1. WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS? Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The Department of the Air Force is responding appropriately to protect the health of the force and maintain operational readiness.
2. WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I BE TAKING? All personnel and family are encouraged to practice proper hygiene as the best way to prevent the spread of germs. COVID-19 is primarily spread by airborne droplets from coughing/sneezing. Here are other helpful tips on avoiding viruses, colds, and the flu:
3. WHAT TO DO IF I THINK I HAVE CORONAVIRUS? Anyone with a respiratory illness should not assume it is COVID-19, as it is more likely to be the seasonal flu or the common cold. However, patients who traveled in the past 14 days to an area where COVID-19 has been identified as having community transmission and currently have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
If you suspect you have COVID-19 symptoms, please call the Dyess COVID-19 HOTLINE at 325-696-4677, Option 6.
Additionally, remember to:
This is an ongoing situation and Team Dyess leadership will continue to push updated information via our base website at www.dyess.af.mil, the Air Force Connect app (add "Dyess Air Force Base" to your favorites, and the Dyess Air Force Base Official Facebook Page.