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Headquarters AMC adjusts operations to address COVID-19 concerns

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. --

In alignment with COVID-19 coronavirus health protection guidance, Headquarters Air Mobility Command will implement precautionary measures to reduce risk of the virus at its facilities on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, effective March 17.

 

As part of these measures, Headquarters AMC will limit the number of personnel working in its facilities through teleworking, staggered shifts and other measures designed to reduce exposure while still ensuring the execution of mission essential operations. These measures will continue until it is determined the risk has abated.  

 

“My top priority is the protection and welfare of our Airmen, employees and their families,” said Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Mobility Command commander. “Through these measures, we will limit physical interaction among our headquarters workforce to mitigate the risk of exposure and spread of this highly communicable virus.”

 

Currently, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases at Scott AFB, which remains in Health Protection Condition (HPCON) level Alpha, to reflect the moderate disease threat posed by COVID-19 and the risk of exposure to personnel. Additionally, the installation commander has activated a COVID-19 Operational Planning Team to monitor COVID-19 developments that may affect Scott AFB and implement necessary measures to ensure the health and welfare of the installation’s community. 

 

“We will continue to do everything possible to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 to ensure we continue providing rapid global mobility operations in support of the Joint Force and our partners and Allies,” said Miller.