Fort Campbell’s Commanding Officer, Maj. Gen. McGee announced during a virtual town hall event on Tuesday night that there will be a different set of rules for soldiers who choose not to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Unvaccinated soldiers considering their summer travel plans should not “consider things business as usual,”
“It would be irresponsible of me to allow soldiers to travel unvaccinated throughout the United States and bring that back and have an impact on our soldiers, their families and our overall operational readiness. I’m sure that’s not gonna be a popular decision for some, and that’s quite alright,” McGee said.
According to an article in Clarksville Now, “McGee said he and his staff are considering a range of options, including limited range of travel and increased reporting requirements for soldiers; however, no final decisions have been made as to restrictions.”
“If you are a vaccinated soldier and you’ve received 2 vaccines, you’re at incredibly low risk of contracting the virus and bringing it back. You pose minimal to no risk,” said McGee. “For them, they’ll be able take leave unhindered and with no additional requirements. For those soldiers that choose, as is their right, to not take the vaccine, we will prudently apply measures of how we will make sure you are able to travel safely.”
I have heard of similar guidelines being issued at other Army posts.