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RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN cancels reference (a) and in line with references (b)
and (c) extends the ongoing stop movement travel restrictions to 30 June
2020. In addition, this NAVADMIN provides clarifying guidance on other
COVID-19 related issues and policy changes, contains measures to mitigate the
spread of COVID-19 throughout the Navy enterprise and amplifies DoD and DoN
direction for Navy Service Members and Navy civilians. It summarizes and
repeats applicable guidance where appropriate to serve as a one-stop
information source. This NAVADMIN does not cancel or supersede Combatant
Commander (COCOM) guidance for forces assigned or allocated to that COCOM or
within that COCOM Area of Responsibility (AOR). Authorized travelers will
adhere to the Force Health Protection Guidance (FHPG) as detailed throughout
references (a) through (aw) as summarized in this NAVADMIN and later
The following circumstances are exempt from travel restrictions (i.e.,
authorized without a waiver (previously referred to as an exception)):
(1) Travel associated with uniformed personnel recruiting and accessions
activities, to include accessions, basic training, advanced individual
training and follow-on travel to the first duty station.
(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 family members is also
(3) Travel for Global Force Management (GFM) activities (defined as
deployments/redeployments ordered in the GFM Allocation Plan (GFMAP) and
COCOM 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 COCOM, 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
are in-transit and have met the 14-day Restriction of Movement (ROM) provided
for under reference (q) and any applicable subsequent guidance.
(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 SECDEF)
and moves of personnel and equipment that support USTRANSCOM global posture
(5) Travel by individuals pending retirement or separation.
(6) Travel by those under authority of a Chief of Mission and authorized by
that Chief of Mission.
1.A. Background. The DoD has transitioned to Phase Three (Respond) of
reference (e), the global campaign in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Our
workforce is our first line of defense. All hands must proactively take
action to ensure the health of our force and to ensure we mitigate the spread
of COVID-19 in order to maintain our readiness. During the COVID-19
outbreak, the DoD and DoN will continue to protect and preserve the
operational effectiveness of forces worldwide in accordance with (IAW)
references (e) and (f). Utilizing FHPG from the USD P&R provided in
references (g) and (q), USNORTHCOM is executing its pandemic plan and
geographic COCOMs are executing their supporting pandemic plans IAW reference
(h). In compliance with USD P&R FHPG issued in references (i) and (j), the
Office of the Chief Naval Operations (OPNAV) published initial reporting
guidance supporting DoD response to the COVID-19 outbreak in reference (k)
and updated that guidance in references (a), (l) and (m).
1.B. Role of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As the leading U.S.
government Public Health Agency, the CDC continues to assess the risk of
COVID-19 and provide guidance for those residing in the U.S. and traveling
abroad. Because CDC guidance is principally tailored for persons residing in
the U.S., some CDC COVID-19 guidance may have limited applicability for
commanders, particularly those outside the U.S. and is not recognized by
other sovereign nations. While DoD continues to follow the lead of the
CDC, when needed, additional military specific measures are authorized to
mitigate risk to U.S. forces stationed or deployed around the world and to
protect Service Members, Navy civilian employees and their family members.
USD P&R FHPG issued in reference (q) provides guidance for DoD personnel
traveling during the novel coronavirus outbreak.
1.C. CDC Travel Health Advisories. The CDC provides travel health
advisories at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.
The Advisory Levels are noted below (note that CDC warning levels DO NOT
apply to the U.S.):
Level 1 Watch, practice usual precautions (risk of limited community
Level 2 Alert, practice enhanced precautions (sustained (ongoing) community
Level 3 Warning, avoid nonessential travel (widespread sustained (ongoing)
As of the date of this NAVADMIN, a world-wide Level 3 travel advisory is in
1.D. DoN Civilian Guidance. The DoN civilian workforce more than
220,000 strong plays an integral role in supporting our Sailors and building,
manning and maintaining our ships, aircraft and submarines. Working shoulder
to shoulder with our Service Members, it is imperative to have alignment
between Navy civilian and military COVID-19 policy and guidance. DoN
civilian guidance is contained in references (r) and (t) as well as this
1.E. Military Health Protection Guidance. The SECDEF provided explicit
FHPG in references (g), (q), (ap) and (aq) which is more restrictive than CDC
guidance. Commanders must read all documents in their entirety and ensure
they are following the actions spelled out in this guidance. Local
commanders can be more restrictive based on command location, local community
transmission, risk to mission and risk to force. Each and every Sailor must
ensure they proactively manage and minimize their personal risk to exposure
and that of their families. Commands are charged with ensuring they track
and monitor each Sailor and aggressively follow SECDEF guidance in these
2. Mission. All commands will take specific actions to mitigate the spread
of COVID-19 worldwide and adhere to the policies and reporting requirements
contained in this NAVADMIN.
