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About COVID-19

Fairchild's Health Protection Condition Level: BRAVO +

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.

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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 Academy class of 2020 graduation date moved up

    The class is planning the event six weeks ahead of schedule, allowing them to celebrate together while ensuring their health and safety by adhering to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Defense guidelines.
  • BMT safety efforts protect trainers, pipeline

    Specific mitigation measures that have been implemented across BMT include implementation of a 14-day restriction of movement upon arrival, as well as social distancing, symptom monitoring and increased sanitation.
  • President signs executive order calling up Air Force Reserve medics, other specialties

    For the Air Force Reserve, personnel already serving in the Selected Reserve and Participating Individual Ready Reserve, as well as those assigned to the Individual Ready Reserve, may be asked to volunteer to activate in support of COVID-19 response. If taskings exceed the volunteer pool, involuntary mobilization of the SELRES and IRR to active status is now authorized to ensure mission accomplishment.
  • OneSource, family and spouse programs still available

    Military OneSource is a DoD-funded program that is both a call center and website that provides comprehensive information, support, and resources on every aspect of military life.
  • Air Force BMT adjusts schedules, locations to sustain mission readiness

    In order to ensure the health and safety of trainees and instructors and to preserve dorm capacity, new recruits will be brought in based on a four-week repeating cycle that includes stringent restricted movement guidelines, dedicated time for deep cleaning between rotations, resetting the instructor cadre and the testing of an alternate BMT location at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.
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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 

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