R 231425Z JUN 20
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA RA//
SUBJ/CLARIFYING GUIDANCE TO RESERVE COMPONENT PERFORMANCE OF INACTIVE DUTY TRAINING, ANNUAL TRAINING AND INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE MUSTER IN PERSISTENT PANDEMIC ENVIRONMENT//
REF/A/MSGID: MEMO: SECDEF/10APR20//
REF/B/MSGID: MEMO: SECDEF/19MAY20//
REF/C/MSGID: MEMO: SECDEF/22MAY20//
REF/D/MSGID: MEMO: OUSD(PR)/13APR20//
REF/E/MSGID: MEMO: OUSD(PR)/26MAY20//
REF/F/MSGID: MEMO: SECNAV/22APR20//
REF/G/MSGID: MSG: CMC WASHINGTON DC PPO/R212257APR20//
REF/H/MSGID: MSG: CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA/R262107ZAPR20//
REF/I/MSGID: MSG: CNO WASHINGTON DC/O201856ZMAY20//
REF/J/MSGID: MSG: OPNAVN3/N5/R262253ZMAY20//
REF/L/MSGID: SECNAVINST 1770.5/23AUG18
REF/M/MSGID: -TITLE 10 U.S.C./-/-//
NARR/ REF A IS OSD MEMORANDUM, DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY FOR RESERVE COMPONENT ACTIVATION AUTHORITIES DURING THE COVID-19 RESPONSE. REF B IS GUIDANCE FOR COMMANDERS ON RISK-BASED CHANGING OF HEALTH PROTECTION CONDITION LEVELS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 PANDEMIC. REF C IS OSD MEMO, TRANSITION TO CONDITIONS-BASED PHASED APPROACH TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 PERSONNEL MOVEMENT AND TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS. REF D IS OUSD (PR) MEMORANDUM, FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE (SUPPLEMENT 8) – DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GUIDANCE FOR PROTECTING PERSONNEL IN WORKPLACES DURING THE RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 PANDEMIC. REF E IS OUSD (PR) FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE (SUPPLEMENT 9) – DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GUIDANCE FOR DEPLOYMENT AND REDEPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS AND UNITS DURING THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 PANDEMIC. REF F IS ALNAV 049/20, MODIFICATION TO ALNAV 044/20 REISSUANCE OF DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019. REF G IS MARADMIN 254/20, UPDATE #7: U.S. MARINE CORPS DISEASE CONTAINMENT PREPAREDNESS PLANNING GUIDANCE FOR 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): MODIFICATION AND REISSUANCE OF DOD RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 - TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS. REF H IS MARADMIN 264/20 UPDATE #1: COVID-19 SUPPLEMENTAL PERSONNEL GUIDANCE. REF I IS NAVADMIN 147/20 GUIDANCE TO COMMANDERS ON ADJUSTING HEALTH PROTECTION CONDITIONS AND BASE SERVICES. REF J IS NAVADMIN 155/20 U.S. NAVY COVID-19 STANDARDIZED OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE. REF K IS THE CDC WEBSITE FOR COVID INFORMATION. REF L IS SECNAV INSTRUCTION 1770.5 MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSITION OF LINE OF DUTY BENEFITS FOR MEMBERS OF THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS RESERVE. REF M is 10 USC § 12319, READY RESERVE: MUSTER DUTY. REFS (A) AND (B) REMAIN ACTIVE. REF (C) CANCELS PREVIOUS OSD MEMO DATED 20 APRIL 2020. REF (D) PROVIDES FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION (FHP) GUIDANCE FOR PROTECTING PERSONNEL. REF (F) PROVIDES FHP DEPLOYMENT AND REDEPLOYMENT GUIDANCE FOR SERVICE MEMBERS (INCLUDING RESERVE COMPONENT (RC) AND DOD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES DEPLOYING WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. REF (I) IS MODIFIED BY ADDING THREE CATEGORIES TO EXCLUSIONS FROM TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS. REF (R) IS A NAVADMIN ISSUANCE THAT SERVES AS A REFERENCE FOR THE MARINE CORPS RELATIVE TO MEDICAL INFORMATION AND COMMON NAVAL PRACTICES STEMMING FROM REF (B) BY PROVIDING ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE FOR COMMANDERS WHEN MAKING LOCAL DECISIONS TO ADJUST HPCON SERVICES ON INSTALLATIONS. REF (S) IS A NAVADMIN ISSUANCE THAT SERVES AS A REFERENCE FOR THE MARINE CORPS RELATIVE TO MEDICAL INFORMATION AND COMMON NAVAL PRACTICES STEMMING FROM REF (D). REF (K) REMAINS A RESOURCE FOR ALL MARINES TRAVELING.//
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GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Background. In accordance with (IAW) the references, personnel within the Selected Marine Corps Reserve (SMCR), Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) and Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) categories are returning to in-person duty as directed by their respective Command or Operational Sponsor.