3. Policy. This NAVADMIN applies to all Navy uniformed and civilian
personnel and their sponsored family members (not under the responsibility of
a U.S. Chief of Mission). In order to maintain force health protection,
readiness of the force and mitigate the risk of transmission among personnel,
on 20 April 2020, SECDEF issued reference (b), a world-wide stop movement,
which incorporated and cancelled references (s), (u) and (w). SECNAV then
issued reference (c) which supersedes the portions of reference (r) regarding
travel restrictions and cancels reference (t). In line with reference (b)
and (c), all Service Members will stop movement, both internationally and
domestically. All Navy civilians and dependents of Navy civilians and
Service Members whose travel is government-funded will stop movement, both
internationally and domestically. Except as detailed in paragraph 1. above,
this stop movement order applies to all official travel, including but not
limited to, temporary duty (TDY) travel, government-funded leave travel,
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) travel and travel related to Authorized
Departures (AD) and Ordered Departures issued by the Department of State
(DoS). It also includes personal leave outside the local area and non-
official travel outside of the local area for Navy Service Members. All
personnel should follow federal, state and local direction, as well as
direction from their chain of command, including Stay at Home orders,
maximizing telework and practicing social distancing. Reference (y) provides
additional guidance on state and local executive orders and COVID-19
Service Members are only authorized local leave, subject to guidance on
authorized waivers in paragraph 3E. Until the travel restrictions prescribed
above are lifted, Navy civilian hiring actions for positions in domestic or
international locations remain postponed for non-essential civilian personnel
who had not begun travel as of 13 March 2020. Navy commands may only
gain/onboard civilian employees within the local commuting area, including
civilian employees whose travel to the local commuting area is not
government-funded as well as civilian employees who have been approved for
3.A. PCS. Service Members, Navy civilians and dependents under
PCS orders will follow the guidance in section 3.A. of this NAVADMIN.
3.A.1. PCS orders to all locations for Service Members.
Service Members and their dependents under PCS orders will stop movement.
Execution of PCS orders requires a waiver IAW paragraph 3.E.
3.A.1.a. Service Members who have detached from their
parent command prior to the date of this NAVADMIN and are in transit are
directed to contact Navy Personnel Command (NPC) for follow-on guidance per
paragraph 5.A. NPC is standing by to address each specific case and will
authorize entitlements based on current location and situation.
3.A.1.b. Detaching and gaining commands shall make every
effort to contact affected Service Members enroute to/from their command to
advise them of the contents of this message.
3.A.2. A local PCS move may be executed without a waiver since it
does not involve travel outside of the local area. To be clear, 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
3.A.3. PCS orders for Navy civilians. All DoN civilian
employees (and if applicable their command-sponsored dependents) whose
transportation is government-funded will stop movement. Navy commands may
continue civilian hiring actions, but may only onboard civilian employees in
the local commuting area, including civilian employees whose travel to the
local commuting area is not government-funded as well as civilian employees
who have been approved for situational telework. Contact your supervisory
chain of command for further guidance.
3.B. Other Official Travel (Meetings, Conferences, Site Visits, etc.).
All other official travel by Service Members and Navy civilians is prohibited
and will require a waiver IAW paragraph 3.E. Navy Reserve personnel will
follow guidance promulgated by the Chief of Navy Reserve (CNR) in reference
3.C. Travel for Official Training.
3.C.1. Service Members and Navy civilians traveling to attend
formal training will require a waiver IAW paragraph 3.E. prior to travel,
will require advance coordination with the training command and will comply
with Navy Component Commander (NCC) guidance concerning pre- and post- travel
medical screening and reception procedures to include ROM if applicable.
