This memorandum outlines the Department of Defense surveillance strategy for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic response, including health surveillance activities, screening, asymptomatic testing, and sentinel surveillance testing. It complements clinical and diagnostic testing guidance set forth in ”Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 10)-Department of Defense Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Laboratory Diagnostic Testing Services," dated June 11, 2020.
This memorandum updates previous DoD coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) laboratory testing guidance and rescinds ”Force health Protection (Supplement 6) - Department of Defense Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Laboratory Diagnostic Testing Services," dated April 7, 2020. This force health protection (FHP) supplement provides guidance on clinical and diagnostic COVID-19 testing for eligible persons with a DoD connection suspected of having contracted COVID-19, and applies Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) testing guidance to the DoD context.
This memorandum provides force health protection (FHP) deployment and redeployment guidance for Service members (including Reserve Component (RC) and National Guard members in a title 10 or title 32 duty status) and DoD civilian employees deploying within and outside the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This memorandum supplements “Secretary of Defense Memorandum, ‘Guidance for Commanders on the Implementation of the Risk Based Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic,’ April 1, 2020” and provides guidance for commanders to consider when making decisions to change health protection condition (HPCON) levels as COVID-19 pandemic conditions on and adjacent to our installations begin to improve.
This memorandum provides guidance on how each Military Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) and Dental Treatment Facility (DTF) my resume elective medical and dental procedures.
This document further supplements previous instructions and provides additional guidance to All DoD Components to immediately implement appropriate procedures to protect all personnel from disease transmission in DoD workplaces.
This document rescinds Force Health Protection Guidance Supplement #3 and provides updated guidance on use of cloth face coverings, medical PPE, and reinforces Non-Pharmaceutical interventions for COVID-19 response.
This document provides DoD laboratory testing guidance to protect at-risk populations, maximize critical testing capability, and enable optimal public health decision-making. Diagnostic testing will be used in support of patient care.
This document provides DoD medical personnel with best practices for the evaluation, treatment, and management of COVID-19, Patient movement guidance to protect the transportation crew and other patients, and guidance on post-transport management of contaminated vehicles.
DoD has experienced a significant increase in the number and scale in request of airlifts of patients, passengers, and cargo from across the Federal Government and Non-U.S. Government Organizations. This memo provides guidance on the delegation of authorities in order to make timely action on patient movement and transportation requests approval.
This memorandum captures previously issued verbal guidance, and provides the Secretary of Defense intent for military commanders as they make and implement critical local decisions in the coming weeks and months. The department anticipates remaining at HPCON “C” as a global posture for the foreseeable future. Memo provides guidance to local commanders to exercise mission command by making rapid decisions above HPCON "C" if required to protect the force.
The Secretary of Defense anticipates an increase in requests for assistance from interagency and civilian sources, as well as, increasing challenges to maintain the readiness of our force and the health of our military families. He directs Military Departments to provide a complete list of all active duty and civilian medical personnel, a report of each installation's health protection condition status, and identify if any installation is having difficulty meeting the requirements of their Pandemic Influenza contingency plan.
Directs all Military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) and Dental Treatment Facilities (DTFs) to postpone all elective surgeries, invasive procedures, and dental procedures as of March 31, 2020 for 60 days in order align with actions being taken across the nation to conserve vital healthcare resources for expected surges in the COVID-19 public health emergency.
FACT SHEET AND Q&A: ELECTIVE SURGERY AND PROCEDURES
This document provides pre and post-travel health care guidelines to all DoD travelers. A chart indicating health care measures based on the CDC THN level helps leaders meet the guidelines laid forth to ensure the readiness of the force.
Addressed to DoD Components and the Military Departments, this document prioritizes use of medical PPE and provides guidance to reinforce interventions for COVID-19 response.
Serves as a supplement to DoDI 6200.3 "Public Health Emergency Management with in DoD" that provides Military Installation Commanders a risk- based framework to help guide their response to COVID-19.
