Buckley AFB officials raised the base’s Health Protection Condition level to Charlie from Bravo in response to the spread of COVID-19 in the state of Colorado. The HPCON Charlie declaration defines base measures for a substantial disease threat and ensures Team Buckley is using the proper protocols and processes to prevent transmission.
Social distancing whenever possible will greatly aid in reducing the spread of this virus and limit the risk of exposure to personnel with the following measures already in effect:
If you or a member of your household is sick, stay home and discuss your situation with your supervisor or commander;
To reduce contact exposure, avoid handshaking and practice good hygiene (hand washing for 20 seconds, using hand sanitizer, etc.);
Practice social distancing; staying 3-6 feet away from each other and not participating in groups larger than 10 people;
Common Access Cards and base access identification will be visually inspected or scanned at a distance unless absolutely required for security/privacy;
Reduce time in common use areas. If required to be in an area, wipe down and sanitize the area upon arrival and prior to leaving;
Cancel non-mission essential meetings, if possible, use teleconferencing.
The 460th Medical Group is increasing virtual visits and screenings at the door.
Given the COVID-19 situation in Colorado, 460 MDG/Public Health recommends that any individual with flu like symptoms (listed below) stay home and not attend work if possible to help prevent the spread of any sickness. Additionally, please ensure proper precautions are used such as social distancing, hand washing, and proper cough etiquette. It is recommended that common surfaces/objects be sanitized twice a day with Clorox or bleach solution.
Fever, 100.4 or higher
Shortness of breath
If you have had contact with anyone who has been confirmed positive for COVID-19, please contact Public Health Immediately. The CDC believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 do not go to the 460 MDG clinic/urgent cares/emergency rooms, call first.
If you have Tricare you can call the clinic during duty hours (7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) at 720-847-9355. Additionally, the nurse advice line is open 24/7 and can be reached at 1-800-874-2273.
Colorado has opened drive-thru testing centers for COVID-19. For more information on state testing, please visit https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/covid-19-testing.
This information is current as of 3:30 p.m. March 13. Submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Spring Break Extension and Community Closures
Buckley AFB is complying with all DOD travel restrictions, limiting uniformed and civilian personnel and family member travel to, from or through Center for Disease Control and Prevention Travel Health Notices Level 3 designated locations for the next 60 days.
This includes personal leave and all forms of official travel, including Permanent Change of Station, Temporary Duty and government-funded leave. Local leave is now limited to a 75 mile radius.
For more information on DOD travel restrictions please visit www.defense.gov
In an abundance of caution, effective Monday, March 16, the 460th Medical Group at Buckley Air Force Base is implementing additional precautions to pharmacy operations. The pharmacy building will be closed to walk-in customers and will only operate out of the drive-thru for prescription drop off and pick up.
Team Buckley is taking this precaution in efforts to reduce face-to-face interactions to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 on Buckley AFB and other respiratory viruses, protect pharmaceutical recipients and preserve healthcare system functioning.
For information about receiving prescriptions by mail or at alternate pharmacies please see https://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Pharmacy.
DOD Travel Restrictions 2020
DOD Travel Guidance FAQ