3.C.2. Service Members and Navy civilians currently executing PCS
or TDY orders and attending training and/or schools will complete their
current training and/or school. For those on TDY orders, Service Members and
Navy civilians are directed to contact the command that issued the orders for
returning instructions/guidance. Navy civilians executing PCS orders are
directed to contact the command that issued the orders for further guidance.
Service Members executing PCS orders are directed to contact NPC for guidance
and potential orders modification. Once the current school/training is
complete, Service Members should expect to take one of the following actions:
(1) Return to their previous Permanent Duty Station (PDS),
(2) Remain at the school/training site if prudent for health protection,
(3) If the next school/training is in the same location and the course is
still being offered, continue training. Reevaluate after school/training
(4) Proceed to the ultimate PDS. Decisions will be based on force health
protection considerations. Throughout the process, Service Members should
consult with their affected command (current, losing or future) as well as
their detailer where applicable.
3.C.3. 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 training,
there must be a two factor approach when determining whether to convene a
course/training. First, a deliberate evaluation should be conducted on
whether the course/training should be convened based on its measureable
impact to Force Generation (Fg) and Force Employment (Fe) and second, a
deliberate evaluation should be conducted as to whether the course/training
can be conducted while still adhering to current FHPG. For those mission
essential courses where CDC, DoD and BUMED guidance cannot be adhered to
(physical nature of training, team simulators, firefighting/damage control
trainers, etc.) Type Commanders (TYCOMS) should evaluate the necessity of
each individual training requirement in light of the risk to force.
3.D. Personal Leave and Liberty. Commanding Officers (CO) and Officers
in Charge (OIC) may authorize local leave IAW command policy for Service
Members, which may be informed by local community conditions. Leave or
personal travel outside of the local area, as defined by COs and OICs,
requires a waiver as outlined in paragraph 3.E.
For those Service Members currently on leave, COs or OICs are delegated
authority to terminate leave early or allow completion of leave as authorized
based on location, duration and risk to Service Member. For Navy civilians,
approval or denial of civilian annual leave requests will be based on mission
requirements. While intended travel outside the local commuting area may be
considered in determining impact to mission requirements, leave requests for
Navy civilians cannot be denied solely because an employee is travelling
outside of the local commuting area. In line with reference (t) paragraph
3(b), Navy civilian employees are strongly encouraged to avoid personal leave
outside of the local area. Upon return from approved leave outside the local
area, Navy civilians may be asked to telework or exercise leave options as
3.E.1. Waivers to this directive 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.
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 waiver approval authority.
Waivers are to be executed on a case-by-case basis, as determined to be in
the best interest of the U.S. Government, and shall be coordinated between
the gaining and losing organization. All travel orders will be amended
stating the waivers herein being granted. Waivers granted in accordance with
reference (a) are still valid.
3.E.2. COs and OICs may request a waiver via their chain of
command to paragraphs 3.A. through 3.D.
Approval authority for waivers belongs to the COCOM if the individual is
assigned or allocated to a COCOM; the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
(CJCS) if the individual is assigned to the JS; the Chief Management Officer
(CMO) for personnel in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Defense
Agencies, Defense 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. Per reference (c), SECNAV has delegated
this authority to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO).
3.E.2.a. NPC (PERS-4) is delegated authority to approve or
deny stop movement waivers for Service Member PCS travel in paragraphs 3.A.
and 3.C.2. Approvals of waiver requests shall be made via message traffic to
all concerned and will specify whether dependents are authorized to accompany
the Service Member.
Detaching commander endorsement is required up through the first Flag Officer
or member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) or equivalent with authority
to approve waivers per paragraph 3.E.2.b. Echelon 2 commanders will be
notified of all PCS movements into and out of his/her area of responsibility.
Upon receipt of an approved waiver, Transaction Service Center or Personnel
Support Detachment/personnel offices will process the Service Member for
transfer to the gaining command. Send all waiver requests to
email@example.com with the subject line PCS WAIVER REQUEST.
