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14th MDG revamps entry, screening process to counter COVID-19 spread

14th MDG revamps entry, screening process to counter COVID-19 spread

Airmen talk with patients during initial screening March 24, 2020, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. The 14th Medical Group recently revamped their entry and screening procedures. Patients who show symptoms or have been out of the state, have to go through an additional screening and sometimes testing phase. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Gross.)

14th MDG revamps entry, screening process to counter COVID-19 spread

Master Sgt. Latoria Mathis, 14th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron superintendent, administers a COVID-19 test to a patient March 25, 2020, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. The 14th Medical Group recently revamped their entry and screening procedures. Patients who show symptoms or have been out of the state, have to go through an additional screening and sometimes testing phase. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Gross.)

14th MDG revamps entry, screening process to counter COVID-19 spread

Prepped medical equipment and supplies sit on a table March 24, 2020, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. The 14th Medical Group recently revamped their entry and screening procedures. Patients who show symptoms or have been out of the state, have to go through an additional screening and sometimes testing phase. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Gross.)

14th MDG revamps entry, screening process to counter COVID-19 spread

Airmen remain ready for patients entering the Koritz Clinic March 24, 2020, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. The 14th Medical Group recently revamped their entry and screening procedures. Patients who show symptoms or have been out of the state, have to go through an additional screening and sometimes testing phase. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Gross.)

14th MDG revamps entry, screening process to counter COVID-19 spread

Master Sgt. Latoria Mathis, 14th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron superintendent, talks with Maj. Richard LeVitre, 14th Medical Group chief medical staff, as they wait on patients March 25, 2020, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. The 14th MDG recently revamped their entry and screening procedures. Patients who show symptoms or have been out of the state, have to go through an additional screening and sometimes testing phase. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Gross.)

14th MDG revamps entry, screening process to counter COVID-19 spread

Master Sgt. Latoria Mathis, 14th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron superintendent, prepares medical equipment March 25, 2020, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. The 14th Medical Group recently revamped their entry and screening procedures. Patients who show symptoms or have been out of the state, have to go through an additional screening and sometimes testing phase. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Gross.)

14th MDG revamps entry, screening process to counter COVID-19 spread

Master Sgt. Latoria Mathis, 14th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron superintendent, looks on as she waits for patients March 25, 2020, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. The 14th Medical Group recently revamped their entry and screening procedures. Patients who show symptoms or have been out of the state, have to go through an additional screening and sometimes testing phase. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Gross.)

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --

The 14th Medical Group at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, has recently revamped their entry and screening procedures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Patients who show symptoms or have been out of the state, have to go through an additional screening and sometimes testing phase.

Those experiencing symptoms such as a fever >100.4F, cough or shortness of breath, call the Nurse Advice Line immediately at 1-800-TRICARE (1-800-874-2273), option 1.

For the most up to date information on how COVID-19 is affecting Columbus AFB, go to https://www.columbus.af.mil/Coronavirus/.