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SUBJ/UPDATE #6: U.S. MARINE CORPS DISEASE CONTAINMENT PREPAREDNESS PLANNING GUIDANCE FOR 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): PROTECTING PERSONNEL IN WORKPLACES//
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NARR/REF A IS A SECDEF MEMORANDUM PROVIDING GUIDANCE ON PERSONNEL TRAVEL DURING THE 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK. REF B IS A SECDEF MEMORANDUM PROVIDING GUIDANCE TO COMMANDERS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RISK-BASED RESPONSES TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. REF C 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 D IS SECRETARY OF THE NAVY ALNAV WITH GUIDANCE COMMANDERS FOR STATE AND LOCAL SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDERS. REF E IS MARADMIN 192/20 COVID19 SUPPLEMENTAL PERSONNEL GUIDANCE FOR COMMANDERS. REF F IS A SECDEF MEMORANDUM PROVIDING GUIDANCE ON THE USE OF CLOTH FACE COVERINGS. REF G IS MARADMIN 218/20 UPDATE #5: U.S MARINE CORPS DISEASE CONTAINMENT PREPAREDNESS PLANNING GUIDANCE FOR 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID19): MARINE CORPS GUIDANCE ON THE USE OF CLOTH FACE COVERINGS. REF H IS OUSD(PR) MEMORANDUM PROVIDING GUIDANCE FOR PROTECTING PERSONNEL IN WORKPLACES.
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GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This MARADMIN provides supplemental guidance to MARADMINs 162/20, 192/20, and 218/20 (references C, E, and G), SECDEF Memos dated 20200311, 20200401 and 20200405 (references A, B, and F), ALNAV dated 20200323 (reference D) and implements guidance contained in OUSD(PR) Memo 20200413 (reference H).
1.A.1. Reference B provided guidance to military commanders as they made critical local decisions and took steps to protect local Service members, civilians, and families; assured the readiness of their units consistent with the necessary force health protection measures; and provided support to the U.S. Government's domestic and international responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reference F provides further force protection guidance specific to the use of cloth face coverings on DoD property, installations, and facilities. Reference H directs DoD components to immediately implement appropriate procedures to protect personnel from disease transmission in DoD workplaces.
2. Mission. The Marine Corps will implement the guidance provided in reference H 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 regarding protection of personnel from disease transmission in Marine Corps workplaces.
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 requirements herein.
3.C.1. Effective immediately, commanders or workplace supervisors will restrict access to Marine Corps workplaces by individuals whom the CDC recommends not go to work to the fullest extent practical consistent with mission needs.
3.C.1.A. This restriction applies to Service members, civilian employees, and contractor personnel whose condition corresponds with the following CDC guidance.
3.C.1.A.1. Personnel who have symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, or shortness of breath) shall notify their supervisor and self-isolate in accordance with CDC guidelines, implemented in paragraph 3.D.1.B. of reference C.
3.C.1.A.2. Sick personnel shall apply CDC guidance and shall not return to work until the criteria to discontinue home isolation as described in CDC guidance are met.
3.C.1.A.3. Asymptomatic personnel with potential exposure to COVID-19, either based upon travel or based upon close contact with a person who has a laboratory confirmed or clinically diagnosed or presumptive case, should notify their supervisor and self-isolate as described in paragraph 3.D.1.B. of reference C.
3.C.1.A.3.A. Per reference H, close contact means a person has spent more than 10 minutes within 6 feet of a COVID-19 infected individual without appropriate protective measures.
3.C.1.A.3.B. Commanders or workplace supervisors must, in consultation with the appropriate medical authority, determine that these personnel do not present a threat to the safety of the force before allowing them to return to the workplace.
3.C.1.A.3.C. In cases of mission essential activities, asymptomatic personnel who otherwise would be self-isolating may be granted an exception to continue to work provided they remain asymptomatic and comply with the following key practices for 14 days after the last exposure: daily pre-screening with temperature checks; self-monitoring with employer supervision; wearing a face covering, and not sharing headsets or other objects used near the face; continuing to social distance at least 6 feet from others as much as possible; and cleaning and disinfecting their workspace daily. This exception may be granted by the first General Officer or member of the Senior Executive Service (or equivalent) in the chain of command/chain of supervision.
3.C.2. In states and localities which generally require the public to stay at home, Marines, Sailors and civilian employees are to report to work only as directed by a commander or supervisor.
3.C.3. Per reference D, regarding state and local stay-at-home and shelter-in-place executive orders, Commanders at all levels will:
3.C.3.A. Review and understand state and local orders regarding restrictions of movement due to the COVID-19.
3.C.3.B. To the maximum extent possible, act in accordance with the applicable provisions of public health emergency declarations made by state and local public health authorities to protect Marines, Sailors and their families.
3.C.3.C. Identify mission essential functions and personnel based on operational requirements to determine which duties require physical presence.
3.C.3.D. Continue to maximize the use of telework to the extent practicable as authorized in reference C.
3.C.3.E. Ensure that all Marines, Sailors, DON civilians, and contractors understand and abide by the state and local restrictions of movement and that the travel exemptions only apply to them while in a duty status.
3.C.3.F. In accordance with Reference H, commanders will collect COVID-19-related information from individuals whose place of duty is in a Marine Corps workplace to the extent that such collection is necessary to implement the guidance above on workplace access. Commanders are authorized to use DD Form 3112, “Personnel Accountability and Assessment Notification for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Exposure,” to collect this information. This form is located at:
4. Administration and Logistics.
4.A.1. In view of the public health emergency, the collection by commanders of COVID-19-related information from individuals whose place of duty is in a Marine Corps workplace, to the extent such collection is necessary to implement the guidance above on workplace access, is authorized.
4.A.1.A. All personally identifiable information (PII) on individuals must be appropriately safeguarded pursuant to DoDI 5400.11, "DoD Privacy and Civil Liberties Programs," dated January 29, 2019, and SECNAVINST 5211.5F, “Department of the Navy Privacy program,” dated May 20, 2019. In implementing this memorandum, commanders may collect, use, maintain, and/or disseminate only the minimum amount of PII necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect personnel in Marine Corps workplaces.
4.A.2. Reference: Force Health Protection Supplement guidance can be found at https:(slash)(slash)www.defense.gov/Explore/Spotlight/Coronavirus/.
4.A.3. CDC references:
4.A.3.A. CDC recommended steps for sick individuals can be found at https:(slash)(slash)www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html.
4.A.3.B. CDC criteria for discontinuing isolation can be found at https:(slash)(slash)www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/disposition-in-home-patients.html.
4.A.3.C. CDC recommended precautions for asymptomatic personnel with exposure to COVID-19 can be found at https:(slash)(slash)www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html#precautions.
4.B. Commanders will capture and report costs incurred due to guidance contained in this MARADMIN via comptrollers to DC P&R.
4.C. 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. Release authorized by Lieutenant General John J. Broadmeadow, Director, Marine Corps Staff.//