COVID-19 Current situation for Scott AFB

Effective immediately, and to the greatest extent possible, all individuals on Scott AFB will wear protective face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of social distance, in public areas, Commissary, Base Exchange, or work centers. Interim cloth face covers are approved.

Until the Air Force issues further guidance on wear for service members, these face masks should be self-procured and remain conservative in nature.

This directive applies to military personnel, DOD civilian employees, family members, DOD contractors, and all other individuals on DOD property.

For more information, please see: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/ or the fact sheet here.

RETIREE AND VETERAN VHIC HOLDER COMMISSARY PATRONS: Thank-you again for your understanding and patience as we work through COVID 19 by adjusting your shopping at the Commissary and Exchange to Tuesdays and Thursdays. However, the long lines in the mornings indicate there may be some misunderstanding about Commissary hours.  The store is open both days until 7 pm and generally doesn’t have lines after lunch time.  Further, we have asked that our high risk patrons for COVID 19 be given the first two hours when the store is cleanest to minimize their health risk, so if you are NOT at high risk, please plan to arrive after 11 am thru 7 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you are, we welcome you at 9 am, but if you can’t make it then, you are more than welcome to come anytime on Tuesdays or Thursdays prior to the 7 pm closing time.


Governor's COVID response page

For more information about COVID-19, visit https://www.af.mil/News/Coronavirus-Disease-2019/

Updates specific to FSS program impacts and hours of operation can also be found at www.375FSS.com.

If you have any other questions, please contact your supervisor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Mental Health Tips

375th MDG Mental Health Tips
Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak

Video Series:
Dealing With ​Sadness
Feeling Anxious?
Relationship Stress?
Stress Relief Tips
Someone sick and you're worried?
Staying calm with your children
Dealing with loss

Managing Stress and Anxiety (includes a portion for medics): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.htm

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease: https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/outbreak_factsheet_1.pdf

Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak, by the WHO, (includes a portion for medics): https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf?sfvrsn=6d3578af_2

COVID-19 Toolkit
Anxiety & Tips Worksheet
Assertive Communication
Common Relationship Problems & Tips Worksheet
Coping with Stress During Infections Disease Outbreaks
Controlled Relaxation Worksheet
Depression & Tips Worksheet
Early Warning Signs of Stress Worksheet
Effective Communication in Relationships Worksheet
How to help staff members in distress during an infectious outbreak
Improving Sleep through Behavior Change Worksheet
Insomnia Worksheet
Physical Activity & Exercise
Questioning Anxious Thinking
Relaxation Breathing Worksheet
Sticking to the program Sleep Worksheet
The problem of worry
Tips for Managing Anger Worksheet
Types of Mental Activities for distraction
What your coworkers need right now is compassion - Article
You're not powerless in the face of uncertainty - Article

MFLC Resources: Telephonic/Video Counseling Sessions are now available from local Adult, Child and Youth, and School Military Family Life Counselors (MFLCs) for all uniformed personnel and their family members. Parents may seek services for their children through any CYB/School MFLC, regardless of school of attendance or CDC/Youth Program enrollment. Appointments are scheduled directly with MFLCs.

Mental health resources: The following are resources for supervisors as you focus on the well-being of your teams. Due to COVID situation, Mental Health is not able to provide routine care, but have several resources you can turn to:
For non-crisis care:
• Military OneSource: 1-800-342-9647 for family members
• If you are Active Duty, GS employee, or CTR who continues to report for duty and need focused assistance related to current stressors, please call us at 618-256-7386 during duty hours (0700-1630)

For crisis care:
• Call 911 or go to the ER/ED at a local hospital
• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7): 1-800-273-8255
• Active Duty please contact the Mental Health Clinic at 256-7386 during duty hours
(7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Current HPCON


As directed by HQ Air Force - 26 Mar 2020

HPCON CHARLIE: High morbidity epidemic or contamination. Substantial HPCON measures: Social distance (limit: meetings, socials, TDYs); shelter-in-place indoors; or, if directed, don respirators; mass distribution of medical countermeasures, if applicable.

General info


  • Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer
  • Don't touch your face
  • Cover your cough with a tissue or your elbow
  • Stay home if you are sick


People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus

People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    Or at least two of these symptoms:
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • If you experience these symptoms, DO NOT COME TO THE CLINIC. Call the Nurse Advice Line immediately at (800) 874-2273, or the SAFB Med Clinic at 618-256-9355 (Option 1, 1, 1)

Common numbers

SAPR Office

375th SFS Visitors Center

Legal Office


Duty Chaplain


Family Child Care Homes

375th MDG/Pharmacy
618-256-7345 Option 2, 1, 2


Education Office

Base Operator