As of 9 March 2022, masks are now optional inside all DoD buildings for all personnel

We have met the threshold to drop the mask mandate for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. Attached is a memorandum with more information on our implementation at JB MDL. Below are a few highlights:


a. As of 2 March, HPCON Alpha status has been in effect due to low or medium "COVID-19 Community Level” status in Burlington County and Ocean County.

b. As of 9 March, no masks are required for DOD personnel or visitors in or on DOD facilities regardless of vaccination status. This includes Child Development centers, youth programs etc. Individuals may choose to wear a mask regardless of the COVID-19 Community Level.

c. Commanders are authorized to allow up to 100 percent workplace occupancy, and should consult with Civilian Personnel for the civilian workforce return to work implementation.


All other force protection guidance remains in effect as outlined in the 1 March SECDEF memorandum. Those with any questions or concerns should consult with their supervisors.


Personnel may still choose to wear a mask regardless of the COVID-19 Community Level. Talk to your primary care provider about additional precautions and/or if you have any mask wear questions.


Please be aware that certain facilities/offices, will still require mask wear.  Specifically, the 87th MDG will require masks until further notice. 


As a reminder, the declared public health emergency (PHE) remains in effect. We will continue to monitor the JB MDL and community conditions and will make adjustments in alignment with the OSD Guidance for Commanders’ Risk-Based Responses and Implementation of the Health Protection Condition Framework.


Keep up the great work, stay vigilant and safe, JB MDL!



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