Waiver request formats will be provided by PERS-4 and posted on MyNavy Portal
(MNP). Service Members who are granted a waiver will receive guidance from
NPC concerning NCC pre- and post- travel medical screening and reception
procedures to include ROM.
3.E.2.b. Authority to approve or deny stop movement
waivers for Service Members in the case of: (1) Official travel in paragraph
3.B., and (2) Official training, not associated with a PCS, in paragraph
3.C., and (3) Leave requests that include travel outside of the local area in
paragraph 3.D, is delegated to the echelon 2 commander. The echelon 2
commander may further delegate waiver authority, but no lower than the first
Flag Officer or SES or equivalent in the chain of command of the Service
Those who are granted a waiver will comply with the echelon 2 guidance
concerning pre- and post- travel screening and reception procedures.
3.E.2.c. Waivers for PCS of Navy civilians.
Authority to approve or deny waivers of the PCS of Navy civilians from
outside the local commuting area in paragraphs 3.A. is delegated to the
echelon 2 commander owning the billet. The echelon 2 commander may further
delegate waiver authority, but no lower than the first Flag Officer or SES or
equivalent in the chain of command of the command or activity performing the
hiring action. Those who are granted a waiver will comply with the echelon 2
guidance concerning pre- and post- travel screening and reception procedures.
Echelon 2 commanders will be notified of all civilian PCS movements into and
out of his/her area of responsibility.
3.E.2.d. Authority to approve or deny stop movement waivers
for Navy civilians in the case of: (1) Official travel in paragraph 3.B. and
(2) Official training, not associated with a PCS, in paragraph 3.C. is
delegated to the echelon 2 commander. The echelon 2 commander may further
delegate waiver authority, but no lower than the first Flag Officer or SES or
equivalent in the Service Member or Navy civilian employee chain of command.
Those who are granted a waiver will comply with the echelon 2 guidance
concerning pre- and post- travel screening and reception procedures.
3.F. Authorized and Ordered Departures.
3.F.1. USD P&R announced an Authorized Departure (AD) as outlined
in reference (d) and modified in reference (x).
In line with references (v) and (x), Navy Service Member eligible family
members and DoN civilian employees who have determined they are at higher
risk of a poor health outcome if exposed to COVID-19 or who have requested
departure based on a commensurate justification in foreign areas as well as
a civilian employee and/or other eligible family members who may need to
accompany them - are authorized by exception (waiver) only to depart their
current duty station. DoN civilian employees who wish to depart their duty
station must consult with their chain of command.
Per reference (x), approval authority for waivers belongs to the COCOM if the
individual is assigned or allocated to a COCOM; the CJCS if the individual is
assigned to the JS; the Secretary of the Military Department concerned for
personnel under his/her jurisdiction; or the CMO for personnel in the OSD,
Defense Agencies, Defense Field Activities and any other DoD entities not
listed above. Per reference (z), SECNAV delegated waiver approval authority
for ADs and Ordered Departures (OD) to the CNO for personnel under the
jurisdiction of the SECNAV.
Per this NAVADMIN, waiver approval authority is delegated to the echelon 2
commander for personnel under the jurisdiction of the SECNAV. The echelon 2
commander may further delegate waiver authority, but no lower than the first
Flag Officer or SES or equivalent in the chain of command of the command or
activity of the individual departing. Those who are granted a waiver will
comply with the echelon 2 guidance concerning pre- and post- travel screening
and reception procedures.
3.F.2. The designated safe-haven for departing Service Member
eligible family members is the contiguous U.S. The designated safe-haven for
departing DoN civilian employees is the U.S., consisting of the 50 states and
the District of Columbia. Members should work with their commands and local
travel office to arrange for transportation to their safe-haven. ADs are
only permitted when appropriate transportation and reception procedures are
in place consistent with reference (s). Travelers should be aware that
preventative health measures to include restricted movement and business
closures have been implemented in the U.S. to various degrees by federal,
state and local governments. Travelers shall be advised to check the
restrictions applicable to their situation, based on their departure
location, any enroute locations (foreign and in the U.S.) and their ultimate
safe-haven, as well as availability of lodging, prior to commencing travel.
