When hazardous weather conditions are predicted for our area, the information on this page will help you stay informed about changes to Fort Detrick's operational status and what you should do to reduce the risk of injury or property damage.

The Senior Commander makes final decisions about changes to Fort Detrick's operational status and excusing employees administratively from all or part of the normal workday due to adverse weather.


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Fort Detrick Hazardous Weather Guide

Installation Status Notifications and Definitions

Below is a tool to assist with early release during times of inclement weather that is a supplement to the updated Administrative Dismissal Policy letter on 18 DEC. above.

Commanders and Unit/Organization Directors should follow the staggered release concept as laid out in the attached PDF to reduce the impact of severe traffic at the installation gates during early departure, allowing personnel living most distant from Fort Detrick to depart first, then incrementally releasing personnel living closer.

The installation garrison operations and PAO will only issue initial notifications for early departure, once approved by the installation Senior Commander. Implementation of follow on staggered release is the responsibility of Commanders and Unit/Organization Directors.

Employee Operating and Release Procedures

The following information is included in  Fort Detrick Policy Memorandum 33-16, Administrative Dismissal Procedures During Inclement Weather  Conditions.

NOTE: Service Members and civilian personnel who are unsure of post operating procedures or their reporting status should speak with their supervisor for further guidance.


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