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Health Protection Condition Alpha

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Marine Corps Installations East transitions to Health Protection Condition Alpha, Nov. 4

3 Nov 2022 | MCIEAST Communication Strategy & Operations Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

In accordance with consolidated Department of Defense COVID-19 Force Health Protection Guidance, Marine Corps Installations East-Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River will transition to Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Alpha on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. This decrease aligns with regulations as regional installations are maintaining a "low" COVID-19 community risk level.

MCIEAST-MCB Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River will continue to require masks in all medical and dental facilities on the installations.

Personnel considered at high risk for severe illness and injury are highly encouraged to continue mask-wearing protocols. Anyone who feels comfortable wearing a mask for their personnel health protection should continue to do so.

Previously published Force Health Protection Guidance remains in effect, including occupancy levels, social distancing, travel, meeting spaces and positive/close contact measures.

Personnel are reminded:

  • Stay home if you feel sick and seek testing
  • Frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer is recommended
  • Stay current with vaccination and booster protocols

Isolation and quarantine/exposure protocols should be followed, which includes wearing a mask if you have symptoms or are recovering from COVID-19.

Installation area commanders have the discretion to employ additional COVID-19 mitigation measures to meet their operations requirements.

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