COVID-19 Update, March 15: Health Protection Condition upgrades to BRAVO

Health Protection Conditions and their corresponding health protection measures outline a comprehensive pathway for preventive protection measures for a community. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

Health Protection Conditions (HPCON) and their corresponding health protection measures outline a comprehensive pathway for preventive protection measures for a community. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. --

There are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Whiteman Air Force Base. But there is now a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the nearby community of Clinton, Missouri.

Due to the proximity to Whiteman AFB, leaders have raised the base Health Protection Condition to Bravo. This measure ensures our team is using the proper protocols and processes to prevent transmission.

Under HPCON Bravo, strict hand hygiene is required. Do not shake hands with others, continue to wipe common-use items and practice social distancing. If you become symptomatic, remain at home and call the Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-874-2273, option 1, or your healthcare provider. Also, continue to exercise sound judgement when you travel within the local area.

More information regarding the travel restrictions and COVID-19 can be found here and at Air Force Link, and on the AF Connect mobile app (Available on Apple and Google App Stores).

Additionally, early next week, we will host a “virtual town hall” where command leaders will personally address your concerns. You can submit your questions via our Facebook and Twitter.