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Offutt Commissary dedicates first hour to retirees, high-risk individuals

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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. --

Starting Thursday, March 26, 2020, the Offutt Commissary will dedicate its first hour to Department of Defense retirees over the age of 65 and those who are high-risk for severe illness.

This change isiIn order to limit the continuing spread of COVID-19 to Offutt’s local population of retired members in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance.

“We are grateful for the support the Commissary provides Team Offutt and this change is in line with our current priorities of preventing spread, fighting the virus and mission accomplishment,” said Col. Gavin Marks, 55th Wing commander.

In addition, alert force members from the 595th Command & Control Group will also be allowed to use the facility during this time to ensure mission preservation.

“We are constantly looking for ways to help prevent the spread and this gives preeminence to the safety and security of our personnel and their families,” said Anthony Chaki, Offutt Commissary store director.

Other store policy updates include 100 percent identification card checks at the entrance and no store visitors.

“We believe this will reduce the number of people in our store and help with social distancing,” Chaki added.

The Offutt Commissary hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. They are closed on Mondays.