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Restriction of Movement Guidance NAVADMIN

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Provided below is a new NAVADMIN message that contains COVID-19 Restriction of Movement (ROM) Guidance. It discusses ROM-related definitions, applicability, guidance, responsibilities, entitlements, and reporting requirements. This NAVADMIN also provides a series of ROM FAQs:

https://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/messages/Documents/NAVADMINS/NAV2020/NAV20083.txt

PCS On Hold? Why You Might Want to Visit Legal Now

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Here’s a link to this article for anyone who is trying to PCS and renting:

PCS On Hold? Why You Might Want to Visit Legal Now

Navy Mitigation Measures in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak Update 3 NAVADMIN

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The NAVADMINs have been piecemeal, so they issued this latest one to consolidate everything into one very long NAVADMIN. If you have questions about PCS, leave, travel, etc. related to coronavirus, the answer is probably in this NAVADMIN:

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SUBJ/NAVY MITIGATION MEASURES IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS 
OUTBREAK UPDATE 3// 
 
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REF/C/NAVADMIN/OPNAV/192309ZMAR20// 
 
REF/D/MEMO/OSD/20MAR2020// 
 
REF/E/OPLAN/NORTHCOM/DOD GCP-PI&ID-3551-13/15OCT13// 
 
REF/F/INST/DODI 6200.03/28MAR19// 
 
REF/G/MEMO/OSD/30JAN2020// 
 
REF/H/EXORD/JOINT STAFF J3/012240ZFEB20// 
 
REF/I/MEMO/OSD/07FEB2020// 
 
REF/J/MEMO/OSD/25FEB2020// 
 
REF/K/NAVADMIN/OPNAV/071613ZFEB20// 
 
REF/L/NAVADMIN/OPNAV/112054ZFEB20// 
 
REF/M/NAVADMIN/OPNAV/051456ZMAR20// 
 
REF/N/GENADMIN/JOINT STAFF/051908ZMAR20// 
 
REF/O/MEMO/JOINT STAFF/06MAR2020// 
 
REF/P/MEMO/OSD/10MAR2020// 
 
REF/Q/MEMO/OSD/11MAR2020// 
 
REF/R/ALNAV/SECNAV/025-20// 
 
REF/S/MEMO/OSD/11MAR2020// 
 
REF/T/ALNAV/SECNAV/026-20// 
 
REF/U/MEMO/OSD/13MAR2020// 
 
REF/V/MEMO/SECNAV/21MAR2020// 
 
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 064/20, NAVY MITIGATION MEASURES 
IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK (OVERSEAS).  REF B 
IS NAVADMIN 065/20, NAVY MITIGATION MEASURES IN RESPONSE 
TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK UPDATE 1 (DOMESTIC).  REF C IS 
NAVY MITIGATION MEASURES IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS 
OUTBREAK UPDATE 2.  REF D IS MEMO FROM UNDERSECRETARY OF 
DEFENSE FOR PERSONNEL AND READINESS, AUTHORIZED 
DEPARTURE  INDIVIDUALS AT HIGHER RISK FROM COVID-19. 
REF E IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) GLOBAL CAMPAIGN 
PLAN FOR PANDEMIC INFLUENZA AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE.  REF 
F IS DODI 6200.03, PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 
WITHIN THE DOD.  REF G IS MEMO FROM UNDER SECRETARY OF 
DEFENSE FOR PERSONNEL AND READINESS PROVIDING FORCE 
HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE FOR PERSONNEL RETURNING FROM 
CHINA DURING THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK. 
REF H IS SECDEF-APPROVED EXORD THAT DIRECTS USNORTHCOM 
TO EXECUTE ITS PANDEMIC PLAN 3551-13 AND SUPPORTING 
GEOGRAPHIC COMBATANT COMMANDERS TO EXECUTE THEIR 
PANDEMIC PLANS IN RESPONSE TO THE NCOV (COVID-19) 
OUTBREAK.  REF I IS SUPPLEMENT 1 TO REF G.  REF J IS 
SUPPLEMENT 2 TO REF G.  REF K IS NAVADMIN 033/20, OPNAV 
REPORTING GUIDANCE SUPPORTING DOD RESPONSE TO THE COVID- 
19 OUTBREAK.  REF L IS NAVADMIN 039/20, UPDATED DOD 
GUIDANCE FOR MONITORING PERSONNEL RETURNING FROM CHINA 
DURING THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK.  REF M IS 
NAVADMIN 058/20, UPDATED NAVY GUIDANCE DURING THE NOVEL 
CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK.  REF N IS JOINT STAFF MESSAGE FOR 
DOD COVID-19 PASSENGER SCREENING GUIDELINES FOR OVERSEAS 
MILITARY TRANSPORTATION TERMINALS.  REF O IS JOINT STAFF 
FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE TO MITIGATE THE RISK OF 
COVID-19 TRANSMISSION.  REF P IS MEMO FROM UNDER 
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR PERSONNEL AND READINESS 
PROVIDING FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE FOR THE USE 
OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND NON-PHARMACEUTICAL 
INTERVENTIONS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 
OUTBREAK.  REF Q IS MEMO FROM UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE 
FOR PERSONNEL AND READINESS PROVIDING FORCE HEALTH 
PROTECTION GUIDANCE FOR PERSONNEL TRAVELING DURING THE 
NOVEL CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK.  REF R IS ALNAV 025/20, 
FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF 
NAVY.  REF S IS MEMO FROM SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR 
TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS FOR DOD COMPONENTS IN RESPONSE TO 
CORONAVIRUS DISEASE. REF T IS ALNAV 026/20, OFFICIAL AND 
PERSONAL DOMESTIC TRAVEL FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION 
GUIDANCE FOR DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY (CONUS TRAVEL 
GUIDANCE).  REF U IS MEMO FROM DEPUTY SECRETARY OF 
DEFENSE FOR STOP MOVEMENT FOR DOMESTIC TRAVEL FOR DOD 
COMPONENTS IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019.  REF 
V IS ASN (M&RA) MEMO ON AUTHORIZED DEPARTURE 
INDIVIDUALS AT HIGHER RISK FROM COVID-19.// 
 
POC/RADM KARL THOMAS/OPNAV N3N5B/703-692- 
9291/KARL.O.THOMAS1(AT)NAVY.MIL/ 
RADM JEFFREY JABLON/OPNAV N13/703-604- 
5040/JEFFREY.JABLON(AT)NAVY.MIL/ 
RADM GAYLE SHAFFER/OPNAV N093B/703-697-7399/ 
GAYLE.SHAFFER(AT)MED.NAVY.MIL// 
 
RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN supersedes references (a) through (c) and 
consolidates those NAVADMINs into one NAVADMIN for ease of 
reference.  It also adds implementing guidance in paragraph 3.H. for 
an Authorized Departure (AD) of DoD eligible family members (EFMs) 
and civilian employees in line with references (d) and (v).  This 
NAVADMIN contains measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 
throughout the Navy enterprise and amplifies DoD and DoN direction 
for Service Members and Navy civilians.  It summarizes and repeats 
applicable guidance where appropriate so that this will serve as a 
one-stop information source.  Authorized travelers will adhere to 
the Force Health Protection Guidelines (FHPG) as detailed throughout 
references (a) through (v) as summarized in this NAVADMIN, and later 
guidance. 
    1.A.  Background.  The DoD has transitioned to Phase Three 
(Respond) of reference (e), the global campaign in response to the 
COVID-19 outbreak.  Our workforce is our first line of defense.  All 
hands must proactively take action to ensure the health of our 
force, and to ensure we mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in order to 
maintain our readiness.  During the COVID-19 outbreak, the DoD and 
DoN will continue to protect and preserve the operational 
effectiveness of forces worldwide in accordance with (IAW) 
references (e) and (f).  Utilizing FHPG from the Under Secretary of 
Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD (P&R)) provided in 
references (g) and (q), USNORTHCOM is executing its pandemic plan 
and geographic combatant commanders are executing their supporting 
pandemic plans IAW reference (h).  In compliance with updated USD 
(P&R) FHPG issued in references (i) and (j), Office of Chief Naval 
Operations (OPNAV) published initial reporting guidance supporting 
DoD response to the COVID-19 outbreak in reference (k) and updated 
that guidance in references (c), (l), and (m). 
    1.B.  Role of the CDC.  As the leading U.S. government Public 
Health Agency, the CDC continues to assess the risk of COVID-19 and 
to provide guidance for those residing in the U.S. and traveling 
abroad.  Because CDC guidance is principally tailored for persons 
residing in the U.S., some CDC COVID-19 guidance may have limited 
applicability for commanders, particularly those outside the United 
States, and is not recognized by other sovereign nations.  While DoD 
continues to follow the lead of the CDC, when needed, additional 
military specific measures are authorized to mitigate risk to U.S. 
forces stationed or deployed around the world, and to protect 
Service Members, Navy civilian employees, and their family members. 
USD (P&R) FHPG issued in reference (q) provides guidance for DoD 
personnel traveling during the novel coronavirus outbreak. 
    1.C.  CDC Travel Health Advisories.  The CDC provides travel 
health advisories at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- 
ncov/travelers/index.html.  The Advisory Levels are noted below and 
will be referenced in this NAVADMIN (note that CDC warning levels DO 
NOT apply to the U.S.): 
Level 1  Watch, practice usual precautions (risk of 
limited community transmission) 
Level 2  Alert, practice enhanced precautions 
(sustained (ongoing) community transmission) 
Level 3  Warning, avoid nonessential travel (widespread 
sustained (ongoing) transmission) 
    1.D.  DoN Civilian Guidance.  The DoN civilian workforce  more 
than 220,000 strong  plays an integral role in supporting our 
Sailors and building, manning and maintaining our ships, aircraft, 
and submarines.  Working shoulder to shoulder with our Service 
Members, it is imperative to have alignment between Navy civilian 
and military COVID-19 policy and guidance.  DoN civilian guidance is 
contained in references (r) and (t) as well as this NAVADMIN. 
    1.E.  Military Health Protection Guidance.  The Secretary of 
Defense (SECDEF) provided explicit FHPG in references (g) and (q) 
which is more restrictive than CDC guidance.  Commanders must read 
both documents in their entirety and ensure they are following the 
actions spelled out in this guidance.  Local Commanders can be more 
restrictive based on Command location, local community transmission, 
risk to mission and risk to force.  Each and every Sailor must 
ensure they proactively manage and minimize their personal risk to 
exposure, and that of their families.  Commands are charged with 
ensuring they track and monitor each Sailor and aggressively follow 
SECDEF guidance in these references. 
 
