PAGE LAST UPDATED: 24 MAY 2021
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) BRAVO to HPCON ALPHA.
The following document supersedes a majority of current policies: 97 AMW COVID-19 Policies and Directives 26 May 2021. The memorandum's attachments can be found under the resources tab on the right.
“Team - Our mission is to Train Exceptional Mobility Airmen and that has not changed. However, your leadership team is also very focused on maintaining our Military Readiness and Ensuring the Safety of our Airmen and Families. The recent stop movement order has no doubt impacted you or your family’s plans, but from someone who is very focused on protecting you, your family and our community, this order is a welcome and important tool in our efforts to reduce movement and thus decrease the chances of additional exposure to the COVID-19 virus. I’m confident that if we all act responsibly and follow basic health guidance, we will get through these challenging times. We will continue to push information out as fast as we get it. If you have any questions about our current guidance, please engage your chain of command. If you have questions about COVID-19, please visit www.cdc.gov/COVID19. Remember: Stay calm, stay clean, and be responsible.”
-Col Matthew Leard, 97th AMW commander
The COVID-19 vaccine scheduling has gone ONLINE.
For first or second vaccine Doses, please visit the site and schedule for yourself or your dependent(s) (over 18 years of age only, for now).
The vaccine is administered on Fridays. Please follow the instructions on the website. https://informatics-stage.health.mil/COVAX
Please schedule your appointment as soon as possible to ensure you get a time slot. Please have a DHA 207 filled out prior to arrival of your appointment.
Additional Resources: EUA Recipients what to Expect Card, V-Safe Information Sheet
The 97th MDG will no longer be offering weekend flu and COVID-19 testing
For any weekend medical needs please reference the following:
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
Renewal of Declaration of Public Health Emergency on Altus Air Force Base 6 April 2021
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