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Immediate Release

Statement by Department of Defense on Additional Access Restrictions for the Pentagon Reservation

Today the Secretary of Defense announced that the Health Protection Condition for the Pentagon Reservation has increased to CHARLIE, effective immediately.  Additionally, the HPCON for the Armed Forces Retirement Homes has increased to DELTA.

With the change to HPCON CHARLIE, the following changes will take effect at noon, Tuesday, March 24, 2020:

The following entrances at the Pentagon building will be closed until further notice:

  • Metro Entrance Facility
  • Visitor Screening Facility (official visitors will be processed through Corridor 2 Entrance)
  • Corridor 5 Entrance
  • Library & Conference Center
  • Pentagon Athletic Center Entrance
  • Mall Vehicle Annex Access Point
  • Memorial Gate Vehicle Access Point
  • River Pedestrian Booth (Press/Overflow Parking)

The following entrances will remain open:

  • Mall Entrance (open 24/7)
  • Corridor 2 Entrance (open 24/7)
  • Corridor 8 Entrance (open 6:00 am – 8:00 pm)
  • River Entrance (open 05:00 am - 8:00 pm, Monday - Friday)
  • River Vehicle Access Point (Open 24/7)
  • North Rotary & Fern Vehicle Access Point (open 24/7)
  • A&E Drive Vehicle Access Point (open 24/7)
  • Boundary Channel Drive Vehicle Access Point (open 24/7)
  • Heating & Refrigeration Plant Vehicle Access Point (open 24/7)
  • North Village Vehicle Access Point (open 6:00 am - 2:00 pm Monday - Friday)

At the Mark Center, all posts, vehicle access point, and North Garage entrances will be open and operating on current scheduled hours.

DOD remains committed to protecting our people, maintaining mission readiness, and supporting the whole-of-government effort response to COVID-19.

We ask our people to take actions to protect themselves and those around them by employing protective measures, including practicing good hand washing, social distancing, and taking appropriate actions if feeling sick now. These can dramatically decrease the risk of infection and slow COVID-19’s spread.

For more information on Pentagon Reservation, visit

We encourage all DOD personnel to visit for information on staying healthy during the outbreak.