2.  Mission.  All commands will take specific actions to mitigate 
the spread of COVID-19 worldwide and adhere to the policies and 
reporting requirements contained in this NAVADMIN. 
 
3.  Policy.  This NAVADMIN applies to all Navy Service 
Members, Navy civilians, and their families assigned to DoD 
installations world-wide.  In order to maintain force health 
protection, readiness of the force and mitigate the risk of 
transmission among personnel, SECDEF directed an OCONUS 
travel stop movement to affected countries and areas 
effective 13 Mar 2020 in reference (s).  This includes all 
forms of travel (Permanent Change of Station (PCS), 
Temporary Duty (TAD/TDY), and government-funded leave).  For 
Service Members this also includes personal leave and other 
non-official travel.  On 13 March 2020 Deputy SECDEF 
directed a domestic travel stop movement in reference (u). 
In line with references (t) and (u), which provides domestic 
travel guidance, all Service Members will stop movement and 
Navy civilian personnel and family members whose 
transportation is government funded will also stop movement. 
The domestic travel stop movement applies to PCS and 
TAD/TDY, and Service Members are only authorized local 
leave.  Until the domestic travel restrictions prescribed 
above are lifted, Navy commands may only gain/onboard 
civilian employees within the local commuting area.  The 
following domestic travel is authorized:  (1) Travel by 
patients and medical providers for the purpose of medical 
treatment for Navy personnel and their family members (2) 
Individuals who have already initiated PCS or TDY travel 
(including intermediate stops) are authorized to continue to 
their final destination (see paragraphs 3.B. through 3.E. 
for further amplification) (3)  Individuals whose TDY and/or 
leave ends while this NAVADMIN is in effect are authorized 
to return to their home station at the end of their TDY 
and/or leave (see paragraph 3.C. through 3.F. for further 
amplification) (4)Individuals pending retirement or 
separation during this period are exempt.  This stop 
movement (both overseas and domestic) will remain in effect 
until 11 May 2020. 
    3.A.  Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Overseas.  Service 
Members, Navy civilians and dependents under OCONUS PCS orders to 
locations designated CDC COVID-19 Warning Level 3 or CDC COVID-19 
Alert Level 2 will follow the guidance in section 3.A. of this 
NAVADMIN.  Note that CDC warning levels DO NOT apply to CONUS. 
          3.A.1.  PCS orders to or from CDC COVID-19 Warning Level 3 
locations for Service Members.  Service Members and their dependents 
under PCS orders to or from a CDC COVID-19 Warning Level 3 location 
will stop movement.  This policy applies to currently designated CDC 
COVID-19 Warning Level 3 locations, or those designated Level 3 at a 
later date. 
                  3.A.1.a.  Service Members who have detached from 
their parent command prior to the date of this NAVADMIN and are in 
transit are directed to contact Navy Personnel Command (NPC) for 
follow-on guidance per paragraph 5.A.  NPC is standing by to address 
each specific case and will authorize entitlements based on current 
location and situation. 
                  3.A.1.b.  Detaching and gaining commands shall 
make every effort to contact affected Service Members enroute 
to/from their command to advise them of the contents of this 
message. 
          3.A.2.  PCS orders to CDC COVID-19 Alert Level 2 locations 
for Service Members.  Service Members under PCS orders to a CDC 
COVID-19 Alert Level 2 location will execute orders.  Dependents of 
Service Members executing accompanied PCS orders to a CDC COVID-19 
Alert Level 2 location will delay travel to the CDC COVID-19 Alert 
Level 2 location until 11 May 2020.  This policy applies to 
currently designated CDC Alert Level 2 locations and those 
designated at a later date. 
                  3.A.2.a.  Service Members who have detached from 
their parent command prior to the date of this NAVADMIN and are in 
transit are directed to contact NPC for follow-on guidance per 
paragraph 5.A.  NPC is standing by to address each specific case and 
will authorize entitlements based on current location and situation. 
                  3.A.2.b.  Detaching and gaining commands shall 
make every effort to contact affected Service Members enroute 
to/from their command to advise them of the contents of this 
message. 
          3.A.3.  PCS orders to or from CDC COVID-19 Warning Level 3 
locations for Navy civilians.  Navy civilians and their dependents 
under PCS orders to or from a CDC COVID-19 Warning Level 3 location 
will stop movement.  This policy applies to currently designated CDC 
COVID-19 Warning Level 3 locations, or those designated Level 3 at a 
later date.  Contact your supervisory chain of command for further 
guidance. 
          3.A.4.  PCS orders to CDC COVID-19 Alert Level 2 locations 
for Navy civilians.  Navy civilians under PCS orders to a CDC COVID- 
19 Alert Level 2 location will execute orders.  Dependents of Navy 
civilians executing accompanied PCS orders to a CDC COVID-19 Alert 
Level 2 location will delay travel to the CDC COVID-19 Alert Level 2 
location until 11 May 2020.  This policy applies to currently 
designated CDC Alert Level 2 locations and those designated at a 
later date.  Additionally, until the travel restrictions are lifted 
Navy civilian hiring actions for positions in Level 2 and Level 3 
countries are postponed for non-essential civilian personnel who 
have not yet begun travel.  Contact your supervisory chain of 
command for further guidance. 
    3.B.  PCS in the United States and its territories.  Service 
Members, Navy civilians and dependents under domestic PCS orders 
will follow the guidance in section 3.B. of this NAVADMIN. 
          3.B.1. Navy Civilians.  All Department of the Navy 
civilian employees whose transportation is government funded will 
stop movement.  Navy commands may continue civilian hiring actions, 
but may only onboard civilian employees in the local commuting area. 
Contact your supervisory chain of command for further guidance. 
          3.B.2.  Service Members. 
                  3.B.2.a.  Service Members who have not yet 
initiated PCS travel as of the effective date of this 
NAVADMIN are directed to contact NPC for follow-on guidance 
per paragraph 5.A.  NPC is standing by to address each 
specific case and will authorize entitlements based on 
current location and situation. 
                  3.B.2.b. For Service Members who have 
already initiated PCS travel, detaching and gaining commands 
shall make every effort to contact those Service Members to 
advise them of the contents of this message. 
                  3.B.2.c. A local PCS move may be executed without 
an exception since it does not involve travel outside of the local 
area.  To be clear, same geographic location PCS moves will only be 
executed with due regard to the operational readiness of the 
commands involved.  Losing and gaining commands are encouraged to 
coordinate with placement coordinators and detailers in PERS-4 as 
required.  PERS-4 shall adjudicate same geographic location PCS move 
decisions in situations where losing and gaining commands do not 
agree on an execution timeline.  This adjudication may be delegated, 
but no lower than the O-6 Division Director level at PERS-4. 
    3.C.  Other Official Overseas Travel (Meetings, Conferences, 
Site Visits, etc).  All other official travel by Service Members and 
Navy civilians to or from a country designated as CDC COVID-19 
Warning Level 3, is prohibited and will require an exception IAW 
paragraph 3.G.  Navy Reserve personnel will follow guidance 
promulgated by the Chief of Navy Reserves. 
    3.D.  Other Official Domestic Travel (Meetings, 
Conferences, Site Visits, etc.).  All other official travel 
by Service Members and Navy civilians in the United States 
is prohibited and will require an exception IAW paragraph 
 
