The 31st Fighter Wing will provide updated information as needed dependent upon changes to the Italian National Decree and Regional Ordinance, and DoD, EUCOM, USAFE and 31 FW policy.

The safety of Team Aviano is our highest priority. 

CURreNT SITUATION

Updated 10/29/2020 @ 5 p.m. 

Updates to AFPC Stop Movement Published
Air Force Personnel Service made significant updates to the Stop Movement Execution Guidance. Updates include waiver approval authority delegated to the first O-6 or civilian equivalent in the traveler’s chain of command or supervision. Each case is unique so you’re encouraged to reach out to your chain of command to understand how and if this applies to you. CAC-enabled information is available here: https://mypers.af.mil/app/answers/detail/a_id/46605

BASE SERVICES AND HOURS
Base services and hours will no longer be updated in the Current Situation. To find information on services and hours visit the Aviano App, select the COVID-19 Tab, and select Closures & Hours of Operations.

LOCAL TRAVEL ADVISORY
Demonstrations have increased across Italy in response to COVID-19 measures. All Wyverns are encouraged to avoid large gatherings to minimize spreading and exposure to COVID-19, and to remain in compliance with Italian law. As a reminder, military members cannot participate in any demonstrations in a foreign country, and should avoid these demonstrations. Civilian employees are highly encouraged to not participate in any demonstrations, as they may violate the standards expected of federal employees.

CURRENT DECREE AND ORDINANCES
The Italian national government has issued a decree effective 26 Oct. 2020. This decree extends many of the measures regarding face coverings, physical distancing, and gatherings, and the decree is effective from 26 Oct. 2020, until 24 Nov. 2020. 

FACE COVERING AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING

  • Across Italy, carry a face covering with you when outside your private house.
  • Across Italy, wear a face covering at all times when you are outside, except for private yards attached to private homes, unless you can guarantee continued isolation from non-cohabitants.

Example A: If you are walking down a street or through a park, you would need to wear a face covering because you cannot guarantee that you will remain one (1) meter from a non-cohabitant.

Example B:  If you are hiking in the woods or a remote part of the mountains alone or with a cohabitant, then you would not need to wear a face covering because you can remain isolated from non-cohabitants. (But remember, you should still have a face covering with you and available to wear.)

  • Face coverings are required in all indoor spaces unless you can guarantee continued isolation from non-cohabitants. Exception: you do not need to wear a face covering in private homes (though you are encouraged to wear face coverings when non-cohabitants are present).

Example A: If you are in a private, personal office, then you do not need to wear a face covering while you are alone.

Example B: If you have a desk in an open workspace, such as a front office, or work in a hangar or garage where others can freely enter or pass by, then you must wear a face covering.

  • You must wear a face covering in public transportation.
  • You must wear a face covering in private transportation, unless you are traveling alone or with cohabitants.
  • Whether indoors or outdoors, you must wear a mask anytime you are not sitting at a table in a restaurant; similarly, when sitting or standing at a bar, you must wear a mask anytime you are not consuming food or drink.
  • Physical distance should be measured from mouth to mouth of the individuals concerned.
  • Children under the age of six (6) and persons with health issues preventing the wear of a mask are exempt from the requirements to wear a mask indoors or outdoors.
  • Fines for not wearing a face covering, or not wearing a face covering properly (detailed below) range from 400 to 1000 euros.
  • Face coverings must meet the following requirements:
    • Face coverings may be disposable or washable and may be self-made.
    • Face coverings should be made of multilayer materials, providing an appropriate barrier, but they should also be comfortable and breathable.
    • Face coverings cover from the chin all the way to above the nose.
    • Single layer gaiters used as face coverings should be folded over to create two layers and meet requirements listed above.

OTHER HEALTH MEASURES:

  1. Those with a respiratory infection and a fever of 37.5℃/99.5℉ must remain at their residence and contact their healthcare provider.
  2. It is still forbidden for persons accompanying patients to remain in the waiting rooms of the emergency and admission departments, unless otherwise specified by the healthcare personnel in charge.

DINING AND NIGHT LIFE

  1. Restaurants, bars, and other eating/drinking establishments must be closed by 1800 (and they can reopen at 0500).
  2. Only four (4) non-cohabitants can sit at a table (more than 4 cohabitants, however, can sit together).  Similarly, you cannot eat food or drink in public places after 1800.
  3. Home delivery can take place 24 hours a day.  Establishments can make take-away available until midnight, but no eating or drinking on the spot or nearby after 1800.
  4. While there are no time restrictions for home delivery of food and drink, you must ensure that you adhere to the appropriate physical distance (1 meter) during the delivery process.

Please note, when at a restaurant, bar or other eating establishment, you do not need to wear a mask while seated at a table or when consuming food or drink at a bar, but you must wear a mask every time you get up from the table, or if at a bar, when you are done consuming food or drink.

