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VAFB puts procedures in place to protect personnel

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

As a preventive measure a public health emergency was declared for Vandenberg AFB by Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th Space Wing commander, Friday, March 20.

This is in line with the State of California and Santa Barbara County declaration of a public health emergency.

"We are taking proactive steps to protect the health and safety of our personnel in accordance with guidance from the Department of Defense, Centers for Disease Control, and state and local officials," said Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th Space Wing commander. "We are implementing prudent procedures and policies designed to protect the people while also ensuring our ability to carry out our national security mission."

There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Vandenberg AFB.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit our website at

www.vandenberg.af.mil/COVID-19 or our Facebook at www.facebook.com/30thSpaceWing.

The local community and Vandenberg AFB, following the lead from state and county health officials, are working together to mitigate effects.

For more information on CODVID-19 go to www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

For local Santa Barbara County COVID-19 information go to publichealthsbc.org.