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Updated July 28, 2021 
 
Updated Mask Guidelines For All DOD Installations and Other Facilities
 
In accordance with the updated guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on "Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People," issued July 27, 2021 , the above reference is hereby rescinded.
Beginning July 28, 2021:

• In areas of substantial or high community transmission, DoD requires all Service members, Federal employees, onsite contractor employees, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask in an indoor setting in installations and other facilities owned, leased or otherwise controlled by DoD.

• Service members, Federal employees, onsite contractor employees, and visitors who are not fully vaccinated also need to continue to physically distance consistent with applicable CDC and DoD Force Health Protection guidance.

• DoD installations, other facilities, and worksites shall, as soon as possible, post signs and post information on their websites clarifying what masking requirements apply in each installation, other facility, and worksite.

• Organizations should consult with their servicing Labor Relations Office for guidance regarding implementation for bargaining unit employees.
CDC guidance and definitions of low, moderate, substantial, and high spread can be found at:
 
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/pdfs/mm7030e2-H.pdf. Data on levels of community transmission can be found at the CDC COVID Data Tracker website found at: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/.

Personnel coming on to a DoD installation, other facility or workspace who do not have a mask may be provided one by DoD. All DoD personnel should continue to comply with CDC guidance regarding areas where masks should be worn, including within airports. The Department will review and revise all applicable Force Health Protection guidance to address the new CDC guidelines. Further guidance will be provided as appropriate by the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)). In addition, the Director of Administration and Management may, as appropriate and in coordination with the USD(P&R), issue further guidance for the Pentagon Reservation.
 
BUCKLEY SFB HEALTH DIRECTIVE (SIGNED)
PHD 21-5 ADDENDUM
FHP GUIDANCE (SUPPLEMENT 17) REVISION 1 - DOD Guidance for the use of masks, PPE and NPI
 
MEMORANDUM FOR ALL SUBORDINATE COMMANDS AND TENANT UNITS
FROM: B GAR/CC
SUBJECT: Buckley Garrison Public Health Directive #21-5
 
1. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves we must continue to adapt installation policies and preventive actions to appropriately balance protecting base personnel with ensuring continued mission effectiveness and quality of life. To those ends, the following guidance is effective 18 June 2021.
 
2. The following higher headquarters (HHQ) Public Health policies are in effect for Buckley Garrison and tenant units in or near Aurora, Colorado.
     
     a. All commanders/directors are authorized to bring back 100% of non-mission essential personnel. All commanders/directors have the authority to continue to allow teleworking based on mission conditions.
 
     b. Wear of Face Coverings: Individuals that are fully vaccinated (two weeks have passed since the last shot in the series) are encouraged but not required to wear a facemask on base, with the exceptions of the Child Development Centers, Youth Center, and medical facilities. All other individuals must wear masks at all times unless in their private residence. 
 
c. For military personnel, leave outside of the 250-mile radius must be approved at a level no lower than the member's unit commander/director and be in accordance with DoD Force Health Protection Guidance.
 
3. Installation-wide restrictions outside of those specified above are now removed. However, mission partner leads, unit commanders, and supervisors may direct additional restrictions to manage risk to their missions, personnel, and operational areas, as required. These leaders should execute judgement and risk management principles for situations not dictated by HHQ or Garrison guidance including mask wear and the number of personnel in office spaces, operations floors, or gatherings. 
 
4. Buckley Space Force Base will remain in HPCON B and all personnel should continue to take necessary actions to keep themselves and those around them safe. The Public Health Emergency Officer (PHEO) remains delegated the authority to order medical quarantine. Violations of quarantine or this order may be punishable under Article 92, Uniform Code of Military Justice, and may result in removal from the installation. 
 
5. This policy supersedes any previously published 460 SW or Buckley Garrison public health directives but does not impact any declaration of a public health emergency. 

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