Hampton Roads Navy facilities relax restrictions, move to HPCON Alpha

NORFOLK, Va .– The Navy facility at Hampton Roads upgraded to Health Protection Level (HPCON) Alpha on Friday after meeting condition-based guidelines for the change to HPCON.

The change means that the permitted workplace occupancy at the Hampton Roads facility is reduced from less than 50% to less than 100%. Social distancing, personal hygiene measures and the wearing of masks for those who are not immune remain a requirement.

To move to HPCON Alpha, the Navy needs a minimum level of community transmission of the coronavirus. In 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.

Facilities at Hampton Roads were in HPCON Bravo, a more restrictive level, as of May 1.

In HPCON Alpha, military personnel are required to follow the instructions of their commanders and any instructions provided by region or facility commanders.

If local conditions worsen, HPCON levels may increase for military personnel who have not been vaccinated, as directed by Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Harker.

Hampton Roads military personnel will also continue to adhere to state and local guidelines for off-base activities.

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