ICD017REV2 – Updated Mask Wear on Edwards AFB and AF Plant 42
This Installation Command Directive (ICD) supersedes ICD017REV1. This ICD applies to all Edwards AFB and AF Plant 42 facilities that are owned, leased or controlled by the DoD, except for private residences. The guidance in this ICD is consistent with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Community Levels. This guidance does not alleviate personnel from the responsibility to make reasonable and safe decisions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the community.
The following measures are effective immediately:
Please direct any ICD017REV2 Questions to the 412 TW/CAT Admin Box email@example.com
ICDs currently in effect: 013, 017REV2, 019REV3, 020, 021REV2, 022REV3, 024REV1, and 027.
ICD028 – Downgrade to HPCON A
This Installation Command Directive (ICD) downgrades Edwards Air Force Base and Plant 42 to HPCON A effective 2100 Pacific Time on 8 March 2022. This ICD applies to all personnel on Edwards AFB and AF Plant 42. The Edwards AFB & AF Plant 42 Counter-COVID Comprehensive Directive (Ref (a)) is still in effect. ICD027 is rescinded effective 2100 Pacific Time on 8 March 2022.
Although the COVID-19 threat environment in the local area continues to regress, it is still too soon to declare victory. Installation-wide restrictions are being lifted, but every member of the T-Cot-A-TU family is still responsible for taking appropriate precautions, to include implementing relevant restrictions at lower levels of the chain of command. The next COVID-19 variant or seasonal surge could escalate quickly and with little notice.
At HPCON A, the following measures are effective:
Please direct any ICD028 questions to the 412 TW/CAT Admin Box firstname.lastname@example.org
ICDs currently in effect: 013, 017REV2, 019REV3, 020, 021REV2, 022REV3, 024REV1, and 028.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has great resources regarding COVID-19. Please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Defense Health Agency also has additional information which can be found at https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Combat-Support/Public-Health/Coronavirus
For current COVID-19 trends in the US, State, and County, please visit CDC Data Tracker: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home
Please talk to your medical provider if you have any specific questions.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated information about the COVID-19 vaccine. Link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html
For more specific information, please talk to your medical provider. For general questions, you can call the CDC at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).
To get a COVID-19 Vaccine, visit your local pharmacy or text your zip code to 438829 (GETVAX) for a list of locations.
Comirnaty (Pfizer/BioNTech) vaccine is available by appointment at the 412th MDG. Please make an appointment at https://informatics-stage.health.mil/COVAX.
The US Dept of Defense has a “Spotlight for the DoD Response to COVID-19” with the latest guidelines. Link: https://www.defense.gov/Spotlights/Coronavirus-DOD-Response/
There may be additional guidance based on Agency, Service, MAJCOM, base and state/local government policy. Please talk to your supervisor for specific information. Guidance may change in response to the public health emergency.
The President created the Safer Federal Workforce task force to keep federal agency employees safe and the ability to continue operations during this pandemic.As part of ensuring a safe work environment and for operational readiness, COVID-19 vaccination is a prevention priority for this biological threat to our mission. For further information, visit https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/
Implementation of the Executive Orders and timelines may differ per federal organization. Please talk to your supervisor for specific information and guidance as it becomes available.
The only contraindication to getting a COVID-19 vaccine is if you have had a severe allergic reaction to the vaccine or the components of the vaccine.
Anyone with a high risk medical condition, especially pregnant women, are highly encouraged to get vaccinated due to potential for severe symptoms and complications from a COVID-19 infection.
For more information and specific concerns, talk to your medical provider.
Further clinical guidance can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/info-by-product/clinical-considerations.html
Yes, the COVID-19 vaccine provides broad longer-lasting immunity, whereas an infection may not provide you the same immunity in the future.
For other FAQs, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html
Just like all other vaccines that have been developed since 1798, the COVID-19 vaccine teaches your immune system how to create proteins (called antibodies) that will recognize and fight the disease, in this case the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The COVID-19 vaccine significantly protects you from severe illness and death from COVID-19, but also decreases your risk of getting infected and transmitting disease. The research has consistently proven that COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective and safe. Recent studies have shown that fully vaccinated people had 5x reduced risk of infection, > 10x reduced risk of hospitalization and > 10x reduced risk of death compared to unvaccinated people. The more a population is vaccinated, the less chance the virus has to spread, replicate, mutate and cause continued pandemic harm, which will benefit all of us.
The reality of the situation: Of the over 100,000 people who have died from COVID-19 in the US since June 2021, at least 90,000 could have lived if they had been vaccinated. COVID-19 is now a vaccine preventable disease and more importantly, a vaccine preventable death.
For more information, please visit the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html
For up to date science information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/covid19_vaccine_safety.html
Yes! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), and Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) strongly recommend vaccination of pregnant women and those planning to become pregnant or just had a baby.
Risks for complications from a COVID-19 infection are increased in unvaccinated pregnant women. Symptomatic pregnant women have more than twice the risk of requiring hospitalization (to include Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admission, invasive ventilation, and Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)) and 70% increased risk of death. A COVID-19 infection in pregnancy also leads to pregnancy complications such as pre-eclampsia, coagulopathy, preterm delivery (leading to NICU stay for the baby) and stillbirth.
The CDC is tracking side effects/adverse events in vaccinated pregnant women, and there have been no safety concerns with vaccine for mom or baby. In a study of over 35,000 pregnant women who were vaccinated, no safety issues or miscarriages were identified.
In fact, just like with Influenza and TdaP vaccination, your own maternal antibodies will pass to your baby during pregnancy and breastfeeding – further protecting baby from COVID-19 after birth.
Please talk to your medical provider for any concerns and understanding the risks to you and your baby if you choose not to be vaccinated.
For more information on COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/pregnancy.html
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