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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 senior leaders’ tri-signed letter

    The ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic is moving at a fast pace. Focus across the Nation remains on the actions we must all take to minimize possible exposure to this virus.
  • AFIMSC cancels 2020 I-WEPTAC

    AFIMSC senior leaders are considering ways of sharing progress and recommendations mission area working groups have already accomplished, and transitioning other efforts to the 2021 I-WEPTAC, organizers said.
  • Vance AFB declares Health Protection Level A

    Col. Corey Simmons, 71st Flying Training Wing commander, has directed Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Alpha for Vance Air Force Base in response to COVID-19.
  • Travis AFB announces first COVID-19 cases

    Travis Air Force Base is currently monitoring two positive cases of COVID-19 for an active-duty Airman and a dependent of a service member. Samples from the individuals were taken and sent to a Department of Defense laboratory where the tests were confirmed positive.
  • National Museum of the US Air Force temporarily closed due to COVID-19

    All events and activities scheduled at the museum have been cancelled or postponed until further notice. The museum will re-evaluate its closure status on a week-to-week basis and will provide the latest updates on the museum website and social media sites.
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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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