COVID19 Response

Virginia Wing Guidance on COVID-19 Response




Virginia Wing Guidance on COVID-19 Response

Executive Summary


SITUATION:  In response to community spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends social distancing measures, including avoiding large gatherings, while minimizing social and economic impacts.  The purpose is to keep from overwhelming the medical services by reducing the peak demand (flatten the curve). Virginia Wing guidance allows for decisions to be made for each meeting and activity, based on disease transmission risk and timing.


COMMANDER’S STATEMENT:  While most of our members are young and will not have issues if they catch the virus, we have several members who are in the high risk category for this virus and we need to be careful for their health.  We will be making the tough calls on our events based on timing, funds and exposure of our members. Flying will continue as needed to train, and we will maintain our mission readiness for the Commonwealth and the Nation.  


SUMMARY


  1. ALL in-person meetings/activities are cancelled until after 11 May 2020, per CAP/CC memo on 14 Mar 2020.  The only exceptions are those where cancelling would negatively impact CAP’s mission readiness or emergency services capabilities.  These exceptions must be approved by the VAWG/CC. Flight evaluations, proficiency flying and one-on-one flight instruction may continue.  

  2. We will continue real world emergency services missions.

  3. Online meetings and activities are encouraged to allow members to keep working towards goals and maintain unit cohesion. Character Development forums may be presented online if within the guidance sent by the Chief of Chaplains.

  4. Orientation flights are suspended until after 11 May 2020.

  5. During the situations listed above, the following guidelines apply:

    1. Decisions will be made using risk analysis, with the objectives of protecting our most valuable resource (our members) while ensuring missions continue. 

    2. Follow the CDC hygiene guidance.  Do not attend meetings/activities if sick and have a fever, shortness of breath and/or a cough. Stay home until symptom-free and fever-free for a full 24 hours.

    3. Wipe down aircraft and vehicle surfaces, especially contact surfaces (steering wheels, yoke, seatbelt buckles, door handles, gas caps, etc) after use. 

  6. Internal messaging to wing members and cadet parents will be utilizing the established page: http://www.vawg.cap.gov/covid19. Refer media requests to pa@vawg.cap.gov.

  7. Prior to 11 May 2020, additional guidance will be issued for resumption of meetings and activities under limited or full schedules, as appropriate at that time.

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