DoD Components will identify Service Members returning from mainland china after 02 February 2020 and place in a 14-day restriction of movement. Provides guidance to DoD civilians, contractors, and family members returning from China to follow CDC guidelines.
Initial Guidance to DoD personnel on the COVID-19 outbreak. Document lays out the situation and aligns DoD healthcare actions with CDC published guidance.
This memorandum provides guidance to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau regarding orders for duty under 32 U.S.C. § 502(f), authorized by DoD in response to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mission assignments (MAs) for implementing the President’s direction in the “Providing Continued Federal Support for Governor’s Use of the National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 and to Facilitate Economic Recovery” memorandum.
This memorandum provides guidance on The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Public Law 116-136) sections that provide the Secretary of Defense with authority to exempt premium pay for services primarily related to COVID-19 from the biweekly premium pay and aggregate annual pay limitations found at 5 U.S.C. §§ 5547(a) and 5307, and other similar limitations applicable to employees covered by the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System and employees in the Cyber Excepted Service. The Secretaries of the Military Departments and the Heads of Defense Agencies and DoD Field Activities with independent personnel appointing authority may determine whether employees are covered by these exemptions, consistent with the criteria in this memorandum.
This memorandum provides guidance to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau regarding orders for duty under 32 U.S.C. § 502(f), authorized by DoD in response to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mission assignments (MAs) for implementing the President’s direction specifically for North Dakota.
This memorandum provides guidance to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau regarding orders for duty under 32 U.S.C. § 502(f), authorized by DoD in response to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mission assignments (MAs) for implementing the President’s direction.
Effective March 11, 2020 through September 30, 2020, and pursuant to 10 U.S.C. § 701(f)(l)(A) and (B)(iii), members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Space Force performing active service (as that term is defined in 10 U.S.C. § 701(a)) during the effective period, are authorized to accumulate annual leave in excess of 60 days (not to exceed 120 days) as shown on the end of month September 2020 Leave and Earnings Statement. Such members are further authorized to retain such unused leave until the end of Fiscal Year 2023 (i.e., September 30, 2023).
This memorandum provides guidance to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau regarding orders for duty under 32 U.S.C. § 502(f), authorized by DoD in response to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mission assignments (MAs) for implementing the President's direction.
This memorandum provides guidance to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, regarding orders for duty under 32 U.S.C. § 502(f), authorized by DoD in response to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mission assignments (MAs) for implementing the President's direction. The Chief of the National Guard Bureau, in coordination with the Secretaries of the Army and the Air Force, will issue guidance consistent with this memorandum to the States and territories to support mission requirements while minimizing risks to the National Guard members.
Provides guidance on the delegation of authority to the Secretaries of the Military Departments to amend activation orders, as appropriate, in order to effectively implement the Department's stop movement directives and force health protection guidance. The intent of this delegation is to preserve force readiness, limit the continuing spread of the coronavirus, and preserve the health and welfare of Service members, DoD civilian employees, their families, and the local communities in which they live.
Consolidates and summarizes previously published policies in regards to COVID-19. Provides guidance and identifies the authorities and best practices to help DoD minimize risk to Military personnel and families while ensuring readiness of the force. This supplement specifically addresses special & incentive pays, BAS, SGLI for RC, and TRICARE Reserve Select.
President authorized the use of section 12302 of title 10. United States Code. Partial Mobilization authority. SD intends for the Services to use this authority to maximize our ability to support the domestic response to COVI0-19 consistent with the three priorities set for the DoD for the COVID-19 response: 1) Protecting our troops, DoD civilians, and their families, 2) safeguarding our national security capabilities, and 3) supporting President Trump's whole-of-nation response.
The memorandum confirms that commanders and supervisors are authorized to grant weather and safety leave for civilian employees whom are unable to safely travel to or safely perform work at an approved location.
