BARKSDALE HPCON CHARLIE GUIDENCE:

* Indoor mask wear is required for all individuals, including Service members, DoD civilian employees, onsite DoD contractor personnel, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are not required in public outdoor areas while maintaining social distancing.

* Mask wear at BAFB indoor gymnasiums is required when transiting inside the gymnasium to include to and from exercise machines. Masks may be removed while exercising and adhering to social distancing of 6 feet.

* In-person meetings (meeting, event, or conference) will not exceed more than 50 participants.

*  Less than 80% of normal occupancy in the workplace.

* High-risk individuals may telework as necessary at the discretion of their commander.

Unvaccinated military and DoD civilian employees regardless of status of religious accommodation or exemption will continue weekly COVID-19 testing.

*  Official base visitors to the installation will need to provide proof of vaccination or an FDA approved COVID-19 test completed no earlier than 72 hours prior to the meeting.

Current base guidance

Face covering requirements when inside BAFB facilities are in accordance with the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels guidance, and will use “Louisiana” and “Bossier Parish” to determine the community risk level via the following websites:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/community-levels.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html
When Bossier Parish’s community level is listed as Low, on-base mask wear is optional, with the following exceptions:

  • Inside all 2 MDG facilities, patients and visitors two years and older will wear masks. 2 MDG personnel working in clinical settings and accessing common areas will wear masks.

  • DoD personnel with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 will wear masks and leave the workplace until their health status is determined.

When Bossier Parish’s community level is listed as High, the requirement for on-base mask wear remains. 2 BW leadership will actively communicate changes to COVID-19 community levels and associated mask wear requirements.

COVID-19 Reference information