DAFB implements health safety measures

DOVER — Dover Air Force Base Friday implemented proactive safety measures defined as “Health Protection Condition Alpha” to protect base personnel from the coronavirus.

Bases officials said this condition is implemented when there is a limited disease threat to personnel or an unusual human health threat that has the potential to rapidly move into the local area.

“The safety of our Dover family is our top priority,” said Col. Matthew Jones, 436th Airlift Wing commander. “We are taking these proactive steps to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the base remains ready to provide for national defense and global mobility.

Base facilities remained open to normally permitted patrons Friday and members were encouraged to follow guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention.

For information about the base, call (302) 677-3372, visit www.dover.af.mil or the Dover AFB Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DoverAirForceBase.

Helpful Coronavirus links

Delaware Division of Health Coronavirus Page
CDC: About the Coronavirus Disease 2019
CDC: What to do if You Are Sick
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
AP News Coronavirus Coverage
Reopening Delaware: Resources for Businesses
Delaware Phase 2 guidance

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