About Coronavirus

Sheppard AFB's Health Protection Condition Level: ALPHA


What is COVID-19?
On Jan. 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern for the 2019 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. On Jan. 31, 2020, the secretary of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency in the United States and announced new measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The current epidemic, which originated in mainland China, has demonstrated the capacity of COVID-19 to spread globally. While supporting other government agencies’ response to the COVID-19 threat, the Department of the Air Force is responding appropriately to protect the health of the force and maintain operational readiness.

Sheppard AFB COVID-19 Health Update

In compliance with Department of Defense guidance, we will no longer report the number of COVID-19 cases specific to Sheppard AFB. This policy directs local installations not to aggregate and publicize cases, and was implemented to ensure operational security across the services. 

For data on COVID-19 cases, visit Texas Department of State Health Services, Oklahoma State Department of Health, and Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District websites.