Marines wearing face masks. File photo via Marine Corps

Marine Corps installations at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside and Air Station Miramar in San Diego will require face masks to be worn indoors, regardless of vaccine status, to try to slow the spread of COVID-19, officials said Friday.

“In response to COVID-19 cases increasing in the Southwestern region, Marine Corps Installations West has transitioned from Health Protection Condition Alpha to Bravo,” according to a Marine Corps statement.

“This increase in HPCON level directs that some services be modified or suspended to protect the health and safety of service members, their families, and the workforce.”

The statement did not specify which services would be modified or suspended but noted that all service members, federal employees, on-site contractor employees and visitors should wear face masks indoors in areas of substantial or high community, whether they are vaccinated or not.

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