Public Affairs Office
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (April 9, 2020) — Effective Friday, April 10, everyone entering the Fort Leonard Wood Commissary will need to wear a face covering.
Customers must supply their own face coverings and must keep their face coverings on while inside the store. Face coverings are not required to be medical grade. Examples of non-medical face coverings are cloth masks, neck gaiters, scarves, bandanas, etc.
According to Marian Gilbert, Commissary Store Manager, these safety measures are being put in place to keep as many people healthy as possible and halt the spread of COVID-19.
The Commissary has implemented Designated Shopping from 9 to 10 a.m., Monday through Friday for those aged 65 and older and eligible Tier 1 employees.
Regular shopping hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ID cards will be checked at the door and limits may apply to some items. And, as an added precaution, use of reusable bags has been discontinued.
Fort Leonard Wood’s Main Exchange is also requiring all patrons to wear a face covering.
About Fort Leonard Wood
Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post more than 75 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains more than 80,000 military and civilians each year.
Fort Leonard Wood is home to the U.S Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and three U.S. Army schools: the U.S. Army Engineer School; U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School; and the U.S. Army Military Police School. In addition to training engineer, CBRN and military police specialties for the Army, Fort Leonard Wood also provides gender-integrated in-processing and Basic Combat Training for new Soldiers.
Fort Leonard Wood also hosts and trains with the largest Marine Corps Detachment and Air Force Squadron on any Army installation as well as a large Navy construction detachment.
More information about Fort Leonard Wood is at: https://home.army.mil/wood/index.php/about/mission