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20JUL20: Starting Monday, July 20, the Fitness Center is open to NSA Bethesda first responders, including fire and security personnel. Additionally, active duty personnel may wear civilian fitness attire, but are still required to present ID at the door.


30JUN20: HPCON B: On Monday, June 29, NSA Bethesda shifted to HPCON Bravo, Stage 2. As a result of this change, select services and services hours around the installation will change. Please continue to follow the NSA Bethesda COVID-19 Information pages to see changes as they are posted.


23JUN20: TRANSITIONING TO HPCON B: NSA Bethesda is preparing to move to HPCON Bravo, Stage 2. The health and safety of our entire installation and guests are of the utmost priority, and our team has worked tirelessly to ensure Force Health Protection measures are in place.

When we move to HPCON Bravo, Stage 2, installation support services, such as our Fitness Center, Sports Complex and MWR functions, will re-open for limited service to help manage facility usage. Others, such as our Child Youth Program and Warrior Café, may continue to operate at their current level during the initial transition. Our goal is to strategically transition as safely as possible.

Additionally, we hope to remain flexible with parking enforcement on the installation for staff as long as possible. Parking enforcement will continue in the following patient, resident, and required service areas — B63, B55, 85T Lot, Q Lot, B60, B68, B17, and NEX Lots; we will actively monitor parking and begin enforcing once we have reached capacity, likely mid-late July. If a personal vehicle is your only option to get to work and you do not have a valid parking permit, you can visit our Gate Operations and Parking Garage Access pages for transportation options. Please plan accordingly.  

As a reminder, our timeline for reopening does not coincide with local or state governments; we will remain at a slower pace. For information on specific service changes as they are posted, you can continue to track our Services Status List on this page.

Thank you for your patience and support as we navigate these uncharted waters.


11JUN20: Armed Services Blood Program is collecting plasma from donors who have recovered from COVID-19 virus to treat seriously ill patients who still have the virus. To determine your eligibility to donate and schedule an appointment, please visit


09APR20: Navy Exchange and Navy Lodge at NSA Bethesda: For the safety of all, effective Friday, April 10, cloth face coverings are required by patrons for entry into a Navy Lodge and all NEX facilities.


05APR20: The DoD has issued guidance on the use of cloth face coverings on military installations. Drivers must lower any cloth face covering during ID checks at installation entry control points. The full memo with the new guidance on cloth face coverings can be found here.


26MAR20: Additional change to CDC operations. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to reduce exposure risk to care providers and children, effective Friday, March 27, the CDCs will only be open to MEP (Mission Essential Personnel) Families.


Updated: July 1, 2020

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