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COVID-19 Case Confirmed at 33rd Fighter Wing

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An active-duty Airman is being treated and evaluated by health care professionals after testing positive for COVID-19 in the 33rd Fighter Wing.

The member had recently returned from continental U.S. travel and began to experience symptoms. After consulting with Public Health, the member self-quarantined consistent with DoD guidelines.

“This is our first confirmed case,” said Col. Jon Wheeler, 33rd FW commander. “The continued safety and well-being of our Airmen is my number one priority. We are working with on-base medical staff to make sure we’re properly mitigating the effects of COVID-19 while continuing to get our training mission done.”

The wing ceased flying operations today to conduct pattern-of-life studies, reevaluate cleaning procedures, and ensure anyone that the member came in close contact with is evaluated for symptoms and restriction of movement. Reduced flying operations with resume on Monday, Mar. 23.

We encourage all personnel and their families to continue practicing social distancing of 6 feet or more, and proper hygiene techniques as the best way to prevent the spread of the virus.

 “As we implement thorough cleaning and social distancing measures, we continue to leverage our Airmen and their innovative ideas to help flatten the curve,” said Wheeler.

33rd Fighter Wing leadership will continue to monitor the situation and provide additional information as it becomes available.

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