Coronavirus: Wright-Patterson AFB starts new gate entry procedure

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base announced a new gate entry policy amid coronavirus concerns.

Personnel working at the gates will no longer touch ID cards, the base shared on Facebook.

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“As you come up to the installation gates, you will need to show the defender the front side of your card, then, when prompted, turn it around so the back side can be scanned and/or looked at,” the post read.

After your ID is scanned, follow directions from gate staff.

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“Do not proceed through the gate until you are directed to by the Defender so as not to cause confusion or initiate any other actions on the defender’s part,” the post instructed.

The base recommended allowing for additional travel time as the new policy is put into place.

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