IAW the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR), Chapter 6, dependents must designate
their specific safe-haven location in the U.S. upon, or prior to, entry to
the U.S. Once designated, the specific safe-haven cannot be changed.
Dependents of uniformed personnel will be processed for safe-haven allowances
IAW with the JTR, Chapter 6, paragraph 0602.
DoN civilian employees and their eligible family members will be processed
for allowances IAW with the JTR, Chapter 6, paragraph 0604.
3.F.3. It is strongly recommended that eligible family members and
civilian employees after traveling, take the actions of paragraph 3.J.1. for
the next 14 days.
3.F.4. The following provides general information for Service
Member eligible family members regarding allowances. Members are advised that
the impact of this AD on their specific allowances is highly dependent on
member individual circumstances with specific allowances detailed in JTR,
Chapter 6. Members with questions should contact their nearest Personnel
Support Detachment or MyNavy Career Center (MNCC).
3.F.4.a. Per diem: Transportation expenses and travel per
diem are authorized from the time the family departs the evacuation site,
through the time they reach their selected safe-haven location in the
continental U.S. including processing time at both the evacuation and
receiving site. A non-command-sponsored dependent is only authorized
transportation and per diem. Other allowances will not be paid.
3.F.4.b. Escort allowances: Travel and transportation
allowances are also payable to a member, a U.S. government civilian employee
or a person who travels under an official travel authorization/order as an
escort for an evacuated dependent who is incapable of traveling alone to the
safe-haven due to age, physical or mental incapacity, or other extraordinary
3.F.4.c. Household goods (HHG)/shipping allowance: upon a
dependent departing for a safe-haven, unaccompanied baggage (for the
dependent) and HHG items as needed for dependent comfort and well-being, may
be transported at government expense.
3.F.4.d. Privately Owned Vehicle (POV): Transportation of
a POV at government expense to a safe-haven is not authorized.
3.F.4.e. Pets: A member is authorized transportation to
the safe-haven location incident to an evacuation from a foreign PDS for up
to two household pets (defined by JTR 060204 as a cat or dog), which the
member owned at the evacuated foreign PDS (to include quarantine fees).
3.F.4.f. Housing allowance: A member, whose command-
sponsored dependents are evacuated and who was authorized with dependent
housing allowance on the evacuation date, continues to be paid such allowance
while the members PDS remains unchanged and the member continues to maintain
private sector housing, as long as the command-sponsored dependents are
receiving evacuation allowances.
3.F.4.g. Family Separation Allowance (FSA): A member is
entitled to FSA if a member has a dependent depart an overseas duty station
at government expense because of an evacuation and begins on the 31st day of
dependent departure from the PDS.
3.F.5. The above listed allowances are not all inclusive and may
not be applicable in all cases. Members are encouraged to contact the MNCC
to obtain information specific to their circumstances. Receipts/records
pertaining to evacuation should be retained.
3.F.6. Reporting requirements for ADs and ODs are contained in
3.G. Actions if in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 infection.
3.G.1. Service Members who have had close contact with someone
with a confirmed COVID-19 infection and feel sick with a fever, cough or
difficulty breathing shall:
3.G.1.a. Inform their Senior Medical Department
3.G.1.b. Seek medical care immediately. Before going to
the office of a doctor or emergency room, call ahead to provide recent travel
locations and symptoms.
3.G.1.c. Self-isolate for 14 days and notify chain of
3.G.1.d. Stay home except to get medical care.
3.G.1.e. Cover mouth and nose with tissue or sleeve (not
hands) when coughing or sneezing.
3.H. Holding Conferences. All conferences shall be held virtually until
3.I. General Health Guidance. Compliance with CDC guidance is critical
to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Per reference (ap), DoD is employing a
strategy of using non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to limit
transmission of COVID-19. These NPIs are listed below. In addition,
reference (aq) provides additional guidance for protecting personnel in
workplaces. All personnel shall:
3.I.1. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20
seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after
blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily
available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent
alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
3.I.2. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
3.I.3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
3.I.4. Stay home when you are sick.
3.I.5. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the
tissue in the trash.
3.I.6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
3.I.7. Maximize open doors within area with equivalent
3.I.8. Minimize meetings of more than five persons.
