Stay-at-home order lifted for Joint Base Langley-Eustis members; stop movement order in place until June 30

Posted at 10:24 AM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 10:24:53-04

The Restriction of Movement and Base Access Restriction Orders have been lifted for Joint Base Langley-Eustis members, according to a release by Col. Clint Ross.

The orders were originally put in place to help slow and stop the spread of COVID-19.

"JBLE members are authorized to attend public or private in-person gatherings of ten or less persons," Ross said in a Facebook post. "Social distancing and cloth face coverings in JBLE public areas is mandatory, and I strongly encourage wear of cloth face coverings at all times off the installation when social distancing can not be maintained.

"Ultimately, I highly encourage JBLE residents living on and off-base to stay at home and leave for only life sustaining essentials. We are all safer at home; just because we can go out doesn’t mean we have to."

Base members are still under the Secretary of Defense's stop movement order through June 30, meaning leave is only authorized for the place where a base member lives and where they commute to their duty station.

Active-duty personnel are still required to adhere to guidelines issued by state, local and Department of Defense authorities, while civilian employees, contractors, family members and military dependents are recommended to adhere to the same guidelines.

Installation access will also be opened to all personnel, including retirees and Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC) holders, on Fridays. With this amendment, all personnel will now have access to the installation on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.