Snow: Wright-Patterson ‘closed’ to all but mission-essential personnel

Second-dose COVID vaccines rescheduled to Wednesday

Last night’s snow has closed Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to all but mission-essential personnel.

The base announced the closure Tuesday morning in a social media post.

“Employees are excused from duty today, except those personnel who are designated base-essential or mission-essential for current mission efforts as assigned by their commander or supervisor,” the 88th Air Base Wing said.

Base and mission-essential employees must use gate(s) 12A and 19B, the base advised.

Also: All COVID-19 vaccine second -dose appointments are canceled for today. Patients may come on Wednesday between 8 am and 3 pm, the 88th Medical Group said.

Only emergency medical services are available at the Wight-Patterson Medical Center during an installation closure.

For more information, employees are advised to call 937-656-SNOW (7669).

Wright-Patterson is Ohio’s largest single-site employer with more than 30,000 military and civilian employees, but many of those employees are working remotely due to the pandemic.

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