NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
Novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to spread and is an increasing force health protection (FHP) threat in areas where Department of Defense (DoD) personnel live and work. As the leading U.S. Government public health agency, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to assess the risk of COVID-19 and provide guidance for those residing in the United States and traveling abroad. Some CDC COVID-19 guidance may have limited applicability for military installation commanders (hereafter "military commanders"), particularly those outside the United States, because CDC guidance is principally directed toward persons residing in the United States and does not apply to other sovereign nations. While the DoD continues to follow CDC's lead, additional military specific measures are authorized by current policy when needed to mitigate risk to U.S. forces stationed around the world and to protect Service members, DoD civilian employees and contractor personnel, and family members.
Below are links to current Government information and guidance on the Coronavirus Disease. I recommend you review and share these throughout your organizations.
Frequent Asked Questions
As new information or guidance evolves, we will distribute. If you receive any media inquiries, as always, please refer those to Lt. Col. Borders at 208-801-4292.