Tinker transitions to HPCON Bravo

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Tinker Air Force Base is now back down to Health Protection Condition Bravo. After assessing the current environment within the state of Oklahoma and the local area, 72nd Air Base Wing and Tinker Installation Commander Col. Paul Filcek made the decision to transition the installation to HPCON Bravo on June 8.

Though the HPCON has gone down, the following guidelines remain in place:

Team Tinker members should continue wearing facial covering anytime physical distancing cannot be maintained. The use of face masks is encouraged at all times. Organizational commanders/leaders have the latitude of making the rules tighter in line with their mission requirements. 

Indoor events such as commanders calls and awards ceremonies held in large venues can be up to 50% of the capacity of the room. Those in attendance must continue to adhere to social distancing requirements and sit in every other row, with at least four seats between each person.

Indoor events in smaller locations without permanent rowed seating, such as in a conference room or break room, must allow for CDC-recommended social distancing and wearing of face coverings.

Outdoor events may be held without limits on attendance; however, those events must adhere to social distancing and face covering policies.

Practice strict hygiene measures such as frequently washing and/or sanitizing hands; wiping common-use items with disinfectant; covering mouths and noses with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing; and staying home when sick.

Practice social distancing and refrain from physical contact such as hand shaking, fist bumps, etc.

“We appreciate the efforts and flexibility all of Team Tinker has demonstrated during this challenging time,” Filcek said. “We will continue to take proactive measures to keep our service members, civilians, and families safe.”