Air University Public Affairs
/ Published March 25, 2020
Health Protection Measures ( Courtesy Graphic)
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- At the direction of the installation commander, Col. Patrick Carley, Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex have moved to Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie from HPCON Bravo.
HPCON Charlie indicates a substantial threat of disease for personnel due to a local or regional epidemic outbreak with a high rate of disease in a population, imminent spread of such a disease, and/or a wide area of contamination that requires special or costly avoidance procedures.
HPCON Charlie measures include the following actions:
The Department of Defense uses health protection measures to best protect base populations and the surrounding community from health risks.
“The safety and wellbeing of the Maxwell-Gunter family continues to be my top priority,” Carley said. “We are working in close partnership with regional, state and local officials, as well as taking in to account guidance and direction from Air Force and Department of Defense leadership, to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus on the installation and within the community. During this challenging time, we all must do our part to protect our fellow service members, our families and our community.”
Maxwell-Gunter has already implemented precautions throughout the base to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, including changes to procedures at its gates, medical facility and other facilities on the installation.
The most updated information is available on the Maxwell-Gunter COVID-19 website: https://www.maxwell.af.mil/RESOURCES/Coronavirus/
For all updates on base service reductions and closures, visit https://www.maxwell.af.mil/News/Display/Article/2114097/base-services-reductions-and-closures/
For all other updates, visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MaxwellAFB
For more information on Air Force COVID-19 efforts, visit https://www.af.mil/News/Coronavirus-Disease-2019/
Beneficiaries can call the Maxwell-Gunter medical treatment facility if they or a family member is feeling sick at 334-953-3368, or call the Nurse Advice Line at 1-800- TRICARE to receive advice on symptoms.