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SUBJ/NAVY MITIGATION MEASURES IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK UPDATE 7
(CONDITIONS-BASED APPROACH TO COVID-19 PERSONNEL MOVEMENT AND TRAVEL
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 189/20, NAVY MITIGATION MEASURES IN RESPONSE TO
CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK UPDATE 6.
REF B IS IS NAVADMIN 283/20, NAVY MITIGATION MEASURES IN RESPONSE TO
CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK UPDATE 6 MODIFICATION 1.
REF C IS NAVADMIN 169/20, PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION POST STOP MOVEMENT
REF D IS SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (SECDEF) MEMO ON UPDATE TO CONDITIONS-BASED
APPROACH TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 PERSONNEL MOVEMENT AND TRAVEL
REF E IS SECRETARY OF THE NAVY (SECNAV) MEMO ON DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
IMPLEMENTATION OF TRANSITION TO CONDITIONS-BASED APPROACH TO CORONAVIRUS
DISEASE 2019 PERSONNEL MOVEMENT AND TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS.
REF F IS SECNAV MEMO ON DELEGATION OF WAIVER AUTHORITY FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF
THE NAVY TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS IN RESPONSE TO COVONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019.
REF G IS UNDERSECRETARY OF DEFENSE (PERSONNEL AND READINESS (USD(PR)) FORCE
HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE (FHPG) (SUPPLEMENT 2).
REF H IS USD(PR) FHPG (SUPPLEMENT 11).
REF I IS USD(PR) FHPG (SUPPLEMENT 14).
REF J IS USD(PR) FHPG (SUPPLEMENT 15) REVISION 1.
REF K IS USD(PR) FHPG (SUPPLEMENT 16).
REF L IS USD(PR) FHPG (SUPPLEMENT 17).
REF M IS USD(PR) FHPG (SUPPLEMENT 18).
REF N IS NAVADMIN 037/21, U.S. NAVY COVID-19 STANDARDIZED OPERATIONAL
GUIDANCE VERSION 4.0.
REF O IS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY (MANPOWER AND RESERVE
AFFAIRS) (ASN(M&RA)) MEMO ON DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GUIDANCE FOR CORONAVIRUS
DISEASE 2019 LABORATORY SERVICES.
REF P IS ASN(M&RA) MEMO ON DEPARMTENT OF NAVY GUIDANCE FOR DEPLOYMENT AND
REDEPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS AND UNITS DURING THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DISEASE
REF Q IS ASN(M&RA) MEMO ON DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GUIDANCE FOR THE USE OF
MASKS, PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, AND NON-PHARMACEUTICAL INTERVENTIONS
DURING THE CORONAVIRS DISEASE 2019 PANDEMIC.
REF R IS ASN(M&RA) MEMO ON DEPARTMENT OF NAVY GUIDANCE FOR PROTECTING ALL
PERSONNEL IN DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WORKPLACES DURING THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE
REF S IS NAVADMIN 026/21, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE COVID-19 TESTING PRIOR TO
OVERSEAS TRAVEL (UPDATE 1).
REF T IS ALNAV 029/20, STATE AND LOCAL SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDERS IMPACT ON
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY OPERATIONS.
REF U IS ALNAVRESFOR 011/20, NAVY RESERVE FORCE POLICY UPDATE FOR COVID-19.
REF V IS ALNAVRESFOR 012/20, NAVY RESERVE POLICY FOR COVID-19 UPDATE 2.//
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RMKS/1. The Navy continues to utilize a conditions-based approach to
personnel movement and travel to mitigate the risks associated with the
coronavirus pandemic. This NAVADMIN cancels references (a) through (c), and
in line with references (d) and (e) reissues guidance for a conditions-based
approach to coronavirus disease 2019 personnel movement and travel. Notably,
the conditions to resume unrestricted travel now rest on installation-level
data regarding surrounding Department of Defense (DoD) installation,
facilities and locations. To assist in identifying changes to policy and
procedures, paragraphs in this NAVADMIN that include changes to the intent of
previous content have [MOD] at the beginning. Delegations authorized in
references (e) and (f) remain in effect. This NAVADMIN further delegates
approval authority to the O-6 or GS-15 equivalent level for uncontested
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) travel waivers. All commands shall
continue to take specific actions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19
worldwide and Department of the Navy (DON) Service Members will adhere to
current and subsequent Force Health Protection Guidance (FHPG), references
(g) through (m) and Navy guidance provided in references (n) through (r).
