Nellis AFB buckles down on mitigation measures as COVID-19 cases rise in Southern Nevada

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nellis Air Force Base leadership has upgraded the installation to Health Protection Condition Charlie as COVID-19 cases rise across Southern Nevada.

Currently, the base has directed that Health Protection Condition Charlie (HPCON C) begins Nov. 12. That permits regular access to the base for all beneficiaries while encouraging maximum telework capabilities.

Face coverings are required while on the installation.

This comes after Gov. Steve Sisolak announced “Stay at Home 2.0” during a press conference Tuesday, encouraging employers to allow remote work for those employees with the ability to do so. He noted if work must be done in the workplace, masks should be worn at all times.

Nellis leadership discourages large gatherings and asks airmen to avoid crowds, bars and people not following COVID-19 policies or guidelines.

“Force health protection is our top priority,” the base said in a news release.

The step is meant to help stop the spread of COVID-19 across Nellis and the local community. Leadership will continue to monitor the situation.

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