CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Joint Base Charleston (JBC) has declared HPCON Charlie and will begin limiting base access in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective Saturday.
HPCON Charlie indicates a Health Protection Condition level with a substantial threat of sustained community transmission.
According to a press release from JBC, only mission critical personnel will be allowed on the base Monday through Friday.
Under these circumstances, mission critical personnel include “active duty, guard, reserve, government civilian and contractor personnel as defined by the appropriate director, unit commander, Servicing Contracting Officer or the 628th Contracting Squadron.”
All other personnel will only have access to the base on Saturdays and Sundays.
Exceptions to access restrictions include:
- Non-mission critical active duty, reserve, guard personnel and their dependents seeking essential installation support services.
- Any beneficiary with a scheduled medical or dental appointment; or need for pharmacy services.
- Residents of Hunt Housing Community & Balfour Beatty Community as well as their visitors who possess a base pass until the expiration date of their passes. New passes will only be issued with unit commander/director or above approval.
- Current residents of Family Camp. No new reservations or extensions will be authorized.
- USPS and other previously authorized delivery services.
- Any DoD card holders with a valid appointment with a base service provider (i.e. appointment with military personnel section for new ID).