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  • MacDill to implement phased approach for installation reopening

    MacDill will implement phase one of a multi-phase approach to reopen the base beginning Monday, May 4, 2020. Base officials will begin cautiously relaxing specific guidelines in a slow and deliberate manner. The base will remain in each phase for a minimum of 14 to 21 days, with the precise length of each phase determined by local medical conditions. Criteria considered when moving to the next phase will include the downward trend of regional COVID-19 cases with no evidence of a resurgence.
  • MacDill dorm residents socialize virtually

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Normal life had a completely different meaning over a month ago. Weekends used to be spent out with friends and it was easy to make last minute plans with them to grab a quick meal. But with stay at home orders and social distancing practices being highly encouraged, this life may now feel like a distant memory for some.
  • 6 CS: Keeping MacDill connected while separated

    Whether in-person or virtually, staying connected is essential to everyday mission success. As base closures and quarantine have separated many MacDill personnel, we are more reliant than ever on networking capabilities to accomplish daily activities. In order to ensure all 6th Air Refueling Wing team members are able to access their network avenues, the 6th Communications Squadron works diligently to keep everything up and running.
  • Alcohol use during home isolation or quarantine

    The introduction of curfews, quarantine, and recommended self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented number of people staying in their homes. It is especially important now to be aware of the health and safety risks posed by alcohol in light of the misinformation frequently shared by social media and other communication channels.
  • Air Force releases guidance on use of cloth face covers

    To the extent practical, without significantly impacting mission, all individuals on Department of the Air Force property, installations and facilities are required to wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of physical distance in public areas or work centers.
  • MacDill moves to HPCON Charlie in response to COVID-19

    At the direction of the installation commander, Col. Steve Snelson, MacDill Air Force Base has moved to Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie from HPCON Bravo. “We have to take the necessary actions to ensure we protect our people and our mission,” said Col. Steve Snelson, 6th Air Refueling Wing Commander. “We are working closely with our community, state and county officials to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in our community.”
  • MacDill AFB COVID-19 message

    As of March 16, 2020 MacDill AFB is currently in Health Protection Condition Alpha (HPCON-A). This means there is a heightened exposure and increased transmission risk. What does this mean for you? You should follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance and recommendations to the maximum extent possible, such as: knowing how COVID-19 spreads; cleaning your hands often; avoiding close contact; stay home if you are sick; cover coughs and sneezes; clean and disinfect.