UPDATE: In response to the latest reports of low community levels of COVID-19 in our surrounding communities, APG will move to HPCON ALPHA effective 24 JUNE 2022.

In accordance with DoD guidance:

1. Under HPCON ALPHA, Commanders have the authority to bring up to 100% of their workforce onsite; and testing of unvaccinated or undeclared personnel is no longer mandatory.

2. OPM guidance for mass workplace flexibilities is still in effect through 30 September. During this time, employees are exempt from the OPM telework policy requirement to report to the worksite a minimum of two days per week. Dependent care, in emergencies, can also be used for telework through this date.

3. DoD Components will provide 30-days advance notification in writing prior to recalling or adjusting employees' schedules unless there is an urgent mission requirement.

4. Mask wear continues to be optional across the installation, except in mandatory masking areas such as Kirk Army Health Clinic.

UPDATE: In response to the medium community levels of COVID-19 in our surrounding communities, APG will move to HPCON BRAVO effective 25 MAY 2022.

In accordance with DoD guidance:

1. Commanders have the authority to bring up to 80% of their workforce onsite, and we encourage organizations to limit the size of indoor gatherings.

2. All military, civilian, or contractors entering facilities for business must be fully vaccinated, submit to mandatory screening testing, or provide proof of a negative test within the past 72 hours before entering the worksites. Official visitors must provide proof of vaccination or a negative test during installation visits, as well.

3. Mask wear continues to be optional across the installation, except in mandatory masking areas such as Kirk Army Health Clinic, but individuals are encouraged to wear them whenever they choose.

For questions about your specific situation, please speak with your supervisor. Thank you all for your continued understanding and support during these dynamic times. We are committed to ensuring the safety and health of our installation and these mitigation tactics are our best defense. A healthy workforce enables us to keep working toward our mission - ensuring our Soldiers continue to have what they need, when they need it.

UPDATE: In response to low community levels of COVID-19 in our surrounding communities, APG will move to HPCON ALPHA effective 19 April 2022.

In accordance with DoD guidance:

1.       Commanders have the authority to bring up to 100% of their workforce onsite.

2.       OPM guidance for mass workplace flexibilities is still in effect through 30 September. During this time, employees are exempt from the OPM telework policy requirement to report to the worksite a minimum of two days per week. Dependent care, in emergencies, can also be used for basis of telework through this date.

3.       DoD Components will provide 30-days advance notification in writing prior to recalling or adjusting employees’ schedules, unless there is an urgent mission requirement.

4.       Mask wear continues to be optional across the installation, except in mandatory masking areas such as Kirk Army Health Clinic.

UPDATE - MARCH 3, 2022

The main changes in effect that are based on our current CDC Community Level of ‘low’ are:

  • All personnel, regardless of vaccination status, are not required to wear a mask or execute screening and testing as previously mandated
  • Strict indoor mask wearing is required in all Military Treatment Facilities
  • Commanders may increase their mask posture for the safety of their workforce if necessary

This decision was made in accordance with AMC, DA, and DoD policy that is in line with the CDC’s latest guidance which measures COVID-19’s impact on communities based on COVID-19 community levels.

According to the CDC, COVID-19 community levels are calculated by local hospitals’ capacity to treat COVID, making healthcare a priority in driving metrics. Our previous guidance outlined that we would base our masking status off of the CDC’s transmission rate data, which currently indicates that we are in an area of substantial transmission. However, community levels allows us to take into account the current high levels of vaccination and high levels of population immunity from both vaccination and infections to better measure the strain on healthcare systems, vulnerable populations, and bed occupancy within our local hospitals. Harford and Prince George’s counties are all at low community levels of COVID-19, which has lead us to this decision to no longer require masks indoors for DoD personnel or visitors. To learn more about community levels, please visit the CDC site here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/community-levels.html

This decision has been made in accordance with our medical professionals, the latest CDC guidance, and Army/DOD guidelines to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of our force.

WELCOME BACK TO APG

As APG leadership develops and implements plans bring the workforce back to the installation, it is even more important to remain vigilant to stop any resurgence of COVID-19. APG operations remain critical to our Army, and it will take adaptive creativity and flexibility to maintain maximum effectiveness while denying the virus any opportunity to degrade readiness. The APG Welcome Back Products webpage provides communication resources related to transitioning back onsite. To unify messaging and branding across APG, please do not remove content from the Welcome Back products. You are welcome to add your organization's logos and/or DUIs. If you have subordinate units outside of APG, please reach out to the installation public affairs office for more information. You may also contact the installation PAO for native files.

APG-ALC COVID-19 Recovery Plan

APG Welcome Back Products

APG In-processing Procedures

Current Guidelines and Updates

The APG CAC/ID office is by appointment only. Visit https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/ to schedule an appointment.  All new employees must contact their HR specialist at CPAC for their appointment date.  For emergencies such as lost or stolen cards, certificate issues, or PIN resets, contact Brian Dudley at 410-652-8532.

Military & Family Life Counselors (MFLCs) are available to provide phone counseling appointments to active-duty service members, retirees and family members.  Call 443-206-3266/3308, Monday to Friday, 0800-1800.  If you would like to speak with an MFLC who specializes in caring for children, please call 443-477-1772.

Public Health Information

The Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic and Aberdeen Proving Ground leadership are working closely with appropriate authorities to monitor and coordinate the latest guidance on the COVID-19 from the DOD and CDC. If you have returned from recent travel to a country with widespread COVID-19 cases, DO NOT report to the Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic, as the facility does not have the ability to treat or to test for the virus.

Be sure to continue to follow all CDC guidelines for protecting yourself and others, and remember:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
  • Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue, then throw it in the trash; cough/sneeze into your elbow if tissues are unavailable.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Ensure all immunizations are up to date, including your seasonal flu shot.
  • Stay home if you are sick, and avoid close contact with Family members and pets.
  • Create an emergency preparedness kit.