News Search

Dyess Increases Health Protection Condition Level

  • Published
  • By 7th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
  • 7th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
Dyess Air Force Base raised its Health Protection Condition level to A from zero today in response to the spread of COVID-19.

There have been no reported cases of the disease on Dyess AFB. This change is a precautionary measure designed to implement increased disease protection measures and education of base personnel in order to help prevent potential widespread outbreak.

The HPCON A declaration defines base measures for a limited disease threat to base personnel that has the potential to rapidly move into an area. Measures include educating personnel on the threats and precautionary measures and reviewing plans to limit communication of the disease.

Dyess is enacting additional preventative measures, including pre-screening personnel with on-base clinic appointments, narrowing access to the 7th Medical Group and base gym to a single point of entry, and having individuals keep hold of their ID cards when being scanned by security forces members for base entry.

Good hygiene practices are the best preventive measure to control the spread of viruses. Things like washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoiding contact with those who have been sick and disinfecting frequently-touched surfaces help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Defense Coronavirus websites at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Spotlight/Coronavirus/.