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Dining Facility takes precautions against COVID-19

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Staff Sgt. Shashauna Harriott-Roper, 919th Special Operations Force Support Squadron food services shift leader, washes her hands before entering the dining facility at Duke Field, Florida, Aug. 7, 2020. 919th SOFSS leadership mandated Airmen wash their hands before entering the chow hall to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Gentile)

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From left, Senior Airman Lilian King and Airman 1st Class Chelsea Massey, both 919th Special Operations Force Support Squadron services journeymen, sit together to direct patrons to the lunch options and checkout counter at Duke Field, Florida, Aug. 7, 2020. The Airmen sit at a table to greet patrons, direct them to pick up food and check out. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Gentile)

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Staff Sgt. Shashauna Harriott-Roper, 919th Special Operations Force Support Squadron food services shift leader, (right,) screens a patron for COVID-19 before allowing him into the dining area of the dining facility at Duke Field, Florida, Aug. 7, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Gentile)

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Staff Sgt. Shashauna Harriott-Roper, 919th Special Operations Force Support Squadron food services shift leader, picks up lunch from the dining facility at Duke Field, Florida, Aug. 7, 2020. Leadership at the 919th SOFSS set up a system to keep Airmen socially distanced while they pick up food during the August Unit Training Assembly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Gentile)

DUKE FIELD, Fla. -- In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, leadership at the 919th Special Operations Force Support Squadron changed the way they serve food to Airmen.

“The Airmen come in, they’re asked some screening questions, and they wash their hands before going into the dining area,” said Senior Airman Lilian King, a services journeyman with the 919th SOFSS.

During the August Unit Training Assembly, services Airmen directed patrons to where they could pick up premade meals.

“We’re stopping the spread of COVID-19 by limiting people touching things and not letting people congregate,” said Airman 1st Class Chelsea Massey, a services journeyman with the 919th SOFSS. “It’s important that we take these precautions to make sure our Airmen can get fed safely.”

Other facilities around the 919th Special Operations Wing are also finding innovative new ways to keep Airmen safe during the pandemic. To learn more about how the 919th SOW is working to prevent the spread of COVID-19, check out the news section on the app or on our website at 919sow.afrc.af.mil