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On Jan. 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern for the 2019 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. On Jan. 31, 2020, the secretary of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency in the United States and announced new measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The current epidemic, which originated in mainland China, has demonstrated the capacity of COVID-19 to spread globally. While supporting other government agencies’ response to the COVID-19 threat, the Department of the Air Force is responding appropriately to protect the health of the force and maintain operational readiness.

UPDATED MASK GUIDANCE

A message from the 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander: 

As you may have seen, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced yesterday that in general, masks no longer need to be worn by people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  The latest guidelines can be found here.  Likewise, the DoD also modified mask wear policy IAW CDC guidance, and the Governor of Washington announced an intent to lift the state’s universal mask mandate for vaccinated people. 

 

Effectively immediately, all personnel on Fairchild AFB who have been fully vaccinated (i.e., two weeks beyond final dose of COVID-19 vaccine) are no longer required to wear masks indoors or outdoors when performing official duties.  However, masks are still required even for fully vaccinated personnel in all healthcare facilities and school settings.  Also, Washington state mask requirements still apply to off-duty activities of all personnel, whether vaccinated or not, on and off base.  We anticipate masks will remain required for all people in other settings such as public transportation and airport terminals. 

 

Stay tuned for more detailed guidance about how these updates apply to personnel on Fairchild AFB next week.    

 

Please note: Personnel who are not yet fully vaccinated are still required to wear masks IAW previously published guidelines.

 

Per DoD policy, personnel are highly encouraged to get the vaccine to protect their health, their families, their community, and lower the public health risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our 92 MDG is standing by to support.  If you would like to get the COVID-19 vaccine, appointments are available for ALL individuals eligible to receive a vaccination from the DoD ages 16 and up.  You can make your Fairchild AFB first or second dose appointment for your COVID-19 vaccination at https://informatics-stage.health.mil/COVAX.

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Visiting Medical Clinic

The Patient Entrance (north side of the building) will continue to be a single point-of-entry into the facility from the parking lot will be accessible via McFarlane Road (see the below map for reference). Upon entering the building, beneficiaries will be asked COVID screening questions. Members who have symptoms of COVID will not be allowed to enter the building, but they will be asked to call our Respiratory Clinic for additional screening where a medical authority will determine if they need an appointment for testing.

Members who have an appointment in the Respiratory Clinic WILL NOT enter the building through the Patient Entrance on the north side of the building. Signage will direct patients to the Respiratory Clinic parking on the south side of the building. Signs located at the parking stalls will provide further instructions.

As a reminder, we are no longer doing walk-in COVID testing. ALL beneficiaries require an appointment for testing, which can be obtained by calling 509-247-2361.  Appointment availability varies, but we are currently able to see nearly all patients within 24-36 hours.

Fairchild AFB Local Area

COVID-19 News

  • Air Force update for COVID-19

    Below are current coronavirus disease 2019 statistics for Department of Air Force personnel:
  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, “Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Per industry, this resulted in a 25% decrease in their labor pool, resulting in (decreased) personal property movement capacity necessary to support private sector and government demand.”
  • Cadet graduation returns to Falcon Stadium for Class of 2021

    In all, 1,019 cadets graduated in front of a select crowd in the stands containing no more than eight of their family members and friends, a safety and health precaution set in place for the ceremony as the Academy continues to operate during the pandemic within Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Defense Department guidelines.
  • First AF’s 64th AEG Airmen support COVID-19 response in 30 states

    Airmen managed by First Air Force (Air Forces Northern)’s 64th Air Expeditionary Group are supporting Federal Emergency Management Agency’s vaccination operations across FEMA Regions 5-10 including 30 states, four territories and the Republic of Marshall Islands.
  • US sends medical supplies to India to help in COVID-19 fight

    As part of a whole-of-government effort to slow and eventually end the pandemic, the United States is sending medical supplies and equipment to India as that country battles the most recent COVID-19 outbreak.
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Questions about COVID-19?

Call the Washington State Department of Health at 1-800-525-0127, press #.

Get the latest information from the CDC:
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

For information about the COVID-19 Vaccine, visit our Fairchild TRICARE site:
https://fairchild.tricare.mil/Health-Services/Preventive-Care 

Call the 92nd MDG hotline at (509) 247-2580

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