Tinker Coronavirus Communication Published March 6, 2020 72nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Team Tinker, 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 China or the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship. For travelers returning from China, Italy, Iran, Japan, or South Korea 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. If you are looking for more information about the current status of COVID-19 in Oklahoma, check out the following links for the Oklahoma State Department of Health https://www.ok.gov/health/Prevention_and_Preparedness/Acute_Disease_Service/Disease_Information/Coronavirus_Disease_2019/Oklahoma_Response_to_Coronavirus_Disease_2019/index.html https://www.ok.gov/health/Prevention_and_Preparedness/Acute_Disease_Service/Disease_Information/Coronavirus_Disease_2019/index.html This information can change, and the most up to date information can be found at www.cdc.gov/COVID19. (Warning, Level 3) Currently, CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to the following destinations: -China -South Korea (Alert, Level 2) These destinations are experiencing sustained community transmission of respiratory illness caused by the COVID-19. The virus can spread from person to person. Older adults and those with chronic medical conditions should consider postponing nonessential travel to these locations. -Iran -Italy -Japan (Watch, Level 1) The CDC does not recommend canceling or postponing travel to the following destinations. -Hong Kong Travelers should practice usual precautions. These are Other Destinations with Risk of Community Spread. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected. -Singapore -Taiwan -Thailand At this time, the extent of virus spread is not sustained or widespread enough to meet the criteria for a travel health notice. If that changes, CDC will update the link below. Website: For travel updates, go to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html. 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 72nd Medical Group Public Health Office at (405) 582-6542. Stop the spread of germs and learn more through this fact sheet.