GATHERINGS, MEETINGS & ACTIVITIES

  1. Streets or squares in urban centers may be closed to the public after 2100; however, people can still access and exit open commercial establishments and private homes.
  2. The use of arcades, betting rooms, bingo halls and casinos is suspended.
  3. Shows open to the public in theaters, concert halls, cinemas and in other spaces, even outdoors, are suspended.
  4. Retail stores (e.g., the BX) can remain open, but customers must stagger entry and people cannot remain in the store longer than required to accomplish their business.
  5. Parties indoors and outdoors are prohibited, and this now includes receptions or parties following ceremonies. With regard to having visitors in your private homes, it is strongly recommended not to have non-cohabitants visit your home, except for work needs or situations of necessity and urgency.
  6. Festivals and fairs of any kind as well as other similar events are prohibited.
  7. It is strongly recommended that you conduct all meetings (including private meetings) remotely, unless the circumstances or nature of the meeting require meeting face-to-face.
  8. Gatherings are prohibited.
  9. Currently, lifts in ski areas are closed (except to professional or amateur athletes recognized by the National Olympic Committee).  Individual resorts may be able to open their lifts at a later date based upon the implementation of forthcoming guidelines.

SCHOOLS

  1. Italian high schools are to begin conducting 75% of their activities remotely through digital learning. There are currently no changes to the DoDEA daily schedule based on the decree.

SPORTS AND EXERCISES

  1. Gyms, swimming pools, spas, and wellness centers are closed starting Oct. 26, 2020.
  2. Contact sports are prohibited.
  3. Individual training for contact sports at clubs, schools, or other sports and training facilities is prohibited.
  4. Sporting events and competitions of individual and team sports are prohibited
  5. Outdoor exercise, jogging, and running are permitted and can be carried out at outdoor facilities, such as the track.

LITURGICAL AND RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES

  1. Places of worship remain open; however, each organization must take measures to avoid gatherings and ensure that a physical distance of one (1) meter can be maintained by non-cohabitating individuals and groups.
  2. Receptions or celebrations following a religious ceremony, including weddings, confirmations, and baptisms, are prohibited.

TRAVEL AND MOVEMENT

  1. It is strongly recommended that people not travel by public or private transport except for work, study, health reasons, situations of necessity or to carry out activities or use unsuspended services. Travel between regions was not banned, but we still urge caution if you travel to any regions in Italy listed as red on the map on our Travel page.
  2. For the latest information regarding travel and movement, including approved (“Green”) countries for travel see:
  3. To learn more about each EU country’s public health measures, border status, and facility reopenings, visit https://reopen.europa.eu
  4. Enroll in the State Department SMART Traveler Program at https://step.state.gov/step
  5. Please note, a private means of transport (including taxis) must be used to transit from the airport to the residence in which you will ROM if you are traveling from a country that requires a ROM under Italian law.

LEISURE & OFFICIAL TRAVEL
Travel conditions and restrictions continue to quickly evolve. At the moment, travel is not restricted within the country. However, unit-specific leave and leisure travel is determined at the squadron commander level.

IAW 31 FW/CC Policy, all personnel arriving or returning to Aviano AB, or assigned to Aviano AB and arriving or returning to Italy, after traveling from any country other than those listed below, are subject to a 14-day ROM. See the Aviano AB 14-day ROM webpage for the required ROM Excel Form. Continue to funnel any questions through your chain of command. 

“Green” Countries:
Norway

The following countries are being closely monitored. Use good judgment and caution when traveling.
Serbia

Sources: Italian Law 1 and European Command (EUCOM) COVID-19 Green List 2
1. https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/ITA Highly recommend checking destination country for travel requirements before departure.
2. https://intelshare.intelink.gov/sites/usafe-afafrica/UASR/CV19/SitePages/Home.aspx (Must be accessed using CAC).

COVID-19 symptoms & Aviano AB Screening

31st MDG Public Health Call Center Screening
Call the MDG for a COVID-19 screening at DSN 632-5000 or 0434-30-5000. 

Symptoms
31 MDG/Public Health recommends that any individual with flu like symptoms (listed below) stay home and not attend work to help prevent the spread of any sickness. Additionally, please ensure proper precautions are used such as physical distancing, hand washing, and proper cough etiquette. It is recommended that common surfaces/objects be sanitized twice a day with Clorox or bleach solution. Symptoms include:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Lost sense of smell or taste

  • Chills

  • Muscle/body aches

  • Headache

  • Fatigue

  • Sore throat

  • Diarrhea

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

If you have had contact with anyone who has been confirmed positive for COVID-19, contact Public Health Immediately. CDC believes symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure.

 

Visit the 31 MDG COVID-19 Response webpage for the most up-to-date information.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Aviano AB

  • Public Health Screening: 0434-30-5000
  • Command Post: 0434-30-3100
  • Base Operator: 0434-30-1110
  • Chapel: 0434-30-5211
  • Medical Appointments: 0434-30-5000
  • American Red Cross: 0434-30-5576
  • Patient Liaisons: 632-5408
  • Patient Advocate: 0434-30-5002
Other Numbers:
  • International SOS: +(44) 20-8762-8384 (option 1)
  • International SOS Toll Free (from Italy): 800-915-994
  • 24hr Nurse Advice Line (from Italy): 800-877-660
  • 24hr Translation Service (from Italy): 800-915-994

External Link Disclaimer Policy

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