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AEDC Reacts to Coronavirus Outbreak

Arnold Engineering Development Complex installation commanders have the inherit authority to take reasonably necessary actions to protect the health and safety of personnel on the installation and ensure mission accomplishment. Pursuant to Department of Defense (DoD) guidance on the emerging threat of the COVID-19, the following directive is in effect for the safety and security of personnel on Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee (AAFB).
• All persons, to include service members, dependents, civilian employees, retirees, contractors, and individuals unaffiliated with the DoD, who meet any of the following criteria will be denied access to AAFB:
a. They have tested positive for COVID-19 or come in direct contact with persons who have tested positive for COVID-19;
b. They have been in one of the high-risk locations identified by AEDC/CC, as listed at www.arnold.af.mil/coronavirus, within the last 14 days; or
c. They are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
• All personnel seeking to enter AAFB will be screened at the gate prior to entry and are highly encouraged to self-screen using the above criteria prior to seeking entry to the installation. Government employees who expect to be, or are in fact, denied access to the installation as a result of the screening criteria are directed to contact their supervisor immediately. Any person who is denied access as a result of exhibiting COVID symptoms should contact their health care provider.
• Exceptions.
a. Personnel living on AAFB will not be denied access to the Arnold Village area.
b. Persons with critical mission requirements who have been denied access after screening may route requests for exceptions through their division director or sponsor for AEDC/CC approval.

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. He is currently the play by play voice of the Coffee County Red Raiders on The Rooster 101.5. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,455 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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