WHAT ARE HPCON LEVELS?

The Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 6200.03 “Public Health Emergency Management Within the DoD,”and supplements, provides military commanders with policy applicable to theCOVID-19 outbreak. Commanders review and update the health protection condition(HPCON) based on the risk level in the local community and in cooperation with local, state, or host nation guidance.

Commanders and public health personnel use HPCON levels to guide specific actions you can take in response to a health threat. While it’s always important to prevent the spread of germs, there are additional steps you can take if COVID-19 transmission becomes more widespread in your community. This site lists potential actions that may be indicated as a result of COVID-19.Regardless of the current HPCON level, always follow the guidance from your installation and local public health agencies.

Take the following actions to protect the health and safety of your Family and your community.


Take everyday actions to stop the spread of germs:

  • 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.


Continue all previous actions and:

  • Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you are sick, call your medical provider for instructions on receiving care before going to the clinic
  • Stay informed by routinely checking reliable sources of information such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and your local public health agencies.


Continue all previous actions and:

  • Avoid unnecessary contact with others, such as shaking hands and hugging.
  • Avoid unnecessary travel, especially to areas known to be experiencing active disease transmission.
  • Ensure supplies of food, medication, and other items needed for babies and pets are available to last at least 14 days.
  • Prepare for travel restrictions and cancellation of public gatherings, such as school, religious, and other community activities; make alternative arrangements for childcare.
  • Observe local guidance on movement restrictions and access requirements for military installations.
  • Seek guidance from employers and unit leaders about changes to work practices (e.g., telework) and training events.
  • Comply with medical orders for self-isolation or quarantine.


Continue taking all previous actions and:

  • Expect cancellation of in-person gatherings (e.g., schools, daycare, all community activities) and restricted ability to travel.
  • Plan activities for Family members, especially children, in case you are restricted to your home for prolonged periods of time.
  • Prepare for the potential of limited access to supplies and services, including severely restricted access to military installations.
  • Implement remote work procedures as directed by your employer.
  • If outside the United States, authorized or ordered departure actions may be implemented.


Continue taking all previous actions and:

  • Expect to remain at home for extended periods of time as movement in the community may be restricted, and at-home isolation or quarantine may be directed.
  • Follow all directives and guidance from local, state and Federal authorities; these actions are to protect the health and safety of you and your Family.

The Department of Defense (DOD) officials are closely monitoring the outbreak of the respiratory illness caused by the 2019 Novel (New) Coronavirus (2019 -NCOV), which was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. DOD will closely coordinate with our interagency partners to ensure accurate and timely information is available and encourage all appropriate measures are taken to limit the virus' spread. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are the federal government leads for the response to the virus. 

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With news of the contagious and potentially deadly illness known as novel coronavirus grabbing headlines worldwide, military health officials say that an informed, common sense approach minimizes the chances of getting sick.

General Order Number One (As of 08-07-2020)

Update to GO #1. (08-07-2020)

Update to GO #1. (07-30-2020)

Update to GO #1. (07-17-2020)

Update to GO #1. (6-19-2020)

Update to GO #1. (5-14-2020)

GO #1. (4-2-2020)

Example Exception to Policy - GO #01

Cancelled & Postponed Events & Activities (as of 6-5-2020)

Fort Gordon COVID-19 Precautionary Measures

Please see the following list of events that have been postponed or cancelled:

