Whiteman Air Power Base officers have ended the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) public well being emergency standing for the set up and its personnel April 28, 2021. The bottom additionally declared Well being Safety Situation (HPCON) Alpha, successfully instantly.
This replace additionally ends the restriction of off-base bars or comparable institutions with the first function of serving alcohol, which are actually once more licensed for patronage by Whiteman AFB personnel.
HPCON Alpha signifies a restricted well being alert and danger for set up personnel. All service members, workers and members of the family ought to preserve protecting actions to incorporate, however not restricted to, routinely cleansing and disinfecting incessantly touched objects and surfaces, disciplined private hygiene, hand washing and put on of protecting masks when social distancing will not be attainable or the place indicated by coverage. In step with DOD coverage, face coverings are nonetheless required on the set up.
The change within the HPCON stage streamlines efforts that finest defend Whiteman AFB personnel and the continuity of nationwide protection missions. Unit commanders will proceed to observe and assess the state of affairs and make adjustments to amenities, applications, and companies as wanted to defend the set up and mitigate the unfold of COVID-19, whereas sustaining operational readiness and offering for the ethical and welfare of Airmen and their households.
“We don’t take this step frivolously and are dedicated to maintain our Airmen and households secure,” mentioned Col. Jeffrey Schreiner, 509th Bomb Wing commander. “This can be a very deliberate course of. We’re in sync with county and state postures as we transfer ahead alongside our mission companions towards a brand new regular within the battle in opposition to COVID-19. This HPCON change mustn’t lead us to decrease our guard. The virus remains to be spreading nationwide and we have to defend the bottom and our very important missions. We’ll proceed to judge protecting measures to safeguard the well being of our Airmen and households.”
In keeping with the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, a COVID-19 vaccine could also be the best solution to decrease your danger of contracting COVID-19, and it might assist maintain you from getting significantly sick in case you do catch the virus. Whiteman AFB personnel are extremely inspired to take the vaccine to guard their well being, their households, their neighborhood, and decrease the general public well being dangers related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vaccines presently licensed for emergency use (EUA) will proceed to be obtainable for DoD cardholders on the 509th Medical Group. Whiteman Air Power Base shall be administering COVID vaccines this Friday, April 30, to eligible volunteer recipients 18 years of age and older. Appointments can be found through on-line scheduling.
To schedule appointments to have a primary or second dose of the COVID vaccine administered after Could 1, please go to: https://informatics-stage.well being.mil/COVAX/.
In case you are feeling sick, have been informed to quarantine or have been involved with a confirmed service of coronavirus, please name the nurse recommendation line: 660-687-2188.
509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs will proceed to offer up-to-date info at https://www.whiteman.af.mil/Coronavirus and www.fb.com/WhitemanAirForceBase. You probably have particular questions on how native steering impacts you or your loved ones, please use your chain of command.
|Date Posted:||04.28.2021 18:50|
|Location:||WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, US|
This work, COVID-19 Replace: Whiteman AFB ends public well being emergency standing, declares Well being Safety Situation Alpha, by TSgt Alexander Riedel, recognized by DVIDS, should adjust to the restrictions proven on https://www.dvidshub.net/about/copyright.