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DAF announces mandatory COVID vaccine implementation guidelines for Airmen

Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall directed the COVID-19 vaccine implementation guidelines for Department of the Air Force total force military members Sept. 3, in accordance with the Secretary of Defense mandate last month.  The service implementation plan requires Airmen and Guardians to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the following dates, unless seeking an exemption:

· Nov. 2 – Active Duty personnel
· Dec. 2 – Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve personnel

Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

 

UPDATED GUIDELINES

COVID 19 Quarantine/Isolation guidelines with changes (August 3, 2021

  • Quarantine (member exposed to a positive) is 10 days if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring. COVID tests are not required to return to work after quarantine.
  • Quarantine can end at Day 7 so long as the member has a negative COVID test between day 5-7 and has had no symptoms.
  • Isolation (member is positive) is 10 days from first symptom arriving so long as member has been fever free for 72 hours without the aid of medication.
  • A positive member has a 7 day infectious period, 2 days prior to first symptom arriving and 5 days after for a total of 7 days. A quarantine order will only be issued to other members if they were around a positive person during their infectious period.
  • If a member has tested positive for COVID-19 and has completed isolation, for up to 90 days after positive test member does not have to quarantine if exposed to a positive person.
  • If a member is fully vaccinated and asymptomatic, the member does not have to quarantine if exposed to a positive person. Self-monitoring should be done for 14 days after exposure, if at any point member exhibits symptoms they should isolate.
  • If a member is an ART, AGR or civilian on base and is positive or in close contact with a positive they have to contact the AD Public Health clinic at 843-963-6962, after hours contact 843-693-8134.
  • If a member is a TR not in status have member or unit contact 315 AMDS at 843-963-6786 or 6625 to report or via email.

 

315 AW Community Relations Events

The following Community Engagement events are scheduled at time pending potential future COVID impact

  • 2022: Women in Aviation Career Day
  • 2022: Tuskegee Airman Career Day

  Please let Public Affairs know if you have any questions. 

COVID-19 Info from the Air Force

Official COVID-19 Information Links

In an effort to minimize confusion and misinformation, the following are Department of Defense approved the following links to information about COVID-19, the novel Coronavirus.

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Air Force Mask Guidance

Per Defense Health Agency guidance, effective immediately, wearing a face mask with exhalation valves is prohibited in the 628 Medical Group and all DHA facilities because it is not effective in slowing the spread of COVID-19. The primary purpose of wearing face masks is to keep respiratory droplets from reaching others and to mitigate the spread of Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Masks with one-way valves or vents allow exhaled air to be expelled out through holes in the material. 

COVID-19 mask Guidance

To find out more about face masks please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html   (6 Aug 20 guidance) and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html   (7 Aug 20 guidance)