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Madigan updates vaccine plan after announcing short halt

Madigan patient, Fred Hoskins, received his COVID-19 vaccine on Jan. 28, 2021, at the American Lake Conference Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Photo credit: Ryan Graham, Madigan Army Medical Center

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Several announcements regarding services and facilities impacted by COVID-19 were announced Monday during the base townhall meeting.

The following was released afterwards by public affairs.


Following the state's guidance on indoor dining, effective Feb. 1:


Following the state's guidance on indoor entertainment establishments, effective Feb. 1:

  • Rental of indoor event spaces (Cascade Club, Russell Landing Bistro, Holiday Park Pavilion, Eagle's Pride Conference Space) allowed at 25% capacity with an approved Preventive Medicine COVID-19 mitigation plan through MWR Central (253-966-7466), $100 for four hours.
  • Warrior Zone open at limited capacity (50 customers) and indoor seating at 25% capacity. Limited gaming stations open,


Currently the fitness centers are open only for active-duty service members from 5:30 to 8 a.m. and from 4 to 8 p.m., but effective Feb. 2:

  • Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to all authorized users up to limited capacity.
  • No other changes to operations.
  • Request emphasis on following COVID mitigation strategies such as mask wearing between equipment and no congregating or buddy workouts -




  • The Escape Zone will open Feb. 8. It will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, it will be open from 8 to 10 a.m.,


These events are not scheduled to be open right now, but are being evaluated:

  • Consider opening Warrior Zone for extended hours and on weekends (14 vacancies, but working to cross-level staff).
  • Consider opening indoor and outdoor intramurals (reviewing low, medium, and high-risk sports guidance), intent is to open registration and schedule season opener.
  • Consider opening indoor and outdoor youth sports (reviewing low, medium, and high-risk sports guidance), intent is to open registration and schedule season opener.

Madigan announced vaccine appointments are open for patients 75 years of age and older at the American Lake Conference Center located on Lewis North, Tuesday.

This came after a message late last week that vaccine supply was out, and urged beneficiaries to wait for updated word. 

"As we receive more vaccine, we will continue to vaccinate patients following the Department of Defense's phased priority list," according to a statement on the hospital's Facebook page. "The next group to be vaccinated will be patients aged 65 to 74 years followed by high-risk patients aged 16 to 64 years and then the general healthy patient population."

To make an appointment, call the Puget Sound Military Appointment Center at (800) 404-4506 or visit to book an appointment online.

You may also call the COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at (253) 968-4744 for updates on COVID-19 vaccine availability.

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