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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

  • Minnesota ANG transports aid to Honduras through Denton Program

    The shipment was originally intended to support New Horizons, a U.S. Army South-led joint humanitarian exercise that would have taken place in southern Honduras, but was cancelled due to COVID-19, and items were redirected to support local hospitals throughout Honduras.
  • Air Force announces Information Technology & Cyberpower Conference 2020

    The annual conference promotes dialogue between the Air Force, industry and academia to generate strategies and processes to leverage capabilities and overcome challenges in an increasingly digital world.
  • Tricare Selected Reserve termination explained

    Office of the Secretary of Defense will allow members up to five months, instead of the original three-month period, to pay overdue premiums to have coverage reinstated and will honor any medical services and bills incurred during that time, once premiums are paid.
  • Around the Air Force: Bass Named 19th CMSAF, Chief Wright & Brené Brown, Racial Disparity Review

    Today’s look Around the Air Force highlights the selection of Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne Bass as the next Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, research professor and bestselling author, Brené Brown joins Chief Wright on the New Normal podcast to talk about courage and leadership, and the Inspector General conducts a review of racial disparity in the Air Force. (Hosted by Senior Airman Angelo Rosario)
  • CSAF returns to Creech AFB: Praises persistence, readiness through COVID-19

    Goldfein’s first stop before touring the installation was a sit down with 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing leadership, who walked him through mission updates, the installation’s COVID-19 response, and quality-of-life improvements for the Creech AFB personnel.
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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/