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Daily Update: 9 April 2020

Update from the Installation Commander

Update from the Installation Commander

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. --

For 9 April, Tinker AFB remains in HPCON Charlie due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest COVID-19 confirmed cases include a Reservist who has not been on installation since 1 March, and a member of 76 CMXG in building 9001 who entered quarantine on 31 March. Public Health officials are actively tracing all recent movements and contacts in conjunction with affected units and local health authorities. Anyone considered to have been exposed to increased risk will be contacted directly.

Effective today, the Trusted Traveler program has been suspended indefinitely. Access will be denied to any visitors who do not already have credentials or do not have official business on installation. Exceptions can be requested through the first O-6 or equivalent in the requestor’s chain of command routed to the 72 ABW. To clarify, credentialed retirees and veterans will retain access, non-credentialed visitors will not.

Airmen in the dorms who are on quarantine can get DFAC meals delivered by teammates. The quarantined member’s commander can sign a memorandum including the member’s name, dates of quarantine and card number. Someone from the unit can then present the letter at the DFAC to get meals for the quarantined member.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health has created a new symptom checker. This is an online resource for anyone experiencing symptoms. The user can input their symptoms, and the nearest testing site will be identified if certain criteria is met. The website is https://intake-app-dot-osdh-mms.appspot.com/intake-form

Finally, be aware that hours for the Straight Talk Center for non-medical related COVID-19 concerns have changed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday. It can be reached at 405-734-2567.

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.

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. To keep safe as possible, please limit any travel to just work, groceries, medical, and outdoor exercise like running, biking and calisthenics.