3.G.  Navy Reserve personnel will follow guidance 
promulgated by the Chief of Navy Reserves. 
    3.E.  Travel for Official Training (Overseas and Domestic). 
          3.E.1.  Service Member and Navy civilian travel to attend 
formal training will require an exception IAW paragraph 3.G prior to 
travel, will require advance coordination with the training command 
and will comply with Navy Component Commander guidance concerning 
pre- and post- travel medical screening and reception procedures to 
include restriction of movement (ROM) if applicable. 
          3.E.2.  Service Members and Navy civilians currently under 
PCS or TAD/TDY orders and attending training and/or schools will 
complete their current training and/or school.  For those on TAD/TDY 
orders, Service Members and Navy civilians are directed to contact 
the command that issued the orders for returning 
instructions/guidance.  Navy civilians executing PCS orders are 
directed to contact the command that issued the orders for further 
guidance.  Service Members executing PCS orders are directed to 
contact Navy Personnel Command for guidance and potential orders 
modification.  Once the current school/training is complete, Service 
Members should expect to take one of the following actions:  (1) 
Return to their previous Permanent Duty Station (PDS), (2) Remain at 
the school/training site if prudent for health protection, (3) If 
the next school/training is in the same location and the course is 
still being offered, continue training.  Reevaluate after 
school/training completion, (4) Proceed to the ultimate PDS. 
Decisions will be based on force health protection considerations. 
Throughout the process, Service Members should consult with their 
affected command (current, losing or future) as well as their 
detailer where applicable. 
   3.F.  Personal Leave and Liberty (overseas and domestic). 
Commanding Officers (CO) and officers in charge may authorize local 
leave IAW command policy for Service Members.  Leave or personal 
travel outside of the local area, as defined by Commanding Officers 
and officers in charge, requires an exception as outlined in 
paragraph 3.G.  For those Service Members currently on leave, COs or 
officers in charge are delegated authority to terminate leave early 
or allow completion of leave as authorized based on location, 
duration and risk to Service Member.  For Navy civilians, approval 
or denial of civilian annual leave requests will be based on mission 
requirements.  While intended travel outside the local commuting 
area may be considered in determining impact to mission 
requirements, leave requests for Navy civilians cannot be denied 
solely because an employee is travelling outside of the local 
commuting area.  In line with reference (t) paragraph 3(b), Navy 
civilian employees are strongly encouraged to avoid personal leave 
outside of the local area. 
  3.G.  Exceptions. 
          3.G.1.  Individuals pending retirement or separation 
within the next 60 days are exempt from this stop movement. 
          3.G.2.  Commanding officers and officers in charge may 
request an exception to paragraphs 3.A. through 3.F. in the 
following cases:  (1) determined to be mission essential, (2) 
necessary for humanitarian reasons, or (3) warranted due to extreme 
hardship.  Mission-essential travel refers to work that must be 
performed to ensure the continued operations of mission essential 
functions, as determined by the local Commander. 
                  3.G.2.a.  Navy Personnel Command (PERS-4) is 
authorized to approve or deny stop movement exceptions for Service 
Member PCS travel in paragraphs 3.A., 3.B., and 3.E.2.  Approvals of 
exception requests shall be made via message traffic to all 
concerned and will specify whether dependents are authorized to 
accompany the Service Member.  Detaching Commander endorsement is 
required.  Upon receipt of an approved exception, Transaction 
Service Center or Personnel Support Detachment/personnel offices 
will process the Service Member for transfer to the gaining command. 
Send all exception requests to pers451(at)navy.mil with the subject 
line PCS EXCEPTION REQUEST.  Exception request formats will be 
provided by PERS-4 and posted on MyNavy Portal.  Service Members who 
are granted an exception and are traveling from a CDC COVID-19 
Warning Level 3 or Alert Level 2 location will receive guidance from 
NPC concerning Navy Component Commander pre- and post- travel 
medical screening and reception procedures to include ROM. 
                  3.G.2.b.  Authority to approve or deny stop 
movement exceptions for Service Members in the case of:  (1) 
Official travel in paragraph 3.C. and 3.D., and (2) Official 
training, not associated with a PCS, in paragraph 3.E., and (3) 
Leave requests that include travel outside of the local area in 
paragraph 3.F, is delegated to the echelon 2 commander.  The echelon 
2 commander may further delegate exception authority, but no lower 
than the first flag officer or Senior Executive Service (SES) in the 
chain of command of the Service Member.  Those who are granted an 
exception will comply with the echelon 2 guidance concerning pre- 
and post- travel screening and reception procedures. 
                3.G.2.c.  Exceptions for PCS of Navy civilians. 
Authority to approve or deny exceptions of the PCS of Navy civilians 
from outside the local commuting area in paragraphs 3.A. and 3.B is 
delegated to the echelon 2 commander.  The echelon 2 commander may 
further delegate exception authority, but no lower than the first 
flag officer or SES in the chain of command of the command or 
activity performing the hiring action.  Those who are granted an 
exception will comply with the echelon 2 guidance concerning pre- 
and post- travel screening and reception procedures. 
                3.G.2.d.  Authority to approve or deny stop movement 
exceptions for Navy civilians in the case of: (1) Official travel in 
paragraph 3.C. and 3.D. and (2) Official training, not associated 
with a PCS, in paragraph 3.E. is delegated to the echelon 2 
commander.  The echelon 2 commander may further delegate exception 
authority, but no lower than the first flag officer or SES in the 
Service Member or Navy civilian employee chain of command.  Those 
who are granted an exception will comply with the echelon 2 guidance 
concerning pre- and post- travel screening and reception procedures. 
    3.H.  Authorized Departure. 
          3.H.1.  The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense 
(Personnel and Readiness) has announced an Authorized Departure (AD) 
as outlined in reference (d).  In line with reference (v), Navy 
Service Member eligible family members (EFMs) and Department of the 
Navy civilian employees who have determined they are at higher risk 
of a poor health outcome if exposed to COVID-19 or who have 
requested departure based on a commensurate justification in foreign 
areas as well as a civilian employee and/or other eligible family 
members who may need to accompany them - are authorized to depart 
their current duty station.  DoN civilian employees who wish to 
depart their duty station must consult with their chain of command. 
          3.H.2.  The designated safe-haven for departing Service 
Member eligible family members is the contiguous United States (US). 
The designated safe-haven for departing DoN civilian employees is 
Arlington, Virginia.  Members should work with their commands and 
local travel office to arrange for transportation to their safe- 
haven.  Authorized departures are only permitted when appropriate 
transportation and reception procedures are in place consistent with 
reference (s).  Travelers should be aware that preventative health 
measures to include restricted movement and business closures have 
been implemented in the United States to various degrees by federal, 
state and local governments.  Travelers shall be advised to check 
the restrictions applicable to their situation, based on their 
departure location, any enroute locations (foreign and in the United 
States) and their ultimate safe-haven, as well as availability of 
lodging, prior to commencing travel.  IAW the Joint Travel 
Regulations (JTR), chapter 6, dependents must designate their 
specific safe haven location in the United States upon, or prior to, 
entry to the United States.  Once designated, the specific safe- 
haven cannot be changed.  Dependents of uniformed personnel will be 
processed for safe-haven allowances IAW with the JTR, Chapter 6, 
paragraph 0602.  DoN civilian employees and their eligible family 
members will be processed for allowances IAW with the JTR, Chapter 
6, paragraph 0604. 
          3.H.3.  It is strongly recommended that eligible family 
members and civilian employees after traveling to, through and from 
a location with a Center for Disease Control Travel Health Notice 
for COVID-19 take the following measure for the next 14 days:  (a) 
Implement self-observations for symptoms of fever, cough or 
difficulty breathing (b) Implement social distancing, e.g., remain 
out of congregate settings, avoid mass gatherings, and maintain 6 
feet distance from others when possible (c) If individuals feel 
feverish or develop measured fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, 
immediately self-isolate, limit contact with others, and seek advice 
by telephone from the appropriate healthcare provider to determine 
whether medical evaluation is required,. 
          3.H.4.  The following provides general information for 
Service Member eligible family members regarding allowances. Members 
are advised that the impact of this authorized departure on their 
specific allowances is highly dependent on member individual 
circumstances.  For questions regarding specific allowances, members 
should contact their nearest Personnel Support Detachment or My Navy 
Career Center (MNCC) or consult the JTR, chapter 6. 
                  3.H.4.a. Per diem:  Transportation expenses and 
travel per diem are authorized from the time the family departs the 
evacuation site, through the time they reach their selected safe 
haven location in the continental United States including processing 
time at both the evacuation and receiving site.  A non-command 
sponsored dependent is only authorized transportation and per diem. 
Other allowances will not be paid. 
                  3.H.4.b.  Escort allowances:  Travel and 
transportation allowances are also payable to a member, a U.S. 
government civilian employee, or a person who travels under an 
official travel authorization/order as an escort for an evacuated 
dependent who is incapable of traveling alone to the safe haven due 
to age, physical or mental incapacity, or other extraordinary 
circumstances. 
                  3.H.4.c.  Household goods (HHG)/shipping 
allowance: upon a dependent departing for a safe haven, 
unaccompanied baggage (for the dependent), and HHG items as needed 
for dependent comfort and well-being, may be transported at 
government expense. 
                  3.H.4.d.  POV:  Transportation of a POV at 
government expense to a safe haven is not authorized. 
                  3.H.4.e.  Pets:  A member is authorized 
transportation to the safe haven location incident to an evacuation 
from a foreign PDS for up to two household pets (defined by JTR 
060204 as a cat or dog), which the member owned at the evacuated 
foreign PDS (to include quarantine fees). 
                  3.H.4.f.  Housing allowance:  A member, whose 
command sponsored dependents are evacuated and who was authorized a 
with dependent housing allowance on the evacuation date, continues 
to be paid such allowance while the members PDS remains unchanged 
and the member continues to maintain private sector housing, as long 
as the command-sponsored dependents are receiving evacuation 
allowances. 
                  3.H.4.g.  Family separation allowance (FSA):  A 
member is entitled to FSA if a member has a dependent depart an 
overseas duty station at government expense because of an evacuation 
and begins on the 31st day of dependent departure from the PDS. 
          3.H.5.  The above listed allowances are not all inclusive 
and may not be applicable in all cases.  Members are encouraged to 
contact the MNCC to obtain information specific to their 
circumstances.  Receipts/records pertaining to evacuation should be 
retained. 
    3.I.  Actions upon return from a CDC COVID-19 Alert Level 2 or 
higher location or if in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 
infection. 
          3.I.1.  Service Members who travel or have traveled in the 
prior 14 days to or through a CDC COVID-19 Warning Level 3 or Alert 
Level 2 location will immediately notify their chain of command and 
be placed in a 14 day ROM status.  Immediate supervisors will not 
require Service Members to report to their duty location or 
otherwise disregard the ROM.  Service Members will comply with 
reference (q) and Navy Component Commander guidance concerning pre- 
and post- travel medical screening and reception procedures to 
include ROM.  Commanders may, pursuant to DoD and Navy regulations 
and policies, authorize telework opportunities, permissive TAD/TDY 
or work from home as necessary. 
          3.I.2.  Service Members who have had close contact with 
someone with a confirmed COVID-19 infection and feel sick with a 
fever, cough or difficulty breathing shall: 
                  3.I.2.a.  Inform their Senior Medical Department 
Representative immediately. 
                  3.I.2.b.  Seek medical care immediately.  Before 
going to the office of a doctor or emergency room, call ahead to 
provide recent travel locations and symptoms. 
                  3.I.2.c.  Avoid contact with others. 
                  3.I.2.d.  Stay home except to get medical care. 
                  3.I.2.e.  Cover mouth and nose with tissue or 
sleeve (not hands) when coughing or sneezing. 
    3.J.  Holding Conferences.  All Navy personnel shall maximize 
the conduct of virtual conferences, meetings and classes to the 
fullest extent.  Holding conferences are strongly discouraged and 
must be approved by a Navy Component Commander, Deputy Fleet 
Commander, Task Force Commander or Navy Region Commander charged 
with hosting the conference. 
   3.K.  General Health Guidance.  Compliance with CDC guidance is 
critical to minimize the spread of COVID-19.  All personnel shall: 
          3.K.1.  Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 
20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, 
and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.  If soap and 
water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer 
with at least 60 percent alcohol.  Always wash hands with soap and 
water if hands are visibly dirty. 
          3.K.2.  Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
          3.K.3.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. 
          3.K.4.  Stay home when you are sick. 
          3.K.5.  Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then 
throw the tissue in the trash. 
          3.K.6.  Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and 
surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. 
          3.K.7.  Maximize open doors within area with equivalent 
classification levels. 
          3.K.8.  Minimize meetings of more than five persons. 
 
