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CURRENT SITUATION

As of 9:00 a.m. on March 26, there are 3 confirmed cases on Tinker AFB

Tinker AFB is currently in Health Protection Condition CHARLIE.

HPCON Charlie includes the following actions:

  • Shelter at home with the following exceptions: to obtain food, care for a relative or family member, seek necessary health care or go to an essential job.
  • 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.
  • All on-base gatherings (defined as more than 10 people) are cancelled from now through April 30, 2020, unless they are mission-essential as directed by your unit commander. In such cases, group size should be limited to the smallest practical and include proper social distancing.

overview

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is a rapidly changing situation.  The two included attachments from the CDC will provide you with general information on what you need to know about COVID-19 and how to stop the spread of germs. In addition to these measures, it is important to stay informed on travel recommendations and restrictions. For travelers returning from overseas areas, home monitoring, quarantine, and/or isolation are NOT currently recommended by the CDC; except for travelers returning from Level 2 or Level 3 countries. For travelers returning from Level 3 countries within the past 14 days who also have symptoms of cough, fever, or shortness of breath, please seek medical care. For individuals, including health care workers, who have had close contact with a known case of COVID-19 within the past 14 days, please seek medical care. Call ahead of your medical visit for instructions and to notify the medical team of recent travel or close contact to a known case of COVID-19.

These recommendations may change in the near future, and we will continue to update recommendations IAW guidance from the CDC, OSDH and DOD.  We will provide updates as necessary. If you have any Tinker AFB questions concerning the novel coronavirus, contact the 72d Medical Group Public Health Office at (405) 582-6542. 

Tinker's COVID-19 Hotline: 405-582-6297

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CDC Recommends

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including: 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

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HPCON LEVELS

TINKER'S CURRENT LEVEL: HPCON CHARLIE

HPCON 0

Prior to community transmission

HPCON A

Community transmission beginning: instances of people infected, including those not sure how or where became infected

HPCON B

Increased community transmission: people infected in more than one location, but how or where became infected may not be known

HPCON C

Sustained community transmission: additionally, the spread is on-going

HPCON D

Widespread community transmission: additionally, includes majority of the regions