Peterson Air Force Base, Cheyenne Air Force Station requiring all to wear masks

Posted at 8:48 AM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 11:55:29-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Following guidance from the U.S. Department of Defense, all individuals at Peterson Air Force Base and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station will be required to wear cloth face masks starting Wednesday.

This guidance issued Sunday after the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control, advising people to wear these cloth face mask "where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain."

Those traveling through the gates to get on base will have to keep their windows up, remove masks if they are wearing, and hold their identification up to the window.

All service members, Department of Defense civilian employees, family members, Department of Defense contractors and others on the base or station will have to follow this directive, according to PAFB.

The base also announced that "base pharmacy, commissary and base exchange have been directed to turn away anyone who is not wearing a face covering until further notice."

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