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Fairchild Air Force Base reduces those reporting for duty as military adapts to coronavirus

UPDATED: Sun., March 15, 2020

An airman at Fairchild Air Force Base has tested positive for COVID-19. A KC-135 air tanker, from the 916th Air Refueling Wing, is shown in this photo from October. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
An airman at Fairchild Air Force Base has tested positive for COVID-19. A KC-135 air tanker, from the 916th Air Refueling Wing, is shown in this photo from October. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Fairchild Air Force Base reduced the number of people reporting for duty this week as a COVID-19 precaution.

Only key and mission-essential military personnel, along with civilian employees, will report for duty as scheduled starting Monday, according to a Facebook post from Fairchild.

All other personnel were asked to remain on telephone standby for further guidance from unit leadership.

The Child Development Center is set to remain open as normal, as is the on-base pharmacy.

The changes are not expected to affect on-base visitors at this time, per the base’s Facebook page.

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