R 281636Z MAY 20
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS FOR EXPLOSIVES DRIVERS AND EXPLOSIVES HANDLERS POLICY IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC//
REF/A/DON/SECNAV WASHINGTON DC/311716ZMAR20 // //
REF/D/DOC/DON/SECNAV WASHINGTON DC/311716ZMAR20/29NOV11//
NARR/REF A ALNAV 035/20, SPECIAL DUTY MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS UPDATE TO POLICY IN RESPONSE TO COVID19. REF B ASN EI&E, SPECIAL EMPHASIS AREA OF SAFETY CONCERN-COVID-19 RESPONSE. REF C FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (FMCSA), DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT), WAIVER IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY. REF D MCO 5100.19F, MARINE CORPS TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAM. REF E MCO 8023.3C, PERSONNEL QUALIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR CLASS V AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVES. REF F MCO 8020.10, MARINE CORPS EXPLOSIVES SAFETY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM//
POC/T. M. BEDELL/COL/SD/-/TEL: 703-604-4361/EMAIL:THOMAS.BEDELL@USMC.MIL//
POC/R. E. GODWIN/CIV/SD/-/TEL: 703-604-4387/EMAIL:RUFUS.GODWIN@USMC.MIL//
POC/M. A. JAMES/CIV/SD/-/TEL: 703-432-8780/EMAIL:MICHAEL.A.JAMES2@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. In accordance with references (a), (b), and (c) installations where medical examinations are required per references(d), (e), and (f), the requirement for explosives drivers’ medical examinations is temporarily changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2. The requirement for explosive handlers’ medical examinations per references (d), (e), and (f), is temporarily changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. All Marine Corps personnel requiring a medical examination form OPNAV 8020/6 (720 or 721 medical examination) per references (d), (e), and (f) between March 2020 and the end of June 2020 are authorized a four month extension from current exam expiration date. This extension is granted due to limited availability and resources under the current force health protection guidance. Explosives drivers and explosives handlers will continue to make every effort to obtain the required medical examination at the periodicity contained in references (d), (e), and (f). Personnel must continue to meet physical standards requirements.
4. Mission. All commands with explosives drivers or explosives handlers who are required to have a medical examination will communicate this change.
5. Policy. This message applies to all civilian and Marine Corps personnel required to have an explosives drivers or explosives handlers medical examination to continue in their duty status, per reference (d), (e), and (f).
6. Additional questions should be directed to the POCs.
7. Release authorized by Lieutenant General John J. Broadmeadow, Lieutenant General, Director, Marine Corps Staff//