Select MWR Services Reopen

Select MWR Services Reopen

FORT KNOX, KENTUCKY News Release For Immediate Release

DATE: May 11, 2020

Select on-post services slated to reopen, re-expand beginning May 11 Fort Knox, Kentucky – The Fort Knox commanding general recently approved a range of on-post services for reopening or re-expanded operations beginning Monday, May 11.

Maj. Gen. John Evans Jr. made the determinations following a review of data on current conditions, planned processes to keep risk to workers and customers minimized, and input from staffs including Fort Knox medical leadership.

Evans reiterated that all current CDC, Department of Defense and Fort Knox instructions on social distancing measures remain in effect on post. He added that, although expanding services represents a positive step toward achieving greater normalcy and support to the community, the measures will be closely monitored. Should there be concerning health protection trends or issues with compliance, the below-mentioned operations may be subject to closure or curtailment again in order to ensure the safety of the community.

The services scheduled for reopening or re-expansion starting on May 11 are as follows:

Strike Zone (inside Houston Bowling Center)

  • Open to everyone
  • Open for Strike Zone and Electronic Bingo only
  • Facility capacity reductions in place
  • Face covering must be worn inside at all times (except while dining)
  • Six feet of social distancing from others must be maintained
  • Hours: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday

Fiddlers' Green (inside Saber & Quill)

  • Open to everyone
  • Open for lunch only
  • Facility capacity reductions in place
  • Face covering must be worn inside at all times (except while dining)
  • Six feet of social distancing from others must be maintained
  • Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Physical Fitness Centers

(Gammon, Natcher, Otto and Smith) 

  • Open to active duty, Reserve and National Guard service members only
  • Facility capacity reductions in place 
    • Gammon and Natcher: 75 customers in the facility 
    • Smith and Otto: 50 customers in the facility 
  • No unit/formation activities permitted
  • Face covering must be worn inside at all times (Exception: when authorized swimmers are in Gammon Pool. See below for additional information on Gammon Pool)
  • Six feet of social distancing from others must be maintained
  • Alternating pieces of equipment will not be available for use (taped off)
  • Saunas off limits
  • Locker rooms off limits
  • Fitness classes remain closed
  • Hours 
    • Gammon: 5 a.m.-9 a.m. and 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
    • Natcher: 5 a.m.-9 a.m. and 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
    • Otto: 5 a.m.-9 a.m. and 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday
    • Smith: 5 a.m.-9 a.m. and 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday

Gammon Pool

  • Open only for service member mission requirements
  • Face covering must be worn when not in the pool
  • Six feet of social distancing from others should be maintained
  • Swim lessons remain canceled
  • Maximum of six people permitted in the pool at one time, no more than one person per lane
  • Changing into or out of swimwear or wet/dry clothing is not permitted in Gammon Physical Fitness Center or the pool area (locker rooms off limits). Swimmers must plan accordingly to towel off and change clothes at their room or residence
  • Hours: 5 a.m.-9 a.m. and 3p.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7-noon Saturdays and Sundays

Child Development Center and School Age Center

  • Open only to children of those designated by on-post mission partners as mission essential, and that have been confirmed by CDC/SAC as being able to currently accept
    • NOTE 1: Those with questions should contact their chain of command/supervisor
    • NOTE 2: All child care needs cannot be met at this time due to limited CDC/SAC staffing and required reduced children-to-staff ratios
  • Parents will be provided a Garrison memo on Face Masks and Curbside Drop-offs and the required operating conditions for re-opening.
  • In order to reduce traffic in the facilities, all drop-offs/pickups of children at CDC/SAC will be curbside.
  • Staff will take children’s temperatures and employee and visitors temperatures prior to granting facility access for the day. Parents are encouraged to be alert for signs of illness in their children and keep them home when sick.
  • Face covering must be worn inside at all times by all CDC/SAC employees and facility visitors.
  • CDC Children will not be required to wear face masks, however, if a Parent provides a daily clean mask & requires their child over age 2 to wear it, CYS will ensure the Child wears it while in CYS care as long as the child does not have any respiratory concerns.
  • SAC children must wear face masks as long as the child does not have any respiratory concerns. Parents must provide a clean mask for their child each day.
  • Six feet of social distancing from others should be maintained, whenever feasible. Quality care and nurturing of children will still continue.
  • Children will remain in the same classroom each with the scheduled staff.
  • Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Barr Memorial Library

  • Open to service members, retirees, DoD civilians, contractors and their families as well as students of colleges/universities on post
  • Facility capacity reductions in place: maximum 5 customers in the facility
  • Face covering must be worn inside at all times
  • Six feet of social distancing from others must be maintained
  • Service limited to returning materials and checking new materials out o Public computing and Print/Scan/Fax service remains closed
  • Six feet of social distancing from others should be maintained
  • Hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday- Friday

Automotive Skills and Service Center

  • Open to service members, retirees, DoD civilians, contractors and their families
  • Face covering must be worn inside at all times
  • Six feet of social distancing from others must be maintained
  • Staff will wear a face covering and gloves when inside customer vehicles and will perform CDC-recommended disinfecting procedures
  • Customer waiting room remains closed o Alternating self-service bays not available
  • Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday

Outdoor Recreation Facilities & Programs

Equipment rentals will be limited to the following items:

  • Boats & Accessories 
  • Moving Equipment  
  • Bicycles
  • Grills/Cookers 
  • Dunk Tanks 
  • Garden and Lawn Tools
  • Campers/Travel Trailers*

*Availability of campers and travel trailers may be delayed due to backorder of proper disinfecting tools.

For equipment rentals, please call us to schedule an appointments at (502) 624-2314.

Please note: Reservation and rental pickup require minimum 24 hour notice.

Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Leisure Travel Services

  • Open to service members, retirees, DoD civilians, contractors and their families
  • Facility capacity reductions in place: Limited to 4 customers in the facility
  • Face covering must be worn inside at all times
  • Six feet of social distancing from others must be maintained
  • Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday

Consignment Store

  • Open to service members, retirees, DoD civilians, contractors and their families
  • Facility capacity reductions in place: Limited to 5 customers in the facility
  • Face covering must be worn inside at all times
  • Six feet of social distancing from others must be maintained
  • No new consignments accepted
  • Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday

Frame Shop

  • Open to service members, retirees, DoD civilians, contractors and their families
  • Facility capacity reductions in place: Limited to 1 customer in the facility
  • Face covering must be worn inside at all times
  • Six feet of social distancing from others must be maintained
  • Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday