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                                                    HPCON Bravo

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45 SW/CC has declared Health Protection Condition Bravo (HPCON B). Measures include the following:

  • The 45th Space Wing will continue mission-essential and service-essential functions. 

  • Employees on administrative leave and/or telework status must be available to return to work at any time or be approved by their supervisor to be on personal leave (i.e., annual leave).  Members should only be coming to their workplace if they are mission or service essential and cannot telework.  If you do not meet those areas then contact your leadership to determine what status you will be in and for further guidance.

  • Gatherings of up to 50 people do not require an exception to policy. Any gathering of over 50 people will require a waiver. Regardless of the size of gathering, attendees will need to physically distance and wear face coverings when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • If any person who is an off-base resident has tested positive for COVID-19 or if an individual who resides off-base is tested due to: symptoms consistent with COVID-19, a physician order due to suspicion of infection, or close, prolonged contact with an infected individual, then that individual may be denied access to either installation. Personnel who live on base are not subject to installation denial due to testing positive for, or showing symptoms of, COVID-19. 

  • Social gatherings are still prohibited in work centers and personnel are highly encouraged to avoid large social gatherings when outside of either installation.

  • Commanders and directors may add up to approximately 50% of the unit’s non-mission essential personnel to the office.
  • Cloth face coverings will still be required at locations on base. Face coverings must be worn when in the workplace and physical distancing cannot be consistently maintained. Face coverings are also highly recommended for travel to public places while off base.

Patrick AFB Resources

HPCON Levels 

45 SW AtHoc Instructions

Brevard County Health Department: 321-454-7101

45 MDG appointment line: 321-494-8241


COVID-19 Information Handout


Public Notice: Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to Limit Personal Contact at Gates

Effective Friday, March 13, Security Forces at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station entry control points will scan, but limit touching of all identification cards.

Out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to limit potential spread of disease, such as COVID-19, Brig Gen Schiess, 45th Space Wing Commander, has instructed gate sentries to limit personal contact with those entering our installations.

Personnel accessing either installation should be prepared to show the front and back of their identification card to the sentries upon arrival to the gate. Identification cards will be scanned while the individual retains possession of their ID card. Enhanced security measures may still require the handling of some credentials. Increased traffic delays are expected, due to this precaution. Please plan accordingly and be patient as you enter the installation.



On Jan. 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern for the 2019 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. On Jan. 31, 2020, the secretary of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency in the United States and announced new measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The current epidemic, which originated in mainland China, has demonstrated the capacity of COVID-19 to spread globally. While supporting other government agencies’ response to the COVID-19 threat, the Department of the Air Force is responding appropriately to protect the health of the force and maintain operational readiness.