Wright-Patterson AFB lifts mask mandate
Springfield News-Sun March 3, 2022
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(Tribune News Service) — The masks are off at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Wright-Patterson released a statement Thursday saying it had lifted the installation mask mandate as "surrounding communities meet new health thresholds for COVID-19."
The base also transitioned to "health protection condition Bravo-plus" on Feb. 25 as local threat levels continued to greatly improve.
"Today, we enter a new phase of the pandemic as we adjust fire based on lessons learned over the past two years," Col. Patrick Miller, 88th Air Base Wing and Wright-Patt installation commander, said in an email Thursday. "As we focus more on severity of disease instead of volume, I ask that we don't let our guard down and understand that with flexibly comes responsibility. We must continue to remain vigilant."
Medical providers continue to recommend mask wear for high-risk individuals and in settings where physical distancing isn't an option, the base also said Thursday. Patients, visitors and staff are still required to wear masks in Wright-Patterson Medical Center.
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