Col. Thomas Sherman, commander, 88th Air Base Wing. FILE

WPAFB commander declares public health emergency

The base had its first confirmed case of coronavirus on Saturday. The person worked in Building 262 on the base’s Area A, Sherman said in a Sunday update.

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“Based on the Public Health Emergency Officer’s recommendations and the results of ongoing investigation and situational monitoring, I am declaring a public health emergency,” Sherman said.

The base will remain open but limited to essential work functions and services.

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