The leadership of the Air Force and Whiteman Airforce Base take the coronavirus very seriously. So while restrictions may be easing for civilians, in an effort to preserve the mission of Team Whiteman, base leadership have enacted some new restrictions for those serving there.

According to the Whiteman Air Force Base Facebook page the base is now at HIPCON Bravo +.

Military personnel, on and off duty, are now required to wear a face covering while visiting any public indoor facilities off base. Exceptions include on or off base facilities when personnel are at a restaurant, seated, at a table for the purpose of eating or drinking. Additionally personnel are only allowed to dine in at establishments that are practicing physical distancing and where servers where masks. If an establishment doesn't meet that criteria personnel are asked to use curbside to go, or drive through options.

Additionally Military personnel may not visit an off base establishment with a primary purpose of serving alcohol vs. food. No exceptions will be made.

Everyone over the age of two visiting Whiteman Air Force Base is required to wear a mask unless they have a medical condition or special need that makes wearing a face covering difficult. Additionally face coverings are required at Whiteman's fitness center and pool unless engaging in cardio activities or actively swimming.

Whiteman Air Force base put these more restrictive measures in place because of recent increases in COVID-19 cases in our communities and on the base.

You can see the Facebook post here.