3.I.9. Practice social/physical distancing by maintaining 6 feet of
separation from another person. This allows avoidance of close contact which
is defined by the CDC being less than six feet from another person for more
than 10 minutes.
3.I.10. Minimize attendance at gatherings and do not attend
gatherings outside of the workplace with more than ten people.
3.I.11. Follow guidance in reference (aa) concerning the wearing of face
3.J. Supplemental Guidance for Commanders.
3.J.1. IAW reference (q), commanders should identify and track all
Service Members who travel or have a history of travel in the prior 14 days
outside of the local area. This includes travel by military or commercial
means as well as private conveyance and includes all forms of travel to
include PCS, TDY and leave. Commanders shall ensure Service Members implement
the following actions for the next 14 days:
3.J.1.a. Implement self-observation, i.e., take
temperature twice a day and remain alert for fever, cough or difficulty
3.J.1.b. Implement social distancing, i.e., remain out of
congregated settings, avoid mass gatherings and maintain 6 feet or 2 meter
distance from others when possible.
3.J.1.c. If individuals feel feverish or develop measured
fever, cough or difficulty breathing, immediately self-isolate, limit contact
with others and seek advice by telephone from the appropriate healthcare
provider to determine whether medical evaluation is required.
3.J.2. Commanders will adhere to DoD guidance for personnel
traveling during the novel coronavirus outbreak per reference (q) to include
COVID-19 screening at overseas military transportation terminals per
reference (n). Commanders will review the supplemental risk-based measures
and observe the operational risk level mitigation actions for COVID-19
outlined in reference (f). Note that temperature checks are part of the
required COVID-19 screening.
3.J.3. For individuals traveling OCONUS to OCONUS, commanders will
ensure travel is mission essential and follow the guidance listing in
reference (b) if compelling waivers are necessary. Military air crew are
exempt from the requirements in this NAVADMIN, but will ensure they actively
practice social distancing and prudent measures to mitigate potential contact
and COVID-19 transmission.
3.J.4. Commanders will comply with status of forces agreements
(SOFA) when applicable.
3.J.5. Consider measures to place mission essential shore staffs
on alternating day or split shift rotations.
3.J.6. Use maximum latitude to authorize telework, liberal leave,
permissive TDY as necessary to minimize spread within your teams.
3.J.7. Implement social distancing techniques for any meetings you
3.J.8. Ensure the health of your force by conducting regular
screenings and restrict movement of those potentially infected with COVID-19.
3.K. Entitlements. Changes to entitlements associated with a ROM have
been approved and put in place by DoD. The entitlements include, but are not
limited to per diem for Service Members directed to ROM after arrival at a
duty station after a PCS move and the implementation of Hardship Duty Pay
(HDPROM). In line with reference (au), if no-cost lodging is not available,
Service Members directed to ROM (quarantine or isolation due to exposure or
suspected exposure to COVID-19) may be eligible for HDP-ROM if they incur
unreimbursed lodging costs. Members ordered to pre-movement ROM (sequester)
are not eligible for HDP-ROM and if executing a pre-movement ROM (sequester)
for an entire unit or portion of a unit, and no-cost lodging is not
available, units should consider use of O&M funding to contract for lodging.
Units should contact the type commander for funding.
This may be accomplished via a General Terms and Conditions (GT&C) document
to avoid issues arising from Service Members without government travel cards.
Also, members who are currently receiving Basic Allowance for Subsistence
(BAS) and are directed to ROM or are directed to remain on base may be
eligible to receive government provided meals and retain their BAS.
Reference (ab) has details on specific requirements and the process to
request approval for this. Eligibility for entitlements varies based on
individual circumstances. If you have questions about entitlements, please
contact the MNCC by phone at 1-833-330-6622 or via e-mail at
3.L. Pregnancy. The CDC acknowledges that pregnant women experience
immunologic and physiologic changes which might make them more susceptible to
viral respiratory infections like COVID-19. At the direction of the Office
of Management and Budget (OMB), Navy issued direction to maximize telework,
particularly for those who are high risk individuals, such as those who are
pregnant. COs and OICs have been given wide latitude to ensure members who
need to be home to avoid this virus, stay home.
