NAS Jax Says It Will Operate On Minimum Personnel Monday Due To Storm

Aug 2, 2020

Updated at 3:04 p.m.: Naval Air Station Jacksonville announced Sunday afternoon that the NAS Jax commanding officer is minimizing command operations and the footprint on base tomorrow, Aug. 3 to minimum personnel only, in advance of the possible severe weather from Tropical Storm Isaias.

The base advises that all tenant commands should check with their leadership on leave policies for inclement weather. The base said Sunday afternoon that all business aboard the station would be minimized during the storm.

  • All of Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s outpatient clinics/services (including pharmacies, lab, radiology, COVID-19 testing tent) and Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville will be closed on Monday, Aug. 3. All face-to-face appointments or surgery will be rescheduled. Navy Care virtual visits will be available at https://Navy.Care (although there could be some interruptions if there are power or Wi-Fi outages). Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s ER will be available for emergencies (and COVID-19 testing for patients with symptoms, if directed by your on-base provider or preventive medicine team). The Nurse Advice Line is open 24/7 for advice and help finding urgent care at 800-874-2273 and www.mhsNurseAdviceLine.com. As always, in an emergency, call 911 or go the nearest emergency room.
  • Fleet Readiness Center Southeast employees will be “mission essential” only tomorrow. Please check with supervisors on the inclement weather leave policy.
  • The Child Development Center will remain open.
  • The Navy Exchange will remain open for normal business from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The gas station will remain open.
  • The Commissary will remain open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • All of Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s outpatient clinics/services (including pharmacies, lab, radiology, COVID-19 testing tent) and, Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville will be closed on Monday, Aug. 3. If you have ANY type of face-to-face appointment (or surgery) scheduled, you’ll get a phone call to re-schedule. 

Navy Care virtual visits will be available at https://Navy.Care (although there could be some interruptions if there are power or Wi-Fi outages).

Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s E.R. will be available for emergencies (and COVID-19 testing for patients with symptoms, if directed by your on-base provider or preventive medicine team).

The Nurse Advice Line is open 24/7 for advice and help finding urgent care at 800-874-2273 (by phone) and www.mhsNurseAdviceLine.com (for chat and video chat). As always, in an emergency, call 911 or go the nearest emergency room. 

  • Fleet Readiness Center Southeast employees will be “mission essential” only Monday. Check with supervisors on the inclement weather leave policy.
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