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F.E. Warren changes status to “essential travel only”

Courtesy of F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Facebook

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – F.E. Warren Air Force Base transitioned their status to Health Condition Charlie at noon on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020.

Effective today, March 25, F.E. Warren says that they are now under Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie in accordance with Secretary of the Air Force direction to combat the spread of COVID-19 across the Department of the Air Force and our local communities.

“We have to take the necessary actions to ensure we protect our mission,” said Col. Peter Bonetti, 90th Missile Wing commander. “We are working closely with our regional, state and county officials to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus within our community.”

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Operational readiness has not been affected by these changes.

As of today, there is still the one positive case of COVID-19 of an adult, military member assigned to F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.

“The requirements of HPCON Charlie are mandatory for all F.E. Warren AFB service members, DoD Civilians, contractor employees and family members,” the statement went on to say.

According to F.E. Warren, HPCON Charlie measures include the following actions:

– Restricted base access for non-essential visitors

— No non-DoD ID cardholders are authorized access.

— Limited access for veterans and retirees

— Tuesday & Thursday 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

— Permitted to access commissary, base exchange and medical clinic

— For prescriptions through the pharmacy, please call the medical clinic at (307) 773-3461. There will be a 72-hour processing time.

— For prescription pickup, retirees and veterans will utilize the tent adjacent to the medical clinic. Signs will be posted to direct you.

– Gate hours have also been adjusted:

— Gate 1: Closed

— Gate 2: Normal 24-hour operations

— Gate 5: Open to commercial traffic only, M-F, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, please visit: https://www.warren.af.mil/FEW-COVID-19-INFO/ or the F.E. Warren AFB Facebook page: www.facebook.com/FEWarrenAirForceBase..

The Latest Statistics from the Wyoming Department of Health:

What to do if you are feeling sick: In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says that people who are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms should contact their primary physician.

If you do not have a primary care provider, and live in Natrona County, please contact the COVID-19 hotline, operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to persons calling from out of county.

Officials ask that you please do not self-report to the Emergency Room. Persons experiencing problems breathing should call 9-11.

For general inquiries and non-symptom related questions about COVID-19, please contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department via email: covid@cnchd.org

  • Practice Social Distancing by putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

A list of area closures attributed to COVID-19 are available here.