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Fort Hood issues curfew, visitor restrictions for soldiers

Fort Hood
Posted at 9:27 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 22:27:04-04

FORT HOOD, TX — Fort Hood has issued curfews and visitor restrictions for its soldiers in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.

All soldiers are ordered to remain in their residences between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. This applies to soldiers living in the barracks, on-post family housing and off-post private residences. The only authorized travel is travel related to official duties or to obtain emergency medical care for themselves or family members living with them. Civilian family members living with a soldier are encouraged to follow the curfew.

Soldiers may have visitors in their homes outside of curfew hours. However, the total number of visitors must not exceed 10. Appropriate mitigation measures must be taken, such as face coverings, washing hands and keeping an appropriate distance.

Soldiers may travel outside of curfew hours only to support "mission functions, the activities of daily living, or visitation."

Fort Hood officials say soldiers cannot workout in groups larger than 10. Personnel should wear gloves or immediately wash their hands after touching shared surfaces.

All individuals on DoD property, installations and facilities will wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of social distancing in public areas or work centers.

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