Immunized individuals are not required to perform Restriction of Movement
(ROM) before, during or after travel within the United States unless
directed, but must maintain Health Protection Measures in accordance with
(IAW) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance. Individuals
traveling to, from or through a foreign country should comply with ROM
guidance in reference (i). *ROM* and *immunized* are both defined within
reference (n). For authorized travel, it is the Service Members
responsibility to ensure compliance with country, state and local COVID-19
requirements to include COVID-19 testing as described in references (i) and
This NAVADMIN does not cancel or supersede Combatant Commander
(CCDR) guidance for forces assigned or allocated to that Combatant Command
(CCMD) or within that CCMD Area of Responsibility (AOR).
1.A. This guidance applies to all DON Service Members and their
dependents whose travel is Government-funded, both internationally and
1.B. Except as provided below in paragraph 3.C. (exemptions), this
travel guidance applies to all official travel, including temporary duty
(TDY) travel; Government-funded leave travel; permanent duty travel,
including permanent change of station (PCS) travel; and travel related to
Authorized Departures (AD) and Ordered Departures (OD) issued by the
Department of State (DOS).
1.C. Reference (n) contains authoritative guidance for all personnel and
units deploying to and from homeport (originating unit location for reserve
2. [MOD] Conditions-based Approach to Unrestricted Travel.
2.A. [MOD] Conditions for unrestricted travel rest on installation-level
data regarding conditions in and surrounding DoD installations, facilities
2.B. As delegated to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) by references
(e) and (f) and further delegated by this NAVADMIN, the applicable Navy
Component Commander (NCC), as well as other military departments, CCDRs and
the Director of Administration and Management (DA and M) for non-Navy
installations, will continuously assess each DoD installation, facility or
location under their purview for the feasibility of lifting travel
restrictions. There are four factors that will be reported in order to make
this assessment: (1) removal of local travel restrictions (Commander, Navy
Installations Command (CNIC Lead)), (2) availability of essential services
(e.g., schools, childcare, moving services) (CNIC Lead), (3) quality
control/assurance capability for household goods packing and moving (Naval
Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Lead) reporting to CNIC for inclusion in
weekly report as described below) and (4) favorable Health Protection
Condition (HPCON) (below HPCON C) (CNIC Lead).
Assessments of the criteria will include consultation with the other Services
who have installations in the local surrounding area and will take into
account the areas where installation personnel reside. Specifically,
installations/facilities within a 50-mile commuting distance will coordinate
their assessments and plans. Any Navy installation, facility or location
that meets all of the criteria above, as reported by CNIC, will be assessed
by the applicable NCC to determine unrestricted travel to or from these
locations. The above criteria and whether or not an installation is
restricted for travel will then be reported by CNIC to the Office of the
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(PR)), Office of
the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy (DASD
(MPP))(with an information copy to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy
(Manpower and Reserve Affairs) (ASN (M and RA)) staff on a weekly basis (via
the Navy Operations Center (NOC)), using a pre-formatted spreadsheet provided
by DASD (MPP).
2.C. Advana is the primary platform the USD(PR) will be using to track
implementation of a conditions-based approach to personnel movement and
travel. An extract of the Advana information required for implementation of
this NAVADMIN is displayed for Navy use via MyNavy Portal at
3. Personnel Movement and Travel.
3.A. [MOD] Unrestricted travel may resume between installations when
both the gaining and losing installations have met the assessment criteria
described in paragraph 2.B. and either the DA and M, applicable NCC (as
detailed above) or the CCDRs have lifted travel restrictions for an
installation. A location is considered *green* when travel restrictions are
lifted. The status of travel restrictions will be posted weekly on MyNavy
Portal at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/don-covid-19-travel-tracker and at
3.B. [MOD] Considerations for Unrestricted Travel. Though travel may be
approved as unrestricted based on the gaining and losing locations both
reflected as *green* (i.e. Travel Restrictions Lifted), risk of COVID-19
exposure may still exist during transit.
