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CURRENT SITUATION

Tinker AFB is currently in Health Protection Condition BRAVO+.

HPCON Bravo+ includes the following actions:

  • The airfield is now Official Business Only (during 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. local time)
  • Masks must be worn in every public indoor area where distancing is not possible (where NOT limited by safety or mission requirements).
  • FTAC, NEO, ALS and other training/orientations must be social distanced and in accordance with 1 June 2020 Installation Public gathering memorandum.
  • ONLY WHERE FEASIBLE:  Facilities return to single-point-entry with clear signage displaying the Public Health screening questionnaire, and with hand sanitizer available at entry.
  • Eating establishments: Dine-in is allowed but must be social-distanced with no direct customer access to utensils, drinks, condiments, etc.
  • All customer service points on the installation should install plexiglass barriers, if not already accomplished.  Call 734-3117 to initiate a work order.
  • Commanders, Civilian Leaders, and supervisors enforce employee mask wear whenever distancing is not possible (where not limited by safety or mission requirements).
  • Parents/guardians are not allowed beyond the entry points of Child Development Centers, and all customers and children will be screened and temperature-checked prior to entry.
  • 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.

Previous installation-specific travel guidance (20 May 20-Military Restricted Movement Guidance; 4 Jun 20-Civilian Travel Guidance During COVID-19 Pandemic are both rescinded. All installation members will now adhere to SECDEF and Air Force conditions-based travel guidance. Refer to https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Spotlight/Coronavirus/ for the most current list of unrestricted states and countries for travel.

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

CLOSURES/FACILITY UPDATES

Latest News

  • Tinker Frontlines: Meet Jarrod Boggs

    Jarrod Boggs is a cruise missile jet engine mechanic in the 546th Propulsion Maintenance Squadron. The Midwest City, Oklahoma, native has seven years of federal service.
  • Tinker Frontlines: Meet Myron Knight

    Myron Knight is a logistics management specialist in the 429th Supply Chain Management Squadron.
  • DOD educates military service members, civilian employees on Social Security Payroll Tax Deferral

    In order to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Presidential Memorandum was issued on August 8, 2020, followed by Internal Revenue Service guidance issued on August 28, 2020, to temporarily defer the withholding of Social Security taxes for certain individuals beginning September 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
  • Tinker Frontlines: Meet Debra Tilley

    Debra Tilley is the guest services manager at the Indian Hills Inn.
  • Tinker Frontlines: Meet Tech. Sgt. Nadia Hamilton

    Tech. Sgt. Nadia Hamilton, an Airman Dorm Leader in the 72nd Air Base Wing Civil Engineering Directorate, has been in the Air Force for seven years.
  • Tinker Frontlines: Meet James “Don” Alsup

    James “Don” Alsup is the engineering supervisor of hydraulic accessories in the 423rd Supply Chain Management Squadron.
  • Tinker Frontlines: Meet Kevin Caras

    Kevin Caras provides direct executive support to the Air Force Sustainment Center leadership by facilitating preparation and execution of meetings, preparing read-ahead materials, building agendas, acting as project officer, and working special projects.
  • Options available for parents of school-aged children

    With the new school year upon us, educators are faced with a number of uncertainties about how to keep children safe from the coronavirus. Working parents are also facing difficult choices about when their children will return to school in the fall, such as deciding between in-person and virtual learning. This is a conversation Tinker Air Force Base employees need to have with their supervisors as to how they plan to balance work and home life, so everyone is informed and on the right path to success.
  • 72nd MDG COVID-19 clinic receives upgrades

    With the onset of coronavirus in March, the 72nd Medical Group clinic operations were significantly diminished in order to protect both its patients and staff, now as much as possible, operations are returning to normal. The response to the pandemic has progressed and what initially began as a pop-up tent clinic for COVID-19 patients has now evolved into three hardened structures, providing increased capabilities. The new clinic area is now located on the south end of the Medical Group parking lot, next to the Hill Conference Center. The Respiratory Clinic will feature new signage to direct vehicles in the proper direction, to streamline the process and make treatment more patient centered. “Once a vehicle enters, one of our teams will tend to the vehicle,” Capt. Audrick Yee, nurse practitioner said. “We’ll triage the individuals and keep them separate from the main clinic. Based off their screening results, they will be escorted to the appropriate area.” Yee is one of nearly 40 providers in the 72nd MDG, and is part of a rotational team servicing the Respiratory Clinic. In order to offer the best and safest care, the clinic will operate Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Providers will rotate as well, Yee said, so there will be lower rates of possible exposure.
  • AFSC Commander visits 72nd MDG

    Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, center, and Chief Master Sgt. David Flosi, AFSC command chief, visited the 72nd Medical Group's (MDG) clinic at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 5, 2020. The visit allowed Kirkland and Flosi to gain a better understanding of how the 72nd MDG has protected the health and safety of the Tinker workforce while balancing the mission during the COVID pandemic.
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PROTECT YOURSELF

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.

Free COVID Testing

Oklahoma County

Oklahoma City-County Health Dept:

  • 2 testing sites
  • By appointment only
  • 405-425-4489
  • 7 to 10 days for results
  • Must file an ROI to get test results

Oklahoma State Health Department

  • 405-271-7774
  • By appointment only
  • Will send an email with an embedded bar code to be presented
  • Must have ID, must wear a mask, and only person being tested may be in vehicle
  • 3 to 8 business days to receive results
  • Must file an ROI to get test results
  • OSDH will send an email

Canadian County

  1. Free of charge COVID-19 testing
  2. Drive thru testing
  3. No PPE required
  4. No cap on how many individuals can be in the vehicle
  5. Test turnaround for results is about 48 hrs
  6. Two testing location El Reno and Yukon
  7. Must make an appointment by calling 405-262-0042 to get tested because there is a limit of tests per day.

 

Cleveland County

  • Free of charge COVID-19 testing
  • Drive thru testing
  • No PPE required
  • No cap on how many individuals can be in the vehicle
  • For essential workers test  turnaround is 3-4 days
  • For non-essential test result turnaround is roughly 7 days
  • Must call 405-321-4048 ext. 409 or 410 to make appointment for COVID testing

Frequently Asked Questions

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