3.M. Leave. Per reference (ar), DoD recognized that actions taken to
stem the spread of COVID-19, to include restricting travel, have
significantly limited the ability of Service Members to take leave during the
national emergency. Therefore, Service Members performing active service
during the effective period of 11 Mar 2020 through 30 Sep 2020 are authorized
to accumulate annual leave in excess of 60 days (not to exceed 120 days) as
shown on the end of month September 2020 Leave and Earnings Statement. Such
members are further authorized to retain such unused leave until 30 Sep 2023.
Reference (ar) contains further details. In addition, existing policy covers
use of emergency leave during the COVID-19 response.
COs and OICs should consider risk to force and mission when deciding whether
to grant emergency leave. For Navy civilians, Office of Personnel Management
(OPM) civilian workforce policies already make allowances for restoration of
annual leave under exigent circumstances. Contact your supervisory chain of
command for further guidance.
3.N. Common Access Cards (CAC)/ID Cards. NPC continues to coordinate
temporary policy changes with OSD and the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC)
to allow for maximum flexibility in the use of existing CACs and ID cards to
obtain or get access to services. Navy ID card offices are open, but have
transitioned to appointment only services, providing services for CAC/ID
cards that are due to expire in the next 30 days. Reference (ac) refers.
Additionally, reference (av) contains details on extension of system access
certifications and modification to installation entry control point scanners
to recognize when a person has an expired card, but still has an active
affiliation with Navy.
3.O. Navy Medicine. Navy Medicine personnel are deploying in support of
COVID-19 pandemic relief efforts. Military Treatment Centers (MTFs) remain
open, but have reduced medical and dental services to only emergent and
operational requirements in order to consolidate resources for COVID-19 care.
Military pharmacies have also made changes to their operations to maximize
social distancing. As MTFs respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, additional
health protection measures are being implemented to minimize foot traffic in
the medical facilities, help mitigate the spread of the virus and enable
military medical professionals to better preserve the health and well-being
of patients and staff. Contact your local provider, MTF, or visit the MTF
webpage for the latest information.
3.P. Casualty and Mortuary Affairs. The mission of casualty and
mortuary affairs is a sacred duty. Reference (ad) was issued in advance of
DoD and DoN policy still in development to provide interim casualty and
mortuary affairs program changes necessary to mitigate risk to force due to
the COVID-19 national emergency. These temporary changes are necessary to
provide standardization across the Navy in order to preserve force readiness,
limit the continuing spread of the virus, and most importantly, protect and
preserve the health and welfare of our Sailors and civilians and the families
and friends of our injured or fallen Shipmates. One amendment to reference
(ad) paragraph 7., Funeral Honors, is provided here.
Until DoD or DoN publishes guidance authorizing a waiver to the statute that
requires the provision of military funeral honors (MFHs), it is requested
that region commanders, installation leaders, and servicing commands work
with families and local funeral directors asking they suspend requests for
MFHs until the end of the COVID-19 national emergency.
If families insist on having MFHs present, installation leaders may provide
the two-person detail for veterans, retirees and active duty members, given
the current national emergency and in line with the law. An update to
reference (ad) with the fully informed guidance is expected in the coming
weeks and will supersede all previous interim guidance to include that
contained in this section.
3.Q. Midshipmen Summer Training. Midshipmen training for Naval Reserve
Officers Training Corps (NROTC) and U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) midshipmen
normally occurs annually each summer. Training Phase Zero had previously
been cancelled based upon the earlier stop movement. After coordination
between OPNAV N1, OPNAV N7, USNA, TYCOMs, and Fleets - and based on stop
movement restrictions, lodging and medical support availability, and
contracting lead times - USN Advanced Training Phases One through Three for
NROTC and USNA midshipmen (i.e., Fleet cruises, CORTRAMID/PROTRAMID) is
At this point, SEAL Officer Assessment and Selection (SOAS) training for
USNA, ROTC and OCS SEAL prospective candidates will continue as planned but
with appropriate risk mitigation measures in place.