3.K.9.  Practice social distancing. 
          3.K.10.  Minimize attendance at large group gatherings 
outside of the workplace (for example shopping malls and restaurants 
with large attendance). 
    3.L.  Supplemental Guidance for Commanders. 
          3.L.1.  IAW reference (q), Commanders should identify and 
track all Service Members who travel or have a history of travel in 
the prior 14 days.  This includes travel by military or commercial 
means as well as private conveyance and includes all forms of travel 
to include PCS, temporary duty and leave.  Commanders shall ensure 
Service Members implement the following actions for the next 14 
days: 
                  3.L.1.a.  Implement self-observation, i.e., take 
temperature twice a day and remain alert for fever (>100.4 degrees F 
or 38 degrees C) and remain alert for fever, cough or difficulty 
breathing. 
                  3.L.1.b.  To the extent possible implement social 
distancing, i.e., remain out of congregate settings, avoid mass 
gatherings and maintain 6 feet or 2 meter distance from others when 
possible. 
                  3.L.1.c.  If individuals feel feverish or develop 
measured fever, cough or difficulty breathing, immediately self- 
isolate, limit contact with others and seek advice by telephone from 
the appropriate healthcare provider to determine whether medical 
evaluation is required. 
          3.L.2.  Commanders will adhere to DoD guidance for 
personnel traveling during the novel coronavirus outbreak per 
reference (q) to include COVID-19 screening at overseas military 
transportation terminals per reference (n).  Commanders will review 
the supplemental risk-based measures and observe the operational 
risk level mitigation actions for COVID-19 outlined in reference 
(f). 
          3.L.3.  For individuals traveling OCONUS to OCONUS, 
Commanders will ensure travel is mission essential and follow the 
guidance listing in reference (s) if compelling exceptions are 
necessary.  Military air crew are exempt from the requirements in 
this NAVADMIN, but will ensure they actively practice social 
distancing and prudent measures to mitigate potential contact and 
COVID-19 transmission. 
          3.L.4.  Commanders will comply with status of forces 
agreements when applicable. 
          3.L.5.  Consider measures to place mission essential shore 
staffs on alternating day or split shift rotations. 
          3.L.6.  Use maximum latitude to authorize telework, 
liberal leave, permissive TDY as necessary to minimize spread within 
your teams. 
          3.L.7.  Implement social distancing techniques for any 
meetings you conduct. 
          3.L.8.  Ensure the health of your force by conducting 
regular screenings and restrict movement of those potentially 
infected with COVID-19. 
    3.M. Entitlements.  Changes to entitlements associated with a 
ROM have been approved and put in place by DoD.  The entitlements 
include, but are not limited to per diem for Service Members and 
dependents directed to ROM after arrival at a duty station after a 
PCS move and the implementation of Hardship Duty Pay (HDP)  ROM for 
members who incur unreimbursed lodging expenses when directed to ROM 
at their PDS.  Additionally, the Pay and Personnel Management Branch 
(PERS-2) has released Pay and Personnel Information Bulletin (PPIB) 
20-5 and 20-6 which provided Navy Pay Offices with information 
regarding recent JTR changes regarding self-isolation and 
establishment of HDP-ROM.  Eligibility for entitlements varies based 
on individual circumstances.  If you have questions about 
entitlements, please contact the MyNavy career center (1-833-330- 
6622) or via e-mail at askmncc(at)navy.mil. 
 
4.  Regular Reporting.  For CONUS commands, ensure your points of 
contact (POC) submit accurate and timely COVID-19 daily reports and 
CCIRs to USFFC, with an information copy to the local installation 
commander, for consolidation and subsequent reporting to OPNAV.  For 
OCONUS commands, ensure your POCs submit accurate and timely COVID- 
19 daily reports and CCIRs to the Navy Component Command/echelon 2 
command, with an information copy to the local installation 
commander, for consolidation and subsequent reporting to OPNAV. 
Given potential rapid escalation of case numbers and impact on 
readiness, additional reporting is required.  Navy commands will 
report the following through their chain of command and via OPREP 
where appropriate: 
    4.A.  COVID-19 daily reports.  COVID-19 Case Information broken 
out by Active-Duty, DON Civilian, Military Family Members and Navy 
Contractors as follows: 
        4.A.1.  Active-Duty:  Total Persons Under Investigation 
(PUI)/Positive Cases/Positive Cases in Home Isolation/Positive Cases 
in Hospital/Positive Cases Recovering Post-Hospitalization/Positive 
Cases Returned to Work/Deaths, 
        4.A.2.  DoN Civilian:  Total PUI/Total Positive 
Cases/Positive Cases in Home Isolation/Positive Cases in 
Hospital/Positive Cases Recovering Post-Hospitalization/Positive 
Cases Returned to Work/Deaths, 
        4.A.3.  Family Members:  Total PUI/Total Positive 
Cases/Positive Cases in Home Isolation/Positive Cases in 
Hospital/Positive Cases Recovering Post-Hospitalization/Deaths, 
        4.A.4.  DoN Contractors:  Total PUI/Total Positive 
Cases/Positive Cases in Home Isolation/Positive Cases in 
Hospital/Positive Cases Recovering Post-Hospitalization/Deaths. 
    4.B.  CCIRs.  For COVID-19 Active-Duty Service Members and Navy 
civilians only (in accordance with HIPAA and the Privacy Act): 
        4.B.1.  Date individual identified as infected 
        4.B.2.  Date individual admitted to hospital (if applicable) 
        4.B.3.  Is individual in ICU? 
        4.B.4.  Is individual on a ventilator? 
        4.B.5.  Date individual is discharged 
        4.B.6.  Date individual recovers 
    4.C.  The death of a Navy Service Member, Navy civilian, Navy 
contractor, or family member due to COVID-19. 
    4.D.  Any shortage of medical personal protective equipment 
(PPE) or test kits. 
    4.E.  Significant or newsworthy installation or facility 
closures. 
    4.F.  Unit or installation is unable to meet isolation 
requirements. 
    4.G.  Unit or installation is unable to meet operational 
requirements. 
    4.H.  Any local or regional change in health protection 
condition (HPCON). 
 
