Moody AFB Increases Health Protection Condition Level

Staff Report From Valdosta CEO

Friday, March 13th, 2020

Moody Air Force Base leadership has been notified by the Georgia Department of Public Health that an employee at the base dining facility has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

As a result, the DFAC temporarily closed for health and safety precautionary measures and sanitization. We anticipate re-opening the dining facility for breakfast at 6 a.m., March 12.

In response, Moody has declared a public health emergency and changed its Health Protection Condition (HPCON) level to B.

In accordance with HPCON B measures, Moody AFB will execute procedures designed to mitigate a moderate health threat to base personnel due to a heightened exposure risk. Recommended protection measures include: continued strict hygiene, no handshaking, and sanitize common use items.

The Moody AFB clinic is not able to conduct testing for COVID-19. Moody AFB will collect samples if necessary. Team Moody Tricare beneficiaries who are feeling ill should contact the nurse advice line at 800-874-2273 for further direction. Non-Tricare beneficiaries who are feeling ill should contact their primary care physician for further direction.

Team Moody partners with the Georgia Department of Public Health to track the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Moody continues to work closely with our state, regional, and local health officials to ensure our detection and response efforts are coordinated. Moody AFB leadership will constantly monitor the situation and provide additional information as it becomes available.