2. Purpose. This MARADMIN establishes follow on actions and medical processing procedures for Reserve Component (RC) personnel relating to COVID-19 exposure while in the line of duty (LOD). RC Marines, to include Marines in the IRR, are entitled to medical treatment for an injury, illness, or disease that is incurred or aggravated while in a qualified duty status and that is not the result of gross negligence or misconduct.
3.a. As RC Marines resume in-person performance of official duties (including but not limited to: periods of Active Duty (AD), Inactive Duty Training (IDT), Annual Training (AT), Funeral Honors Duty (FHD), IRR muster, while traveling directly to or from such duty or training, or while remaining overnight immediately before the commencement of or between successive periods of such duty) the following guidance is provided to direct personnel actions relating to exposure to COVID-19:
3.a.1. RC Marines, not in a duty status and tests positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of their last duty status:
3.a.1.a. The Marine shall immediately notify the command they were serving with during their last duty status. Upon notification, the command shall initiate reporting requirements IAW ref H and if appropriate initiate a LOD determination IAW ref L.
3.a.1.a.1. If the Command has determined that the RC Marine incurred COVID-19 while in the LOD the following options are directed:
3.a.1.a.1.a. Command shall offer the RC Marine the option of being placed on Active Duty Operational Support – Reserve Component (ADOS-RC) (for SMCR Marines or IRR Marines in duty status with an RC Command) or Active Duty Operational Support – Active Component (ADOS-AC) (for IMA Marines or IRR Marines in duty status with an AC Command) orders as appropriate. IRR Marines who test positive as a result of muster duty will be placed on ADOS-RC and the LOD procedures will be followed per the guidance contained in this message. The duration of the orders shall be a minimum of 31 days, however orders shall be modified to end earlier if medically validated as being recovered from COVID-19. Orders shall only be extended beyond 31 days via a Medical Hold status based on validated medical authority and documentation once approved by Wounded Warrior Regiment (WWR) via a Marine Corps Medical Entitlements Data System (MCMEDS) request.
3.a.1.a.1.b. If the RC Marine’s condition may render them unfit for duty under the Disability Evaluation System (DES) or require hospitalization, then the RC Marine may, with their consent, be placed in a Medical Hold status once approved by WWR via a MCMEDS request until they are either found fit for duty, separated, or retired as a result of a DES finding.
3.a.1.a.1.c If a RC Marine declines to be voluntarily placed on ADOS-RC/AC or Medical Hold Orders, LOD benefits will be requested via MCMEDS, to potentially include incapacitation pay, IAW ref L.
3.a.1.a.2. RC Marines who contract COVID-19 while not in the LOD are ineligible for ADOS-RC/AC or LOD benefits. Commands shall still provide applicable reporting requirements for those Marines who test positive IAW ref H.
3.a.2. RC Marines, who test positive for COVID-19 while in a duty status:
3.a.2.a. RC Marines shall be transitioned to, or extended on, appropriate ADOS-RC/AC orders with their consent or if the conditions outlined in 3.a.1.a.1.b are met, may be placed in a Medical Hold status.
3.a.2.b. If an RC Marine declines to be voluntarily retained on ADOS RC/AC or Medical Hold Orders, LOD benefits will be requested via MCMEDS, to potentially include incapacitation pay, IAW ref L.
3.a.3. When a RC Marine has been identified as having COVID-19 and performed duty in the last 14 days, commands shall initiate contact tracing IAW local procedures.
