Senior leaders at Fort Leonard Wood have directed the installation’s Health Protection Condition level to be raised to Charlie effective Friday. Under HPCON C, as it is most commonly referred to, many prudent measures will be in effect to help protect the community from the spread of Covid-19 and to help maintain operational readiness. Senior leaders will continue to assess the situation and make adjustments if and when needed. While there are still no travel or mileage restrictions for permanent party personnel at Fort Wood, beginning Friday, all service members in a training status will be on restriction of movement through December 19th. Restriction of movement is defined as limited movement of an individual or group to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Soldiers in a training status can travel to and from their barracks, hotel, home, and place of duty, which includes their unit footprint. They can also travel to medical appointments and can utilize curbside, pick-up, and to-go options for food and other necessary items. In addition, training units will develop plans to rotate service member visits to troop stores and barbers to minimize cross-cohort exposure. Other HPCON changes include maximizing telework. In-person meetings are limited to a maximum of 10 mission essential personnel only. Personal and social gatherings are strongly encouraged to be limited to no more than 10 people. While meeting in person, face coverings must be worn, and venues need to be large enough to allow for six feet of social distancing. From Friday through December 19th, service members are directed not to dine-in at off-post and on-post restaurants or bars but are encouraged to use take-out, drive-through, and delivery options. Off-post restaurants are take-out and drive-through only. On-post barbershops will remain open. On-post deliveries will be allowed. On-post taxis will be allowed. On-post Uber and Lyft services will remain restricted.