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ON-BASE ACTIVITIES SUSPENDED/ALTERED

Due to increasing concerns over COVID-19, the base will be implementing additional protective measures. Starting March 17, 2020, Barnes ANG Base will be limiting access to current 104th Fighter Wing military members and full-time staff.

If you have customer service related needs, please contact the Force Support Squadron customer service office at 413-568-9151, 7-digit extension 698-1247. If you have finance related needs, please contact the Finance office at 413-568-9151, 7-digit extension 698-1164.

 

Protect Yourself

CDC Recommends
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including: 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others. The use of face masks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • https://www.coronavirus.gov
  • https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus
  • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

LATEST LOCAL GUIDANCE

GUIDANCE

-Encourage maximum use of telework for employees eligible to do so. This includes allowing telework-eligible employees caring for children because their school or daycare facility has closed to work from home (with conditions).
- Limit all non-mission-essential travel. (See DoD travel guidelines above.)
- Reduce large gatherings and meetings, holding them virtually whenever possible.

CLEANING/DISINFECTION OF OFFICES

As a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in community settings, the 104th FW Public Health recommends workplace cleaning procedures outline in Center for Disease Control guidelines found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/businesses-employers.html