3.R. Selection Boards. Reference (ag) provided initial guidance on
postponement of selection boards. The MyNavy HR Team is actively working the
plan to resume selection boards in light of positive trends related to COVID-
19. A tentative plan is expected to be released by mid-May 2020 and will
include the execution of all promotion, advancement and administrative
selection boards by the end of calendar year 2020. Navy remains committed to
a fair and impartial selection board process for all eligible Sailors and is
also committed to the health and wellness of Sailors who serve as members on
these selection boards. Once the board schedule is finalized, details will
be promulgated to the Fleet.
3.S. Other COVID-19 Important Policy Updates. Given the new stop
movement extension, Sailors should expect an update shortly to Navy Wide
Advancement Exams (NWAE) guidance. As we work to balance risk to mission and
risk to force across many policy decisions, our focus will also remain on the
goal to disadvantage no Sailor.
Other important policy updates are listed for reference below.
3.S.1. NWAE. Reference (ae).
3.S.2. Physical Readiness Policy. Reference (af).
3.S.3. Hair Grooming Standards. Reference (ah).
3.S.4. Transition Assistance Program (TAP). Reference (ai).
3.S.5. ROM Guidance. Reference (au) superseded reference (aj).
3.S.6. Voluntary Extensions for Active Component Navy
Members with Approved Separation or Retirement Dates. Reference (ak)
applies. As the list of skills eligible for Sea Duty Incentive Pay (SDIP)
was recently expanded, enlisted Sailors are encouraged to check the latest
SDIP eligibility chart at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/pay-and-benefits to
see if they are eligible for SDIP.
3.S.7. Expanded Opportunity for Retention on Active Duty in a
Retired Status for Active Duty Officers with Pending Statutory Requirements.
3.S.8. Special Duty Medical Examinations Update. Reference (am).
3.S.9. Urinalysis Policy Update. Reference (an).
3.S.10. COVID-19 Update Guidance to Support Fleet Operations.
3.S.11. Navy Reserve Force Policy Update. Reference (at).
4. Regular Reporting. Reporting requirements for COVID-19 shifted from this
NAVADMIN to a separate NAVADMIN on Reporting Requirements. Refer to reference
(aw). Reporting requirements for ADs and ODs is contained in reference (ao).
5. Points of Contact.
5.A. Sailor Support. Service Members with questions regarding this stop
movement or entitlements for PCS travel should contact the MyNavy Career
Center (1-833-330-6622) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Detailers are ready to
support all order modifications and commands should work with their placement
5.B. Medical Questions. BUMED Watch: 703-681-1087/1125 or NIPR EMAIL:
5.C. Reporting Requirements. OPNAV NOC BWC at 703-692-9284 or
email@example.com and the OPNAV COVID response cell at 703-571-
2822 or OPNAV(UNDERSCORE)COVID(UNDERSCORE)CRISIS(UNDERSCORE)RESPONSE(UNDERSC
5.D. Navy civilians. Navy civilians with questions regarding this
guidance should contact their supervisory chain of command.
6. The Navy will ensure the best possible Navy-wide force health protection
for its Sailors, Navy civilians and family members.
However, all members of the Navy family must do their part by adhering to CDC
guidelines as they relate to basic hygiene and human interaction. The Navy
will remain focused on meeting our global commitments while also ensuring the
health and well-being of our Service Members, Navy civilians and our
7. Our understanding of COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and this guidance will
continue to be evaluated as conditions change. We recognize many of the
policies in this NAVADMIN will place a strain on our force, but they are
absolutely necessary to preserve our ability to conduct the mission. Local
commanders will exercise prudent judgement when determining mission essential
travel and granting waivers and err on the side of conservatism. This is not
business as usual. The expectation is that these waivers are done on a case-
by-case basis and that they are very limited in number.
The entire team must understand their role in minimizing the spread of COVID-
19 among our ranks. All efforts should be taken to combat the spread of
COVID-19 and to minimize impact on our force.
8. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, commander feedback is an
important part of issuing revised or additional guidance. It is virtually
impossible to address all specific cases or situations. However, commanders
have the latitude to adjust direction based upon their unique situation.
Thank you for your leadership at the tip of the spear, wherever that may be.
We know that it is not easy and simply ask that you make the best call
possible we will back you up.
9. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//