COs and OICs shall review travel plans with Service Members to ensure
appropriate force health protection measures are implemented, including ROM
if warranted. Gaining COs (including for intermediate stops (I-stops)) shall
evaluate the manner and location of travel for incoming Sailors and their
immunization status to determine the necessity of ROM for each individual.
Coordination among the losing command, training command en route (if
applicable) and gaining command is required to determine if ROM requirements
Commands and individual Service Members shall remain vigilant and implement
reasonable measures to reduce risk of exposure and infection where
3.B.1. PCS. At least 30 days prior to Service Members executing
PCS orders, the losing command shall check the status of losing and gaining
locations in MyNavy Portal at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/don-covid-19-
travel-tracker. If both gaining and losing locations are *green*, no waiver
is required and normal PCS procedures apply. If either gaining or losing
locations are not *green*, then the procedures in paragraph 4 apply and the
losing command should contact the Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Career
Management Pillar Branch (PERS-4) Placement Officer or Placement Coordinator
to determine whether an orders modification
(ORDMOD) or waiver is more appropriate.
3.B.2. Other Official Travel (Meetings, Conferences, Site Visits,
etc.). Prior to issuing a set of temporary duty (TDY) orders, COs or OICs
shall review MyNavy Portal at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/don-covid-19-
travel-tracker. If both the gaining and losing locations are *green*, no
waiver is required and normal TDY procedures apply. If either the gaining or
losing locations are not *green*, then the procedures in paragraph 4 apply.
3.B.3. Travel for Official Training. COs or OICs (for training
not associated with a set of PCS orders) or Training Command COs or OICs (for
training associated with a set of PCS orders) shall check the status of a
training location, I-stop or ultimate duty location via MyNavy Portal at
https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/don-covid-19-travel-tracker before allowing a
Navy Service Member to execute travel. If the gaining, I-stop (if
applicable), and losing locations are *green*, no waiver is required and
normal TDY or PCS procedures apply. If either the gaining, I-stop or losing
locations are not *green*, then the procedures in paragraph 4 apply.
3.B.4. Locations not reflected on MyNavy Portal. For PCS or TDY
considered in paragraphs 3.B.1. through 3.B.3., if a location is not listed
in the DON COVID-19 Travel Tracker on MyNavy Portal, the decision to allow
unrestricted travel should be made based on the status of the closest DoD
installation, facility or location.
3.B.5. Changes in Status. As assessments are made weekly, a
change in status may occur prior to travel. If a Service Member was approved
for travel and either one or both locations then turn *red* (i.e. travel
restrictions in place) prior to departure/return, travel would then require a
waiver (in line with paragraph 4.D.) or ORDMOD for PCS travel. For PCS
travel, the losing command should contact the PERS-4 Placement Officer or
Placement Coordinator to determine whether a waiver or ORDMOD is more
3.C. Exemptions. The following circumstances are exempt from travel
restrictions per reference (d):
3.C.1. Travel associated with uniformed personnel recruiting and
accessions activities, to include accessions, basic training, advanced
military individual training and follow-on travel to the first duty station.
3.C.2. Travel by patients (to include those on the Temporary
Disability Retired List (TDRL)), as well as their authorized escorts and
attendants, for purposes of medical treatment. Travel by medical providers
for the purposes of medical treatment for DoD personnel and their families is
3.C.3. Travel for Global Force Management (GFM) activities
(defined as deployments/redeployments ordered in the GFM Allocation Plan
(GFMAP) and CCMD Assigned Force Demand Tasking, including Service internal
rotations to support and TDY used to source ordered capabilities). Such
travel to execute Operations, Activities and Investments or Service-related
training will be coordinated between the CCDR, the Joint Staff (JS) and the
appropriate military department. All GFM-scheduled deployments/redeployments
of U.S. Navy vessels and embarked units and personnel are authorized,
provided they have met the ROM guidance set forth in references (n) and any
applicable subsequent guidance.
3.C.4. Travel authorized by the Commander, U.S.
Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), to continue execution of the Joint
Deployment and Distribution Enterprise as required to project and sustain the
Joint Force globally. This includes forces (aircrews, vessel crews and
mission essential personnel) ordered on prepare-to-deploy orders alert
status, air refueling, global patient movement, mortuary affairs support,
inland surface, sea and air sustainment missions, support to other U.S.
