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Daily Update: 23 July 2020

Update from the Installation Commander

Update from the Installation Commander

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. --

For July 23, Tinker AFB remains in HPCON Bravo Plus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest confirmed cases include 4 civilians from OC-ALC (B2122, B3907, B3001), 3 members of 552 ACW (B280, B282, B230), and a recruiting squadron member assigned to MEPS. 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.

While Team Tinker professionals continue to accomplish our national defense missions balanced with health and safety, we urge everyone to continue taking precautions to ensure the safety of ourselves and others, including while off duty. Precautions should include socially distancing from others, wearing a mask and frequent hand-washing. These measures should help prevent individuals who contract the virus off base from spreading the virus upon returning to Tinker. Additionally, individuals planning travel to high risk areas should inform their chain of command immediately. For further information on steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, visit https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/what-do-if-you-are-sick

The Air Force Employee Assistance Program provides civilian employees and their families with free, confidential resources and support to help manage life challenges that may affect job performance and personal well-being. The EAP program has now introduced new ways of accessing these critical resources, including an online chat tool and a virtual platform for web-counseling services. All services are provided on a confidential basis. For more information on the Air Force Employee Assistance Program, visit www.AFPC.af.mil/EAP or call (866) 580-9078.

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.