5.  Points of Contact. 
    5.A.  Sailor Support.  Service Members with questions regarding 
this stop movement or entitlements for PCS travel should contact the 
MyNavy Career Center (1-833-330-6622) or email ASKMNCC(AT)NAVY.MIL. 
Detailers are ready to support all order modifications and commands 
should work with their placement officers. 
    5.B.  Medical Questions.  BUMED Watch:  703-681-1087/1125 or 
NIPR EMAIL:  usn.ncr.bumedfchva.list.bumed---2019-ncov-response- 
cell(AT)mail.mil. 
    5.C.  Reporting Requirements.  OPNAV Battle Watch Captain at 
703-692-9284 or BWC.PTGN(AT)NAVY.MIL. 
    5.D.  Navy civilians.  Navy civilians with questions regarding 
this guidance should contact their supervisory chain of command. 
 
6.  The Navy will ensure the best possible Navy-wide Force Health 
Protection for its Sailors, civilian employees and family members. 
However, all members of the Navy family must do their part by 
adhering to CDC guidelines as they relate to basic hygiene and human 
interaction.  The Navy will remain focused on meeting our global 
commitments while also ensuring the health and well-being of our 
Service Members, Navy civilians and our families. 
 
7.  Our understanding of COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and 
this guidance will continue to be evaluated as conditions 
change.  We recognize many of the policies in this NAVADMIN 
will place a strain on our force, but they are absolutely 
necessary to preserve our ability to conduct the mission. 
Local Commanders will exercise prudent judgement when 
determining mission essential travel and granting waivers 
and err on the side of conservatism.  This is not business 
as usual.  The expectation is that these exceptions are 
done on a case by case basis and that they are very limited 
in number.  The entire team must understand their role in 
minimizing the spread of COVID-19 among our ranks.  All 
efforts should be taken to combat the spread of COVID-19 
and to minimize impact on our force.  The Navy will remain 
focused on meeting our global commitments while also 
ensuring the health and well-being of our Service Members, 
Navy civilians and our families. 
 
8.  As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, Commander 
feedback is an important part of issuing revised or additional 
guidance.  It is virtually impossible to address all specific cases 
or situations.  However, Commanders have the latitude to adjust 
direction based upon their unique situation.  For example, a unit 
that has been at sea for 14 days with no COVID-19 cases may make the 
decision to relax social distancing requirements until they pull 
into port.  Thank you for your leadership at the tip of the spear, 
wherever that may be.  We know that it is not easy and simply ask 
that you make the best call possible  we will back you up. 
 
9.  Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.// 
 
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More Stringent DoD Travel Restrictions Released Stopping All Domestic Travel

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Below is the text from this original DoD article/release dated 13 MAR 2020. FAQs are here as well.

Today, the Deputy Secretary of Defense David L. Norquist approved new travel restrictions for service members, DoD civilians, and their families assigned to DoD installations, facilities and surrounding areas within the United States and its territories. This restriction will halt all domestic travel, including Permanent Change of Station, and Temporary Duty. This restriction will also pause civilian hiring at DoD installations and components for persons who do not reside within the hiring entity’s local commuting area.

Additionally, service members will be authorized local leave only, following Service guidelines. This new guidance is effective March 16 and continues through May 11.

Similar to other travel guidance regarding COVID-19, travel exceptions may be granted for compelling cases where the travel is mission-essential, for humanitarian reasons, or warranted due to extreme hardship.  Approval authority for these exceptions belongs to the Combatant Commander, the Service Secretaries, the Chief Management Officer, or the Director of the Joint Staff, but may be delegated.

The Department will continue to issue additional guidance with regard to the COVID-19 as conditions warrant.  Our goal is to remain ahead of the virus spread so our military force remains effective and ready.

For more information on the CDC travel restrictions, visit https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/.

We encourage all DOD personnel to visit https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Spotlight/Coronavirus/for information on staying healthy during the outbreak.  The Department will issue follow-on guidance on this directive prior to implementation.

COVID-19 NAVADMIN That Discusses PCS and Travel

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Below is the recently released NAVADMIN. Again, it is long, but if you are PCSing, traveling, have board exams coming up, want to go to a conference, etc. I’d take the time to read the relevant parts:

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NAVADMIN 064/20 
 
MSGID/NAVADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/CNO/MAR// 
 
SUBJ/NAVY MITIGATION MEASURES IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK// 
 
REF/A/OPLAN/NORTHCOM/DOD GCP-PI&ID-3551-13/15OCT13// 
REF/B/INST/DODI 6200.03/28MAR19// 
REF/C/MEMO/OSD/30JAN2020// 
REF/D/EXORD/JOINT STAFF J3/012240ZFEB20// 
REF/E/MEMO/OSD/07FEB2020// 
REF/F/MEMO/OSD/25FEB2020// 
REF/G/NAVADMIN/OPNAV/071613ZFEB20// 
REF/H/NAVADMIN/OPNAV/112054ZFEB20// 
REF/I/NAVADMIN/OPNAV/051456ZMAR20// 
REF/J/GENADMIN/JOINT STAFF/051908ZMAR20// 
REF/K/MEMO/JOINT STAFF/06MAR2020// 
REF/L/MEMO/OSD/10MAR2020// 
REF/M/MEMO/OSD/11MAR2020// 
REF/N/ALNAV/SECNAV/025-20// 
REF/O/MEMO/OSD/11MAR2020// 
NARR/REF A IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) GLOBAL CAMPAIGN PLAN FOR PANDEMIC 
INFLUENZA AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE.  
REF B IS DODI 6200.03, PUBLIC HEALTH 
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT WITHIN THE DOD.  
REF C IS MEMO FROM UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR PERSONNEL AND READINESS 
PROVIDING FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE FOR PERSONNEL RETURNING FROM CHINA 
DURING THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK.  
REF D IS SECDEF-APPROVED EXORD THAT DIRECTS USNORTHCOM TO EXECUTE ITS 
PANDEMIC PLAN 3551-13 AND SUPPORTING GEOGRAPHIC COMBATANT 
COMMANDERS TO EXECUTE THEIR PANDEMIC PLANS IN RESPONSE TO THE NCOV (COVID-19) 
OUTBREAK.  
REF E IS SUPPLEMENT 1 TO REF C.  
REF F IS SUPPLEMENT 2 TO REF C.  
REF G IS NAVADMIN 033/20, OPNAV REPORTING GUIDANCE SUPPORTING DOD RESPONSE TO 
THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK.  
REF H IS NAVADMIN 039/20, UPDATED DOD GUIDANCE FOR MONITORING PERSONNEL 
RETURNING FROM CHINA DURING THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK.  
REF I IS NAVADMIN 058/20, UPDATED NAVY GUIDANCE DURING THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS 
OUTBREAK.  REF J IS JOINT STAFF MESSAGE FOR DOD COVID-19 PASSENGER 
SCREENINGGUIDELINES FOR OVERSEAS MILITARY TRANSPORTATION TERMINALS. 
REF K IS JOINT STAFF FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE TO MITIGATE THE RISK OF 
COVID-19 TRANSMISSION.  
REF L IS MEMO FROM UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR PERSONNEL AND READINESS 
PROVIDING FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE FOR THE USE OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE 
EQUIPMENT AND NON-PHARMACEUTICAL INTERVENTIONS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 
2019 OUTBREAK.  
REF M IS MEMO FROM UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR PERSONNEL AND READINESS 
PROVIDING FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE FOR PERSONNEL TRAVELING DURING THE 
NOVEL CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK. 
REF N IS ALNAV 025/20, FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF 
NAVY. 
REF O IS MEMO FROM SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS FOR DOD 
COMPONENTS IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE.// 

