Press Release: McConnell Announces a Public Health Emergency, upgrade to HPCON Charlie

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  • By 22nd Public Affairs Office
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.McConnell has declared a public health emergency to mirror Sedgwick County and the state of Kansas’ response to COVID-19.

“The safety of our Airmen, families, employees, and the community is our top priority,” said Col. Richard Tanner, 22d Air Refueling Wing commander. “We will continue to work with our interagency partners to ensure we do everything we can to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and ensure our airmen, families and employees here have the most up-to-date information on appropriate measures to prevent the potential spread of the virus. Similarly, ensuring mission success and continuing to fuel today’s fight remain priorities as well.”

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