Current as of October 3, 2022
F.E. Warren AFB units and organizations will implement Health Protection Condition Alpha (HPCON A).
The COVID-19 Community Level for Laramie County, Wyoming, as determined by the CDC, has been raised to Medium level. Unfortunately, we have seen a rise in COVID-19 infections in our F. E. Warren AFB community and the surrounding area. As such, F. E. Warren AFB and its geographically separated entities will transition to Health Protection Condition Bravo (HPCON B). As part of HPCON B, personnel must raise their awareness of the possibility of becoming infected. It is imperative to our health and mission that all personnel remain vigilant and take precautions to protect themselves and others. Commanders will ensure personnel are educated to the effects and precautionary measures to protect themselves and reduce the risk to contracting COVID-19.
The COVID-19 vaccination, to include booster doses, remains the most effective means to achieve control of the pandemic. Booster shots are available both on and off-base for members who are 5-months past their second dose of the vaccine (4 months for certain high-risk populations) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html
All F. E. Warren AFB personnel will comply with the following:
- Refer to 90 MW OPORD 20-02, the Under Secretary of Defense’s “Consolidated Department of Defense Coronavirus Disease 2019 Force Health Protection Guidance (Reference G), CDC COVID-19 website, and unit leadership for specific and general guidance and directives.
- People may choose to mask at any time, but it is not mandatory except in areas posted with a mandatory mask requirement.
- People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask. Masks are recommended in indoor public transportation settings and may be required in other places by local or state authorities.
- If you or your family member are at high risk for severe illness, talk with your healthcare provider about wearing a mask in a medium COVID-19 Community Level.
- Reference FRAGORD 20-02.002, COVID-19 Screening Testing, to 90 MW OPORD 22-01.
- The CDC requirement for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask on public conveyances (e.g., planes, water transport, buses, trains, taxis, ride-shares) traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations was lifted April 20, 2022.
- All uniformed Service members, Federal employees, contractors, family members, and visitors should maintain protective actions to include, but not limited to, routine cleaning, and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces, disciplined personal hygiene to include hand washing, using hand sanitizer, and avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth. Personnel should stay home and avoid contact with others when ill, cover coughs and sneezes, avoid sick persons, and ensure immunizations are up to date.
- All personnel, especially those not vaccinated, must remain aware that off-duty actions and activities can have profound negative and long-term mission impacts through the spread of COVID-19 to teammates, families, and members of the public.
IF SHOWING SYMPTOMS:
All personnel will contact 90 MDG Public Health NLT the following business day (Mon - Fri) if the member or any beneficiary receives a positive COVID-19 test result from an off-base provider or testing facility, or at-home testing kit.
- Members who have COVID-19 non-emergency symptoms will comply with the following procedures. If member is experiencing emergency warning signs, seek emergency medical care immediately.
- Uniformed Service members will contact the 90 MDG Appointment Line at 307-773-3461, Monday through Friday from 0700 – 1600L. After hours and weekends, if symptoms are mild and the member feels comfortable waiting until the next duty day, call the 90 MDG Appointment Line in the morning. Otherwise, call the nurse advice line for further guidance.
- Active duty Service members with symptoms who go downtown for COVID testing will obtain prior authorization from the 90 MDG or Nurse Advice Line.
- DoD civilians, dependents, and contractors should contact local Urgent Care or their physician for guidance.
- Contact your unit leadership prior to reporting to work or other areas on base to establish a plan, to include possible Restriction of Movement (ROM).
- Procedures for members who have had possible contact with someone who is potentially positive for COVID-19:
- If a member has been contacted or has concerns regarding possible close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual, contact Public Health at 307-773-3040.
- Public Health will determine if contact tracing is appropriate and make the determination if the individual needs to quarantine, test, or to call the 90 MDG Appointment Line.
- Individuals designated in Restriction of Movement (ROM), Quarantine, or Isolation status will comply with specific direction/orders and established measures.
- DoD civilians, contractors, and dependents family members are highly encouraged to adhere to the restrictions mandated for the uniformed Service members within 90 MW OPORD 20-02 and associated FRAGORDS.