Moody AFB bans active duty personnel from bars, nightclubs due to COVID-19 concerns

Moody Air Force Base
Posted at 5:13 PM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-11 17:13:17-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — As of Dec. 10, all active-duty personnel at Moody Air Force Base are prohibited from visiting bars and nightclubs for the next 30 days, according to a memo from 23rd Wing Commander Colonel Daniel P. Walls.

The memo came a day before the Georgia Department of Public Health announced the significant rise in COVID-19 cases in Lowndes County in recent months and weeks.

The moratorium is for off-base bars and nightclubs, and “applies to bars and nightclubs across the globe, whether on duty or on leave,” according to the memo.

“For purposes of this order, bars and pubs are those establishments that primarily serve alcohol,” the memo added. “Club or nightclub refer to nighttime entertainment establishments that primarily serve alcohol or play music.”

The ban on bars and nightclubs will last through Jan. 8, 2021, and those in violation of this order or any order regarding the public health emergency may face discipline under Article 92, Uniform Code of Justice.

You can read the full letter here.