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Ohio Wing Post COVID-19 Re-Opening

HEADQUARTERS OHIO WING CIVIL AIR PATROL

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AUXILIARY

6031 East Main St #301

Columbus OH 43213

23 September 2020

MEMORANDUM FOR ALL UNIT MEMBERS FROM: GLR-OH-001/CC

SUBJECT: Return to Unit Meetings (Phase 1 Limitations)

  1. As the State of Ohio begins to attempt to return to normal following the COVID-19 epidemic, we are entering a new state of “normal”. In an effort to allow our members to return to the in- person meetings and get back to the way we used to do things, the following procedures will be implemented during our normal meetings, during phase 1, in an effort to follow all guidelines from the White House COVID-19 Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As additional information is issued from higher headquarters, we will adjust our procedures accordingly. We ask that during this time, you please remain vigilant and flexible as we try to return to “normal”. Some of these restrictions may seem excessive, but our goal is to keep Ohio Wing Members and their families safe.

  1. During Phase 1, the regular unit meetings must follow the guidelines listed below:

  • Members will follow current CDC guidelines while holding regular meetings.These guidelines will apply to all meetings and activities.

  • Maximum groups of 10 in a local vicinity – limiting to only planning/staff meetings or dividing the unit so no more than 10 members meet at a given time and location. meeting times or separate locations are acceptable if under the 10-membermaximum.

  • Units will not conduct activities where materials or equipment is interchanged between persons if supplies to appropriately sanitize the materials or equipment between or after use are not available.

  • In addition to the 10 or less members per meeting, continued virtual meetings recommended for high risk members and when more than 10 need to meet.

  • Cadet activities will not include physical contact or close-proximity interaction where social distancing cannot be maintained without wearing masks (team sports, flight-drill, etc…)

  • Temperatures will be taken onsite at check-in with a no-touch thermometer provided by Wing HQ in the member in-processing kit. Members are encouraged to take their own temperature at home prior to check-in at the units.

  • All surfaces will be sanitized before, during, and after the meeting.

  • Face coverings will be worn in Phase 1 and social distancing will be followed at all times.

  1. Your Squadron or Flight will notify you when to return to Phase 1 “in-person” meetings. The unit will also notify you of any change to meeting location or meeting time. To keep our members safe, the following Phase 1 procedures will be followed by all members until rescinded by the unit commander:

  • The following health screening questions will be asked of each member in-processing into the meeting:

    1. Have you experienced any of the following symptoms within the previous 14 days?

      • Fever (100.4 degrees F or higher) – If possible, take your temperature before you leave home.

      • Cough (non-productive) of an unknown origin

      • Shortness of Breath/Difficulty Breathing

      • Repeated shaking with chills

      • Muscle or body aches

      • New loss of taste or smell

      • Nausea and vomiting

    2. Have you tested positive for or have a pending test forCOVID-19?

    3. Have you or any member of your household been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 within the past 14days?

    4. Have you or any member of your household traveled outside of the state of Ohio within the past 14 days?

  • All members attending the weekly meetings will be of good health. Any member answering affirmatively to any of the questions or symptoms listed above will not be authorized to attend the weekly meetings.

  • Your unit will notify Cadet staff and Senior Executive Staff of the time they may arrive. Cadets not on cadet staff and all other Seniors may be asked to arrive at a different time. Upon arrival, all members will have their temperature taken via a non contact method (infra-red temporal thermometer). All temperatures will be documented. Anyone displaying a fever will not be authorized to participate and will be asked to return home and not attend the meeting.

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