Always refer to the links to the right for the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Quarantine in general means the separation of a person or group of people reasonably believed to have been exposed to a communicable disease but not yet symptomatic, from others who have not been so exposed, to prevent the possible spread of the communicable disease.
Isolation means the separation of a person or group of people known or reasonably believed to be infected with a communicable disease and potentially infectious from those who are not infected to prevent spread of the communicable disease. Isolation for public health purposes may be voluntary or compelled by federal, state, or local public health order.
Social distancing means remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding local public transportation (e.g., bus, subway, taxi, ride share), and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others. If social distancing is recommended, presence in congregate settings or use of local public transportation should only occur with approval of local or state health authorities.
Stay at home. This action is further delineated into the areas below which define how the individual will be monitored:
Self-monitoring means people should monitor themselves for fever by taking their temperatures twice a day and remain alert for cough or difficulty breathing. If they feel feverish or develop measured fever, cough, or difficulty breathing during the self-monitoring period, they should self-isolate, limit contact with others, and seek advice by telephone from a healthcare provider or their local health department to determine whether medical evaluation is needed.
Self-monitoring with delegated supervision means, for certain occupational groups (e.g., some healthcare or laboratory personnel, airline crewmembers), self-monitoring with oversight by the appropriate occupational health or infection control program in coordination with the health department of jurisdiction. The occupational health or infection control personnel for the employing organization should establish points of contact between the organization, the self-monitoring personnel, and the local or state health departments with jurisdiction for the location where personnel will be during the self-monitoring period. This communication should result in agreement on a plan for medical evaluation of personnel who develop fever, cough, or difficulty breathing during the self-monitoring period. The plan should include instructions for notifying occupational health and the local public health authority, and transportation arrangements to a pre-designated hospital, if medically necessary, with advance notice if fever, cough, or difficulty breathing occur. The supervising organization should remain in contact with personnel through the self-monitoring period to oversee self-monitoring activities.
Self-monitoring with public health supervision means public health authorities assume the responsibility for oversight of self-monitoring groups of people. The ability of jurisdictions to initiate or provide continued oversight will depend on other competing priorities (e.g., contact tracing, implementation of community mitigation strategies). Depending on local priorities, CDC recommends that health departments consider establishing initial communication with these people, provide a plan for self-monitoring and clear instructions for notifying the health department before the person seeks health care if they develop fever, cough, or difficulty breathing. As resources allow, health authorities may also check in intermittently with these people over the course of the self-monitoring period. If travelers for whom public health supervision is recommended are identified at a US port of entry, CDC will notify state and territorial health departments with jurisdiction for the travelers' final destinations.
Active monitoring means that the state or local public health authority assumes responsibility for establishing regular communication with potentially exposed people to assess for the presence of fever, cough, or difficulty breathing. For people with high-risk exposures, CDC recommends this communication occur at least once each day. The mode of communication can be determined by the state or local public health authority and may include telephone calls or any electronic or internet-based means of communication.
If you have been placed "Under Investigation" or are considered a COVID-19 "Presumptive Positive" or "Confirmed", please report that information immediately to your chain of command and 102nd Public Health at 102MDG.Public.Health@us.af.mil
The CDC has three levels to classify a potential case of COVID-19:
1. Person Under Investigation (PUI): Any person who is under investigation for having the virus that causes COVID-19, or who was under investigation but tested negative for the virus.
2. Presumptive Positive case of COVID-19: Anyone who has tested positive for the virus, but testing was conducted at the local or state level. Currently, presumptive positive cases must have sample undergo confirmatory testing at the CDC.
3. Laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19: Anyone who has tested positive for the virus at the CDC laboratory.
Telework Resources for 102IW Employees
The following resources are available to 102IW members to enable them to work from home.
We have divided this resource list into two categories: members using personal computers and members using government computers.
NOTE: CAC Readers required for all teleworking
If you have any problems or questions regarding these solutions please contact your local CST, or contact the CFP at extension 4000.