3.a.4. RC Marines who are identified as having been exposed to COVID-19 while in performance of reserve duties (in a duty status) shall be immediately notified by the Command and prepared to receive follow-on instructions.
3.a.4.a. IAW ref K, the following guidelines shall be considered when determining COVID-19 exposure:
3.a.4.a.1. Exposed personnel are those who have been considered in “Close Contact” to an infected person.
3.a.4.a.2. “Close Contact” is defined as any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes of a laboratory-confirmed or probable COVID-19 patient starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.
3.a.4.b. Commanders shall institute a Restriction of Movement (ROM) order, IAW the references and current guidance, to all Marines that have been in “Close Contact” with an infected individual while in the LOD and offer appropriate ADOS orders for the duration of their ROM. The duration of the initial ADOS orders shall be no more than 15 days.
3.a.4.c. If a RC Marine declines to be voluntarily placed on ADOS Orders during a ROM period, LOD benefits are not available unless, during the ROM period the RC Marine tests positive for COVID-19.
3.a.4.d. While in ROM status, if a RC Marine contracts COVID-19, follow the process outlined in 3.a.1.a.1. through 3.a.1.a.1.c.
4. Coordinating Instructions.
4.a. Commands are directed to utilize appropriate ADOS orders as the primary means of mitigation when a RC Marine has been exposed to or tests positive for COVID-19 while in the LOD. MCMEDS requests for LOD benefits shall only be submitted when ADOS or Medical Hold (if appropriate) orders are declined by the member and they have a positive COVID-19 test documented.
4.b. Commanders shall exercise broad discretion when determining location of ADOS orders. When practical, ROM location should be at the RC Marine’s primary residence, but factors including travel requirements, presence of vulnerable family members, and suitable lodging should be taken into consideration.
4.c. In order to approve utilization of ADOS for ROM and Med-Hold purposes, Commanders should consider the following:
4.c.1. Positive COVID-19 test from a competent medical authority.
4.c.2. Determination of exposure by competent medical authority.
4.c.3. Direction by Commander (O-5 or higher) to ROM.
4.c.4. Validation that RC Marine was in the LOD when exposed to COVID-19.
4.d. Commands are directed to track and maintain accurate roster of COVID-19 ADOS usage and provide numbers via reporting chains in order to accurately account for ADOS expenditures.
4.e. RC Marines located within Reasonable Commute of Home Training Center (HTC) who are performing ADOS orders should perform ROM/Med-Hold at their primary residence.
4.f. Travel and Transportation allowances are not authorized for ADOS performed at a primary residence.
4.g. If ROM/Med-Hold at primary residence is untenable, billeting shall be provided via contract lodging. If primary residence and contract lodging are unable to be utilized, units may use the authority found in ref H to authorize HDP-ROM.
4.h. RC Marines located outside the reasonable commuting distance of the HTC who are performing ADOS orders should perform ROM/Med-Hold at their primary residence. If ROM/Med-Hold at primary residence is untenable, orders shall be written for RC Marine to perform ROM/Med-Hold at the HTC in order to be entitled to lodging and per diem. Alternatively, unit may elect to utilize contract lodging if feasible. Commanders shall ensure that conduct of official duties and mitigations directed within this MARADMIN align with guidance promulgated in the references.
5. Any ADOS orders required for ROM, or Medical Hold orders required due to COVID-19, should use Special Identification Code NB0 to properly capture COVID-19 generated costs.
6. Points of Contact (POC). Questions regarding this message should Be routed via the chain of command. Points of Contact for this MARADMIN may be directed to:
6.a. Policy questions: Major Joseph Mason; firstname.lastname@example.org
6.b. Wounded Warrior Regiment: Mr. Mark Brokaw; email@example.com
6.c. ADOS-RC funding: Ms. Amy Harper; firstname.lastname@example.org
6.d. ADOS-AC funding: Mr. Scott Bullard; email@example.com
7. This MARADMIN applies to the Reserve Component.
8. This message is coordinated with Marine Forces Reserve, Wounded Warrior Regiment, and is approved for release by Major General H. G. Pratt, Director, Reserve Affairs.//