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Spangdahlem AB is currently in HPCON ALPHA

Due to a sustained low-level of COVlD-19 cases within our base population and host nation local communities, Spangdahlem AB is moving to HPCON A+. We continue to open more capabilities in accordance with evolving German Guidance. Remain disciplined and vigilant to protect the Saber Nation family, limit the spread of COVID-19, and preserve our mission capabilities.

Spangdahlem AB Guidance 

A picture of the latest on base COVID guidance.

     Wear a mask

  • In most German states, anyone above the age of 6 years old must wear a mask or face covering wherever it is designated. Masks should be worn in addition to staying at least 6 feet apart, especially around people who don’t live with you.

  • If someone in your household is infected, people in the household should take precautions including wearing masks to avoid spread to others.

  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before putting on your mask.

  • Wear your mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.

  • Fit the mask snugly against the sides of your face, slipping the loops over your ears or tying the strings behind your head.

  • If you have to continually adjust your mask, it doesn’t fit properly, and you might need to find a different mask type or brand.

  • Make sure you can breathe easily.

Since January, all of Germany's federal states have required everyone to wear surgical masks or masks that comply with FFP2 or KN95/N95 standards when using public transport and in shops. The federal states are responsible for enforcing these rules, and other regulations may apply on military installations, and on a regional basis.

     Physical distancing

Put 6 feet (1.5m) of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.

  • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.

  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from other people.

  • Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

     Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces

Being in crowds like in restaurants, bars, fitness centers, or movie theaters puts you at higher risk for COVID-19.

  • Avoid indoor spaces that do not offer fresh air from the outdoors as much as possible.

  • If indoors, bring in fresh air by opening windows and doors, if possible.

     Get vaccinated

  • Authorized COVID-19 vaccines can help protect you from COVID-19.
  • You should get a COVID-19 vaccine when it is available to you.
  • Once you are fully vaccinated, you may be able to start doing some things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.

      Wash your hands

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

It’s especially important to wash:

  • Before eating or preparing food
  • Before touching your face
  • After using the restroom
  • After leaving a public place
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After handling your mask
  • After changing a diaper
  • After caring for someone sick
  • After touching animals or pets

If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

     Cover coughs and sneezes

  • If you are wearing a mask: You can cough or sneeze into your mask. Put on a new, clean mask as soon as possible and wash your hands.
  • If you are not wearing a mask:
    • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
    • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

     Clean and disinfect

  • Clean high touch surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If someone is sick or has tested positive for COVID-19, disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Use a household disinfectant product from EPA’s List N: Disinfectants for Coronavirus (COVID-19) according to manufacturer’s labeled directions.

    • If surfaces are dirty, clean them using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

     Monitor your health 

  • Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
    • Especially important if you are running essential errands, going into the office or workplace, and in settings where it may be difficult to keep a physical distance of 6 feet.
  • Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
    • Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.

Contact 52 MDG public health and your immediate supervisor if symptoms develop.

52nd MDG Public Health Call Center - COVID-19 Screening
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Commercial: 06565-61-8308, DSN: 452-8308