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COVID-19 Information

Updated July 20, 2021

COVID-19 cases across the region are beginning to increase once again due to a combination of vaccine hesitancy and more virulent virus strains.  It is imperative that all unvaccinated personnel re-think their vaccine decision while continuing to follow COVID guidelines, including social distancing and mask wearing.  For the latest local statistics visit the OC Health Care Agency's COVID data center HERE.

Base Status

Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach and detachments remain operational.  Most MWR services are returning to normal operations, with some restrictions.  

Base Access

ALL individuals must have a valid military or military retiree ID card in order to access Navy installations.  Previous rules allowing individuals carrying military ID cards to escort individuals without military ID cards have been suspended.  Anyone attempting base access may be asked questions about their health and health history before being allowed onboard.  Anyone with potential COVID-19 symptoms or history will be denied base access.  

Face Coverings

All unvaccinated individuals (military and civilian)  are required to wear cloth face coverings. Face coverings should be conservative in appearance and not offensive.    

Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Facilities Status

The following MWR facilities are currently closed:

·         Barney's Beach House and surrounding beach area (due to construction)         

The following MWR facilities are open in a reduced capacity:

·         Fitness Center (open to all patrons, but by appointment only)

·         ITT Ticket Sales (limit on number of customers inside office)

·         Community Recreation (limit on number of customers inside office)

·         Navy Golf Course (food/beverage services remain limited. For more details click HERE)

·         RV Park (reduced total capacity)

The following facilities and activities remain open:

·         Vehicle Storage

·         Fishing in Anaheim Bay (only when no ship is in port, outside of construction areas)

Navy Exchange Store

The Navy Exchange mini-mart remains open but may have limited product availability.  Hours are 0700-1600, Monday-Friday.  The barber shop is open to all patrons, by appointment only.

Sea-Air Federal Credit Union

Open to members.  Web-based services also remain open.

Additional Links

The Orange County Health Care Agency

The LA County Health Care Agency

The Riverside County Health Care Agency

The California Department of Public Health

The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center

The Department of Defense

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The World Health Organization

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