Los Angeles Air Force Base Changes Mask Requirement

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  • Los Angeles Garrison

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Effectively immediately, personnel on Los Angeles Air Force Base are no longer required to wear masks based on the current local COVID conditions. According to new CDC guidelines, counties are labeled as Low, Medium or High "COVID-19 Community Levels." 

There are a few exceptions to this policy:

1. All persons visiting the Clinic and all medical personnel assigned the clinic will continue to follow applicable Defense Health Agency mandates and requirements. 

2. Masks are required for all personnel and visitors at Child and Youth Programs while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. This is subject to change based on availability of vaccines to younger age groups, CDC guidance, and Child and Youth Programs immunization guidance.

3. Persons who develop symptoms of COVID-19 during the workday, test positive for COVID-19, or who are exposed to COVID-19 through close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 person will wear a mask in accordance with CDC guidance.

Regardless of the COVID-19 Community Level, individuals always have the option to wear a mask and will be treated with dignity and respect.

This policy will remain in place as long as Los Angeles County does not reach “High Community Levels” by the CDC. Response to local conditions may require periodic Health Protection Condition (HPCON) and mask-wear policy adjustments, in the same way that ever-changing threats necessitate Force Protection Condition (FPCON) adjustments. 

To learn more about how the CDC defines Low, Medium, or High Community Levels, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/community-levels.html