Parris Island allowing more groups on base

From staff reports

As of Thursday, June 11, MCRD Parris Island is once again open to approved veterans and dependents and their care-givers, retired Department of Defense civilians, retired Non-Appropriated Funds (NAF) employees and their dependents, and those with current vetting through the “Friends of Parris Island” program, according to a Facebook post by Capt. Bryan McDonnell, Director of Communication Strategy and Operations.

Members of those groups will have base access from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday with official Department of Defense credentials.

Additionally, adjustments were made to the face-covering and indoor dining policies.

While face-coverings are still required at all times in the Commissary and in all medical/dental facilities aboard MCRD Parris Island, masks are no longer required at other MCCS retail and service activities, as long as social distancing is maintained.

All facilities that prepare and serve food have resumed indoor seating, with the exception of the Marine Corps Exchange during recruit liberty.

Masks will be worn when social distancing cannot be maintained, and all individuals are required to carry a mask on their person. All personnel and employees are to enforce proper social distancing and responsible mask use.

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