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(Tribune News Service) — Due to the current COVID surge, Redstone Arsenal is requiring masks to enter all buildings on the big Army post in Huntsville, Arsenal officials said.

“This applies to personnel in all buildings on Redstone Arsenal,” the arsenal’s Facebook page said. “We will monitor the data and act [accordingly].”

The masking requirement also applies to Army facilities like the gym and commissary.

COVID is making a comeback in Alabama with new, more contagious variants BA.4 and BA.5 spreading rapidly even among vaccinated and previously infected people, AL.com reported July 9.

The arsenal has a workforce of 40,000-plus civilian and contract employees and 800 active duty soldiers.

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Amid a July 2022 coronavirus surge, Redstone Arsenal is requiring masks to enter all buildings on the big Army post in Huntsville.

Amid a July 2022 coronavirus surge, Redstone Arsenal is requiring masks to enter all buildings on the big Army post in Huntsville. (Pixabay)


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