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Effective today, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield General Order 1 requires all individuals to wear a mask inside all on-post facilities on Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield.

Senior Commander updates GO1, reinstates mask guidelines

Effective today, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield General Order 1 requires all individuals to wear a mask inside all on-post facilities on Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield.

Service members are also required to wear a mask inside off-post public buildings and facilities. Examples include barber shops, religious services, grocery stores, and more.

These requirements are required for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status.

Individuals who are not fully vaccinated on Fort Stewart or Hunter Army Airfield must continue to wear a mask indoors and in outdoor public spaces in accordance with previous guidance.

As a reminder, vaccinated Soldiers are required to have a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card on them at all times for authentication and a digital copy on your cell phone will meet this requirement.

Service members and Civilian employees who misrepresent their vaccination status may be subject to appropriate adverse administrative actions.

These changes are a protection measure in response to the elevated risk and increase in cases of the Delta variant in the Tri-County area and in continued alignment with recent CDC guidelines and mask policy changes in neighboring communities to Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield. 

While at off-post establishments, all DoD personnel should comply with updated CDC, State and local guidelines regarding the wear of masks and any other COVID-19 restrictions. 

More details will be coming, and additional details have been published through official channels. Those with questions are asked to speak with their chain of command.

To read the latest General Order 1 guidance, visit home.army.mil/stewart.