Daily Update: 17 July 2020

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For 17 July, Tinker AFB remains in HPCON Bravo Plus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest confirmed cases include 6 civilians from OC-ALC (B9001, B3001, B2122, B3902), 2 civilians in B3001 assigned to 72 ABW and AFLCMC, 3 members of 552 ACW (B282, B215, B125), and a civilian assigned to CDC East who was last at work 9 July. CDC East is closed Friday, 17 July through next week, and will reopen the following Monday, 27 July. 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.

Oklahoma State Department of Health recommends testing for those who have recently attended a public gathering, even individuals showing no symptoms of possible exposure. The department is asking the public to monitor symptoms and seek out a testing site withing 5-7 days after es‚Äčtimated exposure. Testing site information is available at https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/testing-sites

As part of the ongoing effort to build more inclusive Air and Space Forces, on 10 July the Department of the Air Force announced revisions to Air Force Instruction 36-2903, "Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel", which are effective immediately. The changes, as outlined in an Air Force Guidance Memorandum dated 1 July 2020, include the removal of subjective language and other rules that may have been creating unintentional or unfair barriers for Air and Space Force uniformed members. More information is available at https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2270728/air-force-building-more-inclusive-culture-through-dress-and-appearance-updates/

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.