Jun 28, 2020 12:24 AM

Aggieville in Manhattan is now off limits to Fort Riley Soldiers until further notice

Posted Jun 28, 2020 12:24 AM

Fort Riley has issued an updated statement dealing with COVID-19 and Soldiers visiting Aggieville:

The #COVID19 threat is still very real! Fort Riley remains vigilant about the 3P's: Prevent, Protect, and Preserve Required Readiness--this includes continual review and policy updates by leaders.

This week, the area has seen an increase in positive COVID-19 cases and several areas of outbreak. In conjunction with information from Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Riley County Health Department, the Commanding General, Major General John Kolasheski,  has implemented the following precautions, effective immediately:

*Aggieville is now off-limits to all service members until futher notice. The Riley County Health Department has designated Aggieville as an area of outbreak. Fort Riley leaders will closely monitor the outbreak in coordination with community and business leaders and adjust this policy as conditions permit.

*All service members are now required to wear masks in all public facilities, on Fort Riley and off, or anywhere that physcial (social) distancing cannot be maintained. They  strongly encouraged DA Civilians, Family members, and community members to do the same.

*Existing Fort Riley policies such as use of handwashing stations remain in full effect. Leaders are reviewing current policies and will continue to issue updates.

If you see someone not abiding by these precautions, say something! A polite word is all that is necessary. If you are high risk or have flu-like symptoms, stay home! TRICARE beneficiaries should call (785) 239-DOCS or (800) TRICARE. Actions as a community during the next few weeks will be critical to combating the spread of COVID-19. #DutyFirst #TeamRiley