R 262250Z MAR 20
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC PPO//
SUBJ/UPDATE #4: U.S MARINE CORPS DISEASE CONTAINMENT PREPAREDNESS PLANNING GUIDANCE FOR 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): DOD OCONUS STOP MOVEMENT//
REF/A/MSGID: MSG/DTG: 242300ZMAR20//
REF/B/MSGID: MEMO: SECDEF: 20200311//
REF/C/MSGID: MEMO: DEPSECDEF: 20200313//
REF/D/MSGID: DOC/YMD: 20200312//
REF/E/MSGID: DOC/YMD: 20200314//
REF/F/MSGID: DOC: OUSD (P&R): 20200311 FHP#4//
NARR/REF A IS A SECDEF ORDER TO THE DEPARTMENT STOPPING ALL DOD INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019. REF B IS A SECDEF MEMORANDUM RESTRICTING DOD TRAVEL IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019. REF C IS A DEPSECDEF MEMORANDUM DIRECTING STOP MOVEMENT FOR ALL DOMESTIC TRAVEL. REF D IS MARADMIN 162/20 UPDATE #2 US MARINE CORPS DISEASE CONTAINMENT PREPAREDNESS PLANNING GUIDANCE FOR 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19); TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AND PERSONNEL GUIDANCE FOR TRAVEL. REF E IS MARADMIN 167/20 UPDATE #3: U.S. MARINE CORPS DISEASE CONTAINMENT PREPAREDNESS PLANNING GUIDANCE FOR 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): STOP MOVEMENT. REF F IS OUSD (P&R) FORCE HEATLH PROTECTION GUIDANCE (SUPPLEMENT 4) DOD GUIDANCE FOR PERSONNEL TRAVELLING DURING THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK.//
POC1/HQMC MCCAT OPERATIONS OFFICER/UNIT: PP&O POC/F/TEL: (703) 571-1006/NIPR EMAIL: MC.CAT.OPSO.FCT@USMC.MIL//
POC2/HQMC MCCAT ATFP OFFICER/TEL: (703) 695-1007/NIPR E-MAIL: MC.CAT.ATFP.FCT@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This MARADMIN provides supplemental guidance to MARADMINs 162/20 and 167/20 (references D and E) by updating SECDEF-ordered travel restrictions. This MARADMIN supersedes portions of the guidance and extends timelines set forth in those MARADMINs and should be closely reviewed. DC M&RA will provide clarifying guidance via SEPCOR on matters related to assignments, EAS/ECC/RECC impacts, entitlements, and allowances impacted by the COVID-19 response actions.
1.A.1. Reference A directs a 60-day stop movement in order to limit the continuing spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 and temporarily supersedes the Secretary of Defense travel restrictions for DOD components contained in reference B.
2. Mission. The Marine Corps will implement the guidance provided in reference A to protect the force while continuing the mission of the Corps.
3.A. Commander’s Intent.
3.A.1. Purpose. Promulgate updated CMC guidance to the force for OCONUS travel restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
3.A.2. Method. No Change.
3.A.3. End State. No Change.
3.B. Concept of Operations. The Marine Corps will institute the guidance contained in this MARADMIN, and comply with the movement restrictions contained herein.
3.C.1. Effective 25 March until 24 May 2020, all Marines and Marine Corps civilian personnel and their sponsored family members not under the responsibility of a U.S. Chief of Mission will immediately stop movement for all international travel, including travel to, from, or through a foreign country. This stop movement order includes all official travel and movements associated with permanent change of station (PCS) orders, travel for temporary duty and government funded leave, service member personal leave and SECDEF-ordered fiscal year 2020 global force management allocation plan (FY20 GFMAP) activities.
3.C.2. Scheduled deployments/redeployments of U.S. Navy vessels and embarked units and personnel is authorized, provided they are in transit for 14 days and have met the restriction of movement (ROM) requirements outlined in reference F or subsequent DoD force health protection guidance.
3.C.3. Travel by patients and medical providers for the purpose of medical treatment for Marines and their family members is authorized.
3.C.4. Approved retirements or separations that fall within this stop movement period are not affected by this order.
3.C.5. Domestic travel restrictions and their associated timeframe directed in references C and D are not affected by this order.
3.C.6. Individuals whose temporary duty travel ends while this memorandum is in effect are authorized to return to their home stations. Individual augments to OCONUS operations in a TAD status who have not commenced travel will stop movement during the directed period.
3.C.7. Individuals who have already initiated travel (including intermediate stops) are authorized to continue to their final destination.
3.C.8. Authorized travelers will adhere to the force health protection guidelines in reference D and later guidance, if any.
3.C.9. Exceptions. Exceptions to these restrictions may be granted in writing for compelling cases where the travel is: (1) determined to be mission essential; (2) necessary for humanitarian reasons; (3) warranted due to extreme hardship. Exceptions shall be granted on a case-by-case basis, limited in number, and coordinated between the gaining and losing commands.
3.C.9.A. Approval authority for exceptions for Global Force Management activities is the Joint Staff Director of Operations (DJ-3). All requests for exceptions to policy must be submitted to the Joint Staff DJ-3 and will be routed through the appropriate CCMD or Marine chain of command to DC PP&O COVID-19 MCCAT for forwarding to the Joint Staff.
3.C.9.B. Approval authority for other exceptions belongs to the Combatant Commander if the individual is assigned or allocated to a Combatant Command; the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff if the individual is assigned to the Joint Staff; or the Chief Management Officer for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Defense Field Activities and Agencies.
3.C.9.C. For service retained personnel, approval authority for exceptions is delegated from the Commandant of the Marine Corps to the first General Officer or member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) in the Marine’s chain of command.
3.D. Reserve component mobilizations and movements will be managed IAW Department of Defense Instruction 1235.12 (Accessing the Reserve Forces), dated February 28, 2017 including Change 1.
4. Administration and Logistics.
4.A.1. Reference: Force Health Protection Supplement guidance can be found at https:www.defense.gov/Explore/Spotlight/Coronavirus/.
4.B.1. Per reference A, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) is authorized 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 by the Secretary on prepare to deploy orders (PTDO) 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 requirements.
4.C. Commanders will capture and report costs incurred due to guidance contained in this MARADMIN via comptrollers to DC P&R.
4.D. This MARADMIN has been coordinated with HQMC, Health Services–Preventive Medicine, HQMC Judge Advocate Division, DC M&RA, DC I&L, DC P&R, DC I, DC CD&I, Marine Corps Installations Command, Communication Directorate and the Office of Legislative Affairs.
5. Command and Signal.
5.A. Command. This MARADMIN applies to the Total Force.
5.B. Signal. This MARADMIN is effective upon release. Ensure widest dissemination.
6. This message is approved for release by LtGen G. W. Smith, Jr. Deputy Commandant, Plans, Policies, and Operations.//