CANCELLATION OF URINALYSIS POLICY UPDATE:
R 211331Z MAY 21 MID200000877953U
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
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SUBJ/CANCELLATION OF URINALYSIS POLICY UPDATE//
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NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 092/20, URINALYSIS POLICY UPDATE. REF B IS OPNAVINST
5350.4D, NAVY ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND CONTROL. REF C IS
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) COVID-19 HOW TO PROTECT
YOURSELF AVAILABLE AT HTTPS://WWW.CDC.GOV/CORONAVIRUS/2019-
NCOV/PREPARE/PREVENTION.HTML. REF D IS THE URINALYSIS PROGRAM COORDINATOR
(UPC) OPERATIONAL GUIDE (OPGUIDE).//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the cancellation of reference (a), a
temporary amendment to the Navy urinalysis program to minimize Sailor
exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from 27 March 2020 and
provides recommendations for safe collection procedures. This cancellation
aligns with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcement
supporting the safe return to many activities halted during the pandemic.
Additionally, maintaining a robust and drug free workplace is Navys best
deterrence to misuse of illicit and prescription drugs.
2. Commands will return to normal testing procedures and requirements as
outlined in reference (b), including the requirement in paragraph 6.a.,
enclosure (2) to provide their echelon 3 commander with the reason for
failing to comply with reference (b). This includes areas/situational
environments where COVID-19 restrictions limit or prevent normal testing
implementation. Commands shall not recall individuals who are restricted in
movement or quarantined, except in cases of probable cause, or as determined
by the commanding officer in consultation with local judge advocate general
officer. Telework does not excuse an individual from participating in
3. Sailors assigned to non-Navy activities will follow the policy of those
4. Commands shall continue to observe the most recent safeguards as
recommended by the CDC in reference (c).
a. All urinalysis specimen collection testing shall comply with Office
of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) policies and should follow CDC
b. All participants should engage in safe hygiene practices, which may
include wearing a mask, hand washing, maintaining social distance and
refraining from touching their face or as stated in reference (c).
c. Administrators should wipe down all surfaces contacted (after each
contact) throughout collection to include tables, faucets and door handles.
d. The Urinalysis Program Coordinator (UPC) and an assigned person
(observer or other) shall check each bottle cap for tightness as outlined in
e. Sailors, UPCs and observers should avoid personal touch as necessary
and should wash their hands after any contact during this process.
5. For additional information or questions, the urinalysis program point of
contact is Ms. LaNorfeia Parker, OPNAV N173, at (901) 874-4249/DSN 882 or
6. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
7. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//