Friday morning, the Commanding General, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, declared a public health emergency for Fort Bliss.
“This declaration allows the installation to better posture the William Beaumont Army Medical Center to care for Department of Defense and Veterans Administration beneficiarie,” post officials shared via news release. “This measure is prudent given the significant increase in COVID-19 cases in the El Paso area.”
Fort Bliss officials added that the declaration is in line with the State of Texas and the Texas Department of Public Health’s declaration of a public health disaster due to the immediate threat of COVID-19, and the public health emergency is in effect for 30 days unless terminated or extended.
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