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Daily Update: 15 April 2020

Update from the Installation Commander

Update from the Installation Commander

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. --

For 15 April, Tinker AFB remains in HPCON Charlie due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest COVID-19 confirmed cases include a civilian Air Force Audit Agency employee from building 510 who has been in quarantine since 16 March, and a civilian employee of the 76 SWEG in building 3001 who was last at work on 3 April.  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.

Despite several weeks of social distancing, Oklahoma has yet to reach the anticipated peak of COVID-19. Please maintain social distancing, hand washing, routine cleanings and more. We’ve taken several steps forward to protect ourselves and our families – now is not the time to let our guard down. Visit our local website for more resources as we navigate this pandemic together:  www.tinker.af.mil/coronavirus

This week top leaders from the Department of Defense held a virtual town hall.  We were given three points of advice: One, pay attention to the guidance that has been put out by the CDC and the president. Two, use the chain of command. We think that information that flows up and down the chain of command has been significant over the last several weeks, but we encourage you to continue to use that. And third is take care of each other. If you see someone that is challenged with COVID-19, please speak up, help them out and get them to the right providers. The full town hall can be found here:  https://www.tinker.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2145727/dods-top-leaders-conduct-town-hall-meeting-on-covid-19/

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. The Straight Talk Center for non-medicalrelated COVID-19 concerns is available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday. It can be reached at 405-734-2567.