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Daily Update: 24 April 2020

Update from the Installation Commander

Update from the Installation Commander

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE --

For 24 April, Tinker AFB remains in HPCON Charlie due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This week the OKC metro was threatened by severe storms which raised the question: do I prioritize tornado safety or COVID-19 safety? In the upcoming weeks, the tornado warning will take precedence. If a warning is issued, go to your designated shelter. Ensure you wear masks and keep six feet of social distancing if possible. Keep track of occupants in the shelter and ask the questions on the questionnaire about COVID-19 before everyone leaves the shelter. With many people working from home, make sure you find a public shelter that is open at this time should this apply to you and your family and have a back-up option in case your primary shelter becomes filled quickly.

To help alleviate the academic stress being experienced by DoD-affiliated personnel and their families due to COVID-19 disruptions, U.S. Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy has temporarily expanded eligibility for the Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families program. With the temporary program expansion, online tutoring and homework help via Tutor.com/military is now available at no cost to any adult or child in a DoD civilian or Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve or Wounded Warrior military family who is trying to continue learning while managing unexpected changes to their routines. To check for eligibility and receive more details, you can turn here: https://military.tutor.com/home

Lastly, this week we saw Gov. Stitt publish, Open Up and Recover Safely, which has some businesses in the local area reopening today. Despite the reopening, practices remain the same on base, and we encourage you to continue using social distancing and good hygiene habits when possible.

The Straight Talk Center for non-medical related COVID-19 concerns is available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday.  The hours will change on Monday so watch for the update. The call center 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.