  • Kitchen Witches Production (May) - CANCELLED
  • 5/2: Run to Honor 5k - CANCELLED
  • 5/2: Knitting Circle - CANCELLED
  • 5/2: Army Ten Miler Qualifier - POSTPONED (new date 25 July)
  • 5/2: Mother/Son Superhero Bash - CANCELLED
  • 5/3: Crappie Tournament- CANCELLED
  • 5/4, 5/29 & 5/30: Summer Bowling Leagues- CANCELLED
  • 5/8: Parent's Night Out - CANCELLED
  • 5/9: Knitting Circle - CANCELLED
  • 5/10: Mother's Day Brunch - CANCELLED
  • 5/10: Get Outdoors Kayak Augusta Canal - CANCELLED
  • 5/11: 10 Steps to Federal Employment Workshop - CANCELLED
  • 5/15: Friday Night Skeet Shoot - CANCELLED
  • 5/16: National White Water Center Trip - CANCELLED
  • 5/16: Automotive Class - CANCELLED
  • 5/19: Breastfeeding Support Group Meeting - POSTPONED (new date TBD)
  • 5/21: May Morale Call - CANCELLED
  • 5/28: Garden Club - CANCELLED
  • 5/30: 22 Caliber Rim Rifle Contest - CANCELLED
  • 5/31: Archery Contest- CANCELLED
  • 6/6: PWAR Beach Blast - CANCELLED
  • 6/6: Kid's Fishing Derby - CANCELLED
  • 6/7: Pistol Shooting Class - POSTPONED (New date: June 21)
  • 6/9 - 6/12: June CYSitters - CANCELLED
  • 6/12: Summer Dodgeball Tournament - CANCELLED
  • 6/15 - 19: Life Guard Classes - CANCELLED
  • 6/15 - 19: Gordon Adventure Camp - CANCELLED
  • 6/18: June Morale Call - CANCELLED
  • 6/19 & 7/31: Aquatics Movie Nights - CANCELLED
  • 6/27: Superhero Run - CANCELLED
  • 7/2: Independence Celebration - CANCELLED
  • 7/16: July Morale Call - CANCELLED
  • 7/18: Christmas in July - CANCELLED

Force health protection is our top priority on Fort Gordon and protecting those assigned here includes mitigating the spread of the virus by following recommended preventive measures such as social distancing.

We appreciate your patience as we step up the fight against COVID-19.

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Mask & Facial Covering Advisories (as of 5-13-2020)

5/13: Mask Advisory for DHR Personnel & Patrons: To reduce the spread of COVID-19, Fort Gordon Directorate of HumanResources (DHR) requires that ALL personnel and patrons wear facial covering atall times in their office located in Darling Hall.

4/21: ExchangeFacilities: Per Garrison Commander: NO ENTRY permitted toExchange facilities without wearing a face mask / cloth covering.

4/10: Commissary/DefenseCommissary Agency: Mask/Face Covering Required - For your safety andprotection effective April 10th, all individuals will be required towear a face covering when inside any DeCa Commissary or facility.

4/5: DoD Guidance on the Use of Cloth Face Coverings: Secretary Esper issued guidance to the workforce on April 5 on the useof cloth face coverings. Effective immoediately, all individuals on DoDproperty, installations, and facilities will wear cloth face coverings whenthey cannot maintain six feet of social distance in public areas or workcenters. This guidance applies to all service members, DOD civilians,contractors, families (apart from residences on installations) and all otherindividuals on DOD property. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where othersocial distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas ofsignificant community-based transmission. For the guidance, click here.

Forcehealth protection is our top priority on Fort Gordon and protecting thoseassigned here includes mitigating the spread of the virus by followingrecommended preventive measures such as social distancing.

Weappreciate your patience as we step up the fight against COVID-19.

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ID Card Services (posted 4-23-2020)

ID Card Services in response to 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Is your military ID card expiring, but with social distancing and various stay-at-home orders in effect, you aren't sure whether you'll be able to renew it?

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is committed to protecting the security of our nation and its people by issuing identification (ID) cards to individuals requiring access to government systems and facilities, and to eligible individuals authorized to receive Uniformed Service benefits and privileges by law.

The Department is equally committed to the safety of our personnel and beneficiaries, including retirees and other high-risk populations. This includes ensuring continued access to healthcare and other benefits during this time of increasing precaution and restrictions in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

To learn more about U.S. Army ID Card Services during the pandemic:

• View or download the Army ID Card Services during COVID-19 brochure: https://go.usa.gov/xvnJ6.

• View or download the Army COVID-19 ID Card FAQ: https://go.usa.gov/xvnJs.

• Read the following DoD article: https://go.usa.gov/xvnS3.

New Gate Entry Procedures (As of 3-18-2020)

To help prevent the potential spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fort Gordon changed entrance procedures at all gates. Unless prompted otherwise, or if the card scanner is not available, entrants to the post will no longer hand over their IDs to the gate guards, and will instead display the fronts and backs of their cards while maintaining positive control of their IDs.

Entrance procedure:

1. Approach the gate prepared to present the appropriate ID.
2. When stopped by the gate guard display the front of the card without obscuring any vital information such as your name or expiration date.
3. While you are still holding the card flip it over to its back, again being careful to not obscure information.
4. Proceed through the gate when directed.

