PRESS RELEASE: 94th Airlift Wing Airman tests positive for COVID-19

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DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. -- An Airman assigned to the 94th Airlift Wing tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), April 14, 2020. This is the first confirmed case associated with the wing.

The Airman is a traditional reservist, works and lives several hours from the base, and has not been on Dobbins ARB since March 8.

The Airman is currently in home isolation.

 “Keeping our Airmen safe and healthy is crucial. We are taking deliberate measures to physically distance and telework to the max extent, while sustaining our ability to maintain critical operations here,” said Col. Craig McPike, Dobbins installation commander. “We remain in compliance with local, state and federal guidance to combat the spread of COVID-19.”

Dobbins Air Reserve Base remains at Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie. Base access is restricted to mission essential personnel on premises for official business. Base personnel must continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including frequent handwashing, maximized use of telework, and physical distancing. Base personnel are also required to use face masks when physical distancing is not possible.

If an Airman starts exhibiting flu-like symptoms or comes in contact with someone testing positive for COVID-19, they must contact their chain of command, the installation Public Health office and should contact their healthcare provider.

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