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As of July 28, 2021, Jackson County was deemed an area of substantial COVID-19 community transmission. DoD requires all Service members, Federal employees, onsite contractor employees, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask in an indoor setting on Altus AFB. All personnel, please bring masks to work starting Friday, July 30, 2021. Unit commanders will provide additional guidance based on individual job requirements and other risk factors. Click here to read the Updated Mask Guidance for all DoD Installations and Other Facilities memorandum from the Department of Defense.
Altus Air Force Base is distributing COVID-19 vaccines in alignment with the DoDs plan to follow CDC prioritization guidelines. The 97th MDG is currently distributing it, and those who have requested to get the vaccine will be contacted as soon as it is available to them. For more information about the vaccine, click here.
Altus Air Force Base leaders have announced the transition from Health Protection HPCON ALPHA to HPCON BRAVO.
The following document supersedes a majority of current policies: 97 AMW COVID-19 Policies and Directives 6 Aug 21 The memorandum's attachments can be found under the resources tab on the right.
"Warriors of the Mighty 97th, your agile and timely response to the 28 July DoD mask guidance is evident across the installation and is greatly appreciated by your command teams. As you know, we must consider both the installation and local area when assessing and/or adjusting our COVID-19 protocols. Based on this assessment, the attached guidance has been implemented to provide another layer of protection for our installation personnel. I want to ensure you that I am fully confident in our continued ability to provide world class support for our personnel and to fully execute our privileged mission."
Going forward, the three key objectives (3 “P”s) to navigate the COVID-19 environment:
"As we adjust to this new guidance, I will be releasing a policy to your command teams that provides more information and codifies my intent through which your command teams are already executing. Again, I thank you all for your adaptive response and the excellence you bring to Mobility’s Hometown every day!"
- Blaine L. Baker, 97th AMW Commander.
The COVID-19 vaccine scheduling has gone ONLINE. To schedule your Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, visit https://informatics-stage.health.mil/COVAX.
For first or second vaccine doses, please visit the site and schedule for yourself or your dependent(s).
Pfizer: Full FDA approval for ages 16 and up. EUA approval for ages 12 and up. Only offered on Thursday and Friday's at the MDG.
Moderna: Authorized for use in ages 18 and up. Only offered on Monday's at the MDG.
Please schedule your appointment as soon as possible to ensure you get a time slot. Have a DHA 207 filled out prior to arrival of your appointment.
Additional Resources: EUA Recipients what to Expect Card, V-Safe Information Sheet, Pfizer COVID Vaccine Flyer
Leadership Town Hall 11 August Video
The 97th MDG will no longer be offering weekend flu and COVID-19 testing
For any weekend medical needs please reference the following:
Altus AFB Public Health Emergency Declaration 30 Aug 21
Full Service and Quick Service Restaurant Guidance
Travel Risk Assessment Tool
Self-Quarantine Instructions for Personnel Arriving at AAFB
Advanced Medical Monitoring Instructions for Personnel Arriving at AAFB
COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Steps for Contractors Operating on AAFB
Social Distancing Graphic
COVID-19 Holiday Guidance
Contract Employee Participation in COVID Contact Tracing
Top Lanes of Communications:
Official Coronavirus website
CDC Coronavirus Disease Information
U.S. Government Response to Coronavirus
DoD Coronavirus Information
Air Force Coronavirus Information
Mental Health Resources:
Coronaviruses: Prevention and Treatment
How to help staff members in distress
Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks