CURRENT HEALTH PROTECTION CONDITION (HPCON) LEVEL: HPCON BRAVO
Release Date June 18, 2022
CURRENT COVID-19 COMMUNITY LEVEL (ADA AND ELMORE COUNTIES): MEDIUM
Last updated June 24, 2022
MASK WEAR: Effective immediately, mask wear is now optional and not mandated indoors at MHAFB, except within healthcare settings at the Military Treatment Facility.
GATHERING SIZE RESTRICTIONS: 50-Person gathering size limit has been lifted.
SCREENING/TESTING PROGRAM CONTINUES: The weekly COVID screening/testing program for MHAFB will continue while in Medium or High Community Levels.
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms during normal duty hours, contact the MTF at (208) 828-7900 before proceeding. After normal duty hours, contact the Nurse Advice Line at 1 (800) 874-2273.
Visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's website for all COVID-19 symptoms, prevention, situation updates, and more.
ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE PROTOCOL REMINDERS:
Sick individuals who are identified as positive for COVID-19 should isolate at home for 5 days, wear a well-fitted mask when around others, and refrain from travel. Isolation can end after 5 full days from the start of symptoms if they have been fever-free for 24 hrs. A mask should be worn for the next 5 days when around others or at home, but normal activities aside from travel can resume.
For those determined to be a Close Contact, a mask should be worn for 10 days when around others inside or outside of the home.* Close Contacts who are "up to date" on vaccinations, or have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days do not require quarantine.** Those Close Contacts who are not “up to date” should quarantine for 5 days from the time of last exposure to a positive and restrict travel for 10 days.
*Close Contact is defined as those individuals who've been within 6 feet of a positive case for a cumulative total of 15 minutes within a 24 hour period.
**"Up to date" on vaccinations means that someone has all of the vaccines they are currently eligible for. For example, someone is up to date if they're within five months of completing the first series of the Pfizer shot, or if they've received their booster shot. Someone would not be considered up to date if they could receive a booster but don't have one, or if they haven't completed a primary shot series.
Lastly, Public Health highly recommends those eligible for booster shots (5 months after their initial shot series) receive them to remain "up to date" on vaccinations, as it will not only enhance protection from severe illness, but it will also allow exposed members from needing to quarantine if they remain asymptomatic. For any further questions about quarantine or isolation, please reach out to Public Health at 728-7280 or (208) 828-7280.
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