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Daily Update: 8 April 2020

Update from the Installation Commander

Update from the Installation Commander

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. --

For 8 April, Tinker AFB remains in HPCON Charlie due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are no additional confirmed cases today.

While COVID-19 testing is available on base for TRICARE members, the Oklahoma State Department of Health has implemented drive thru testing sites. Locations can be found at https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/drive-thru-testing. The OKC-County Health Department requires an appointment. Appointments can be scheduled 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday at 405-425-4489.

Beginning Saturday, there will be new AAFES hours. For Express II near housing, it will be open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday thru Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Express III (South Side) will be opened 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Burger King will be open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The Main Exchange store will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Full facility updates and hours can be found at https://www.tinker.af.mil/coronavirus/

While these are trying time for us, don’t forget the impact this pandemic might be having on your children, as well as your own mental health. Our Public Affairs’ office teamed up with Mental Health and a base psychologist for a new “Tinker Talks” podcast on ways to communicate Coronavirus to your kids, what to say and how to keep both yourself, as well as our children stress-free during these difficult times. The podcast can be found on your mobile device podcast lists or here https://www.dvidshub.net/audio/63282/tinker-talks-covid-19-talking-with-your-children-and-coping-with-anxiety

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.