1AD, Fort Bliss establish new COVID-19 guidelines to echo El Paso County

The 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Sean C. Bernabe, in coordination with the City of El Paso leadership, has established new guidelines in reaction to increased number of COVID-19 cases in the greater El Paso community.

Since early October, El Paso and surrounding communities have seen wide-spread transmission of COVID-19. We continue to watch these trends closely and stay in contact with City Leaders.

Earlier Monday in a press release, the El Paso COVID-19 Task Force highlighted three sources of community spread: (1) visiting local stores; (2) eating at restaurants and bars; and (3) traveling to and from Mexico.

The Mayor and other officials are taking action within El Paso to address these three areas.

Maj. Gen. Sean C. Bernabe  said “unfortunately, we continue to see steep increases in active cases on Fort Bliss. To help slow the spread of COVID-19 within the Fort Bliss Community, we must take aggressive steps now.”

“In light of the most recent decisions of El Paso officials and the restrictions they put in place, I have made the decision to adjust our posture on Fort Bliss,” Bernabe added. “These changes will ensure we protect the health of our Fort Bliss Community while also supporting and remaining in synch with our El Paso neighbors.”

Maj. Gen. Bernabe and all Fort Bliss leadership thank you in advance for your cooperation and compliance with these new measures.

Again, it is imperative that we take aggressive action now to help flatten the curve within the Fort Bliss Community and in the greater El Paso area.