Information Updated on: 09/26/2022 07:50 AM

FOR THE PICATINNY ARSENAL WORKFORCE

This page contains information about the Army's response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for all U.S. Army personnel – Soldiers and civilians – serving at the Picatinny Arsenal.

Picatinny Arsenal is taking proactive steps and adhering to the guidance outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Defense Health Agency to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

INFORMATION AVAILABLE AS OF NOVEMBER 2ND, 2022

Picatinny Arsenal is at HPCON BRAVO.

All Gates are operational.

Morris County NJ is at High Community Transmission Level.

► Link to State of New Jersey COVID-19 website

► Link to State of New York COVID-19 website

► Link to State of Pennsylvania COVID-19 website

► Link to DoD Response COVID-19 website

 

REPORTING PROCEDURES

If you have been exposed to someone that has been around the Coronavirus (family, friends/coworkers) or you have been diagnosed with the virus, immediately contact your Supervisor. Supervisors must report all exposure/confirmed cases to Directorate of Operations at usarmy.pica.usag.mbx.coronavirus-reporting@mail.mil or Call Directorate of Operations, 973-724-2145/4679/4939.

VACCINES

We encourage all employees and residents to utilize your local area Vaccine Clinics/Hospitals/Sites to obtain your shot.

In accordance with previously established practices, the expectation at Picatinny is that all on-site personnel are either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or, if unvaccinated, actively participating in their organizations mandatory testing/screening program on a weekly basis, if coming on base. 

Therefore, following those guidelines, individuals on base will not be required to show a DD3150 for meetings, events or gatherings.  Organizations and supervisors are responsible for their employees vaccine status to ensure the safety of the Picatinny Community. 

All Official Visitors and Guests attending on base meetings, events or gatherings will be required to provide proof of vaccination (DD3150 or a vaccination card) or an electronic or paper copy of a negative FDA approved or authorized COVID test result within 72 hours of the event.

TRAVEL GUIDANCE

Most recent USD on DoD Travel Guidance

New Jersey Travel Guidance:

As of May 17th, 2021, New Jersey's travel advisory is no longer in effect.

The CDC, however, has recommendations for both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. Travelers leaving New Jersey should check with the travel destination and transportation carrier (i.e., airline, cruise ship, etc.) to see if there are additional health and safety protocols or requirements, such as proof of a negative COVID-19 test within days of departure. Travelers should also check with their employers, schools, and other entities that may have quarantine policies for individuals returning from travel.

Currently, the CDC recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated.

Domestic Travel

According to the CDC, unvaccinated individuals who do travel should get tested 1-3 days before their trip, 3-5 days after travel, and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after domestic travel.

For those traveling to New Jersey, domestic travel is defined as lasting 24 hours or longer to states or US territories other than those connected to New Jersey, such as Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware.

For more information, refer to the CDC's guidance for domestic travel.

Link to SECDEF Memo
Link to CDC Travel Information

On March 11th, the World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghegreyesus, declared Coronavirus Disease 2019 a pandemic. For the latest information, visit the WHO website via the link provided below.
Link to the World Health Organization Coronavirus Disease 2019 Site

The Army is taking precautionary measures to protect the health of the force and maintain operational readiness. We will continue to evaluate current day-to-day operations to ensure the safety of all of our Soldiers, family members and civilian personnel. We encourage all personnel to follow the guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Link to the CDC's COVID-19 website

HEALTH PROTECTION

Help mitigate the spread of the virus by following recommended preventive measures such as frequent hand washing, avoiding close contact with sick individuals, covering coughs and sneezes, cleaning frequently touched objects and surfaces, staying home when feeling ill, and avoiding touching eyes, nose, and/or mouth.

We encourage all personnel to continue to practice proper hygiene as the best way to prevent the spread of viruses. This includes washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Also, avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands and avoid close contact with those who are sick. Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces should also be done.
Link to CDC: Protect Yourself and Your Family

CIVILIAN PERSONNEL GUIDANCE

As this is a rapidly evolving situation, the Office of Personnel Management will continue to assist and inform agencies and employees regarding the potential impacts of and available responses to COVID-19. The OPM will also update its website on a frequent basis to provide the latest guidance and additional questions and answers.
Link to Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service Guidance
Link to the OPM's COVID-19 Website
Download the OPM's COVID-19 Questions & Answers Document
MORE INFORMATION
Link to Department of Defense Coronavirus Website
Link to the Army Public Health Center Website