Fort Knox officials have announced that beginning July 30, 2021, everybody who works, lives or enters the installation will be required to wear a mask indoors, regardless of whether they are vaccinated.
Fort Knox officials have announced that beginning July 30, 2021, everybody who works, lives or enters the installation will be required to wear a mask indoors, regardless of whether they are vaccinated. (Photo Credit: Fort Knox) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT KNOX, Ky. — Effective July 30, in accordance with guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on “Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People” issued July 27, 2021, service members, family members, federal employees, on-site contractor employees and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask in indoor settings on installations, and other facilities owned, leased or otherwise controlled by the Defense Department during periods of high community transmission.

Fort Knox is currently in an area of high community transmission.

Individuals must wear masks consistently while indoors at Fort Knox except: (1) when an individual is alone in an office with floor-to-ceiling walls and closed doors; (2) for brief periods of time when eating and drinking while maintaining at least a six-foot distance and in accordance with instructions from commanders and supervisors; (3) when the mask is required to be lowered briefly for identification or security purposes; (4) when necessary to reasonably accommodate an individual with a disability; and (5) when individuals are in their on-post living quarters (e.g., hotel room, post housing, barracks).

Data on levels of community transmission can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID Data Tracker website, found at https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data­tracker/.