DLA Aviation Press Release 2020-03-18-001: COVID-19 Response from the DLA Aviation Commander for Defense Supply Center Richmond

By DLA Aviation Public Affairs Office

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Defense Logistics Agency Aviation is currently maximizing telework for our telework eligible workforce while avoiding mission degradation. Social distancing and avoiding large gatherings are being utilized to minimize the spread of COVID-19 on DSCR.

We continue to follow guidance from U.S. Northern Command and DLA Headquarters regarding our security posture.  In the area of sanitation and facility cleanliness we are following and adhering to all current Department of Defense, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other applicable guidelines regarding COVID-19. 

DLA Installation Management Richmond’s custodial staff have increased their focus on cleaning the fitness center, bathrooms, common areas, doorknobs, handrails, and ensuring the availability of soap and paper towels in all our facilities.  Our cafeteria staff continues to follow guidelines for cleanliness and food preparation.

While DLA Aviation is the biggest organization on DSCR, there are multiple other DLA and non-DLA organizations on center that utilize programs and services provided by DLA Installation Management Richmond that may be affected. 

We will continue to monitor our programs and make changes as needed with as much advance notice as possible for planning. The following highlights continued services and any impacts.  These could be effected further by the evolving situation with COVID-19. We will continue to monitor and make updates and adjustments based on reduced demand and the need to protect our employees and customers.

Access Control Points: 

-The East Gate (located on Jefferson Davis Highway) will continue to operate but will close at 6:30 p.m. M-F. 

-The North Gate (off of Strathmore Road) will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

DSCR Visitor Center: 

-The DSCR Visitor Center will continue to operate.

Cafeteria: 

The cafeteria will continue to operate with a reduced menu selection.

Fitness Center: 

The Red Brick Fitness Center will continue to operate at this time, Monday through Friday only.  It will be closed on Saturday.  In addition, all group exercise classes and intramural sports have been suspended until further notice. 

Child Development Center (CDC)

The CDC is currently closed through March 27th. CDC staff will provide any updates directly to the parents.   

DLA’s webpage (https://www.dla.mil/Info/Coronavirus/) is continually being updated to provide employees and their family members with the most current information about coronavirus and direct links to applicable government agencies, including DoD, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Department of State.