POC/RADM KARL THOMAS/OPNAV N3N5B/703-692-9291/KARL.O.THOMAS1(AT)NAVY.MIL/ 
RADM JEFFREY JABLON/OPNAV N13/703-604-5040/JEFFREY.JABLON(AT)NAVY.MIL/ 
RADM GAYLE SHAFFER/OPNAV N093B/703-697-7399/GAYLE.SHAFFER(AT)MED.NAVY.MIL// 
 
RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN announces further measures to mitigate the spread of 
COVID-19 throughout the Navy enterprise and amplifies DoD and DON references 
(o) and (n) guidance for Navy military members.  It summarizes and repeats 
applicable guidance where appropriate so that this will serve as a one-stop 
information source. 
    1.A.  Background.  The DoD has transitioned to Phase Two Mitigation of 
reference (a), the global campaign in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The 
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now reporting over 
100,000 cases worldwide, to include cases in the U.S.  During the COVID-19 
outbreak, the DoD and Navy will continue to protect and preserve the 
operational effectiveness of forces worldwide in accordance with (IAW) 
references (a) and (b).  Utilizing force health protection guidance (FHPG) 
from the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD (P&R)) 
provided in reference (c) and (m), USNORTHCOM is executing its pandemic plan 
and geographic combatant commanders are executing their supporting pandemic 
plans IAW reference (d).  In compliance with updated USD (P&R) FHPG issued in 
references (e) and (f), Office of Chief Naval Operations (OPNAV) published 
initial reporting guidance supporting DoD response to the COVID-19 outbreak 
in reference (g) and updated that guidance in references (h) and (i). 
    1.B.  Role of the CDC.  As the leading U.S. government Public Health 
Agency, the CDC continues to assess the risk of COVID-19 and to provide 
guidance for those residing in the U.S. and traveling abroad.  Because CDC 
guidance is principally tailored for persons residing in the continental U.S. 
(CONUS), some CDC COVID-19 guidance may have limited applicability for 
commanders, particularly those outside the United States, and is not 
recognized by other sovereign nations.  While DoD continues to follow the 
lead of the CDC, when needed, additional military specific measures are 
authorized to mitigate risk to U.S. forces stationed or deployed around the 
world, and to protect Service Members, DoD civilian employees, and their 
family members.  USD (P&R) FHPG issued in reference (m) provides guidance for 
DoD personnel traveling during the novel coronavirus outbreak. 
    1.C.  CDC Travel Health Advisories.  The CDC provides travel health 
advisories at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.  
The levels of advisories are noted below and will be referenced in this 
NAVADMIN (note that CDC warning levels DO NOT apply to 
CONUS): 
Level 1  Watch, practice usual precautions (risk of limited community 
transmission) 
Level 2  Alert, practice enhanced precautions (sustained (ongoing) community 
transmission) 
Level 3  Warning, avoid nonessential travel (widespread sustained (ongoing) 
transmission) 
    1.D.  Department of the Navy (DON) Civilian Guidance.  The DON civilian 
workforce  more than 220,000 strong  plays an integral role in supporting our 
Sailors and building, manning and maintaining our ships and submarines.  
Working shoulder to shoulder with our military members, it is imperative to 
have alignment between DON civilian and military COVID-19 policy and 
guidance.  To avoid any ambiguity, DON civilian guidance is contained in 
reference (n). 
    1.E.  Military Health Protection Guidance.  The Secretary of Defense 
(SECDEF) has provided explicit Force Health Protection Guidance in both 
references (c) and (m) which is more restrictive than CDC guidance.  
Commanders must read both documents in their entirety and ensure they are 
following the Service Member actions spelled out in this guidance.  Local 
Commanders can be more restrictive based on Command location, local community 
transmission, risk to mission and risk to force.  Each and every Sailor must 
ensure they proactively manage and minimize their personal risk to exposure, 
and that of their families.  Commands are charged with ensuring they track 
and monitor each Sailor and aggressively follow SECDEF guidance in these 
references. 
 
2.  Mission.  All commands will take specific actions to mitigate the spread 
of COVID-19 worldwide and adhere to the policies and reporting requirements 
contained in this NAVADMIN. 
 
