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Little Rock AFB moves to HPCON ALPHA

(U.S. Air Force Graphic by Rosario "Charo" Gutierrez)

(U.S. Air Force Graphic by Rosario "Charo" Gutierrez)

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- By order of the installation commander, as of 17 November 2021, Little Rock AFB is now in Health Protection Condition (HPCON) ALPHA. 

The transition does not mean we are in HPCON Normal. A risk still exists, for which our vaccination and protective measures continue to be our best defense. Our collective priorities remain unchanged: we will continue to protect our Airmen and their families, preserve combat airlift capacity and readiness, and defend the student pipeline.

The following LRAFB COVID-19 mask wear policy changes are effective immediately:

  • Fully vaccinated personnel are not required to wear a mask on base, to include the following facilities:
    • AAFES locations
    • Commissary
    • Fitness Center
    • Hercules Dining Facility
    • FSS locations not listed in the below exemption 
  • Regardless of vaccination status, personnel are still required to wear a mask in the following facilities:
    • 19th Medical Group Clinic
    • Child Development Center and Youth Center
    • MPF Customer Support Section (ID Cards/DEERS)
    • Visitor’s Center
    • Search Pit Office at the Main Gate

As a reminder, the declared Public Health Emergency (PHE) remains in effect. Additionally, if you are not fully vaccinated, masks are required in accordance with Department of the Air Force guidance and published CDC guidance.  Masks are proven to slow the spread of COVID-19, therefore, it is imperative that those who choose to not get vaccinated wear masks to protect themselves, others, and our mission.  Everyone should continue to use sanitation procedures in the workplace and wash your hands often to prevent the spread of this disease. 

Thank you to every member of Team Little Rock for supporting our efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 for more than a year. Your professionalism, patience, and support were fundamental to our base maintaining low COVID-19 transmission rates and ensuring uninterrupted mission success despite the global pandemic.

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