By order of the Garrison Commander and due to mask non-compliance, effective Monday, Sept. 6 at close of holiday business hours 24/7 access at McVeigh, Wilson and McChord fitness centers will be unavailable until further notice. For questions, email email@example.com.
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As you visit MWR facilities, a friendly reminder that masks are required for entry. They may be removed in food operations while seated and actively eating or drinking. In gyms, removal is only permitted when swimming or showering.
Capacity is limited in all MWR facilities to 50%. Please be mindful of physical distancing and follow onsite signage. The health and well-being of our customers, our MWR team members and the entire JBLM community is our top priority.
If you’re not yet vaccinated, vaccines are available at the Lewis Main Exchange (5280 Pendleton Ave.) on a walk-in basis for eligible DOD ID cardholders and JBLM employees Tuesday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. If desired to pursue COVID-19 vaccination off-base, go to the WA State Dept. of Health website for vaccine locations and additional information.
Any changes to facility and program operations will be shared here and on facebook as soon as updates are available.
Basewide closures, postponements and cancellations can be seen here.
BACK TO SCHOOL
What day does school start? Please see the Local School District Calendar 2021-2022 for additional information and links.
CYS continues to offer childcare based on the DOD Priority List -- currently placing all Single/Dual AD military (1C) and as many AD with working spouse (1D) as possible. CYS continues to evaluate incoming families at the 1C priority category.
The DOD Priority List was changed on Sept. 1. We want to ensure families understand the need to seek alternate care options. This will mostly affect DOD civilians (1E), as we do not project to have space available for care for families in that category. DOD personnel are eligible for fee assistance for care off-base through Child Care Aware of America. We encourage these families needing immediate care to find a location off-base first that accepts a CCAoA subsidy and then come into Parent Central to receive a statement of non-availability/waiver to secure a childcare space off-base. We recommend seeking a location first that qualifies and then going through the process to obtain the waiver because waivers are valid for 10 days only. For more information, the CCoA website is childcareaware.org.
For incoming families, please ensure you get signed up on the CYS waitlist for care through militarychildcare.com. Militarychildcare.com also requires families to update their need for care every 90 days.
Updated 9/21/2021 11:10 a.m.