WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Wednesday lowered its coronavirus health-risk level to the lowest severity for the first time since the pandemic began more than two years ago.
The Pentagon is now at Health Protection Condition Alpha, which indicates there is a “low [coronavirus] community-level risk,” the Defense Department said in a statement. It allows the Pentagon to return to 100% normal occupancy, meaning remote work is no longer required.
“A reminder HPCON Alpha is not HPCON Normal, and certain safety precautions in addition to the normal handwashing, healthy eating, getting enough sleep and exercise are prescribed,” defense officials said...
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