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On the front lines: 86 MDG COVID-19 Operations

A picture of an Airman waiting for patients.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alejandro Gutierrez, 86th Medical Group aerospace medical technician, waits for patients at the Ramstein Medical Clinic, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 19, 2020. Gutierrez utilized masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and tissues to safely screen incoming patients. The 86th MDG transformed their operations on the medical campus to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

A picture of the entrance to the medical campus.

A sign redirects patients at the Ramstein Medical Clinic, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 19, 2020. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the 86th Medical Group reduced to a single point of entry. The 86th MDG transformed their operations on the medical campus to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

A picture of two men sitting on chairs.

U.S. Air Force Airmen wait for their prescriptions outside the Ramstein Medical Clinic, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 19, 2020. Due to coronavirus concerns, the 86th Medical Group distanced the patients according to social distancing standards. The 86th MDG transformed their operations on the medical campus to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

A picture of an Airman receiving hand sanitizer

A U.S. Air Force Airman applies hand sanitizer from a dispenser at the Ramstein Clinic, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 19, 2020. 86th Medical Group Airmen routinely monitor the hand sanitizer stations at the clinic to prevent the spread of COVID-19.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

A picture of an Airman disposing thermometer remains.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Shiletha Myles, 86th Medical Group aerospace medical technician, disposes thermometer remains at the Ramstein Clinic, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 19, 2020. The 86th MDG employed strict building entrance procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The clinic separated patients into two lines based on their symptoms. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

An Airman receives medical materials from a colleague.

A U.S. Air Force medical technician assigned to the 86th Medical Group, right, receives materials from a colleague at the Ramstein Medical Clinic, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 19, 2020. The 86th MDG kept patients who were emitting symptoms of COVID-19 in a separate building from other patients to prevent the spread of the illness. Units across Ramstein are implementing similar procedures to enable mission continuation during the pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

A picture of an Airman waiting for patients.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sharmayne Campbell, 86th Medical Group aerospace medical technician, waits for patients to arrive at the Ramstein Medical Clinic, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 19, 2020. Medical screeners wore N-95 medical masks, to protect them against coronavirus transmitted through airborne droplets. The 86th MDG transformed their operations on the medical campus due to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

A picture of an Airman putting a mask on a patient.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alejandro Gutierrez, 86th Medical Group aerospace medical technician, places a mask on a patient at the Ramstein Medical Clinic, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 19, 2020. Patients emitting cold symptoms were required to wear masks before entering the clinic. The 86th MDG transformed their operations on the medical campus to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

A picture of an Airman taking a patient's temperature.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sharmayne Campbell, 86th Medical Group aerospace medical technician, takes a patient’s temperature at the Ramstein Medical Clinic, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 19, 2020. To enter the clinic, each patient received fever assessments. The 86th MDG transformed their operations on the medical campus to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

A picture of a sign marking the entrance to the Ramstein Clinic.
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Procedural instructions are posted on a sign near a single point of entry at the Ramstein Medical Clinic, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 20, 2020. The 86th Medical Group divided patients into two lines based on their symptoms to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany --

The 86th Medical Group transformed their operations on the medical campus to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019.