Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Store Policies

  1. "Early Bird" shopping hours have been rescinded to allow more time for cleaning and re-stocking of our stores.
  2. Please note that each commissary location in coordination with their installation leadership may need to implement purchase limitations on products to ensure that DeCA can meet the increased requirements and take care of all of our valued patrons.  Our commissary team is working very hard on a daily basis to re-stock the shelves as the supplies are delivered.  Once again, we appreciate your support and patience during this period.  
  3. Plexiglass shields have been installed in all checkout lanes as a protective measure.
  4. Please consider using bank-issued credit and debit, MILITARY STAR or gift cards instead of cash.  Cash-back and check-cashing transactions may be limited during this time.  
  5. Our store employees are provided with PPE (gloves and face coverings); however, employees can also use their own.
  6. All DeCA employees and on-site contractor employees, regardless of vaccination status, will wear a mask while inside DeCA facilities. Service members, Federal employees, on-site contractor employees, and visitors who are not fully vaccinated also need to continue to physically distance consistent with applicable CDC and DoD Force Health Protection guidance. Patrons will adhere to Installation Commander’s guidance in regards to entrance to DoD buildings.
  7. The agency requires health screenings for anyone who works in CONUS commissaries – including employees, baggers and affiliated contractors – before they start their shifts.


Commissaries keep safety No. 1 focus during COVID-19 outbreak as stores enter a new year of delivering the benefit

FORT LEE, Va. – Out with 2020 and in with 2021. Although the year has changed, the Defense Commissary Agency’s responsibility to deliver the commissary benefit safely during the COVID-19 pandemic has not. “Be assured, at all of our commissary locations worldwide, we are following CDC and DOD guidance, specifically regarding sanitary measures, social distancing and wearing masks,” said Bill Moore, DeCA director and CEO. “These measures are particularly important to keep our employees and customers healthy as case numbers climb.”



Fraudulent Coronavirus Treatments

The FDA recently released a Consumer Update about fraudulent coronavirus tests, vaccines, and treatments. According to FDA, "Fraudulent COVID-19 products can come in many varieties, including dietary supplements and other foods, as well as products claiming to be tests, drugs, medical devices, or vaccines."

You can read the full article on the The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's website or by visiting the Operation Supplement Safety's website.  A link to this article, as well as other updates from FDA, can be found on OPSS's homepage under "Alerts and Announcements".

Coronavirus Resources

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's coronavirus website to learn how COVID-19 spreads, its symptoms, information on prevention and treatment, stigma and what to do if you are sick.

The GSA has created a landing page for government-wide information related to COVID-19 activities.  It is also available in Spanish.

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