NAS Jax Mask RequirementsNAS Jax Mask Requirements

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Naval Air Station Jacksonville Commanding Officer is encouraging unit and their loved ones to get vaccinated arsenic soon arsenic possible, but whether they are vaccinated oregon not, they’ll beryllium wearing masks wrong buildings moving forward, helium said Tuesday.

Commanding Officer Jeff Hill posted an update connected on Facebook explaining that effectual Tuesday, masks volition beryllium required by everyone, careless of vaccination/immunization status, successful each NAS JAX buildings. He said idiosyncratic tenant commands are encouraged to bash the same.

“This includes each MWR facilities (unless doing cardio), Galley, Chapel, CDC & CYP, Fleet & Family Support Center, Building 1, each Navy Exchange retail and nutrient work locations, and the Commissary,” Hill wrote.

But helium said helium knows it mightiness instrumentality a infinitesimal “for folks to find and particulate disconnected their masks.”

So Tuesday volition beryllium a grace play and patrons won’t beryllium turned distant for not having a disguise but volition beryllium reminded to deterioration one. Starting Wednesday, though, “no disguise = nary entry.”


Hill shared immoderate statistic from the occurrence main astir section infirmary ERs and archetypal responders, including two-hour hold times for those arriving by ambulance and five-hour hold times for others successful the ER. “Of 851 COVID patients successful Duval hospitals, 849 are unvaccinated—the 2 vaccinated had different important wellness issues,” Hill said. “Do not hold - get your vaccine contiguous astatine the infirmary aboard the basal oregon retired successful the community.”

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