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Plan your Float: Boating Safety Tips from the Coast Guard

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8/2/2021
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Have a “Float Plan,” the Coast Guard says, when boating recreationally.

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Mask Guidance for Department of Defense Facilities

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7/30/2021
In accordance with CDC guidance, the Department of Defense (DOD) requires all Service members, Federal employees, onsite contractor employees, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask in all indoor DOD facilities.   If you are not vaccinated, continue to physically distance consistent with applicable CDC and DOD Force Health Protection Guidance.

In accordance with CDC guidance, the Department of Defense (DOD) requires all Service members, Federal employees, onsite contractor employees, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask in all indoor DOD facilities. If you are not vaccinated, continue to physically distance consistent with applicable CDC and DOD Force Health Protection Guidance.

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COVID-19 Vaccines: Benefits Still Outweigh the Risks

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7/30/2021
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Breakthrough COVID-19 Infections are extremely rare, DHA’s Place says

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DOD Directs Employees to Start Wearing Face Masks Again

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7/29/2021
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Following guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the DOD has directed employees working in areas at high risk for transmission to begin using face masks again

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Got Your 6

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7/27/2021
Got Your 6

‘Got Your 6’ is TRICARE’s COVID vaccine video series that delivers important information and updates, three times a month. It includes the latest information about DoD vaccine distribution, the TRICARE health benefit, and vaccine availability. Got a question about ‘Got Your 6’? Send an email to dha.ncr.comm.mbx.dha-internal-communications@mail.mil Find your local military provider at tricare.mil/MTF, or go to tricare.mil/vaccineappointments and schedule yours today!

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It’s Not Over Yet: Some COVID Safety Precautions Remain Necessary

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7/22/2021
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Returning to society when fully vaccinated is great but keep that mask handy

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Safety Briefs: Don't be Boring and Use Real Examples

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7/21/2021
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Two Marines share tips on how to make routine safety briefs both interesting and engaging.

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How COVID-19 fast-tracked innovation in the Military Health System

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7/20/2021
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As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted every aspect of healthcare delivery, the Military Health System responded with new and innovative ways to fight the disease and deliver safe, quality care to patients.

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Summer Water Safety Means: Know your Limitations

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7/16/2021
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Know your swimming rules and dangers

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Got Your 6

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7/16/2021
Got your 6

‘Got Your 6’ is TRICARE’s COVID vaccine video series that delivers important information and updates, three times a month. It includes the latest information about DoD vaccine distribution, the TRICARE health benefit, and vaccine availability. Got a question about ‘Got Your 6’? Send an email to dha.ncr.comm.mbx.dha-internal-communications@mail.mil. Find your local military provider at tricare.mil/MTF, or go to tricare.mil/vaccineappointments and schedule yours today!

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Extreme Heat: Safety Tips for Heat-Related Illness

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7/16/2021
Plan. Prepare. Protect. Natural Disaster Resource Guide.  Extreme Heat Safety: Increased Risk for Heat-Related Illness. Extreme heat is when temperatures are more hot or humid than normal. Heat-related health problems are preventable, but some factors put you at increased risk for illness, such as exhaustion or heat stroke. What are the risk factors? Common risk factors include: High levels of humidity, fever, alcohol use, dehydration, prescription drugs, heart disease, poor circulation, sunburn. Follow these quick tips: Wear appropriate clothing, stay indoors, be careful during outdoor activities, pace yourself, wear sunscreen, don’t leave children or pets in parked cars, and avoid hot and heavy meals. FOR EMERGENCIES, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately. For more extreme heat safety information, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat. #BeReady #Prepare2Protect. TRICARE Logo.

Are you at higher risk for heat-related illness? Heat-related health problems are preventable, but some factors put you at increased risk for illness, such as exhaustion or heat stroke. Follow these tips.

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Summer Safety 2021

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7/15/2021
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Summer days can be such fun, if done safely (Photo by: Tommie Horton, 78th Air Base Wing).

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Summer Safety Tips

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7/15/2021
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Old-School Summer Safety Risks: Sun, Water, Insects and Alcohol

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7/15/2021
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A preventive medicine doctor talks about an array of summer-related safety concerns.

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Pet Safety - Extreme Heat

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7/12/2021
Plan. Prepare. Protect. Natural Disaster Resource Guide. Extreme Heat Safety Tips: Keeping Your Pets Safe. Extreme heat can also affect your pets. Image of dog and cat drinking water from a bowl. Extreme heat is when temperatures are more hot or humid than normal. Follow these tips: never leave your pet in a parked car, limit outdoor activities, watch for signs of overheating, don’t keep your pets outside for too long, bring your pet inside to cool down, provide plenty of fresh water, keep their water in a shaded area, and take your pet to the groomer, as shorter hair may help keep them cool. Remember! Leaving a window open in your parked car isn’t enough to keep your pets cooled down or safe from heat-related illness. For more pet safety tips, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/emergencies. Be ready at a moment’s notice. Visit: www.newsroom.tricare.mil/Disaster. TRICARE logo

Extreme heat can also affect your pets. Extreme heat is when temperatures are much hotter or humid than normal. Follow these tips.

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