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Navy installations in Hampton Roads returned to Health Protection Condition Level (HPCON) Bravo after no longer meeting Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) conditions-based guidance for HPCON Alpha.

The transition is due to coronavirus case rates steadily increasing over the past nine days. To maintain HPCON Alpha, the daily average of new coronavirus cases must be less than two new cases per 100,000 population in the past seven days.

Installations in Hampton Roads had been in HPCON Alpha, a less restrictive level, since July 2.

HPCON Bravo adjusts the allowable workplace occupancy from “less than 100%” under HPCON Alpha to “less than 50%.” Specific occupancy is determined by the unit commander. The change does not currently alter the mask requirement for immunized personnel and non-immunized personnel are still required to wear masks.

If local conditions worsen, HPCON levels can increase for military and civilian personnel who have not been vaccinated, in accordance with guidance from Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Harker. 

Military personnel in Hampton Roads also will continue to adhere to state and local guidance regarding off-base activities.

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