As of 29 July 2021, masks are mandatory inside all DoD buildings for all personnel

HPCON Alpha Information


Effective July 15, 2021

In light of consistent vaccinations and continued health protective measures across the installation and the surrounding community, and in accordance with OSD guidelines, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst will transition to HPCON Alpha on July 15.
The transition does not mean we are in HPCON Normal. A risk still exists, for which our vaccination and protective postures are our best defense.

Does this change anything?
This transition to HPCON Alpha permits the following changes:
- Increased indoor dining seating at DFACs and eateries
- Expanded base service availability
- Increased occupancy limits in workplaces and indoor facilities

As the JB MDL vaccination rate continues to grow, more changes to base services are expected.

Most JB MDL services have resumed and may be open with some limitations. Please call ahead for specific service hours or questions. More information can be found on the JB MDL App or by visiting

The declared public health emergency (PHE) remains in effect to maintain the necessary legal authorities for the JB MDL commander to proactively manage a Public Health outbreak.

Individuals who are not vaccinated are at risk of getting the virus and/or spreading it to someone else. We encourage JB MDL members to get vaccinated at the Medical Group’s Immunization Clinic.

Wearing facemasks (IAW DoD facemask policy), practicing good hand washing protocols and taking appropriate actions if feeling sick are ways to ensure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Stay safe, healthy and vigilant!