**Base Operating Status for Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022**

UPDATE: Fort Detrick will REMAIN at a 2 HOUR DELAY

All offices at Fort Detrick will OPEN — under a 2 HOUR DELAY on Thurs. Jan. 20, 2022. Employees have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.

Non-Emergency Employees who report to the office will be granted excused absence (administrative leave) for up to 2 hour(s) past their expected arrival time. Non-Emergency Employees should plan their commute so the arrival for work is no later than 2 hour(s) later than the employee's normal arrival time.

Emergency Employees must report to work on time unless otherwise directed by their agency.

Fort Detrick CDC and SAC will open at 8 a.m.

Forest Glen Annex follows OPM for operational status in the NCR.

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.


Click the Hazardous Weather Guide Banner below to download the flyer

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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