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Public Health visits simulator building, makes COVID-19 prevention recommendations

Cap. Susan Ching, 47th Flying Training Wing public health and emergency officer, explains possible measures to prevent COVID-19 in the simulation building to Jim DeReus, 47th Operations Group T-6 lead civilian simulator instructor, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 5, 2020. The Center for Disease Control says taking these precautions are the best way to prevent catching COVID-19, and, not only are these methods good for preventing the virus, but also other forms of infectious diseases and keeping the workplace safe. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class David Phaff)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Susan Ching, 47th Flying Training Wing public health and emergency officer, explains possible measures to prevent COVID-19 in the simulation building Aug. 5, 2020 to Jim DeReus, 47th Operations Group T-6 lead civilian simulator instructor, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials advise taking these precautions to mitigate COVID-19 and other forms of infectious diseases to keep the workplace safe. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class David Phaff)

Lt. Col. Hafez Nasr, 47th Medical Group chief of aerospace medicine, suggests a Plexiglas divider to protect those--such as the dispatcher--who frequently interact with students, Aug. 6, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Two 47th MDG public health officers toured the simulation building and suggested better ways to prevent COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Hafez Nasr, 47th Medical Group chief of aerospace medicine, suggests a Plexiglas divider Aug. 6, 2020 to protect those who frequently interact with students at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Two 47th MDG public health officers toured the simulation building and suggested better ways to mitigate COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

Kathy Santiago, 47th Operations Group dispatcher, sanitizes an emergency oxygen hose, an item each student uses during simulations, Aug. 6, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. In addition, there are sanitizing stations available throughout the building for hands and other high-contact items such as pencils. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

Kathy Santiago, 47th Operations Group dispatcher, sanitizes an emergency oxygen hose, an item each student uses during simulations, Aug. 6, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. There are sanitizing stations available throughout the building for hands and other high-contact items. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

David Loftus, 47th Operations Group lead simulation instructor, demonstrates the tight quarters within the flight simulators to Lt. Col. Hafez Nasr, 47th Medical Group chief of aerospace medicine, and Capt. Susan Ching, 47th Flying Training Wing public health emergency officer,, Aug. 6, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The 47th Operations Group plans to purchase face shields for simulation instructors and provide them with latex gloves to prevent as much contact on the higher-contact surfaces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

David Loftus, 47th Operations Group lead simulation instructor, demonstrates the tight quarters within the flight simulators to Lt. Col. Hafez Nasr, 47th Medical Group chief of aerospace medicine, and Capt. Susan Ching, 47th Flying Training Wing public health emergency officer, Aug. 6, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The 47th OG plans to purchase face shields for simulation instructors and provide them with latex gloves to prevent as much contact on frequently used surfaces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

David Loftus, 47th Operations Group lead simulation instructor, Lt. Col. Hafez Nasr, 47th Medical Group chief of aerospace medicine, and Capt. Susan Ching, 47th Flying Training Wing public health emergency officer, discuss ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 between the simulator instructors and the student pilots, Aug. 6, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The 47th Operations Group plans to purchase face shields for simulation instructors and provide them with latex gloves to prevent as much contact on the higher-contact surfaces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

David Loftus, 47th Operations Group lead simulation instructor, Lt. Col. Hafez Nasr, 47th Medical Group chief of aerospace medicine, and Capt. Susan Ching, 47th Flying Training Wing public health emergency officer, discuss ways to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 between simulator instructors and student pilots Aug. 6, 2020 at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The 47th OG plans to purchase face shields for simulation instructors and provide them with latex gloves to prevent as much contact on the frequently used surfaces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- U.S. Air Force Capt. Susan Ching, 47th Flying Training Wing public health and emergency officer, explains possible measures to prevent COVID-19 in the simulation building Aug. 5, 2020 to Jim DeReus, 47th Operations Group T-6 lead civilian simulator instructor, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials advise taking these precautions to mitigate COVID-19 and other forms of infectious diseases to keep the workplace safe. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class David Phaff)
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