Wednesday, the Senior Mission Commander of 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, Maj. Gen. Sean Bernabe, extended the public health emergency for Fort Bliss that had been in effect since November 6.
Post officials share that this declaration allows the installation to continue assisting the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in caring for Department of Defense and Veterans Administration beneficiaries.
This measure is prudent given the continued large numbers of COVID-19 cases in the El Paso area.
This 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.
This extension will expire in 30 days unless renewed or terminated sooner.
Additionally, the Fort Bliss installation and personnel, whether on or off the installation, remain under the November 12th “Third Amended Fort Bliss Come to Work Safe, Live Safe Order.”
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