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Peterson AFB Covid-19 Information/Updates

PETERSON YOUTH CENTER JULY 6 CLOSURE

FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT MEMO
 
PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY DECLARED AT PAFB
 
CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 AT PETERSON
 
CURRENTLY AT HPCON-BRAVO
 
 
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ABOUT COVID-19
On Jan. 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern for the 2019 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. On Jan. 31, 2020, the secretary of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency in the United States and announced new measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The current epidemic, which originated in mainland China, has demonstrated the capacity of COVID-19 to spread globally. While supporting other government agencies’ response to the COVID-19 threat, the Department of the Air Force is responding appropriately to protect the health of the force and maintain operational readiness.          
 
 
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE GUIDANCE

Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to spread and is an increasing force health protection threat worldwide. Peterson Air Force Base is closely monitoring and preparing for any impacts to our mission. Our multi-disciplinary COVID-19 Working Group is meeting regularly to monitor and mitigate impacts to our mission. We will continue to assess the situation closely and remain prepared for any contingency.

As this is a dynamic situation, this webpage will provide timely information on the evolving outbreak, as well as actions the base is taking to mitigate the spread of the virus. Please check back regularly for recommendations and instructions for members of Team Pete.
 
WHAT TO DO IF YOU'RE SHOWING SYMPTOMS
Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) include having a fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you believe that you are exhibiting these symptoms, call the appointment line at 719-524-2273. Do not proceed to the Medical Group or emergency room, until you have been assessed and booked in for an appointment. You will be triaged over the phone and booked a virtual visit with a 21st Medical Group provider who can address your condition appropriately. Most importantly, keep your chain of command informed and take the responsible steps of social distancing and if necessary self-quarantining as you wait to be assessed by a medical professional.
 
 
UPDATED CLOSURES AND INFORMATION FOR PAFB
We will maintain an updated list of closures/limited services affecting locations on PAFB. Check here for the most updated information.
 
UPDATED CLOSURES AND INFORMATION FOR 21 FSS
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COMMUNICATION FROM LEADERSHIP
All communications sent from USSF, USAF, and 21st Space Wing Leadership will be updated here.
 
Letter from the CC #6 / 31 March 2020
Letter from the CC #5 / 26 March 2020
Letter from the CCC #2 / 26 March 2020
Letter from the CCC #1  / 24 March 2020
Letter from the CC #317 March 2020
SECAF Covid-19 Letter / 16 March 2020
Letter from the CC #2 / 15 March 2020
Letter from the CC #1 / 15 March 2020
 
CIVILIAN PERSONNEL INFORMATION
 
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INFORMATION
 

Additionally, Mr. Adam Skibell (our EAP counselor assigned to Peterson) is set up for teleconsulting via Zoom. If you have personnel who are interested, all they need to do is contact him at his mobile number (314-302-7322) and they will schedule a time to meet.  Mr. Skibell will send them a Zoom invite, and at the time of the meeting, personnel will just click on the link and it will auto connect to the session.

Adam Skibell, MA, LPC
Air Force EAP Field Consultant
Magellan Healthcare
Mobile: 314-302-7322
 
THULE AIR BASE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Thule AB Public Health Update / 19 April 2020
 
STATE/LOCAL GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS/GUIDANCE
 
 
 
 
RESOURCES
 

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

What the U.S. Government is Doing

Coronavirus: DoD Response

Colorado Department of Public Health

U.S. Northern Command: Coronavirus Updates

Message From the 21st Communications Squadron

COVID-19 PCS Entitlements 

https://mysymptoms.mil/

 
SOCIAL MEDIA RESOURCES
 
 
‚ÄčMENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Isolation from friends and family, job loss and death are challenges we’re all facing during these days of COVID-19. You are not alone. COVID-19 is affecting families across the world.

We encourage you to stay connected with your loved ones while practicing physical distancing. It’s important that you support one other during this difficult time, especially if your loved one may be facing a mental health concern.

Tips to reach out to someone who might need you.

  1. Treat the person with respect and dignity. Listen non-judgmentally, and respect the person’s privacy and confidentiality.
  2. Offer consistent emotional support and understanding. In difficult times, we all need additional love and understanding. Remember to be empathetic, compassionate and patient.
  3. Have realistic expectations. Accept the person as they are. Tough times can make it harder than usual to do everyday activities like cleaning the house, paying bills or feeding the dog.
  4. Give the person hope. Remind your loved one that with time and treatment, they will feel better and there is hope for a more positive future.
  5. Provide practical help. Offer help with overwhelming tasks, but be careful not to take over or encourage dependency. For example, offer to bring groceries over.
  6. Offer information. Provide information and resources for additional support, including self-help strategies and professional help.

Several tips for what not to do are:

  1. Don’t tell someone to “snap out of it” or to “get over it.”
  2. Don’t adopt an overinvolved or overprotective attitude toward someone who is depressed.
  3. Don’t use a patronizing tone of voice or a facial expression that shows an extreme look of concern.
  4. Don’t ignore, disagree with or dismiss the person’s feelings by attempting to say something positive like, “You don’t seem that bad to me.”

Thank you for choosing to #BeTheDifference for yourself and your loved ones during this difficult time.

If you or someone you care about feels overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or like you want to harm yourself or others call 911.

You can also contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or text MHFA to 741741 to talk to a Crisis Text Line counselor.

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