COVID-19 Update from 932nd Commander

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932nd family,

Our host base announced the first positive COVID-19 case last night.   A Department of Defense civilian employed at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently at home recovering, in accordance with CDC and physician recommendations.

The member had been in a telework status from home since March 18 and was not symptomatic at that time. The individual received the test on March 26, which was confirmed on March 31.

This is a non-travel related case.  Also per guidance, the base will not be publicly releasing any further positive cases, as that will be done at the Air Force service level.

In accordance with state reporting guidelines, the base will continue to provide any numbers to the St. Clair County Health Department. 

If there are questions and to help reduce rumors, please work within your chain of command for updates as the 375th installation commander will continue to keep senior leaders apprised of the conditions at Scott Air Force Base.

What does this mean for us at the 932nd Airlift Wing?  We are still practicing maximum social distancing while meeting our readiness priorities. 

The base is in Health Protection Charlie (HPCON Charlie) right now, and as part of the 932nd COVID-19 Execution Order, Airman are discouraged from coming to the base unless they are directed by their chain of command to accomplish specific tasks required for missions and readiness. 

Safety of our Airmen is top priority.

Whether training or operational, commanders at all levels are provided broad discretion to ensure we are postured to answer the call and stay ready.

Colonel Cruff, Command Chief Gilmore and I remind you all to be safe in your communities, and use resources through our Airman and Family Readiness office. 

Please continue to stay in contact with your fellow Airmen. 

We will update information through your chain of command, and our official webpage at: along with Facebook where appropriate. 

Stay in contact with your supervisor on latest procedures and schedule updates for your work area.

We look forward to getting through this challenge as a team of strong Airmen looking out for each other and protecting the nation.

Take care of yourselves, your family and your Airmen.


Thanks for all you do.

932nd Airlift Wing Commander,

Colonel Glenn Collins