New mask guidance issued for U.S. Army Hawaii
Effective immediately, anyone who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after completing a vaccine regimen), is no longer required to wear a mask indoors or outdoors at all U.S. Army Hawaii facilities and installations. (Photo Credit: Courtesy image) VIEW ORIGINAL

WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Hawaii released updated guidance today regarding the wearing of masks.

Effective immediately, anyone who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after completing a vaccine regimen), is no longer required to wear a mask on all U.S. Army Hawaii facilities and installations.

There will be facilities and areas on post that will still require masks regardless of vaccination status including health clinics, Hawai'i Public Schools, child care facilities and high touch areas such as beauty/barber shops, eye-care centers and tailors.

Additionally, commanders and supervisors may make exceptions and still require vaccinated people to wear masks to ensure a safe workplace.

When not on an Army installation, all personnel will comply with State and local policies, as well as CDC guidance on mask wearing and physical distancing. For the latest on what's required off post, visit https://www.oneoahu.org/.

For additional COVID-19 guidance, visit https://home.army.mil/hawaii/index.php/COVID.