SUPPLEMENTAL MESSAGE TO MARADMIN 333-20 TO INCORPORATE FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE (SUPPLEMENT 12) DIRECTIONS
Date Signed: 8/25/2020 | MARADMINS Number: 488/20
MARADMINS : 488/20

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MARADMIN 488/20
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/SUPPLEMENTAL MESSAGE TO MARADMIN 333-20 TO INCORPORATE FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE (SUPPLEMENT 12) DIRECTIONS//
REF/A/MSGID: MSG: CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM/R052305ZJUN20//
REF/B/MSGID: MEMO: SECDEF/29JUN20//
REF/C/MSGID: MSG: CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MP/R011115ZJUL20//
REF/D/MSGID: MEMO: OUSD(PR)/6AUG20//
REF/E/MSGID: DOC: OUSD(PR)/11MAR20//
REF/F/MSGID: CMC WASHINGTON DC PPO/R172355ZJUN20//
REF/G/MSGID: DOC: DOD PER DIEM, TRAVEL, AND TRANSPORTATION ALLOWANCE COMMITTEE/JUN20//
REF/H/MSGID: MSG: CMC WASHINGTON DC HQMC HS/R160145ZAPR20//
REF/I/MSGID: MEMO: OUSD(PR)/13APR20//
NARR/REF A IS MARADMIN 333/20, TRANSITION TO CONDITIONS-BASED PHASED APPROACH TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 PERSONNEL MOVEMENT AND TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS UPDATE. REF B IS OSD MEMORANDUM, EXEMPTION OF AUTHORIZED LEAVE FOR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SERVICE MEMBERS FROM CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 PERSONNEL MOVEMENT AND TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS. REF C IS MARADMIN 377/20, DOD POLICY CHANGE, COVID-19 MILITARY PERSONNEL MOVEMENT AND TRAVEL. REF D IS OUSD(PR) MEMORANDUM, FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE (SUPPLEMENT 12) – DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GUIDANCE FOR PERSONNEL TRAVELING DURING THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 PANDEMIC. REF E IS OUSD(PR) FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE (SUPPLEMENT 4) DOD GUIDANCE FOR PERSONNEL TRAVELLING DURING THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK. REF F IS MARADMIN 353/20, U.S. MARINE CORPS GUIDANCE FOR DEPLOYMENT AND REDEPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS AND UNITS, SURVEILLANCE AND SCREENING AND TESTING, AS WELL AS LABORATORY DIAGNOSTIC TESTING DURING THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 PANDEMIC. REF G IS THE JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS. REF H IS MARADMIN 236/20, UPDATE #6: U.S. MARINE CORPS DISEASE CONTAINMENT PREPAREDNESS PLANNING GUIDANCE FOR 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): PROTECTING PERSONNEL IN WORKPLACES. REF I 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.//
AMPN/REMARKS/REFERENCE (A) MODIFIES AND SUPPLEMENTS EXISTING SERVICE GUIDANCE FOR MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL TRAVELLING DURING THE CORONAVIRUS 2019 PANDEMIC. REFERENCES (B) AND (C) CONTAIN UPDATES TO LEAVE POLICIES PUBLISHED SUBSEQUENT TO REF (A). REF (D) REPLACES REF (E), SUPPLEMENTS PREVIOUS FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION (FHP) GUIDANCE, AND PROVIDES PRE- AND POST-TRAVEL GUIDANCE FOR PURPOSES OF FHP OF SERVICE MEMBERS, DOD FAMILY MEMBERS, DOD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES, AND DOD CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL. REF (F) CONTAINS DEFINITIONS FOR VARIOUS TERMS SUCH AS CLOSE CONTACT AND SELF-MONITORING. REF (G) IS THE JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS. REF (H) AND (I) REMAIN ACTIVE.//
POC/SEE PARAGRAPH 8 OF REF (A)//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  Background and General Guidance.  This guidance is a Headquarters United States Marine Corps (HQMC) coordinated update.
1.a.  Ref (d) supplements, clarifies, and expands previous guidance for personnel travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Further, ref (d) rescinded and replaced ref (e), and applies to Marines and other service members assigned to Marine Commands (henceforth referred to as Marines for simplification), DoD family members, DoD civilian employees, and DoD contractor personnel.  Pursuant to ref (d), this MARADMIN provides new and clarifying guidance.  When this MARADMIN conflicts with previous HQMC guidance, this MARADMIN takes precedence.
1.b.  Additional guidance, which applies to deployment and redeployment, is contained in ref (f).
