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  At approximately 4:30 p.m., on March 20, 2020, in an abundance of caution, Col. Devin Pepper, 460th Space Wing commander, ordered a spouse living in Buckley AFB housing to isolate after showing symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). 

  The spouse has been tested for the virus and results are pending. The test kit was sent to the laboratory at Wright-Paterson Air Force Base and will be processed in the order in which it was received. Also, an investigation is underway to determine where the spouse has been and who they may have been in contact with.

   Buckley AFB is taking all necessary precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19 on the installation. Pepper declared a public health emergency on March 17 for Buckley AFB, limiting duty to mission and service essential personnel. The base remains in Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Bravo to reflect the moderate disease threat posed by COVID-19 and limit the risk of exposure to personnel.

  Team Buckley members who are feeling ill during duty hours are encouraged to contact the Buckley AFB clinic at 720-847-9355 for specific guidance on how to proceed. If members are feeling ill after duty hours, they can contact the nurse advice line at 800-874-2273 for further direction. Tricare beneficiaries can also visit https://www.tricare.mil/coronavirus for more information.  

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Colorado Department of Public Health and Team Buckley are continuing to track the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

  For the latest information on COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Defense Coronavirus websites at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus  and https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Spotlight/Coronavirus/. For updates and information specific to Buckley AFB please visit the base Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BuckleyAirForceBase and the base website at www.buckley.af.mil/COVID-19/.