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Capt. Jonathan Kine, commanding officer Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads chats with some of the children at the October reopening of Sewells Point Child Development center. The Navy has eased its rules on masks, saying they are no longer required indoors at Hampton Roads installations.

Capt. Jonathan Kine, commanding officer Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads chats with some of the children at the October reopening of Sewells Point Child Development center. The Navy has eased its rules on masks, saying they are no longer required indoors at Hampton Roads installations. (Dave Ress, The Virginian-Pilot/TNS)

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(Tribune News Service) — The Navy has eased its rules on masks, saying they are no longer required indoors at Hampton Roads installations.

The decision covers Naval Station Norfolk; Naval Air Station Oceana; Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Naval Weapons Station Yorktown and Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads.

The move comes after the Centers for Disease Control determined that the base and the surrounding area is in a low-risk area for community transmission of COVID-19.

All other health protection guidance remains in effect, however, the base said.

These include rules on access to work spaces, permitted numbers of people in indoor facilities, physical distancing, travel and meetings.

Individuals have the option to still wear a mask regardless of the COVID-19 community level.

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