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Daily Update: 24 July 2020

Update from the Installation Commander

Update from the Installation Commander

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. --

For July 24, Tinker AFB remains in HPCON Bravo Plus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest confirmed cases include one member each from 72 ABW, 552 ACW, OC-ALC, and DLA (B6004, B282, B1083, B2210). 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.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health has directed CARES Act funding towards addressing COVID-19 testing challenges. OSDH is working to modernize its testing system and have established contracts with in-state laboratories that could help mitigate issues with COVID-19 test result delays. The health department has also provided information on factors behind testing delays. For more information, visit https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/articles/osdh-responds-covid-19-testing-challenges-07172020

Air and Space professionals will soon be more recognizable in their Operational Camouflage Pattern uniforms. OCP rank insignia, badges, name, and service tapes will now feature a lighter, three-color background pattern, versus the current seven-color pattern, to increase readability and ease rank recognition. For more information visit https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2285483/name-rank-service-and-badges-will-be-more-identifiable-on-ocp/

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.