Official Resources & Guidance for Coronavirus COVID-19
Effective 30 July 2021, in accordance with guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on “Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People,” issued 27 July 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 DoD during periods of high community transmission. Fort Knox is currently in an area of high community transmission.
Individuals must wear masks consistently while indoors on 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 six-feet 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).
Organizations on Fort Knox shall, as soon as possible, post signs and, as appropriate, post information on their websites containing the masking requirement.
For personnel and facilities within their control, commanders and directors are authorized to institute additional health protection measures as necessary to protect the health of the force and community.
The senior commander will update this force health protection measure as guidance and/or conditions change.
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/.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force at the White House: https://www.coronavirus.gov
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