3.  Policy.  In order to maintain force health protection, readiness of the 
force and mitigate the risk of transmission among personnel, the Secretary of 
Defense directed a stop movement to affected countries and areas effective 13 
Mar 2020 in reference (o).  This includes all forms of travel to include 
Permanent Change of Station, Temporary Duty and leave.  This order will 
remain in effect until 13 May 2020, 60 days after implementation: 
    3.A.  Permanent Change of Station (PCS).  Service Members and dependents 
under OCONUS PCS orders to locations designated CDC COVID-19 Warning Level 3 
or CDC COVID-19 Alert Level 2 will follow the guidance in section 3.A. of 
this NAVADMIN.  Note that CDC warning levels DO NOT apply to CONUS.  CONUS 
PCS moves may continue for now, UNODIR. 
          3.A.1.  PCS orders to or from CDC COVID-19 Warning Level 3 
locations.  Service Members and their dependents under PCS orders to or from 
a CDC COVID-19 Warning Level 3 location will stop movement.  This policy 
applies to currently designated CDC COVID-19 Warning Level 3 locations, or 
those designated Level 3 at a later date. 
                  3.A.1.a.  Service Members who have detached from their 
parent command prior to the date of this NAVADMIN and are in transit are 
directed to contact Navy Personnel Command (NPC) for follow-on guidance per 
paragraph 5.A.  NPC is standing by to address each specific case and will 
authorize entitlements based on current location and situation. 
                  3.A.1.b.  Detaching and gaining commands shall make every 
effort to contact affected Service Members enroute to/from their command to 
advise them of the contents of this message. 
          3.A.2.  PCS orders to CDC COVID-19 Alert Level 2 locations.  
Service Members under PCS orders to a CDC COVID-19 Alert Level 2 location 
will execute orders.  Dependents of Service Members executing accompanied PCS 
orders to a CDC COVID-19 Alert Level 2 location will delay travel to the CDC 
COVID-19 Alert Level 2 location until 13 May 2020, 60 days after 
implementation.  This policy applies to currently designated CDC Alert 
Level 2 locations and those designated at a later date.  For Service Members 
with dependents, non-concurrent dependent travel entitlements will vary 
depending on each case.  NPC is standing by to address each specific case and 
authorized entitlements based on current location and situation. 
    3.B.  Other Official Travel (Meetings, Conferences, Site Visits, etc). 
          3.B.1.  All other official travel by Service Members to or from a 
country designated as CDC COVID-19 Warning Level 3, will require an exception 
IAW paragraph 3.E.  All other official travel by Service Members, including 
within CONUS, is strongly discouraged.  If required, official travel must be 
determined to be mission essential and will be approved by the first flag 
officer or senior executive service member (SES) in the chain of command of 
the traveler. 
          3.B.2.  All OCONUS travel, other than those countries designated as 
CDC COVID-19 Warning Level 3, for Selected Reserve personnel conducting 
annual training or other duty shall be IAW Geographic Combatant Commander 
(CCDR) or Navy Component Commander COVID-19 policy.  Selected Reserve travel 
to a CDC COVID-19 Warning Level 3 location shall be in accordance with this 
NAVADMIN. 
    3.C.  Travel for Official Training. 
          3.C.1.  Service Members or initial accessions travel from an OCONUS 
CDC COVID-19 Alert Level 2 location to attend formal training in CONUS must 
be determined to be mission essential and will be approved by the first flag 
officer or SES in the chain of command of the traveler, require advance 
coordination with the training command and will comply with Navy Component 
Commander guidance concerning pre- and post- travel medical screening and 
reception procedures to include restriction of movement (ROM). 
          3.C.2.  Service Members or initial accessions traveling from an 
OCONUS CDC COVID-19 Warning Level 3 location to attend formal training in 
CONUS require an exception as outlined in paragraph 3.E. and will coordinate 
with the training command prior to approval. 
          3.C.3.  Service Members currently in training who are from a CDC 
COVID-19 Alert Level 2 or higher location are authorized to complete training 
and return to their parent command. 
    3.D.  Personal Leave and Liberty.  Commanders and commanding officers 
shall carefully review OCONUS/CONUS leave and liberty plans to minimize 
personnel traveling to locations that have declared a public health 
emergency, even within CONUS.  These decisions should be based on local 
community transmission, risk to mission and risk to force, as well as 
personal hardship or family concerns of the individual.  Approval authority 
for leave requests to areas for which a travel advisory has been issued by 
the CDC for countries other than COVID-19 Warning Level 3, is the first flag 
officer or SES in the chain of command.  Leave or personal travel to a COVID-
19 Warning Level 3 Country requires a waiver as outlined in paragraph 3.E. 
    3.E.  Exceptions. 
          3.E.1.  Individuals pending retirement or separation within the 
next 60 days are exempt from this stop movement. 
          3.E.2.  Commanding officers and officers in charge may request an 
exception to paragraphs 3.A. through 3.D. in the following cases:  (1) 
determined to be mission essential, (2) necessary for humanitarian reasons, 
or (3) warranted due to extreme hardship.  Mission-essential travel refers to 
work that must be performed to ensure the continued operations of mission 
essential functions, as determined by the local Commander. 
                  3.E.2.a.  Navy Personnel Command (PERS-4) is authorized to 
approve or deny stop movement exceptions for PCS travel in paragraphs 3.A. 
and 3.C.  Approvals of exception requests shall be made via message traffic 
to all concerned and will specify whether dependents are authorized to 
accompany the Service Member.  OCONUS Commanders endorsement is required.  
Upon receipt of an approved exception, Transaction Service Center or 
Personnel Support Detachment/personnel offices will process the Service 
Member for transfer to the gaining command.  Send all exception requests to 
pers451(at)navy.mil with the subject line PCS EXCEPTION REQUEST.  Exception 
request formats will be provided by PERS-4 and posted on MyNavy 
Portal.  Service Members who are granted an exception and are traveling from 
a CDC COVID-19 Warning Level 3 or Alert Level 2 location will receive 
guidance from NPC concerning Navy Component Commander pre- and post-travel 
medical screening and reception procedures to include ROM. 
                  3.E.2.b.  The first flag officer or SES in the chain of 
command is authorized to approve or deny stop movement exceptions for 
official travel in paragraph 3.B., and for official training, not associated 
with a PCS, in paragraph 3.C. and for leave in paragraph 3.D.  Service 
members who are granted an exception and are traveling from a CDC COVID-19 
Warning Level 3 or Alert Level 2 location will comply with Navy Component 
Commander guidance concerning pre- and post- travel medical screening and 
reception procedures to include ROM. 
    3.F.  Actions upon return from a CDC COVID-19 Alert Level 2 or higher 
location or if in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 infection. 
          3.F.1.  Service Members who travel or have traveled in the prior 14 
days to or through a CDC COVID-19 Warning Level 3 or Alert Level 2 location 
will immediately notify their chain of command and be placed in a 14 day ROM 
status.  Immediate supervisors will not require Service Members to report to 
their duty location or otherwise disregard the ROM.  Service Members will 
comply with reference (m) and Navy Component Commander guidance concerning 
pre- and post-travel medical screening and reception procedures to include 
ROM.  Commanders may, pursuant to DoD and Navy regulations and policies, 
authorize telework opportunities, permissive TAD/TDY or work from home as 
necessary. 
          3.F.2.  Service Members who have had close contact with someone 
with a confirmed COVID-19 infection and feel sick with a fever, cough or 
difficulty breathing shall: 
                  3.F.2.a.  Inform their Senior Medical Department 
Representative immediately. 
                  3.F.2.b.  Seek medical care immediately.  Before going to 
the office of a doctor or emergency room, call ahead to provide recent travel 
locations and symptoms. 
                  3.F.2.c.  Avoid contact with others. 
                  3.F.2.d.  Stay home except to get medical care. 
                  3.F.2.e.  Cover mouth and nose with tissue or sleeve (not 
hands) when coughing or sneezing. 
    3.G.  Conferences.  All Navy personnel shall maximize the conduct of 
virtual conferences, meetings and classes to the fullest extent.  Holding 
conferences are discouraged and must be approved by a Navy Component 
Commander, Deputy Fleet Commander, Task Force Commander or Navy Region 
Commander charged with hosting the conference. 
    3.H.  General Health Guidance.  Compliance with CDC guidance is critical 
to minimize the spread of COVID-19.  All personnel shall: 
          3.H.1.  Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 
seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after 
blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.  If soap and water are not readily 
available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent 
alcohol.  Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty. 
          3.H.2.  Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
          3.H.3.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. 
          3.H.4.  Stay home when you are sick. 
          3.H.5.  Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the 
tissue in the trash. 
          3.H.6.  Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces 
using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. 
          3.H.7.  Maximize open doors within area with equivalent 
classification levels. 
          3.H.8.  Minimize meetings of more than five persons. 
          3.H.9.  Practice social distancing. 
          3.H.10.  Minimize attendance at large group gatherings outside of 
the workplace (for example concerts and sporting events with large 
attendance). 
    3.I.  Supplemental Guidance for Commanders. 
          3.I.1.  IAW reference (m), Commanders should identify and track all 
Service Members who travel or have a history of travel in the prior 14 days 
to, through or from a CDC COVID-19 Alert Level 2 or Warning Level 3 OCONUS 
location.  This includes travel by military or commercial means as well as 
private conveyance and includes all forms of travel to include PCS, temporary 
duty and leave.  Commanders shall ensure Service Members implement the 
following actions for the next 14 days: 
                  3.I.1.a.  Implement self-observation, i.e., take 
temperature twice a day and remain alert for fever (>100.4 degrees F or 38 
degrees C) and remain alert for fever, cough or difficulty breathing. 
                  3.I.1.b.  To the extent possible implement social 
distancing, i.e., remain out of congregate settings, avoid mass gatherings 
and maintain 6 feet or 2 meter distance from others when possible. 
                  3.I.1.c.  If individuals feel feverish or develop measured 
fever, cough or difficulty breathing, immediately self-isolate, limit contact 
with others and seek advice by telephone from the appropriate healthcare 
provider to determine whether medical evaluation is required. 
          3.I.2.  Commanders will adhere to DoD guidance for personnel 
traveling during the novel coronavirus outbreak per reference (m) to include 
COVID-19 screening at overseas military transportation terminals per 
reference 
          (j).  Commanders will review the supplemental risk-based measures 
and observe the operational risk level mitigation actions for COVID-19 
outlined in reference (b). 
          3.I.3.  For individuals traveling OCONUS to OCONUS, Commanders will 
ensure travel is mission essential and follow the guidance listing in 
reference (o) if compelling exceptions are necessary.  Military air crew are 
exempt from the requirements in this NAVADMIN, but will ensure they actively 
practice social distancing and prudent measures to mitigate potential contact 
and COVID-19 transmission. 
          3.I.4.  Commanders will comply with status of forces agreements 
when applicable. 
          3.I.5.  Consider measures to place mission essential shore staffs 
on alternating day or port/starboard work rotations. 
          3.I.6.  Use maximum latitude to authorize telework, liberal leave, 
permissive TDY as necessary to minimize spread within your teams. 
          3.I.7.  Implement social distancing techniques for any meetings you 
conduct. 
 
4.  Regular Reporting.  For CONUS commands, ensure your point of contacts 
submit accurate and timely COVID-19 daily reports and CCIRs to USFFC for 
consolidation and subsequent reporting to OPNAV.  For OCONUS commands, ensure 
your POCs submit accurate and timely COVID-19 daily reports and CCIRs to 
Fleet Commanders for consolidation and subsequent reporting to OPNAV.  Navy 
commands will report the following CCIRs immediately through their chain of 
command and via OPREP where appropriate: 
    4.A.  Any confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Navy Service Members, DoD 
civilians, or military family members.  In addition, a report should be made 
if a command learns of a confirmed case with an assigned contractor, 
    4.B.  The death of a Navy Service Member, DoD civilian, Navy contractor 
or family member due to COVID-19, 
    4.C.  Any shortage of medical personal protective equipment (PPE) or test 
kits, 
    4.D.  Installation or facility closures, 
    4.E.  Installation or facility is unable to meet isolation requirements, 
    4.F.  Any change to health protection condition (HPCON). 
 
5.  Points of Contact. 
    5.A.  Sailor Support.  Service Members with questions regarding this stop 
movement or entitlements for PCS travel should contact the MyNavy Career 
Center (1-833-330-6622) or email ASKMNCC(AT)NAVY.MIL.  Detailers are ready to 
support all order modifications and commands should work with their placement 
officers. 
    5.B.  Medical Questions.  BUMED Watch:  703-681-1087/1125 or NIPR 
EMAIL: usn.ncr.bumedfchva.list.bumed---2019-ncov-response-cell@mail.mil. 
    5.C.  Reporting Requirements.  OPNAV Battle Watch Captain at 
703-692-9284. 
 
6.  The Navy will ensure the best possible Navy-wide Force Health Protection 
for its Sailors, civilian employees and family members. However, all members 
of the Navy family must do their part by adhering to CDC guidelines as they 
relate to basic hygiene and human interaction.  The Navy will remain focused 
on meeting our global commitments while also ensuring the health and well-
being of our Service Members, Navy civilians and our families. 
 
7.  Released by ADM R. P. Burke, Vice Chief of Naval Operations.// 
 
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ALNAV Dictating Restrictions Due to COVID-19

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The ALNAV came out and is pasted below. I’d summarize, but you should probably just read it.

