WATCH: 45th Space Wing Moves to ‘HPCON Charlie’ Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

ABOVE VIDEO: Brig Gen Schiess, Chief King and Mrs Schiess give an update on COVID-19 and how it affects the 45th Space Wing as our installations move into HPCON C.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The 45th Space Wing announced on Wednesday that they have increased their Health Protection Condition (HPCON) to ‘Charlie’ amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Health Protection Condition Charlie (HPCON C) measures include the following:

– Shelter at home with the following exceptions: to obtain food, care for a relative or family member, seek necessary health care or go to an essential job.
– Practice strict hygiene measures such as frequently washing and/or sanitizing hands; wiping common-use items with disinfectant; covering mouths and noses with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing; and staying home when sick.
– Practice social distancing and refrain from physical contact such as hand shaking, fist bumps, etc.
– All on-base, gatherings (defined as more than 10 people) are cancelled from now through April 30, 2020, unless they are mission-essential as directed by your unit commander. In such cases, group size should be limited to the smallest practical and include proper social distancing.

All gates still remain open during ‘Charlie’

Brig Gen Schiess, Chief King and Mrs Schiess give an update on COVID-19 and how it affects the 45th Space Wing as our installations move into HPCON C.

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