SOCAL MILITARY UPDATES 4/10

Your daily update and the impacts of COVID-19.  Here is your April 7 update (based on various military releases) 

AD: Depressed.  No pre-approvals for Tricare – essential medical treatment for depression and anxiety – Try TMS – a TRICARE approved no-meds approach to depression, anxiety and PTSD.  See Mission Valley TMS HERE

>> U.S. Navy Capt. Shelley Perkins, the commanding officer of Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, answers questions regarding the hospitals’ policies in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Southern California, Apr. 9, 2020. (U.S. Navy video courtesy of Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton) here: http://cpen.med.navy.mil/

>> Effective today, face coverings such as a mask, scarf or bandana are required for all customers and employees in Commissary and Exchange facilities since a six foot radius cannot be assured at all times. 

>> Easter Mass will be celebrated live on the NBSD Chapel Facebook page Sunday, April 12 @ 930am. 

The Protestant Easter Worship Service will be uploaded to the NBSD Chapel Facebook page, as well as our YouTube Channel and will be available for viewing on Easter.

>> The NASNI Tailor Shop has offered to stitch masks for Active Duty personnel (one per person) for a nominal fee of $2. Sailors interested in this service must provide their own materials (cloth, fabric, and elastic).

>> All passengers traveling to and from SCI via the NASNI air terminal will be required to wear facial coverings starting Monday, Apr 13.

>> NBPL, Commanding Officer, CAPT Dickson and Command Master Chief, CMDCM(SW/AW) have a video about what is happening at NBPL during COVID-19 here: https://www.facebook.com/NavalBasePointLoma/

>> How to talk to your kids about COVID-19 here: https://health.mil/News/Articles/2020/04/08/Talking-to-children-about-COVID-19-helps-them-feel-safe-and-secure?fbclid=IwAR2KFeuFtMni-HpkFzzd4e985ntFPaymWC6i-n-CZKU843rTlGloSxXjBT0

Previous updates …

>> Updated story on San Diego bases and all they are doing: https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=112574&fbclid=IwAR2Hq3B8f5faNafPOiDWm5MyHu7mr883hHEdAdsYeC25FDccnsnv2TbcQhs

>> Camp Pendleton: Are you a cooking enthusiast using this social distancing time to challenge your skills and create gourmet meals? Or are you struggling to not burn water? Either way, the Camp Pendleton Libraries would love to share what you’re making with our community! Sign up here: http://ms.spr.ly/6188Te4Jk

Entries will be shared with the community via the Camp Pendleton Libraries Facebook page and will later be compiled and formatted to create a Camp Pendleton COVID-19 Cookbook that will be printed and added to the Camp Pendleton Libraries collection!

>> City of Coronado Restricted Parking Areas
In response to COVID-19, and in adherence to county guidance, the City of Coronado prohibits parking at the following locations until further notice. 

NO PARKING
1. The lot at D Avenue and First Street
2. Mullinex Drive (either side)
3. Lot near Yacht Club on Strand Way and the Boat Launch Parking Lot
4. Along Ocean Blvd and Ocean Drive
5. Bayshore Bikeway Parking Lot
6. Coronado Cays Blvd and Coronado Cays Park
7. Grand Caribe Cause Way Roundabout

>> MILITARY FAMILY LIFE COUNSELORS NOW AVAILABLE FOR TELEHEALTH
Military Family Life Counselors (MFLC) that were previously assigned to Coronado schools and Child Development Centers are now offering telehealth appointments for their military families as outlined below.

Support for Adults:
• Telephonic and video non-medical counseling
Support for Children and Youth:
• Individual video non-medical counseling sessions for minors 13 to 17 years of age
(parent or guardian must be available at the start of each video session to give parental consent and provide line of sight requirements)
• Family video non-medical counseling for minors 6 to 12 years of age
(parent or guardian must attend each session)

Call your MFLC at the number below to schedule an appointment today! MFLCs are not available by email.

MFLC SITE PHONE #
Silver Strand Elementary School——-619-592-0093
Village Elementary School—————619-592-0609
ECDC (Village Elem School)————619-816-0320
Coronado Middle School—————–619-592-0821
Coronado High School——————–858-275-9428
NASNI Child Dev Center—————–619-458-5515
NAB Child Dev Center——————–619-592-0348
Silver Strand Youth Center—————619-373-2127
24/7 Child & Youth Center—————-619-373-2127

>> Pt Loma and Mission Bay schools are now offering telehealth appointments for their military families as outlined below.

Support for Adults:
• Telephonic and video non-medical counseling

Support for Children and Youth:
• Individual video non-medical counseling sessions for minors 13 to 17 years of age
(parent or guardian must be available at the start of each video session to give parental consent and provide line of sight requirements)
• Family video non-medical counseling for minors 6 to 12 years of age
(parent or guardian must attend each session)

Call your MFLC at the number below to schedule an appointment today! MFLCs are not available by email.

MFLC SITE PHONE #
Cabrillo Elementary (619) 681-4798
Crown Point Junior Music Academy (619) 323-5845
Dewey Elementary (619) 717-0608
Kate Sessions Elementary (619) 681-4798
Correia Middle (619) 323-5332
Dana Middle (619) 323-5332
Pacific Beach Middle School (610) 323-5845

>> New SDUSD Food Distribution Sites Coming Soon: Beginning next Wednesday, April 15, the district will be serving free meals to children at Dewey Elementary, Foster Elementary, and Madison High School, in addition to the other 16 sites already in operation across the city.

For the latest list of all sites, see our Food Services page: https://sites.google.com/sandi.net/…/resources/food-services

>> A Memorandum of Understanding was recently established between the San Diego Zoo and Naval Base Point Loma (NBPL) to harvest acacia at NBPL. Acacia is a non-native invasive plant prevelant throughout NBPL. The harvested acacia is used to supplement the diet of the their animals.

>> Miramar: BLUF: HQMC is authorizing extensions for those who may require more time to complete transition and medical appointments before an EAS.

Camp Pendleton updates policies for COVID HERE: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/366812/marine-corps-base-camp-pendleton-implements-changes-combat-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR2otDXTa3XVO0oh1fnOvNCDRaMv-BTDrTddCfh2V9IG7clF0H0b-Hu13y0

>> The MCI-West COVID-19 Leave/Liberty Order has been released. When not in a duty status, all personnel will limit travel to within a 30 mile radius of their residence. #FlatteningTheCurve