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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

  • Around the Air Force: Goldfein on Diversity and COVID Plasma Therapy

    Today’s look Around the Air Force showcases the Chief of Staff of the Air Force General David Goldfein’s conversation with the Brookings Institution on the future of the Air Force, and the Air Force Medical Service researches convalescent plasma therapy to help COVID-19 patients. (Hosted by Tech. Sgt. Trevor Zens )
  • Air Force surgeon general talks about COVID-19, innovation, leadership

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force surgeon general, accompanied by Chief Master Sgt. Dawn Kolczynski, Air Force Surgeon General chief of medical operations, toured and learned about the Transport Isolation System aboard a C-17 Globemaster III, June 26.
  • NPC completes first operational patient movement

    The NPC is the latest isolated containment chamber developed to transport individuals with infectious diseases, like the novel coronavirus. This operation brings the total number of patients retrieved by the mobility Air Force using an isolation containment chamber to more than 100 across 18 missions since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
  • Water safety remains important during a pandemic

    Indeed, last summer was the last of its kind for the foreseeable future however, despite this new normal the risks associated with swimming and being around the water remain the same.
  • AF Week in Photos

    This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
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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

ETP Visitor's Pass

Sponsors requesting access for non-DoD ID cardholders must request an exception to policy from the installation commander through their chain of command.

Sponsors can use this: ETP Template Form

A&FRC COVID-19 Closures

Health Promotion Services & Resources

Will Saultes:  william.a.saultes.civ@mail.mil  Tele-conference appointments only, appointments can include; fitness, fatigue mitigation and information regarding tobacco cessation options.

Mrs. Kresser: Alyson.l.kresser.civ@mail.mil available for Adobe connect nutrition appointments. She is also available to offer services through email.  Please contact her via e-mail for appointments or inquires

Other great DOD resources include:

Do you need resources to assist you with your physical fitness (aerobic, strength, and flexibility)?

Visit:  http://hprc-online.org/physical-fitness/training-exercise/exercise 

Are you injured and need assistance to get back in the fight?

Visit: http://hprc-online.org/physical-fitness/rehab 

Do you need assistance with your nutrition?

Visit: http://hprc-online.org/nutrition

Do you need assistance with stress or fatigue?

Visit: https://www.hprc-online.org/mental-fitness/sleep-stress

Tobacco Cessation  Resources (to include 24/7 text couseling):

Visit: https://www.ycq2.org/www.ycq2.org

Are your dietary supplements or energy drinks safe?

Visit: https://www.opss.org/