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Daily Update: 7 April 2020

Update from the Installation Commander

Update from the Installation Commander

For 7 April, Tinker AFB remains in HPCON Charlie due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  There are no additional confirmed cases today.


As we make our way through the coming weeks, remember we have resources to help you and your family members that are available through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Civilian Health Promotion Services (CHPS) at no cost to you. EAP can be visited at www.afpc.af.mil/EAP or reached at 1-866-580-9078. You can visit the wellness website portal - USAFwellness.com – for health and wellness resources and tracking tools.  Additionally, as long as CHPS teams remain onsite, they will offer virtual health and wellness consultations via phone and email.  You can contact CHPS for these free services at CHPSsupport@us.af.mil


Effective immediately per the Secretary of Defense’s direction, to the extent practical without significantly impacting mission, all individuals on DoD property, installations, and facilities are required to wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of physical distance in public areas or work centers (does not include or apply to a service member/family member’s personal residence on a military installation). 


For civilian employees (Appropriated Fund and NAF), use of a cloth face covering is not yet mandated but is strongly encouraged. For those in uniform, face coverings must adhere to five elements of military professional standards: neatness, cleanliness, safety, uniformity, and military image.  They must be conservative, professional, and in keeping with dignity and respect.  Any cloth items worn as face coverings (i.e., neck gaiters, neck warmers, balaclavas, etc.) should be functional, cleaned, and maintained in compliance with current Air Force instructions and should cover the mouth and nose. 


REMINDER: Violations of OPSEC endanger national security! Never discuss mission capabilities or details on social media. Also, please refrain from mentioning names of potentially ill individuals for privacy.


For those who believe they may have been exposed can contact the 24 hour COVID-19 Hotline: 405-582-6297. If you have been exposed to the coronavirus, do NOT come to the base. Return home and contact your Primary Care Doctor or the hotline. Non-medical related COVID-19 concerns or questions can be answered from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday thru Friday via the Straight Talk Center at 405-734-2567. To keep safe as possible, please limit any travel to just work, groceries, medical, and outdoor exercise like running, biking and calisthenics.