• Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or

  • COVID-19 update: Hill AFB moves to HPCON B+

    On Sept. 2, the installation transitioned to Health Protection Condition Bravo + (HPCON B+). Over the course of the last month, we’ve seen a climb in COVID cases on Hill AFB, community transmission risk, hospitalizations, and percentage of the positivity rate. In response, we transitioned from HPCON

  • New COVID-19 Delta Variant: What you need to know to stay safe

    A new and increasingly dangerous variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is rapidly sweeping across the globe. This new variant appears to spread faster, cause more severe disease and is more likely to result in hospitalization.Also, younger people appear to be more susceptible to the new strain, known as

  • COVID-19 Vaccines: Changing the course of the pandemic

    A coronavirus is a type of common virus that can cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome and Middle East respiratory syndrome.  In early 2020, after a December 2019 outbreak in China, the World Health Organization identified SARS-CoV-2 as new type of coronavirus.