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MIWG COVID-19 Remobilization

During this unprecedented time of the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic, Michigan Wing's first priority has been the safety and well being of its 1,400 dedicated members. The adherence to both state and NHQ orders is been admirable and has greatly contributed to the situation becoming controlled.

With the situation improving, MIWG has begun the process of remobilizing our members and resuming operations. Following the guidelines issued by National Headquarters, MIWG will be developing a plan for each of the three phases required to bring us up to our full operating capability.

This systematic and data driven approach follows both state and corporate guidance to ensure that the COVID-19 pandemic remains controlled and that our members remain safe and well.

Please use the resources found on the right for details on the practices, procedures, and requirements for MIWG's remobilization plan.

 

ALL COMMANDERS AND PARTICIPATING MEMBERS MUST EMPLOY THE GUIDELINES OUTLINED IN THE MIWG PHASE ONE REMOBILIZATION PLAN IN ORDER TO RESUME IN-PERSON GATHERINGS.

ANY QUESTIONS OR CLARIFICATIONS FROM UNIT UNIT LEADERSHIP SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE REMOBILIZATION PLAN COORDINATOR - Lt Col Eric Scott

PHASE ONE - EFFECTIVE 12 June 2020

Standard

  • IN-PERSON MEETINGS AND TRAINING
    • Continuation of online meetings and virtual training whenever possible
    • Self-Identified low-risk members may return to gatherings of 10 individuals or less
    • socially distancing and the wearing of cloth face coverings are required.
    • Health status checks through questions and temperature checks are required.
    • Social distance (6 feet or more) is required whenever possible.
  • AVIATION
    • Allowed operations - flight evaluations/check rides, crew proficiency, dual instruction (assuming all members are low-risk and all flight operations are in low-risk areas).
    • face coverings required at all times
    • aviation or latex gloves recommended
    • aircraft must be disinfected after each sortie
  • NOTES
    • transition to Phase 1 must be constantly reassessed to ensure that the metrics are valid.
    • Reversion to Phase Zero or transition to Phase Two will be based on metrics found at https://www.covidactnow.org/ for the state of Michigan and the thresholds listed in the national guidelines

Strategy

  • Essential missions and meetings shall employ full public health protection measures such as: hygiene education, having hand sanitizer available, performing routine hand washing breaks, daily cleaning of individual workspace cleaning, wearing of cloth face coverings, social distancing, temperature checks, and asking members if they feel well before entering a meeting/mission. 
  • Monitoring members health status during meetings or missions through routine no-touch temperature checks and asking if members feel well. 
  • Place seats 6-feet apart, double arm interval distancing, open air meetings, if possible.

 

PHASE TWO - EFFECTIVE DATE - TBD

Standard

  • IN-PERSON MEETINGS AND TRAINING
    • Self-Identified low-risk members may return to gatherings of no more than 50 individuals.
    • socially distancing and the wearing of cloth face coverings are required when indoors.
    • Screening Stations and Health status checks through questions and temperature checks are required.
    • Hand sanitizer or hand-washing stations must be readily available.
    • Face coverings required while indoors, in vehicles or aircraft, or outdoors when social distancing is not possible.
    • No food or beverage service. All food, drinks, snacks must be supplied by each member for their own use.
       
  • AVIATION
    • Allowed operations - flight evaluations/check rides, crew proficiency, dual instruction (assuming all members are low-risk and all flight operations are in low-risk areas).
    • CAP Cadet Cadet Orientation Flights - Health screenings, masks worn in aircraft, social distancing between members except while in the aircraft, 
    • Small‐group local crew training, onboard pilot training, instructor pilot training, check pilot training, CAPF 5, CAPF 91s, and MP/MO/MS/AP/DAART. all sUAS SQTRs.

    • aircraft must be disinfected after each sortie

  • NOTES
    • transition to Phase Two must be constantly reassessed to ensure that the metrics are valid.
    • Reversion to Phase One or Phase Zero along with the transition to Phase three will be based on metrics found at https://www.covidactnow.org/ for the state of Michigan and the thresholds listed in the national guidelines

Strategy

  • Continue public health protection measures such as: hygiene education, social distancing reminders, temperature checks, face coverings when social distancing is unable to be maintained, and common surface cleaning.
  • Place seats 6-feet apart, double arm interval distancing, open air meetings, if possible.
  • Food preparation should be done individually – no family style or buffet meals, due to the possibility of utensil cross-contamination. 
  • Attendance logs and health screening records must be appropriately stored in case contact tracing becomes necessary.

PHASE THREE - EFFECTIVE DATE TBD

Standard

  • Self-identified high-risk members may gradually return to intermittent unit, activity, and mission duties, however, should continue social distancing
  • Those with external factors, such as childcare availability or those without low-risk commuting options will gradually return.
  • All members should refrain from crowds at all times.
  • Metric to transition to Phase 3 will be at least 14-days of successful Phase 2 metrics, which may take several weeks to months to achieve.
  • Aviation: aviation gloves are worn and the aircraft is disinfected between sorties. Includes all CAP aviation duty for low-risk and high-risk members (if high-risk members are present, all must wear face covers), and adds in TOP flights and external orientation flights customers (AFROTC & AFJROTC) and potentially flight academies.

Strategy

  • Public health protection measures shall consist of common surface cleaning, social distancing for high risk categories, hand hygiene, crowd reminders, and logistically preparing for any further COVID or Influenza season. 
  • Refrain from operations near crowds; consider double arm interval distancing.
  • For overnight activities, maintain 6-feet between bed spaces.
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