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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

  • CSAF visits Edwards AFB

    The visit marked Goldfein’s first trip to Edwards AFB. He received a tour of numerous base facilities and was briefed on some of the current test projects on the base. He also learned about the added COVID-19 safety measures and how Edwards AFB personnel have worked through the COVID-19 safety considerations to accomplish their mission.
  • CSAF visits McChord AFB for COVID-19 update

    At the beginning of Goldfein’s visit, Col. Erin Staine-Pyne, 62nd Airlift Wing commander, briefed him and other McChord AFB leaders about how COVID-19 has affected McChord Field.
  • AFRL machine learning and AI experts develop models for COVID-19 decision-making

    Experts in the Air Force Research Laboratory are applying explainable machine learning and artificial intelligence approaches to develop thousands of models that could help federal, state and local decision-makers as they make re-opening decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • SecDef witnesses transformation, protection of citizens becoming Airmen at BMT during COVID-19

    Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper met with Air Education and Training Command leaders to see firsthand how Basic Military Training is fighting through COVID-19 with health protection measures in place and adapting operations to current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidance.
  • GAFB, community solidifies shared educational enhancement

    This MOU solidified a joint partnership between the 17th Training Group, Angelo State University, Howard College and San Angelo Independent School District, which enables professional development seminars and workshops to be hosted at available involved parties’ facilities.
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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/