Provides an exception for qualifying members of the armed forces (both officer and enlisted), who are not entitled to the meals portion of a per diem and who, in response to the spread of COVID-19, are restricted in their movements to receive those Government-provided meals without charge and also receive BAS at the applicable standard monthly rate without automatic deduction.
Designates all DoD commissaries and operational support facilities as mission critical services and all Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) store and operational support facility employees as mission critical except when otherwise determined by the installation commander IAW published DoDIs.
Grants temporary authority to installation commanders to authorize access to commissary and exchange stores. This authority shall remain in effect for the duration of the national emergency and any installation-declared public health emergency related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Consolidates and summarizes previously published policies in regards to COVID-19. Provides guidance and identifies the authorities and best practices to help DoD minimize risk to Military personnel and families while ensuring readiness of the force. This specifically addresses alternate duty locations, leave, pay and allowances, and electronic-based distributed learning.
Instructs Service components to notify DASD Reserve Integration of their decision to postpone, cancel, or continue IRT missions as scheduled. Ensures compliance with CONUS and OCONUS travel restrictions.
Addressed to DoD Components and Military Departments, identifies the authorities and best practices to help DoD minimize risk to civilian personnel and families while ensuring readiness of the force.
All DoD Service members will stop movement, both internationally and domestically, while this memorandum is in effect, unless the conditions listed in this memorandum are met. All DoD civilian personnel and dependents of DoD Service members and DoD personnel whose travel is Government-funded will stop movement, both internationally and domestically, while this memorandum is in effect, unless the conditions listed in this memorandum are met. Except as provided in this memorandum, this stop movement applies to all official travel, including temporary duty (TDY) travel; Government-funded leave travel; permanent duty travel, including Permanent Change of Station (PCS) travel; and travel related to Authorized and Ordered Departures issued by the Department of State. For DoD Service members, it also includes personal leave outside the local area and non-official travel outside the local area. DoD Components may continue to onboard civilian employees within the local commuting area and civilian employees whose travel to the local commuting area is not government-funded.
As of April 20, 2020, three DOD-wide travel restriction orders emplaced in March are replaced and extended until June 30, 2020. The Department will maintain a continuous conditions-based assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic, and will formally review this policy every 15 days, to determine if conditions allow travel to resume earlier than June 30. Travel Restriction FAQs (20 April 2020)
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Provides Update to Department Stop-Move Policy
All DoD military and civilian personnel and their families assigned to DoD installations, facilities, and surrounding areas in the United States and its territories will stop domestic DoD travel. The document provides guidance on authorities to grant travel exceptions.
Stops or limits movement of DoD Personnel and families into and out of Level 3 & 2 countries for the next 60 days. Provides guidance on exceptions for DoD official mission essential travel.
This memorandum prescribes DoD Guidance for the military education and training community, in execution of DoD and Department of State programs, during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. It ensures the safety and well-being of U.S. military and civilian personnel, International Military Students, civilian students, dependents, scholars, and faculty and staff participating in formal and informal military education and training programs at U.S. Government facilities.
Defense implemented travel restrictions that disrupted the summer peak season for Permanent Change of Station moves. With the lifting of restrictions and resumption of moves, the household goods industry will be challenged to meet the demands of the resulting backlog. To better match these demands with expected capacity, while maintaining an acceptable level of quality, the Services must adjust relocation volumes to ensure that system wide and local capacity is not exceeded.
This memorandum provides additional temporary procedures for Common Access Cards (CAC) and Volunteer Logical Access Credentials (VoLAC) for COVID-19. These measures will enable our personnel to use an expired CAC for logical and benefits access. Without such measures, users who are teleworking would lose access to DoD networks, systems, and email, and would be required to visit a DoD ID Card Office in person for a new CAC.
Provides guidance to DoD ID Card offices to maintain continuity of operations, and to minimize the number of non-essential required visits at DoD ID Card offices. DoD is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all DoD personnel and beneficiaries and their continued access to healthcare and all authorized benefits.