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Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to spread and is an increasing force health protection threat worldwide.  We are closely monitoring and preparing for any impacts to our mission.  The U.S. Air Force Academy and surrounding installations are currently deemed “low risk”. As this is a dynamic situation, this page will provide timely information on the evolving outbreak, as well as actions the university is taking to mitigate the spread of the virus. Please check back regularly for recommendations and instructions for cadets, faculty and staff.

Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to spread and is an increasing force health protection threat worldwide. We are closely monitoring and preparing for any impacts to our mission. The U.S. Air Force Academy and surrounding installations are currently deemed “low risk”. As this is a dynamic situation, this page will provide timely information on the evolving outbreak, as well as actions the university is taking to mitigate the spread of the virus. Please check back regularly for recommendations and instructions for cadets, faculty and staff.

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.