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NEWS | March 17, 2020

AETC COVID-19 high-risk workforce encouraged to telework

By Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs

Air Education and Training Command leaders are encouraging employees identified as higher risk of becoming ill due to COVID-19 to work with their supervisors to begin teleworking.

“We want to be proactive to ensure we are protecting our most vulnerable,” said Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, AETC commander. “We are providing the most flexibility to our directors and supervisors so they can protect our people and our mission.”

AETC personnel who believe they are at high risk are asked to work with their leadership to determine the best course of action. Directors and supervisors should maximize voluntary telework and other social distancing opportunities especially for those in high-risk categories.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those who are at higher risk of becoming very ill after exposure to COVID-19 are older adults and people with acute chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease, diabetes and compromised immune systems.

For additional information on protecting the most at-risk population visit the CDC website at

Employees or supervisors seeking more information should work with their local surgeons general and personnel offices.