Whiteman Air Force Base elevates Health Protection Condition to Charlie

Graphic showing the 509th Bomb Wing wing crest and a CDC-provided graphic rendering of the coronavirus.

Team Whiteman sends daily updates during the dynamic coronavirus situation. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Tech. Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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. --

Team Whiteman has directed Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie, March 25, 2020, to combat the spread of COVID-19 across the Department of the Air Force and our local Missouri communities.

Further restrictions and guidance may be issued to best protect the installation and mission and ensure the health of base personnel, families, and local communities. Installation commanders will continually assess the situation and make changes to facilities, programs, and services as needed to defend the installation and mitigate the spread of Coronavirus.

Team Whiteman should continue to practice good social distancing and personal hygiene. These simple measures are highly effective at fighting the spread of viruses and helps the base protect its people and its mission capabilities. Additionally, Airmen and their families should avoid unnecessary risk by limiting travel outside the home. The B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is a vital pillar of the national strategic enterprise and the Airmen and employees of Whiteman AFB are instrumental in our national defense; these measures will safeguard their health and wellbeing.

If you are feeling ill, have been told to quarantine, have traveled out of the local area, or been in contact with a confirmed carrier of Coronavirus you must call the Public Health Hotline: 660-687-1537.

509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs will continue to provide up-to-date information at https://www.whiteman.af.mil/Coronavirus and www.facebook.com/WhitemanAirForceBase. If you have specific questions about how local guidance affects you or your family, please use your chain of command.