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UPDATED MASK GUIDELINES

Posted May 14, 2021 - Updated Mask Guidelines for Vaccinated Persons (DoD Memorandum)

 

COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN

Colorado Springs now has many options for TRICARE beneficiaries to book the COVID-19 vaccine.  They are as follows:

Peterson/21 MDG: is administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to ALL beneficiaries ages 16 and older.  Book your appointment using the new DHA Appointing Portal at https://informatics-stage.health.mil/COVAX/ and follow the site for Colorado, Peterson AFB.  Specific location instructions are provided when booking.

USAFA/10 MDG: is administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to ALL beneficiaries ages 16 and older.  Book your appointment using the new DHA Appointing Portal at https://informatics-stage.health.mil/COVAX/ and follow the site for the U.S. Air Force Academy.  Specific location instructions are provided when booking.

Fort Carson/Evans Army Community Hospital:  TRICARE beneficiaries age 18 and up can now schedule their COVID-19 vaccine appointments at Fort Carson using the DHA Appointing Portal at https://informatics-stage.health.mil/COVAX/ following the site for Colorado, Fort Carson.

If you would like to schedule your appointment by phone, please call the COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Line Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at (719) 503-0820.

Pueblo Colorado Vaccination Site:  This vaccination is taking place at the Pueblo County Fairgrounds with 3,000 shots available daily.  It is recommended that you make an appointment through the following website:  https://www.primarybio.com/l/centuramassvaccine. All personnel and family age 16 and older are eligible to receive COVID vaccination at the Pueblo, CO FEMA site.  Active Duty members are required to provide documentation of any vaccinations given through this site to their 21st MDG Primary Care provider or the 21st MDG Vaccine clinic following vaccination in order to document the action in their medical readiness records.

Off-Base/Local Community: For available locations, visit https://covid19.colorado.gov/for-coloradans/vaccine/where-can-i-get-vaccinated.  Active Duty members are required to provide documentation of any vaccinations given through this site to their 21st MDG Primary Care provider or the 21st MDG Vaccine clinic following vaccination in order to document the action in their medical readiness records.

The 21st MDG has launched the COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Tool. Members may utilize the link below to book their own appointment to receive their vaccination (if they choose). https://informatics-stage.health.mil/COVAX/

 

Your Guide to Masks - CDC

Click here for the Do's and Don'ts of mask wear. 


COVID-19 VACCINE, update 4/5/2021

Effective immediately, the 21 MDG is opening eligibility to all dependents and retirees ages 16 and older who have one or more high risk condition and all patients age 65 years and older for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. The CDC has identified the following as high risk conditions that increase ones’ risk of COVID-19 complications.

  1. Cancer
  2. Chronic kidney disease
  3. Chronic lung diseases (including COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma (moderate-to-severe), interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension)
  4. Dementia or other neurological conditions
  5. Diabetes (type 1 or type 2)
  6. Down Syndrome
  7. Heart conditions (such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies or hypertension)
  8. HIV infection
  9. Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system)
  10. Liver Disease
  11. Obesity (Body Mass Index greater than 30)
  12. Pregnancy
  13. Postpartum in past 6 months
  14. Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
  15. Solid organ or blood stem cell transplant
  16. Stroke or cerebrovascular disease
  17. Tobacco users
  18. Substance abuse users

For more information about high risk conditions, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html You must have an appointment to receive the vaccine. Walk-ins will not be accepted. To book your vaccine appointment, call 719-524-2273.

Vaccine appointments are limited at this time, but will expand as more vaccines become available. 

Department of the Air Force releases COVID-19 vaccination guidance for civilians

The Department of the Air Force released a policy and fact sheet detailing COVID-19 vaccination guidance for DoD civilians, Feb. 22. DoD civilians are encouraged to read the full guidance and fact sheet here. 
 

MEDICAL VIRTUAL TOWN HALLS

The P-S GAR Public Affairs produces monthly COVID-19 virtual town halls with the 21st Medical Group, addressing frequently asked questions from the community concerning COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and other medical information. Click below to watch the videos.

February 2021
March 2021

April 2021
 
FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT MEMO
 
COVID-19 DIAL POLICY
 
 
 
CURRENTLY AT HPCON-BRAVO
 
 
Click here for the full release.
 

 

 
ABOUT COVID-19
On Jan. 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern for the 2019 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. On Jan. 31, 2020, the secretary of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency in the United States and announced new measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The current epidemic, which originated in mainland China, has demonstrated the capacity of COVID-19 to spread globally. While supporting other government agencies’ response to the COVID-19 threat, the Department of the Air Force is responding appropriately to protect the health of the force and maintain operational readiness.          
 
 
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE GUIDANCE

Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to spread and is an increasing force health protection threat worldwide. Peterson Air Force Base is closely monitoring and preparing for any impacts to our mission. Our multi-disciplinary COVID-19 Working Group is meeting regularly to monitor and mitigate impacts to our mission. We will continue to assess the situation closely and remain prepared for any contingency.

As this is a dynamic situation, this webpage will provide timely information on the evolving outbreak, as well as actions the base is taking to mitigate the spread of the virus. Please check back regularly for recommendations and instructions for members of Team Pete.
 
WHAT TO DO IF YOU'RE SHOWING SYMPTOMS
Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) include having a fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you believe that you are exhibiting these symptoms, call the appointment line at 719-524-2273. Do not proceed to the Medical Group or emergency room, until you have been assessed and booked in for an appointment. You will be triaged over the phone and booked a virtual visit with a 21st Medical Group provider who can address your condition appropriately. Most importantly, keep your chain of command informed and take the responsible steps of social distancing and if necessary self-quarantining as you wait to be assessed by a medical professional.
 
 
 
 
 
 
COMMUNICATION FROM LEADERSHIP
All communications sent from USSF, USAF, and Peterson-Schriever Garrison (P-S GAR) Leadership will be updated here.
 
 
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EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
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​MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES


Isolation from friends and family, job loss and death are challenges we’re all facing during these days of COVID-19. You are not alone. COVID-19 is affecting families across the world.

We encourage you to stay connected with your loved ones while practicing physical distancing. It’s important that you support one other during this difficult time, especially if your loved one may be facing a mental health concern.

Tips to reach out to someone who might need you.

  1. Treat the person with respect and dignity. Listen non-judgmentally, and respect the person’s privacy and confidentiality.
  2. Offer consistent emotional support and understanding. In difficult times, we all need additional love and understanding. Remember to be empathetic, compassionate and patient.
  3. Have realistic expectationsAccept the person as they are. Tough times can make it harder than usual to do everyday activities like cleaning the house, paying bills or feeding the dog.
  4. Give the person hopeRemind your loved one that with time and treatment, they will feel better and there is hope for a more positive future.
  5. Provide practical help. Offer help with overwhelming tasks, but be careful not to take over or encourage dependency. For example, offer to bring groceries over.
  6. Offer information. Provide information and resources for additional support, including self-help strategies and professional help.

Several tips for what not to do are:

  1. Don’t tell someone to “snap out of it” or to “get over it.”
  2. Don’t adopt an overinvolved or overprotective attitude toward someone who is depressed.
  3. Don’t use a patronizing tone of voice or a facial expression that shows an extreme look of concern.
  4. Don’t ignore, disagree with or dismiss the person’s feelings by attempting to say something positive like, “You don’t seem that bad to me.”

Thank you for choosing to #BeTheDifference for yourself and your loved ones during this difficult time.

If you or someone you care about feels overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or like you want to harm yourself or others call 911.

You can also contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or text MHFA to 741741 to talk to a Crisis Text Line counselor.