Nellis AFB Response to COVID-19

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 pandemic, 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.

Total Force service members and their families continue to have access to the base to use available services such as the Commissary and Exchange.  The Commander of Air Combat Command has issued priorities aimed at limited the spread of COVID-19, preserving force readiness and preserving the health and welfare of service members, civilian employees, their families and the local communities in which we live.  In line with that direction, the installation commander has deemed selected on-base services as safe and necessary to the Nellis Community.  Those services are carefully monitored and supervised to ensure physical spacing while including additional, stringent cleaning procedures to protect our Airmen and families.  We are only able to offer these on-base services as long as it is safe to do so.  Please exercise your best judgment and exercise social distancing practices when deciding to take part in them, and do not use them if you aren’t feeling well.


As a reminder, the State of Nevada has issued a Stay at Home directive, as such, similar off-base activities remain off limits and travel off base should be limited those of household necessity.

This was a difficult decision but it is a temporary one that we made to address an extraordinary situation.  We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we work stop the spread of COVID-19.




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Nellis COVID-19 Press Releases

Nellis AFB reports its COVID-19 cases through the Southern Nevada Health District.  To avoid confusion, press releases below were accurate at the time of their publication but are not being updated.

Public health emergency declared at Nellis, access restricted beginning April 6

Update: 7 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases at Nellis AFB

Update: 6 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases at Nellis AFB

Update: 4 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases at Nellis AFB

Confirmed COVID-19 case at Nellis AFB