CORONAVIRUS

(COVID-19) INFORMATION

 

 

See links below for documents and information regarding the Corona Virus. (last updated 0945, 24 March)

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Please visit https://www.marines.mil/Coronavirus/ for updated resource information.
 
Guidance on screening
Guidance on screening of personnel returning from OCONUS and CONUS travel. Disseminate throughout students, faculty, and staff to include contractors.
OCONUS Travel: Per previous directives, mandatory 14-day self-quarantine is still in effect for DoD personnel and dependents upon returning from a CDC THN Level 2 or 3 country.
CONUS Travel: All leaders /supervisors are responsible to ensure that personnel are screened when returning from travel outside of the local area (100 miles).
Screening:
COVID-19 Screening Questions:
1) Have or do you had a fever, cough or shortness of breath?
2) Have you traveled OCONUS in the past 14 days?
3) Have you been exposed to a person that has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
For personnel who travel beyond the local limits:
. Implement self-observation for symptoms.
. Maintain social distancing.
Risk factors:
. Having symptoms.
. Close contact with person known to have COVID-19.
. Recently traveled to an area with widespread or ongoing community transmission of COVID-19.
Symptoms:
. Fever
. Cough
. Shortness of breath
* Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure
 
Persons who have symptoms or meet risk factors should seek medical care:
. Those that utilize NHCQ as their MTF should call their usual Homeport PCM Team during business hours, 0700-1600.
. To be connected to your PCM Team, you may call the Quarterdeck, 703-784-1725, Option 0.
. After-hours, contact the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-874-2273.
. If the medical issue is an emergency, call 9-1-1.
. Persons with concern of COVID-19 exposure should call ahead, before coming to NHCQ or Branch Clinics.
. All patients physically arriving at all MTF's will be initially screened at the entrance.
. Persons who do not use NHCQ/Branch Clinics as their MTF should call their designated health care provider.
. If you SUSPECT that you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 - contact your provider.
 
Persons with or suspected COVID-19:
. Follow guidance/direction of your provider.
. Stay home except to get medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
. Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home.
. Stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available.
. Animals: Restrict contact with pets and other animals while you are sick with COVID-19.
. Call ahead before visiting your doctor Tell them that you have or may have COVID-19.
. Wear a facemask When you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) or pets and before you enter a healthcare provider's office.
. Cover your coughs and sneezes Throw used tissues in a lined trash can; immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60 to 95% alcohol.
. Avoid sharing personal household items Do not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home. After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water.
.Clean all "high-touch" surfaces everyday Includes counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them. Use a household cleaning spray or wipe, according to the label instructions.
. Monitor your symptoms Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing). Before seeking care, call your healthcare provider and tell them that you have, or are being evaluated for, COVID-19.
 
 --Travel Restrictions
New travel restrictions are outlined in MARADMIN 167-20. Please review the MARADMIN and comply. As I said in a previous note, this will require us to review any previously approved leave as well.
Starting 16 March (Monday) through 11 May there is a "stop movement” order in place.
— No PCS or TAD authorized.
—Local leave and liberty only. This will cost members money for tickets already purchased, etc. We will have to seek legal/fiscal advice on getting refunds. This will be a huge issue (school graduations, vacations, anniversaries, etc.), but the order is clear. Local leave only. Clearly funerals for immediate family are the kinds of travel that we will allow under the humanitarian exception.
Those on TAD may complete TAD and then return home.
Those separating or retiring will be allowed to do so but will comply with this order until they execute their official travel.
First GO or SES in the chain may grant a waiver, but that authority is expressly directed to be very carefully used.
This policy applies to all DOD civilians and also to service member’s family members who are traveling on govt funds.
Those on leave now may continue to their final destination. I read this as finishing leave. If a Marine/Civ is already out there and exposed, pulling them back now doesn’t do anything for us.
EXCEPTIONS:
1. Mission Essential Movement
2. Humanitarian Reasons
3. Extreme Hardship
4. Travel for authorized medical treatments
 
 
 
From EDCOM SJA, 20 Mar 20:
--STOP MOVE AND LEASE TERMINATION RIGHTS AND OPTIONS
 
All Service members (Members) currently on or expecting to receive Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, both CONUS and OCONUS, are encouraged to delay submitting Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA) notices of intended lease termination to landlords.
 
While the SCRA permits early termination of residential leases pursuant to military orders, including PCS orders, it does not require landlords to re-lease those premises to Members following a validly tendered termination, or to allow the Member to retain their belongings on the premises after the effective termination date.
 
Affected Members who cannot convince their landlord to re-let or extend their residential leases may need to execute a "short- distance move" in the local area to another private or government residence before the final move to their final PCS destination.
lifted. (See attached JTR 051904 (b)).
 
--JOINT TRAVEL REGULATION RELIEF FOR INVOLUNTARY TOUR EXTENSION:
 
Section 0505 051904(b) of the Joint Travel Regulation authorizes a short-distance move when vacating local private-sector housing due to an involuntary tour extension. A short-distance household goods (HHG) move is authorized when the tour of duty at a permanent duty station is involuntarily extended necessitating a single interim move for reasons beyond the Member's control. This move is authorized from the residence from which the Member commuted daily to the permanent duty station directly to another residence; or from non-temporary storage (NTS) to Government or private-sector housing.
 
For further information about the availability of entitlements to assist with a move, please contact the transportation office (DMO), (703) 784-2831 (Household Goods), mailto:Quantico_DMO_HHG@usmc.mil <mailto:Quantico_DMO_HHG@usmc.mil>
 
--ACTION:
 
(1) Members who have or are expecting to receive PCS orders may mitigate their economic damages by not terminating their current leases until the stop-movement order is lifted and reauthorizes PCS moves.
 
(2) Members who already requested termination should immediately contact their landlords and seek voluntary lease extensions with assurances the landlord will permit the Member to terminate the lease under the SCRA despite the extension document/agreement occurring after receiving controlling modified PCS orders.
 
(3) All such agreements to re-let or extend a lease should be in writing and signed by both the landlord and the Member/dependent and contain specific language to protect the Member from losing these SCRA protections if orders are modified vice new.
 
(4) If a Member already terminated the lease and is now required to relocate on an interim basis, advise the Member to engage with the transportation office to invoke the short-distance HHG move in Chapter 5 of the JTR.
 
Please contact EDCOM SJA if you have additional questions. Concurrently, base legal assistance is exploring the other concerns that may result from the stop movement order and will be able to address specific questions. Their contact number is (703) 784 -3126/3127/3690.
 
 
For more information please visit the internal MCU site