TELEWORK SOLUTIONS FOR PERSONAL COMPUTER USE
OUTLOOK WEB ACCESS (OWA)
Outlook Web Access allows members using personal computers with a CAC reader to access their enterprise (military) email via their home network.
NOTE: For best results Internet Explorer is the preferred browser
- Open your browser and navigate to https://web.mail.mil/owa
- When prompted for credentials select the PIV (authentication) certificate, the one that’s sixteen digits in length (E.G. 1234567890127004@mil)
- Once authenticated, you will be given a direct link which you can save to favorites for faster navigating.
- Follow that link and you will be brought to your email inbox.
NOTE: Encrypted emails (sending + receiving) will be unavailable unless S/MIME is installed
To install S/MIME within OWA, go to options → see all options → settings → S/MIME → download the S/MIME control
The following information was received from the Air Force Portal. The site page along with mentioned attachments can be found at (https://www.my.af.mil/gcss-af/USAF/ep/contentView.do?contentType=EDITORIAL&contentId=c2DA148126B2372F0016B2D09E194009A&channelPageId=s6925EC13560D0FB5E044080020E329A9&programId=t587B5C096B2372F1016B2D080835010F)
NOTE: This resource allows you to access a virtual desktop on your personal computer. CAC and CAC READER REQUIRED!!!
Desktop-as-a-Service (aka Desktop Anywhere) now available. A Secure, remotely accessible, virtualized desktop - a breakthrough capability in the Air Force enabling users to securely access critical apps and data via their personal computers (Windows and Mac) from around the world with commercial internet connection and a CAC. Provides a rich remote user experience with the same look and feel of the user's AF physical computer - including the same Unified Collaboration capabilities!
All download instructions for Windows and Mac are available in the Attachment section of this area. Written instructions are kept up to date to reflect process changes caused by application or operating system updates.
Ensure with Windows you download the ActivClient Installer and follow the Desktop Anywhere Windows Installation Guide.
For Mac users utilize the desktop Anywhere Mac Installation Guide.
If you have security concerns about using Desktop Anywhere, we suggest you read the Desktop Anywhere Security Pamphlet.
For self-help content, frequently asked questions, comments, and concerns please join the Desktop Anywhere Facebook Group. A valid military email address and matching Facebook profile is required for access. Find solutions to issues others in the community are having by posting your questions or help others by sharing your experience. Search for “AFRC Desktop Anywhere” and join “AFRC Horizon View Desktop as a Service (aka Desktop Anywhere)” or use the group link below. https://www.facebook.com/groups/359448488094264/
HQ AFRC CFP phone support is available weekdays 0730-1700 to provide account and network support at comm (478) 327-1999 or DSN 497-1999.
HQ AFRC CFP is unable to provide assistance for issues concerning personal computers but we are able to help correct account and session issues. (e.g. hung sessions that cause .ost errors)
MCCC limited support is available after hours for account and network status only at comm (478) 327-1783 or DSN 497-1783.
Some account and session issues can be corrected but MCCC will create a ticket for CFP to resolve during normal business hours.
TELEWORK SOLUTIONS FOR GOVERNMENT COMPUTER USE
VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK (VPN)
If you have been identified by your leadership as approved for telework, you need to coordinate with your local CST and accomplish the necessary VPN paperwork and CBTs.
- IWI 33-107 VPN Policy
The CBTs can be found here:
More information can be found in the VPN Access Request Paperwork text file in the aforementioned folder.
Please contact the CFP if you require any assistance with this process.
NOTE: VPN software bust be installed prior to use.
- Open the START menu and type “software”, open the Software Center desktop app shown.
- Under the applications tab select Cisco AnyConnect → Install
- Once you are logged in to your government laptop, you must connect to a wired or wireless network.
- After you verify network connection status, navigate to your toolbar and select the up arrow to show hidden icons
- Click on the Cisco AnyConnect Icon to launch the VPN program (you can hover your mouse over the icons to display the names)
Select VPN 2 → connect
- When prompted for credentials select your signature certificate.
- Once you are connected you should be able to access outlook and the network drives as normal.