71 FTW Commander Declaration of HPCON A

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71 FTW Commander Declaration of HPCON A

Colonel Corey Simmons, the commander, 71st Flying Training Wing, has directed Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Alpha in response to COVID-19.  HPCON Alpha includes the following prevention and mitigation actions:

  • Review all health alerts
  • Review plans and preparations (i.e., training, stocks, and posture)
  • Routine hand washing
  • Cough/sneeze into sleeve
  • Healthy diet, exercise, vaccinations and education
  • Communicate personal risk, symptoms or questions to the 71st Medical Group at 580-213-7416 during duty hours, and to the Nurse Advice Line at 1(800) 874-2273 after duty hours.

HPCON A measures are mandatory for Vance AFB service members and are highly encouraged for DoD civilian and contractor employees, and family members. These measures are required to ensure the continued health and safety for our downtown partners, civilians and families.

Everyone should remain informed regarding the symptoms of COVID-19 (see links below) and immediately contact the medical group if you develop symptoms, have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or have recently traveled from an affected area.

Travel Update: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

Department of State Travel Advisories: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/

CDC Health Travel Notices: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/

Expect updates to HPCON & additional guidance via Public Affairs.

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