COVID-19 Drives Command Teams Charged With Homeland Defense Into Cheyenne Mountain Bunker
The Pentagon restrictions on access to these sites are also necessary to prevent COVID-19 from penetrating into them, where it could rapidly spread and render the facilities non-functional until personnel could complete what would likely be a time consuming and costly decontamination effort. "For other alternate sites, consider the impact of COVID-19 related decisions and ensure control measures are implemented to avoid site contamination," Maurer's memo said.
It's the same reason why NORTHCOM and NORAD's watchstanders are now in isolation, even from other personnel at those commands. It's not clear how long they will remain in that state in Cheyenne mountain and at the other, unnamed alternate site. Experts have warned that COVID-19 could continue to be a serious public health crisis in the United States, with major second-order impacts, for months, if not years, to come. "This is a marathon, not a sprint," General O’Shaughnessy told those who took part in the virtual town hall, which included family members of personnel assigned to the command.
Cheyenne Mountain and other hardened or isolated sites look set to be home to watch teams from NORTHCOM and NORAD for the foreseeable future to ensure they can continue performing their vital mission of monitoring the skies and space over North American and keeping a sharp lookout for other threats to the homeland.
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