Contractor tests positive for COVID-19 at Vance

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VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – A part-time contractor working at Vance Air Force Base tested positive for COVID-19 on April 15.

The contractor is currently in home isolation off base.

On-base public health officials have begun the contact tracing process to notify those who may have come in contact with the positive individual.

“We’ve been actively working with the Garfield County Health Department and our downtown partners to mitigate transmission of the virus,” said 71st Flying Training Wing Commander, Col. Corey Simmons.

“Like every other military installation, we’ve been planning for this since COVID-19 first emerged on our shores and have taken measures to ensure the safety of our personnel while still completing the mission. Pilot production is mission essential to the Air Force and the nation and you’ll continue to see Vance tails in the sky as long as we can safely sustain operations,” said Simmons.

Vance Air Force Base remains at Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie. There are no immediate additional restrictions in place, however, some may be implemented in the future as determined by the installation leadership.

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