We appreciate your patience as we take this and other precaution to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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(Photos courtesy of U.S Army Garrison Presidio of Monterey)

Closures, Postponements & Program Changes

COVID-19_Installation_Service_Status_matrix-thumb.GIFFort Gordon is taking appropriate protection measures to keep service members, families, civilian employees and others safe as COVID-19 spreads.

 


For the complete daily COVID-19 Installation Service Status, visit: https://go.usa.gov/xvKzv

 

 

 


 

The following is a summary of service and program changes as of June 10, 2020.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Army Community Service (ACS) - Command Support Center

Address: 271 Heritage Ln., Bldg. 35200

Hours of Operation: See below.

Additional Info: The facility is physically closed but ACS is providing virtual assistance and support.

Army Community Service

ACS Outreach Center

Address: 44th St., Bldg. 44401

Hours of Operation: See below.

Additional Info: The facility is physically closed but ACS is providing virtual assistance and support.

ACS Outreach Center

 

CHILD & YOUTH SERVICES

Child Development Center (CDC) Main

Address: 45th St., Bldg. 45300

Hours of Operation: 5:15 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Additional Info: Mission essential care for designated work functions.

CDC Main

CDC East

Address: Hospital Rd., Bldg. 290

Hours of Operation: 5:15 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Additional Info: Mission essential care for designated work functions.

CDC East

CDC West

Address: 19th St., Bldg. 18407

Hours of Operation: Closed.

Additional Info: Nothing at this time.

CDC West

Central & Youth Services (CYS) Parent Central Registration

Address: 44th St., Bldg. 44401

Hours of Operation: As needed.

Additional Info: Nothing at this time.

CYS Parent Central Registration

Middle School & Teen (MST)

Address: Fort Gordon Teen Center, 165 Brainard Ave., Bldg. 41503

Hours of Operation: Closed.

Additional Info: Nothing at this time.

MST Center

Youth Sports & Fitness

Address: 46th St., Bldg. 45400

Hours of Operation: Closed.

Additional Info: Nothing at this time.

Youth Sports & Fitness

School Age Services

Address: School Age Center, 46th St., Bldg. 45410

Hours of Operation: 5:15 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Additional Info: Mission essential care for designated work functions.

School Age Center

Georgia's Path to Recovery for K-12 Schools

Screening for and Responding to COVID-19 in K-12 Schools 

SOCIAL & DINING

Alternate Escapes Café (IET Center)

Address: Alternate Escapes, B St., Bldg. 25722

Hours of Operation: Closed.

Additional Info: (as of March 17, 2020)

Alternate Escapes Café

Bogey's Grill

Address: Gordon Lakes Golf Club, 537 Range Rd.

Hours of Operation: Closed.

Additional Info: (Updated on March 30, 2020)

Bogey's Grill

Domino's Pizza

Address: Alternate Escapes, B St., Bldg. 25722

Hours of Operation: 10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Additional Info: Delivery only. (as of March 18, 2020)

Domino's Pizza

Fort Gordon Dining Facility (DFAC)

Address: Multiple - See below

Hours of Operation: Multiple - See below

Additional Info: (Revised June 10, 2020)

DFAC Meal Hours

Download DFAC Meal Hours

Logistics Readiness Center (LRC) Food Service

Gordon's Conference & Catering

Address: 19th St., Bldg. 18402

Hours of Operation: Closed.

Additional Info: (Updated on March 26, 2020)

Gordon's Conference & Catering

Huddle House

Address: 267 Avenue of the States Dr.

Hours of Operation: Closed.

Additional Info: (Updated on March 26, 2020)

Huddle House

Me Me's & Bo Bo's Express Chinese

Address: 3rd Ave., Bldg. 36200 (Near Wells Fargo and the U.S. Post Office)

Hours of Operation: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Additional Info: Carry-out only.

Me Me's & Bo Bo's Express Chinese

MWR Café

Address: Darling Hall, Chamberlain Ave., Bldg. 33720

Hours of Operation: Closed.

Additional Info: (Updated April 6, 2020)

MWR Café

Towers Café

Address: Signal Towers, 506 Chamberlain Ave., Bldg. 29808

Hours of Operation: Closed.

Additional Info: (Updated April 6, 2020)

Towers Café

 

OUTDOOR RECREATION

Gordon Lakes Golf Course

Address: 537 Range Rd.