Agencies (as approved by the Secretary of Defense (SecDef)) and moves of
personnel and equipment that support USTRANSCOM global posture requirements.
3.C.5. Travel by military personnel pending retirement or
separation. Specific to Navy Service Members, travel is authorized to take
3.C.6. Travel by those under authority of a Chief of Mission and
authorized by that Chief of Mission. Travel from locations where the DoS has
issued an OD, and return travel from safe havens when the DoS has terminated
an OD or AD.
3.C.7. Travel to and from Professional Military Education Programs
(defined by Navy as in-resident graduate education including in-resident
Joint Professional Military Education (JPME)).
3.C.8. Personal leave and liberty travel outside of the local area
is exempt from COVID-19 related travel restrictions. Approval authority for
leave outside of the local area will be determined by the echelon 2
commander, but may be delegated by the echelon 2 commander to no lower than
the unit CO, OIC or equivalent (Branch Head, Division Director, etc.).
3.C.8.a. [MOD] Commanders and supervisors will follow the
procedures in reference (i) to include conducting a risk assessment of the
health status and travel itinerary for Navy Service Members requesting leave
or liberty outside the local area.
Navy Service Members will comply with any DoD, component, federal, state and
local restrictions while in a leave/liberty status. The DoD COVID-19 Travel
Information App (https://covid-status.data.mil) provides useful tools to
assist with making risk informed decisions on approving leave and
implementing the appropriate mitigation measures when individuals return from
4. [MOD] Restricted Travel Policy. This portion of the NAVADMIN applies to
areas where travel restrictions are in place (i.e. *red*). All personnel
should follow federal, state and local (including host nation) direction, as
well as direction from their chain of command, including observing *Stay at
Home* orders if in effect, maximizing telework based on mission priorities
and practicing social distancing. Reference (t) provides additional
guidance on exemption from state and local executive orders if necessary to
ensure continuity of critical functions. Do not restrict mission essential
travel by immunized individuals unless unusual conditions call for immunized
travel to be restricted (e.g. close contact with a COVID positive greater
than 3 months after immunization).
4.A.1. Execution of PCS orders from or to locations where travel
is restricted requires a waiver IAW paragraph 4.D.
4.A.2. A local PCS move may be executed without a waiver since it
does not involve travel outside of the local area. Same geographic location
PCS moves will only be executed with due regard to the operational readiness
of the commands involved. Losing and gaining commands are encouraged to
coordinate with placement coordinators and detailers in PERS-4 as required.
PERS-4 shall adjudicate same geographic location PCS move decisions in
situations where losing and gaining commands do not agree on an execution
timeline. This adjudication may be delegated, but no lower than the
O-6 Division Director level at PERS-4.
4.B. Other Official Travel (Meetings, Conferences, Site Visits, etc.).
All other official travel by Navy Service Members from or to an area where
travel is restricted will require a waiver IAW paragraph 4.D. Navy Reserve
personnel will follow guidance promulgated by the Chief of Navy Reserve (CNR)
in references (u) and (v).
4.C. Travel for Official Training.
4.C.1. Navy Service Members traveling to attend formal training
from or to an area where travel is restricted will require a waiver IAW
paragraph 4.D. Advance coordination with the training command is required
prior to travel. Service Members will comply with reference (n) and any NCC
guidance concerning pre- and post- travel medical screening and reception
procedures, to include ROM if applicable.
4.C.2. [MOD] Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) Learning
Centers will continue to support Fleet mission-essential training to the
maximum extent possible while minimizing risk to force and balancing risk to
mission, strictly abiding by CDC, DoD and Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
(BUMED) guidance in the classroom/trainer environment. For all accession
level courses, ROM shall be required before commencing training unless
students are immunized or arrive via bubble-to-bubble/protected travel. For
all other courses, ROM will not be required for immunized personnel.
For others not immunized, ROM will be at the discretion of the schoolhouse
COs based on risk to force. Fleet units shall coordinate ROM requirements,
if required, with the schoolhouse before permitting student travel. Type
Commanders (TYCOMS) should validate each individual training requirements
mission-essentiality in light of the risk to force, and then coordinate with
NETC to implement risk mitigations (i.e., reduced throughput, extra course
convenings, ROM, etc.).
