing the library at whitingfieldlibrary@gmail.com

  • To view our catalog go to https://eosfcweb01.eosfc-intl.net/N94058/OPAC/TileStart.aspx

  • Staff will continue to pull the books and call patrons when the items are ready for pickup

  • Returned items are not available for at least 24 hours

  • All patrons must wear a mask

     

Effective Monday, 24 August 2020

Swimming Pool – Lap Swim

Hours of Operation: 24 August – 25 September (Beyond 25 Sept - TBD)

  • Active Duty Only: M-F 0600-0800

  • All Eligible Patrons Mon & Wed 1000-1800

  • Reservations limited to 60 minute time slots for Lap Swim

  • Reservations must be made and can be obtained by calling 850-623-7412

  • All patrons must enter the facility wearing a mask

 

Swimming Pool – Recreation Swim

  • Open to all eligible patrons

  • Hours of Operation: Saturday & Sunday

  • 2 hour sessions – 1000-1200 / 1230-1430 / 1500-1700

    • Personnel can make reservations in 2 hour blocks by calling 850-623-7412

    • If personnel have consecutive reservations they must leave the facility in between sessions

    • Lap Lanes are available during this time by reservation

    • Facility capacity is limited to 60 personnel per session

  • All patrons must enter the facility wearing a mask

 

Current Services with no changes:

 

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.

 

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

 

As of 18 August, the following MWR programs remain CLOSED:

  • Liberty Center

  • Aces Lounge