Tyndall Air Force Base announces three phase plan to reopen

Outline of Tyndall's three phase reopen plan. (Tyndall AFB)
Outline of Tyndall's three phase reopen plan. (Tyndall AFB)(WJHG)
Published: Apr. 30, 2020 at 3:11 PM CDT
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Tyndall Air Force Base announced they will start phase one of a three phase plan to reopen the base.

Base officials say phase one will begin on May 4th starting with relaxing protective guidelines.

Each reopening phase will last a minimum of 14 days depending on local conditions. In order to move on to the next phase, there needs to be a downward trend of regional COVID-19 cases with no evidence of a resurgence.

Officials say the three phase plan was designed by medical experts and base leaders in agreement with Governor Ron DeSantis’ “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step: Plan for Florida’s Recovery.”

“I want to thank our Airmen, civilian employees, contractors, retirees, and family members for their patience and flexibility during the past few weeks as the data suggests we reached the peak of the COVID-19 curve in our area,” said Col. Brian Laidlaw, 325th Fighter Wing commander. “It is now time to begin our transition back to normal, or at least a new normal.”

All previous guidance regarding health protection measures remain in place at this time.

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