U.S. Army closes several gates at Oahu bases due to COVID-19

U.S. Army closes several gates at Oahu bases due to COVID-19
Schofield Barracks Macomb Gate (Source: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) -The United States Army Garrison announced Monday plans to close gates at four Oahu bases in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stating Tuesday, the following gates will be closed indefinitely:

  • Aliamanu Military Reservation - back gate off Bougainville Drive
  • Fort Shafter - Patch Gate (back gate) off Notley Street
  • Schofield Barracks - Foote Gate off Kunia Road; Macomb Gate off Wilikina Drive
  • Wheeler Army Airfield - Kawamura Gate off Kamehameha Highway

Army officials say the closure of its 5 of 17 Oahu gates does not affect who can access their military installations.

They say the change is to reduce the amount of traffic into bases and say members of the public should abide by stay-at-home orders.

They ask anyone coming to any of the bases to plan for extra time to obtain access.

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