Effective immediately individuals must wear masks continuously while on military installations.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III signed a memo which, effective immediately, directs all individuals on military installations and all individuals performing official duties on behalf of the Department from any location other than the individual’s home, including outdoor shared spaces, to wear masks in accordance with the most current CDC guidelines.

Individuals must wear masks continuously while on military installations except:

▪ When alone in an office with floor-to-ceiling walls with a closed-door;

▪ For brief periods of time when eating and drinking;

▪ When the mask is required to be lowered briefly for identification or security purposes; and

▪ When necessary to reasonably accommodate an individual with a disability.

▪ Individuals must consistently wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth and that comports with all current guidance from the CDC and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Do I have to wear my mask in my car, even alone? YES!