Entry control procedures include new stop, check, go screening process

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  • By Staff Sgt. Jessica Montano
  • 55th Wing Public Affairs

The 55th Wing introduces new entry control procedures in response to COVID-19 starting April 7.

A new stop, check and go screening process will occur before anyone is allowed access to the base.

“I know this may cause some short delays at our gates, so I’m asking for your patience and understanding,” said Col. Gavin Marks, 55th Wing commander. “Please know this initiative is just one of several we’re executing to add additional COVID-19 defensive layers in-depth for our installation.”

The screening process includes questions about current health, signs of any symptoms and potential interaction with someone exposed to the virus.

If any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 are present, personnel will be told to turn around, self-quarantine and report to their chain of command. If the individual lives on base, they will be instructed to drive directly to their residence before following the same guidelines.

“It is important to screen everyone before they try to come on base or into the clinic because it will help minimize exposure,” said Staff Sgt. Christopher Connelly, 55th Medical Operations Squadron. “We follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. The symptoms to look out for are fever, cough and shortness of breath.”

If you have questions about your current health conditions, get in contact with your current primary care provider.