News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base
By 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs, 19th Airlift Wing
/ Published March 25, 2020
Health Protection Measures (Air Force courtesy graphic)
Little Rock Air Force Base moved to Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie on March 25, 2020 in accordance with the Secretary of Defense’s guidance to help combat the spread of COVID-19 across the Department of the Air Force and our local communities.
HPCON Charlie indicates a substantial threat of disease for personnel due to a local or regional epidemic outbreak with a high rate of disease in a population, imminent spread of such a disease, and/or a wide area of contamination that requires special or costly avoidance procedures.
HPCON Charlie measures include the following actions:
“Our success in flattening the curve depends on all of us adhering to strict guidelines set by the CDC, and accepting personal but temporary inconveniences for the greater systematic good,” said Col. John Schutte, 19th Airlift Wing and installation commander. “Do not come to work unless directed, but find a way to get better at your job. Protect yourselves and your loved ones by avoiding unnecessary social interactions. Isolate yourself but do not become isolated. We will get through this together and be stronger from it on the other side.”
If you develop flu-like symptoms with fever and cough or shortness of breath and may have had contact with a person who has COVID-19 or had recent travel to areas considered high-risk, contact your health care provider before seeking medical care to prevent possible transmission in the health care setting.
For more information, visit https://www.littlerock.af.mil/coronavirus/.
For more information on Air Force COVID-19 efforts, visit https://www.af.mil/News/Coronavirus-Disease-2019/.