Shutdown: Navy Exchanges, childcare to remain open

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Some Naval services will remain open during the federal shutdown, announced Naval Station Newport Sunday.

Naval Station Newport released the following statement verbatim: 


Navy Exchanges in the continental U.S. will remain open during the government shutdown. However, commissaries will be closed. Please call ahead to any Navy installation facilities you may want to use to determine if it is open and if there are any changes to hours of operation.

Childcare facilities for military personnel will be open.

Please double-check information with appropriate authorities regarding pay and housing impacts posted on non-government social media sites as not all of this information may be accurate.

Civilian employees who are designated “non-exempt” should report to work on their next shift or workday to receive their furlough letter. If you are unsure of your status, please contact your supervisor.

When the government shutdown ends, civilian personnel should return to work on their next shift or work day. If you have questions about returning to work, please contact your supervisor.

Please watch your local or national news channel, or visit our Facebook page for updates.


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