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Little Rock AFB moves to HPCON ALPHA

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  • 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- By order of the installation commander, as of 1 March 2022, Little Rock AFB is now in Health Protection Condition (HPCON) ALPHA.  

In accordance with updated DoD guidance dated 1 March 22, beginning immediately, the following masking and screening testing guidance requirements based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Community Levels will apply to all Department of Defense (DoD) installations and other facilities owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by DoD:

  • When the CDC COVID-19 Community Level is high in the county where a DoD installation or facility is located, indoor mask-wearing is required for all Service members, DoD civilian employees, onsite DoD contractor personnel (collectively, "DoD personnel"), and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. The screening testing program required by reference (a) shall be utilized in that installation or facility.
  • When the CDC COVID-19 Community Level is medium in the county where a DoD installation or facility is located, indoor mask-wearing is not required for DoD personnel or visitors. The screening testing program required by reference (a) shall be utilized in that installation or facility.
  • When the CDC COVID-19 Community Level is low in the county where a DoD installation or facility is located, indoor mask-wearing is not required for DoD personnel or visitors. The screening testing program contained in reference (a) is not required for that installation or facility.

Individuals may choose to wear a mask regardless of the COVID-19 Community Level.

As of March 30 2022, Pulaski County's CDC COVID-19 Community Level is LOWmeaning that indoor mask-wearing is not required for all Service members, DoD civilian employees, onsite DoD contractor personnel (collectively, "DoD personnel"), and visitors, on Little Rock Air Force Base.

Community levels may be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by­-county.html. Find community levels by "State or Territory" and then by "County or Metro Area." Jurisdictions which are not counties, such as the District of Columbia, also are listed under "County or Metro Area." Definitions of low, medium, and high risk may be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/community­levels.html

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