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MIWG COVID-19 Remobilization

During this unprecedented time of the 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 of 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 TWO (Less Restrictive) - EFFECTIVE DATE - 24 May 2021

Standard

  • IN-PERSON MEETINGS AND TRAINING - allowed operations
    • Mask Requirements:
      • Fully Vaccinated Members - Mask encouraged, but not required.
      • Unvaccinated Members - Mask Required.
    • Self-Identified low-risk members may return to outdoor gatherings of no more than 50 individuals.
    • Self-Identified low-risk members may return to indoor gatherings limited to 25 individuals.
    • Multi-day activities with overnight stays are NOT permitted.
    • Screening Stations and Health Status checks through questions and temperature checks are required.
    • No food or beverage service. All food, drinks, snacks must be supplied by each member for their own use.
       
  • AVIATION - allowed operations
    • Mask Requirements:
      • Fully Vaccinated Members - Mask encouraged, but not required.
      • Unvaccinated Members - Mask Required.
    • 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, ROTC, and TOP Orientation Flights - Health screenings, 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
    • Units must adhere to local COVID-19 orders and guidelines if more restrictive
    • 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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