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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.

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AFRC COVID-19 Information

Pittsburgh COVID-19 News

  • 911th Airlift Wing receives COVID-19 vaccine

    In the medical field, some Airmen assigned to the 911th Aeromedical Staging Squadron had to shift focus from normal, routine medical care to emergency pandemic response, including deploying to New York City to assist in the mitigation efforts there by treating their fellow citizens who were suffering with COVID-19. Since the new COVID-19 vaccine rolled out, Tech. Sgt. Joseph Anthony, 911th ASTS non-commissioned officer in-charge of medical services, has seen his duties change
  • Additional Airmen of Pittsburgh IAP ARS mobilized to support COVID-19 response

    Two members of the 911th Aeromedical Staging Squadron were mobilized to support the national COVID-19 response, April 22, 2020.
  • 911th Airlift Wing Airman tests positive for COVID-19

    An Airman assigned to the 911th Airlift Wing tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), April 6, 2020. This is the first confirmed case at the installation.
  • Airmen of Pittsburgh IAP ARS mobilized in support of COVID-19 efforts in New York City

    Approximately 10 members of the 911th Airlift Wing with medical experience were mobilized to support COVID-19 efforts, April 5, 2020.
  • Pittsburgh IAP ARS elevates HPCON level to Charlie at direction of Secretary of Defense

    Col. John Robinson, 911th Airlift Wing commander, has directed Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie for Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station in alignment with Secretary of Defense Mark Esper’s direction to combat the spread of COVID-19 across the Department of Defense and our local communities.
  • Telework options and guidelines for the Air Force Reserve civilians

    As COVID-19 response and mitigation drives work force decisions, Air Force Reserve leadership is getting information out as quickly as possible to its supervisors and employees on civilian telework guidance. Telework is an option commanders may consider when making work force decisions in the current emerging environment. This article serves solely as a resource when considering telework, should the need arise.
  • AFRC Commander and Command Chief Message about COVID-19

    Air Force Reserve Commander Lt. Gen. Rich Scobee and Command Chief Timothy White Jr. shares a
  • DoD Directs Stop Movement in response to COVID-19

    The Department of Defense issued a stop movement of all personnel to, from or through Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designated Level 3 COVID-19 locations effective March 13 and for the next 60 days. Following Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper’s announcement of new travel restrictions, the Air Force began implementing and complying with this guidance.