COVID-19 Current situation for Scott AFB

By direction of Headquarters Air Force, Scott Air Force Base is in HPCON Charlie. This change is under Headquarters direction to decrease the risk of community spread and is not a result of heightened local infection rates.

• MONITOR FOR SYMPTOMS: All Team Scott personnel are directed to continue monitoring for symptoms. Individuals required to be at base work centers are recommended to check their temperature twice per duty day. Individuals who have a fever of 100.4 F or above, cough, and shortness of breath need to isolate at home as soon as possible and call their medical provider. If isolating at home, access home care instructions at CDC.gov.

• 100% ID: We are implementing 100% ID checks at the base entry points. There will be no additional base access restrictions at this time. As this situation evolves, the installation commander reserves the right to restrict visitors and non-essential personnel to protect mission continuation and the health of those employees who are critical supporting ongoing global operational requirements.

• ENTRY CONTROL POINTS: Entry control points with COVID-19 screenings should be established at all high density work centers. TRANSCOM, SDDC, CCC, AMC/618th AOC, and DISA personnel should expect ECPs at Buildings 1900, 1990, 1961, 1700, 1600, and 5160 respectively. These organizations should institute ECPs as soon as local training is complete and conditions are set to execute, as established by the units. Daily screening is recommended at all other work centers where members are required to be physically present for duty.

• DUTY STATUS: As far as duty status is concerned, we still have a global mission to accomplish. Unless directed otherwise through your chain of command, there is no change to your duty status. All units will continue to maximize virtual and telework measures giving particular consideration to the protection of high-risk personnel.

• CLEANING: The installation has modified the custodial contract to regularly clean high contact surfaces however recommend units engage in additional cleaning as appropriate for your work centers. For confirmed ill employee work spaces, you can place a deep clean work order with the 375th Civil Engineering Squadron at 618-256-2202.


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

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


  • Fever >100.4F
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

    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)


  1. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  3. Stay home when you are sick.
  4. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  6. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.