Fort Sill lowers HPCON level

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FORT SILL — Fort Sill reduced its health protection condition (HPCON) level from Charlie to Bravo on Tuesday.

The announcement aligns with the Gov. Kevin Stitt’s “Open Up and Recover Safely (OURS) Plan.” When transitioning from each level, the criteria considered includes the downward trend of regional COVID-19 cases with no evidence of a resurgence, said Maj. Gen. Ken Kamper, Fort Sill and its Fires Center of Excellence commanding general.

In HPCON Bravo, the installation and all individuals on base will continue to take prescribed precautions directed from Oklahoma and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to keep the risk low.

Precautions include: continuing to self-monitor, practicing good hygiene, maintaining 6 feet of physical distance, wearing face coverings when social distancing guidelines cannot be met,

and not exceeding recommend- ed gathering limits. Lowering the health protection level will allow more areas on post to reopen and establish their operating procedures under this current condition.

“The Fires team efforts and actions to ‘flatten the curve’ in our community have been diligent and effective,” Kamper said. All individuals on the Fort Sill installation are still required to take the necessary precautions to ensure COVID-19 is minimized.