Hours of Operation: Closed.

Additional Info: (Updated April 6, 2020)

Gordon Lakes Golf Course

Hilltop Riding Stable

Address: 508 N. Range Rd.

Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Additional Info: Only open to private boarders. (Updated on April 6, 2020)

Hilltop Riding Stable

Outdoor Pool & Spray Park

Address: The Courtyard, Brainard Ave., Bldg. 36707

Hours of Operation: Closed.

Additional Info: Nothing at this time.

Outdoor Pool & Spray Park

Pointes West Army Resort

Address: 6703 Washington Rd.

Hours of Operation: Closed.

Additional Info:

Activities Status (Updated April 6, 2020):

  • Beach: Closed
  • Boat Launch: Closed
  • Restrooms: Closed
  • Playgrounds: Closed
  • Picnic and Day Use Areas: Closed
  • Pavilions: Closed
  • Lodging: Closes 4/13
  • Primitive Camping: Closed
  • Semi-Hookup (Electric Only) Camping: Closed
  • RV Camping: Open, local only, RV's must contain a restroom. No walk-ins permitted, reservations must be made beforehand via telephone.

Pointes West is operating on limited services to mitigate risk factors associated with COVID-19. All day-use areas to include public rest rooms, beach area, playgrounds, bath houses, pavilions, and recreation areas are closed.

Rental of boats and other camping equipment is currently suspended.

Admittance to the park is restricted to patrons, or guests with current reservations for RV camping and/or lodging. New Lodging Reservations are Suspended through April 30th. Geographical restrictions based on point of guest origin are also being enforced.

Patrons must adhere to social distancing guidelines, maintain safe distance from other patrons and staff, and not congregate in large groups; failure to do so may result in expulsion from the facility.

Admittance to and usage of the facility is being updated daily, and may have an impact on current and future reservations.

Gordon Lakes Golf Course

The Tactical Advantage Sportsman's Complex (TASC)

Address: Carter Rd., Bldg. 00445

Hours of Operation: Only open on Saturdays for shooting with private firearms and ammo.

Additional Info: (Updated April 6, 2020)

Fort Gordon Outdoor Recreation

 

RECREATION

Alternate Escapes Recreation Center

Address: B St., Bldg. 25722

Hours of Operation: Closed.

Additional Info: (as of March 17, 2020)

Alternate Escapes Recreation Center

Bingo Palace

Address: Corner of Lane Ave. and 15th St., Bldg. 15500

Hours of Operation: Closed.

Additional Info: (as of March 17, 2020)

Bingo Palace

Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre

Address: Performing Arts Center, 3rd Ave., Bldg. 32100

Hours of Operation: Closed.

Additional Info: (Updated on March 17, 2020)

Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre

Gordon Lanes Bowling Center

Address: 3rd St., Bldg. 33200

Hours of Operation: Closed.

Additional Info: (Updated on March 30, 2020)

Gordon Lanes Bowling Center

Woodworth Library

Address: 549 Rice Rd., Bldg. 33500

Hours of Operation: Daily 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Closed Fridays

Additional Info: Due to the lack of patronage in the afternoon, Woodworth Library will close at 3 p.m. until further notice. (Updated on March 30, 2020)

Woodworth Library

 

SPORTS & FITNESS

Cyber Fitness Center

Address: 26th St., Bldg. 25713

Hours of Operation: Closed.

Additional Info: (as of March 27, 2020)

Cyber Fitness Center

Gordon Fitness Center

Address: Barnes Ave., Bldg. 29607

Hours of Operation: 5 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

Additional Info: Open to ACTIVE DUTY ONLY for SHOWERS ONLY until further notice. (Updated March 26, 2020)

Gordon Fitness Center

Indoor Pool

Address: 21608 Barnes Ave., Bldg. 21608

Hours of Operation: 5:30 - 9 a.m.

Additional Info: Open to ACTIVE DUTY ONLY for SHOWERS ONLY; no swimming permitted. (Updated March 26, 2020)

Indoor Pool

Nelson Fitness Center

Address: 21st St., Bldg. 21713

Hours of Operation: Closed.

Additional Info: (Updated March 27, 2020)

Nelson Fitness Center

Victory Fitness Center

Address: Brainard Ave., Bldg. 25510

Hours of Operation: Closed.