I know…I know…you’re allergic to reading an ALNAV. Take some Benadryl and Prednisone and read it! (Or you can read this Military Times article or the SECDEF memo.)

Especially if you are PCSing or are (were?) traveling anytime soon.

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SUBJ/VECTOR 15 FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE FOR DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY//

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NARR/REF A IS MEMO FROM UNDERSECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR PERSONNEL AND READINESS 
PROVIDING FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE FOR PERSONNEL RETURNING FROM CHINA 
DURING THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) OUTBREAK.  REF B IS SUPPLEMENT
1 TO REF A. REF C IS SUPPLEMENT 2 TO REF A.  REF D IS SUPPLEMENT 4 TO REF A 
AND REF E. REF E IS MEMO FROM SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (SECDEF) PROVIDING 
GUIDANCE TO TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS FOR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) COMPONENTS IN 
RESPONSE TO COVID-19.  REF F IS A MEMO FROM DIRECTOR OF JOINT STAFF TO JOINT 
STAFF PERSONNEL.  REF G IS THE JOINT STAFF GENERAL ADMIN ON THE COVID-19.
REF H IS THE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (OPM) PRELIMINARY GUIDANCE TO 
AGENCIES DURING COVID-19.  REF I IS NAVADMIN 033/20, WHICH IS THE OPNAV 
REPORTING GUIDANCE SUPPORTING DOD RESPONSE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK.  REF J IS 
NAVADMIN 058/20 IS AN UPDATED NAVY GUIDANCE DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK.
REF K IS NAVADMIN 039/20 AN UPDATED DOD GUIDANCE FOR MONITORING PERSONNEL 
RETURNING FROM CHINA DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK.  REF L IS MARADMIN 082/20 
THE U.S. MARINE CORPS DISEASE CONTAINMENT PREPAREDNESS PLANNING GUIDANCE FOR 
COVID-19.  REF M IS MARADMIN 150/20 THE U.S. MARINE CORPS DISEASE CONTAINMENT 
PREPAREDNESS PLANNING GUIDANCE FOR COVID-19; COMMANDERS RISK-BASED MEASURED 
RESPONSES.

RMKS/1.  This ALNAV provides guidance to Department of the Navy (DON) 
personnel and commands on the COVID-19 outbreak and is subject to additional 
guidance provided by the SECDEF.  Anticipate modifications to this policy 
over the next several weeks as more information becomes available.  The 
COVID-19 outbreak continues, with the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC) reporting over 100,000 cases worldwide, to include over 
1,000 cases in the United States.

2.  Effective 13 March 2020, all DON personnel, including, active, reserve, 
civilian, and foreign military under DON authority, shall comply with this 
guidance to mitigate the risk of further transmission of COVID-19.  Our 
priority is to ensure the welfare and safety of DON personnel and their 
families, and to ensure mission readiness and success.

3.  Individual and Workplace Preventative Measures.  During the COVID-19 
outbreak, the DoD will continue to protect and preserve the operational 
effectiveness of forces worldwide in accordance with utilizing Force Health 
Protection Guidance (FHPG) from the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel 
and Readiness provided in references (a) through (e), FHPG for the Joint 
Staff references (f) and (g), and preliminary Office of Personnel Management
(OPM) guidance to agencies during COVID-19 reference (h).
In accordance with references (a) and (d), the following guidelines will help 
minimize the spread of COVID-19:
    a.  Appropriately wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that 
contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
    b.  Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
    c.  Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
    d.  Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve.
    e.  Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using an 
appropriate disinfectant cleaning solution.
    f.  Minimize large group meetings or gatherings and implement social 
distancing, by maintaining six feet or two meter distance from others when 
possible.
    g.  Personnel who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness shall remain 
home until they are free of fever (100.4of or 37.8oc or greater using an oral
thermometer) without the use of medication.
    h.  Personnel who arrive at work and appear to have acute respiratory 
illness symptoms will be separated from other employees and sent home.  DON 
military and civilian employees should be placed on sick leave or annual 
leave or if able, allowed to telework if the employee is telework ready.

4.  Official and Personal Travel:
    a.  Official Travel:  Effective immediately travel to, from, or through 
Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) CDC Travel Health Notice (THN) 
level 3 locations is prohibited. Mission essential travel to locations other 
than CDC THN level 3 locations is permitted.  Defer non-mission essential 
travel to all locations until further notice.
    b.  Authority to Waive Policy:  Waiver authority of the policies 
delineated in this guidance, when mission critical, is delegated to the 
Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) and Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), 
and/or their designees but not below the level of General Officer, Flag 
Officer, or Senior Executive Service for approval.
    c.  Temporary Additional Duty (TAD) and Permanent Change of Station (PCS)
Travel:  All military and civilian personnel on TAD and PCS orders to, from, 
or through OCONUS CDC THN level 3 locations are on hold until further notice.
Gaining and detaching commands should use authorities such as delay travel or 
temporary duty travel on a case-by-case basis in order to decrease the 
financial impact to Service Members delayed due to this policy.  Service 
Members should be placed in a telework, sick-in-quarters, or other non- 
chargeable leave status for the duration of the hold.
    d.	 DON Military Personnel:  Personal or government-funded leave 
with
travel to, from, or through OCONUS CDC THN level 3 locations is not 
authorized.  Waiver authority designees may approve exceptions for personal 
travel to, from, or through OCONUS CDC THN level 3 locations.
    e.  DON Civilian Employees:  Official travel to, from, or through OCONUS 
CDC THN level 3 locations is not authorized for DoD civilian employees.  DON 
civilian employees with approved leave to OCONUS CDC THN level 1, 2, or 3 may 
continue to travel to their desired locations but should be advised of the 
health risk they may assume and requirements outlined in paragraph 5.  Upon 
return from approved leave, DON civilian employees who are telework ready may 
be asked to telework for 14 days or more in order to ensure they have not 
been exposed to the virus.  Civilian personnel hiring actions for positions 
in CDC THN level 2 and level 3 designated locations are postponed for non- 
essential civilian personnel until restrictions are lifted.
    f.  Family Members:  Concurrent official travel for family members of 
Service Members and civilian personnel is denied to CDC THN level 2 and 3 
locations for the next 60 days.  Early return of dependent request process 
and approval authority remain consistent with current policies.
    g.  Retiring or Separating Service Members Within the Next 60 Days:
These restrictions do not apply to retiring or separating Service Members 
unless there is a need for self-quarantine per CDC guidelines.
    h.  Waivers or Exemption:  Individuals traveling under a waiver or 
exemption remain subject to travel screening protocols.  Waivers may be 
granted, by waiver authority, for compelling cases where the travel is:  (1) 
determined to be mission essential; (2) necessary for humanitarian reasons; 
and (3) warranted due to extreme hardship.  Waivers are to be done on a case- 
by-case basis, shall be limited in number, and shall be coordinated between 
the gaining and losing organizations.
    i.  DON travelers should carefully plan travel to ensure their scheduled 
flights do not transit through or originate in OCONUS CDC THN level 2 or 3 
locations.  Travel on military aircraft shall ensure a screening of personnel 
is conducted at the point of embarkation.  At a minimum:
        (1) Questionnaire to assess risk of exposure;
        (2) Temperature check; and
        (3) Visual check for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
    j.  DON personnel traveling to or from a non-CDC THN level 2 or 3 
location will inform their immediate supervisor of their travel itinerary and 
a history of all locations traveled through and visited.
    k.  Transition to military or DoD contracted aircraft for DoD sponsored 
travelers coming from or going to CDC level 2 or 3 designated areas, to the 
greatest extent practical.

5.  DON military and civilian personnel who have returned in the past 14 days 
from countries or areas identified as OCONUS CDC THN level 2 or 3 locations, 
or who have had close contact with someone with a confirmed infection of 
COVID-19, will immediately notify their supervisor following service specific
guidelines:  Navy see references (i) through (k) and Marine Corps see 
references (l) through (m).  Minimum self-quarantine procedures must follow 
CDC issued guidelines at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov.
Civilians subject to quarantine who are telework ready may be asked to 
telework.  Employees who are not telework ready may be granted weather and 
safety leave in accordance with OPM guidance.

6.  Pursuant to DoD and service regulations and policies, commands will 
maximize the proportion of the workforce who may be eligible to perform their 
duties via telework by ensuring appropriate personnel have a completed 
telework agreement in place in accordance with command policy.  Leadership 
will identify and inform all military and civilian personnel designated as 
mission essential who must report to duty during an outbreak.

7.  Foreign Visits:  Consistent with Joint Chiefs of Staff policy, all 
foreign visits are cancelled until further notice.  Exceptions may be granted 
by CMC, CNO, and/or their designated representative(s).

8.  All daily reporting requirements outlined in the above references will be 
followed unless modified or cancelled by the appropriate organization.

9.  Released by the Honorable Thomas B. Modly, Acting Secretary of the 
Navy.//

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