Schriever Increases Health Protection Condition Level

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  • 50th Space Wing Public Affairs

Schriever officials decided March 9 to raise its Health Protection Condition level in response to increased COVID-19 concerns across the nation. 

There have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Schriever AFB.

“We are aligning the Health Protection Condition with existing precautionary measures, and are educating base personnel in preventing transmission,” said Col. James Smith, installation commander.  “We continue to monitor the situation.  Our leadership team is getting the necessary processes in place should the situation warrant an additional increase in Health Protection Condition.”

Good hygiene practices are the best preventive measure to control the spread of viruses. Personnel are encouraged to wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid contact with those who have been sick, seek medical care when you feel ill and disinfect frequently-touched surfaces to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.  

Schriever members who are ill are encouraged to call the appointment line at 524-2273 option 1 for care and social distancing, which means staying home and not attending large gatherings until care is accessed. 

For the latest COVID-19information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Defense Coronavirus websites.