HPCON Changes / Updates



(a)        SMARTS Poster

(b)        Department of the Air Force (DAF) Supplement to the Consolidated DoD Coronavirus Disease 2019 Force Health Protection Guidance, 31 Aug 2022

This Installation Command Directive (ICD) supersedes ICD029REV2, and will apply to all Edwards AFB and AF Plant 42 personnel, effective 1200 Pacific Time on 16 September 2022. The guidance in this ICD implements HPCON A. This guidance does not alleviate personnel from the responsibility to make reasonable and SMART decisions, as outlined in Ref (a), to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the community.

The following measures are effectively immediately:

1.         (U) HPCON: IAW Ref (b) Section 1.3, Edwards AFB and AF Plant 42 are now in HPCON Alpha.

2.         (U) OCCUPANCY: IAW Ref (b), organizations will limit occupancy for personnel in their work centers to less than 100% of normal occupancy. 

Members are reminded of the existing policies:

3.         (U) MASK ON PERSON:  All personnel will continue to carry a mask on their person, even where mask wear is not mandatory. Individuals should be mindful of the effectiveness of each type of mask.

4.         (U) DIGNITY AND RESPECT: All persons retain the option to wear a mask even when it is not mandatory. Personnel who choose to continue to wear a mask must be treated with dignity and respect. Many Team T-Cot-A-TU members are at high risk for severe illness, or have high risk family members at home. Therefore, if you approach someone who chooses to wear a mask, please consider wearing your mask as a courtesy to them.

5.         (U) ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS: Commanders, Directors, and Facility Owners, at their discretion, may impose additional restrictions to reduce risk to mission.


7.         (U) QUARANTINE AND ISOLATION: Testing is still required for early release out of isolation, as of this publication. The most up to date quarantine and isolation requirements for Edwards AFB and Plant 42 can be found on the

8.         (U) COVID REPORTING: Members are required to report the following to Public Health (661-277-2244) for further direction and reporting

a.         COVID-19 Positive (or suspect they are COVID-19 positive)

b.         Hospitalization due to COVID-19 (and return from hospital)

Commanders/Directors will ensure changes in quarantine/isolation status are annotated in the 412 TW COVID Tracker (

NOTE: The latest Department of the Air Force (DAF) Supplement to the Consolidated DoD Coronavirus Disease 2019 Force Health Protection Guidance is attached, Ref (b).  A new version of the DoD Force Health Protection Guidance (Rev4) to align DoD with the Safer Federal Workforce Taskforce Guidance is in final stages of review and expected to be released soon.

Please direct any ICD029 REV3 questions to the 412 TW/CAT Admin Box <>

ICDs currently in effect:

013                    DFAC Meal Card Holder Process During Isolation or Quarantine

019REV3          DAF Mandatory Vaccination Order for Military Members, Additional SecAF Guidance

020                    Acknowledgement of Vaccination Mandate for DoD Civilian Employees

021REV2          Civilian COVID-19 Vaccination

022REV3          COVID-19 Screening Testing

024REV1          COVID-19 Isolation & Quarantine Procedures

029REV3          HPCON A

030                    Pause Of Certain Measures Based On An Individual’s COVID-19 Vaccination Status

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COVID-19 Testing

Edwards AFB COVID-19 Testing Center
What:   Biofire PCR tests (results available 1-2 business days)
Where: Main MDG – please follow signs
When:  Every Weekday (MDG Duty Day)     
Who:    All AD/Beneficiaries (including infants) for all testing needs
      All DoD/NAF employees (symptomatic/mission essential testing)
How:    Drive-thru, No appointment needed
Bring:   Any documentation needed for travel/mission testing
Results obtained via MHS Genesis Patient Portal
OFF BASE TESTING SITES (available after hours/weekends)
Local Pharmacies: Rite-Aid, Walgreens, CVS – check individual websites

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