NEWS | May 17, 2021

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command updates mask policy for fully vaccinated personnel

By U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Public Affairs Office

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) has updated its mask policy for vaccinated personnel to align with new Department of Defense (DoD) guidance, and to reinforce Hawaii state guidelines.

Effective immediately, fully vaccinated DoD personnel (who are at least two weeks beyond their final dose of an FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccine) are no longer required to wear a mask indoors or outdoors while on DoD facilities. Personnel who are not fully vaccinated must continue to follow all applicable DoD mask guidance.

When not on a DoD facility, all DoD personnel, whether fully vaccinated or not, will continue to strictly follow state and local regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. We respect our strong relationship and close cooperation with the State of Hawaii throughout this pandemic.

The DoD is committed to the health and safety of our personnel, family members, and the local community. We will continue to take prudent measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 and will vigorously assess our COVID policies to ensure we are protecting our personnel, the local community, and maintaining our readiness.