Additional Info: (Updated March 27, 2020)

Victory Fitness Center

Gordon Lanes Bowling Center

Address: 3rd St., Bldg. 33200

Hours of Operation: Closed.

Additional Info: (Updated on March 30, 2020)

Gordon Lanes Bowling Center

 

AUTO & STORAGE

Gordon Car Care

Address: 30th St., Bldg. 29300

Hours of Operation: Closed.

Additional Info: (Updated April 6, 2020)

  • Car Care Center Full Service: Unavailable due to facility closure.
  • Care Care Center Self-Help: Unavailable due to facility closure.

Gordon Car Care

Gordon Storage

Address: 30th St., Bldg. 29300

Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Additional Info: (Updated March 26, 2020)

Gordon Storage

 

GROCERY STORE, SHOPPING & RETAIL

Fort Gordon Commissary (DeCa)

Address: 3rd Ave., Bldg. 38200

Store Information Update - 29 June 2020:

Effective Immediately: the Fort Gordon Commissary is open to all eligible patrons. There are no longer restrictions on shopping times for active or retired service members. 100% ID checks, CDC recommended physical distancing, and face covering requirements will be enforced. Additionally, a maximum of 100 patrons will be allowed in the store at all times in order to maintain physical distancing requirements. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding.

  • Mon.: Closed.
  • Tue. - Sat: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Open for all eligible patrons
  • Sun.: 10 a.m - 6 p.m. Open for all eligible patrons

Additional Info: ***

Fort Gordon Commissary

Fort Gordon Main Exchange (AAFES)

Address: 3rd Ave., Bldg. 38200

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri.: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Additional Info: The following Main Post Exchange facilities will undergo changes:

  • Military Clothing hours of operation will change to Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Sunday and Holidays: Closed. (Effective April 4, 2020)

Fort Gordon Exchange

 

TRAVEL & LODGING

Aladdin Travel - Information Tickets and Registration (ITR) program

Address: 36th St., Bldg. 36200, across from Wells Fargo Bank

Hours of Operation: Closed.

Additional Info: (Updated March 26, 2020)

Aladdin Travel

Frequently Asked Questions

What is 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what are the symptoms?

2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Current symptoms reported for patients have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The virus attacks the lungs in humans.

What should I do if I think I have COVID-19?

According to the CDC, anyone contracting a respiratory illness shouldn’t assume COVID-19. It is far more likely to be a more common malady. However, anyone with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, should seek medical care right away and notify your medical provider immediately of your travel history. Military personnel and families at Fort Gordon may contact the Eisenhower Army Medical Center COVID-19 24/7 Hotline: 706-787-8864.

What happens if I test positive for COVID-19?

According to the CDC, those who are ill with COVID-19 but not sick enough to be hospitalized should follow CDC guidance on how to reduce the risk of spreading their illness to others. People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to self-isolate at home during their illness. Others who are more seriously ill may require hospitalization. Service members must ensure they keep their Chain of Command informed and receive guidance from them.

What is isolation and what does it mean if you are placed in isolation?

Isolation is when an individual, or group of individuals are separated from healthy individuals to prevent the spread of a communicable disease. Individuals are selected for separation if they are infected or reasonably believed to be infected by COVID-19.

What is quarantine and what does it mean to be placed in quarantine?

Quarantine is when individuals or groups of individuals have been exposed to COVID-19 but are not yet ill. Quarantine involves separation from those who are healthy to prevent the spread of the virus.

How does the virus spread?

Person-to-person transmission is believed to occur mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza viruses and other respiratory pathogens spread. At this time, it’s unclear if a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes. The COVID-19 virus is not stable in the environment, limiting the ability to spread on surfaces, and the virus is not known to infect domesticated animals.

How can Soldiers, family members and DA civilians protect themselves?

All personnel should adhere to CDC guidelines on the preventing the spread of respiratory viruses like the flu and COVID-19. Prevention guidelines include:

  1. Avoid close contact with people who are sick/stay at home if you are sick. Coordinate with your commander/supervisor for sick leave.
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  3. Cover your cough or sneeze and throw tissue in trash when done.
  4. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time, especially after going to the bathroom, before and after eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched items or surfaces using household spray or wipes.

What is the best way to clean areas to prevent COVID-19?

