COVID-19 Update

The installation is in COVID-19 community spread level MEDIUM.

Mask wear is NOT required on Kadena Air Base with the following exceptions:

  • Off-base at locations other than the individual's home
  • The Kadena Medical Clinic
  • The AMC Passenger Terminal
  • COVID-19 positive cases, close contacts, or individuals experiencing COVID-like symptoms


COVID testing is available at the Old Stearley Heights Elementary

  1. If you have COVID Symptoms or COVID Close Contact without COVID Symptoms :
    1. Drive-thru from 0700L-0800L Monday-Friday * TIME CHANGE STARTING, Monday, 04 Apr 22*
    2. No appointment needed & do not line up before 0630hrs
    3. If you have trouble breathing, persistent chest pain, new confusion, inability to stay awake or bluing of the skin/nails please go to the USNHO ER, Camp Foster or call emergency services
    4. IMPORTANT for Close Contacts: Report to the testing line, ONLY if you have been identified as a close contact by Kadena Covid Response Cell (KCRC). Supervisors should not send personnel to this location/time without KCRC approval!
      Children who are not contact traced by Kadena COVID Response Cell (KCRC), but who are contact traced in other locations (such as off-base schools, etc.) will be eligible for testing even if not on the KCRC list.

If you are Traveling or for Release from ROM:

No longer Drive Thru testing; INSTEAD, Testing will be administered inside SHE Gym
Park left of testing tents (do not block flow of traffic), get tested, & go home. Results for many tests (antigen and NAAT) will be released same day in Tricare Online (TOL)

0800L-1000L Monday-Friday *TIME CHANGE STARTING, Monday, 04 Apr 22*

Reminder: Testing must be arranged through sponsor’s Unit Control Center


The CDC recommends boosters to reduce the risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

  • Who is eligible for the booster?
    • Fully vaccinated individuals ages 12 or older
  • When should I consider a booster?
    • At least 2 months after J&J; and at least 5 months after Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna vaccine
  • How do I get the booster?
    • COVID vaccines can be scheduled through the Kadena Connect App. Tap “Schedule my COVID Vaccine” under “COVID 19 Information”

For any questions or information, please see your respective chain of command.







ROM Guidance



On and Off-Base Activity Guide





General COVID-19 Information

Important numbers

Kadena Medical Clinic

DSN: 630-4817
Comm: 098-960-4817

U.S. Naval Hospital preventative medicine
Comm: 090-6861-5230

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