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Daily Update: 4 May 2020

Update from the Installation Commander

Update from the Installation Commander

For 4 May, Tinker AFB remains in HPCON Charlie due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest COVID-19 confirmed case is a member of 76 AMXG from building 2121 who was last in the work center on 24 April. 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.


In the coming weeks, the installation will begin reopening some facilities and services while monitoring state and local conditions. There is no firm schedule because conditions will dictate what and when. Current installation mitigation measures will remain in effect, including base entry control point no touch protocols, maximization of telework, work center disinfection plans and limiting in-person meetings, socials, and mass gatherings. Base personnel should continue to adhere to guidance on social distancing, disinfection plans and face coverings, including no hand-shaking, frequent hand washing, cleaning of common-use items, and wearing masks when social distancing cannot be achieved. Follow Tinker Living Facebook for facility reopenings, as well as our website. www.tinker.af.mil/coronavirus.


Oklahoma County has three testing sites for those who are showing any symptoms and do not fall under TRICARE. Fairgrounds, Bennett Center is open Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are appointment only at 405-425-4489. No medical referral for anyone over 16 years of age is needed. The second testing site is at Walmart, South OKC, 3301 SW 104th Street. This too is appointment only and can be scheduled at www.doineedacovid19test.com (link may not work on government computers). The last testing site is at the University of OK - OU Physicians, OSDH central office parking lot. This is appointment only, and can be scheduled at 405-721-7774. When making appointments, individuals should ask about referrals or other criteria.  


For non-medical COVID-19 concerns, the Straight Talk Center is available from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. It can be reached at 405-734-2567.


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