Clean all “high-touch” surfaces, such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, etc. Use a household cleaning spray or wipe, according to the label instructions. Wash laundry thoroughly, to include jackets and coats. There is much more information on the CDC website.

Why isn't the Army stopping ALL training at Fort Gordon?

We must maintain our readiness. That being said, we are balancing training operations with our actions to protect the health of our force, mitigating the risk of COVID-19 while ensuring our troops are trained for the fight. We are confident we can do both.

What sort of training activities are being limited?

In an effort to observe social distancing (limiting close/physical contact with others to help mitigate the spread of illness), the Department of the Army has made the decision to cease certain military training.

This guidance includes:

  • Combative training that requires hands-on/physical contact between student Soldiers and instructors
  • Army training events and competitions that will have large crowds or groups of people in a single area
  • All events or competitions that wish to proceed as planned must have higher level Army senior leadership approval before executing plans
  • Reserve Officers’ Training Corps graduation and commissioning ceremonies, in coordination with the university and college
  • Expect changes to Cadet Summer Training to be announced

What are the current travel policy restrictions for Army personnel?

Effective March 13, Headquarters, Department of the Army made the decision to stop all travel of Soldiers, family and employees unless critical to the Army’s top-line missions. This guidance includes:

  • Soldiers who are on permanent change of station (PCS) orders, to and from.
  • Soldiers conducting professional military education (PME)
  • Foreign Military Student training and travel restrictions.
  • Soldiers,Depart of the Army Civilians (DACs), and their dependents who have signed out of installation and departed the losing duty station will continue CONUS PCS movement. All others will hold in place until further notice. Personnel who have not left the local area will sign back in with their losing units.

DoD also restricted official domestic travel starting March 16 for its service members, civilians and family members in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. Note the following:

  • The domestic travel restriction does not affect those who must travel for medical treatment.
  • Those who have already begun their official travel may continue to their final destination. Individuals whose TDY ends during the period of restricted movement may return home.
  • Soldiers,Department of the Army civilian personnel (DACs), and their dependents who have signed out of installation and departed the losing duty station will continue CONUS PCS movement. All others will hold in place until further notice.Personnel who have not left the local area will sign back in with their losing units.
  • The first GO/SES in the chain of command or supervision may approve emergency eave, return of soldiers and DACS from temporary duty and return of soldiers from leave to their home station. Local leaves and passes for soldiers remain at the appropriate command level for approval.
  • Authority to approve or disapprove DAC leave remains with their supervisors. The stop order and travel approval requirements do not apply to DAC leave or personal travel by DACS. Supervisors are reminded they may deny requests for leave due to mission-related requirements. Under no circumstances may supervisors dictate the location or distance for DAC leave. Supervisors are reminded to document the reasons for denial of any leave. Departments and agencies are encouraged to approve leave and maximize telework flexibility to safeguard the health and safety of the workforce.
  • With respect to families, DA civilian personnel and their families, any restriction of movement is limited only to government-funded travel.

Do the travel restrictions apply to AIT Soldiers?

Soldiers who complete Basic Combat Training (BCT) and are ready to move to Advanced Individual Training (AIT) will be transported to Fort Gordon via disinfected transportation. If they are split option Soldiers, they will return to their home states via commercial transportation. All Soldiers will be educated on the procedures necessary to mitigate the exposure to COVID-19 while traveling. (Split option is when (typically) 17-year-olds join the Army and attend BCT the summer after their junior year. They return home to complete high school and then proceed to AIT after graduation.)

All Soldiers arriving to AIT will be physically screened upon arrival. All Soldiers, cadre, Drill Sergeants, and support staff will be screened on a daily basis.

Soldiers who have graduated from AIT or OSUT with OCONUS orders to their first unit of assignment will hold until the Stop Move order is lifted. Active Duty Soldiers will proceed to a CONUS duty assignment following graduation from AIT (an exception from the 60-day stop movement order). All Soldiers will be educated on the procedures necessary to mitigate the exposure to COVID-19 while traveling as well as awaiting movement to station.

In an effort to protect, detect and treat, a screening process of all new recruits began March 2 at the Army’s basic training centers. This screening assesses trainees’ potential exposure to infected persons and international travel they may have taken, and includes a medical screening for COVID-19-like symptoms.

U.S. Government Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are the federal government leads for the response to the virus.

CDC Coronavirus Information
 

DoD Resources

Health.mil Articles

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