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Nellis Air Force increases health protections as COVID-19 cases rise in Southern Nevada

Posted at 8:54 PM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 02:31:09-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV)  — Nellis Air Force Base reports it will move to Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie on Nov. 12 to help combat the spread of COVID-19 across the installation and the local community.

Southern Nevada has recently seen a sustained increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases and the base says HPCON Charlie permits mission-essential employees to work on base while allowing telework to the maximum extent possible.

Large groups should be limited when possible and face coverings are required on the base, according to a Nellis AFB spokesperson.

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Airmen were encouraged to avoid crowds, bars, and individuals not following CDC guidance and Nevada's policy.

Nellis Air Force Base says its leadership, including its medical professionals, will continue to monitor and work closely with federal, state and local health officials to ensure response efforts are coordinated.

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Health protection is the base's top priority, and representatives say the base will continue to ensure that Air Force personnel have the most up-to-date information on appropriate measures to prevent the potential spread of the virus.

More information is available online from the Nellis Air Force Base.