4.D. Travel Restriction Waivers. Waivers to travel restrictions may be
granted in writing in cases where the travel is:
1) Determined to be mission-essential, 2) Necessary for humanitarian reasons
or 3) Warranted due to extreme hardship. These waivers are to be executed on
a case-by-case basis, must be determined to be in the best interest of the
U.S. Government and shall be coordinated between the gaining and losing
organizations. Mission-essential travel refers to work that must be
performed to ensure the continued operations of mission-essential functions,
including positions that are deemed key and essential, as determined by the
responsible DoD Component.
4.D.1. Commands shall maintain a record of all travel waivers
granted. Waivers granted prior to the date time group of this NAVADMIN under
references (a) and (b) are still valid.
4.D.2. COs and OICs may request a waiver via their chain of
command to paragraphs 4.A. through 4.C. Approval authority for waivers
belongs to the CCDR if the individual is assigned or allocated to a CCMD, the
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
(CJCS) if the individual is assigned to the JS, the DA and M for personnel in
the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Defense Agencies, DoD Field
Activities (and any other DoD entities not listed in this paragraph) and
finally to the Secretary of the Navy
(SECNAV) for personnel under his jurisdiction. In line with reference (e)
and modified by reference (f), SECNAV has delegated this authority to the
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and this NAVADMIN delegates waiver approval
4.D.2.a. [MOD] PCS travel waiver requests shall be
submitted for all Service Members with written orders if either gaining or
losing command have travel restrictions in place (i.e.
*red*). Gaining and losing commands will endorse concurrence or non-
concurrence. If both the gaining and losing command concur with the waiver
(i.e. waiver is uncontested), the gaining command, at a level no lower than
O-6 or civilian equivalent, is delegated the authority to approve travel
waivers for Navy Service Member PCS travel in paragraphs 4.A. and 4.C
(training associated with PCS orders). Approval authority is responsible for
submitting the approved waiver to PERS-4 for tracking purposes and notifying
the losing command. All contested waivers will be adjudicated by PERS-4.
Approvals or disapprovals of contested waiver requests shall be made via
message traffic to all concerned and will specify whether dependents are
authorized to accompany the Navy Service Member. All approved waivers and
contested waiver requests shall be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with the
subject line PCS WAIVER APPROVAL or PCS WAIVER REQUEST as applicable. Waiver
request formats are posted on MyNavy Portal. Navy Service Members who are
granted a waiver should review the latest version of COVID-19 Standard
Operational Guidance and FHPGs.
4.D.2.b. Authority to approve or deny travel waivers for
Navy Service Members in the case of: (1) official travel in paragraph 4.B.,
and (2) official training, not associated with a PCS, in paragraph 4.C. is
delegated to the echelon 2 commander. The echelon 2 commander may further
delegate waiver authority, but no lower than the first O-6 or a civilian
equivalent in the chain of command of the Service Member. Those who are
granted a waiver will comply with the NCC guidance concerning pre- and post-
travel screening and reception procedures.
5. Points of Contact.
5.A. Sailor Support. Service Members with questions regarding this
NAVADMIN should contact the MyNavy Career Center (1-833-330-
6622) or e-mail email@example.com.
5.B. Medical Questions. BUMED Watch: 703-681-1087/1125 or NIPR e-mail:
6. Additional Resources:
6.A. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus
6.B. DoD Coronavirus Guidance:
6.C. U.S. Navy COVID-19 Updates: https://www.navy.mil/US-Navy- COVID-19-
7. This conditions-based approach prioritizes the health and safety of our
personnel, their families and our communities, while balancing mission
requirements, the need to advance Navy Service Member career opportunities
and other imperatives. COs and OICs must continuously review current HPCON,
FHPG supplements and Service Member immunization status when making risk
informed decisions such as holding in-person conferences or determining the
maximum size of gatherings. It is incumbent upon COs and OICs to balance
risk to mission and risk to force to ensure we, as a Navy, can continue to
meet our mission while simultaneously preventing the spread of
COVID-19 within the Navy and the communities we live in to the greatest
8. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//