Daily Update: 15 July 2020

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For 15 July, Tinker AFB remains in HPCON Bravo Plus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest confirmed cases include 4 civilians from OC-ALC (B1083, B3102, MROTC, B2136), a contractor who works in B2122 but hasn’t been on station since 7 Jul, and a civilian assigned to 448 SCMW (B3001). 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.

There will be a blood drive at BLDG 3001 on Friday, 17 July from 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  (the Bloodmobile by the flagpole). The blood drive will be by appointment only, if you do not schedule an appointment donors will be asked not to wait around for screening, etc.  If you would like to donate, please visit the link below to schedule your preferred time. 26 spots remain at this time. Appointments can be scheduled here: https://www.yourbloodinstitute.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/320548

As a reminder, the Trusted Traveler program has been suspended indefinitely. However, visitors are allowed onto Tinker Air Force Base via a visitor pass from the Visitor Control Center (VCC) or a Base Entry Authority List (EAL).  The VCC is now open 24-hours a day/7-days a week for all services.  Social Distancing guidelines will be enforced and personnel cannot enter the VCC without a face mask or face covering.  To avoid longer wait times, personnel are recommended to visit the VCC during non-peak hours for their servicing needs.  Personnel who do not have valid DoD credential for base access will be required to be sponsored onto the base via a base visitor pass from the VCC. DoD credential holders should bring their visitor to the VCC and request a single-day or multi-day base pass.

The latest Air Force wide COVID update can be found here: https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2184415/air-force-update-for-covid-19/

REMINDER: Don’t forget in every case to contact the Medical Group COVID-19 Public Health Hotline at 405-582-6297 with any questions or concerns. If you get tested at one of the Free Testing Sites, and test positive, you must contact this Hotline. 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.