Effective today, face masks are optional inside most Fort Leonard Wood facilities for fully-vaccinated personnel
Effective today, face masks are optional inside most Fort Leonard Wood facilities for fully-vaccinated personnel. Exceptions to this policy include medical and dental treatment facilities and Department of Defense mass-transportation assets, including Logistics Readiness Center-provided troop transports, where face masks are required for everyone. Additionally, all patrons, staff, and children two years and older will wear face masks inside child development centers. Anyone not yet fully vaccinated – or with COVID-19 symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 – is still required to wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth. This requirement extends to service members living in barracks, and applies to common spaces – bathrooms and break rooms, for example – occupied by these personnel as well. If not fully vaccinated, individuals may remove their mask for brief periods of time when eating and drinking, when alone in an office with floor-to-ceiling walls and a closed door, when conducting physical training at any indoor gymnasium, when able to maintain physical distancing in outdoor spaces, and during range operations, while individuals are on the firing line.