Cloth Face Covering Required at USMA

Apr 08, 2020

Cloth Face Covering Required at USMAEffective today, The U.S. Military Academy will require cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing is difficult to maintain, in accordance with Department of Defense and Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines

All cadets, military personnel, family members, civilian employees, contractors and visitors will wear cloth face coverings on academy grounds to the extent practical when they cannot maintain six feet of social distance in public areas or work centers.

Cadets are required to wear a mask or cloth face covering when they cannot maintain six feet of social distance in public areas or work areas (this does not include personal residences). Public areas include but are not limited to the grocery store, pharmacy, hospital, other stores, and offices.

Keller Army Community Hospital, Commissary, Exchange and AAFES food locations, MWR facilities will require work personnel and patrons to wear face coverings. Commissary and AAFES patrons have a one-day grace period to purchase or make their own face covering but will be turned away beginning April 9th if they are not wearing appropriate protection.

The West Point Coronavirus Information page has information about this and other policies, and instructions for making your own cloth face masks, using a variety of patterns and techniques. Visit for more information.

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