Peterson Covid-19 Information/Updates


Posted July 28, 2021 - Updated Mask Guidelines for DoD Installations

Beginning July 28, 2021, DoD requires all Service members, Federal employees, onsite contractor employees, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask in an indoor setting in installations and other facilities owned, leased or otherwise controlled by DoD.



Posted 20 July 2021 / 0745L - P-S GARRISON PHD #7
Posted 28 July 2021 / 1756L - P-S GARRISON PHD #7 Addendum



The P-S GAR Public Affairs produces monthly COVID-19 virtual town halls with the 21st Medical Group, addressing frequently asked questions from the community concerning COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and other medical information. Click below to watch the videos.

February 2021
March 2021

April 2021
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On Jan. 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern for the 2019 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. On Jan. 31, 2020, the secretary of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency in the United States and announced new measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The current epidemic, which originated in mainland China, has demonstrated the capacity of COVID-19 to spread globally. While supporting other government agencies’ response to the COVID-19 threat, the Department of the Air Force is responding appropriately to protect the health of the force and maintain operational readiness.          
Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) include having a fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you believe that you are exhibiting these symptoms, call the appointment line at 719-524-2273. Do not proceed to the Medical Group or emergency room, until you have been assessed and booked in for an appointment. You will be triaged over the phone and booked a virtual visit with a 21st Medical Group provider who can address your condition appropriately. Most importantly, keep your chain of command informed and take the responsible steps of social distancing and if necessary self-quarantining as you wait to be assessed by a medical professional.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

What the U.S. Government is Doing

Coronavirus: DoD Response

Colorado Department of Public Health

U.S. Northern Command: Coronavirus Updates

Message From the 21st Communications Squadron

COVID-19 PCS Entitlements 










Isolation from friends and family, job loss and death are challenges we’re all facing during these days of COVID-19. You are not alone. COVID-19 is affecting families across the world.

We encourage you to stay connected with your loved ones while practicing physical distancing. It’s important that you support one other during this difficult time, especially if your loved one may be facing a mental health concern.

Tips to reach out to someone who might need you.

  1. Treat the person with respect and dignity. Listen non-judgmentally, and respect the person’s privacy and confidentiality.
  2. Offer consistent emotional support and understanding. In difficult times, we all need additional love and understanding. Remember to be empathetic, compassionate and patient.
  3. Have realistic expectationsAccept the person as they are. Tough times can make it harder than usual to do everyday activities like cleaning the house, paying bills or feeding the dog.
  4. Give the person hopeRemind your loved one that with time and treatment, they will feel better and there is hope for a more positive future.
  5. Provide practical help. Offer help with overwhelming tasks, but be careful not to take over or encourage dependency. For example, offer to bring groceries over.
  6. Offer information. Provide information and resources for additional support, including self-help strategies and professional help.

Several tips for what not to do are:

  1. Don’t tell someone to “snap out of it” or to “get over it.”
  2. Don’t adopt an overinvolved or overprotective attitude toward someone who is depressed.
  3. Don’t use a patronizing tone of voice or a facial expression that shows an extreme look of concern.
  4. Don’t ignore, disagree with or dismiss the person’s feelings by attempting to say something positive like, “You don’t seem that bad to me.”

Thank you for choosing to #BeTheDifference for yourself and your loved ones during this difficult time.

If you or someone you care about feels overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or like you want to harm yourself or others call 911.

You can also contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or text MHFA to 741741 to talk to a Crisis Text Line counselor.