1.c.  The first General Officer, Flag Officer, or Senior Executive Service member or equivalent in a traveler’s chain of command or supervision may implement guidance that is more restrictive and additional force health protection (FHP) measures based on local risk assessments and in consultation with medical staffs and public health authorities.
1.d.  The authority to exempt assigned aircrew of military aircraft from this guidance, to the extent permissible, consistent with applicable legal requirements may be delegated in writing to the first General Officer, Flag Officer, or Senior Executive Service member or equivalent in their chain of command or supervision.
1.e.  Patients and their attendants in the enroute care system are exempt from restriction of movement (ROM) requirements until they arrive at their final treatment destination; medical care will not be delayed due to ROM requirements.
1.f.  Official travel between and through foreign countries contained wholly within a Geographic Combatant Commander’s (GCC) area of responsibility is not subject to ref (d) and will be managed by each GCC.
1.g.  All actions associated with pre- and post-travel guidance will comply with applicable labor obligations (to the extent such obligations do not conflict with the agency’s ability to conduct operations during this emergency) (ref (i)).
1.h.  Nothing in this guidance waives the requirement to adhere to current DOD and/or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance to the greatest extent practicable.
1.i.  Refs (b) and (c) addresses non-official leave, liberty, and administrative absence outside of the local area and/or liberty limits (as applicable).
1.j.  All travel related definitions such as those for official and unofficial travel are those set forth in ref (g).
1.k.  For the purposes of this MARADMIN, the term United States includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and its territories.
2.  Updated guidance.  In addition to personal health protective measures recommended by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and implemented through previous guidance,  such as social distancing, hygiene and sanitization, and wearing of cloth face coverings, strict adherence to ROM guidelines, when required, is effective in limiting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) transmission.  Requirements for travel-associated ROM are specified within this MARADMIN.
2.a.  Steps to be taken during ROM.  During any required or recommended ROM period, individuals will:
2.a.1.  Restrict movement to their residence or other appropriate domicile;
2.a.2.  Limit close contact (i.e., within 6 feet) with others, including family members or roommates;
2.a.3.  Consider their ROM location as their official duty location;
2.a.4.  Self-monitor for fever (greater than or equal to 100.4°F) by taking their temperature twice a day; cough; difficulty breathing; or other COVID-19 symptoms as described by the CDC at https:(slash)(slash)www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html.  If they develop symptoms of COVID-19 during the self-monitoring period, they will self-isolate, limit contact with others, and seek advice by telephone or other authorized communication modalities from the appropriate healthcare provider to determine whether medical evaluation is needed;
2.a.5.  Notify their chain of command or supervisor if they or their family members who are authorized government travel develop a fever or other symptoms consistent with COVID-19; and
2.a.6.  If ROM is conducted prior to travel, travel to and from an Aerial Point of Debarkation/Embarkation (APOD/APOE) following ROM completion will be conducted in a manner that minimizes the risk of personnel being exposed to or contracting the virus that causes COVID-19 during travel.
2.a.7.  Commanders shall ensure the attestation for Marines and/or dependents is completed within 14 days of travel.  Failure to do so may result in delay or cancellation of previously authorized travel.  A sample attestation memo can be found on the M&RA portal (https:(slash)(slash)www.manpower.usmc.mil/webcenter/portal/Secretariat/pages_covid-19).  Commands shall ensure Marines sign the attestation and provide local IPAC a copy to be filed with the Marine’s orders.  Per ref (d), Marines shall retain a copy of the attestation in order to facilitate reimbursement of travel expenses at the new permanent duty station (PDS).
2.b.  Determining Whether to Travel.  It is important to complete a risk assessment, which includes an assessment of the health status and itinerary for all travelers, before travel.  Specifically:
2.b.1.  For Marines, a risk assessment is required before all travel.
2.b.2.  Prior to family members travelling on official orders, the Marine must attest that all family members travelling have adhered to the same requirements as set forth for service members, including a risk assessment and ROM as applicable. Failure to do so may prevent reimbursement of travel expenses for family. DoD family members are strongly encouraged to complete this risk assessment before unofficial travel.
2.b.3.  For DoD civilian employees, a risk assessment is required before official travel.  DoD civilian employees are strongly encouraged to complete this risk assessment before unofficial travel.
2.b.4.  For DoD contractor personnel, DoD contracting officers will ensure that all contracts that include performance outside the United States require DoD contractor personnel to complete this risk assessment.  DoD contractor personnel are strongly encouraged to complete this risk assessment before unofficial travel.
2.c.  Risk Assessment.  Marines, DoD family members, DoD civilian employees, and DoD contractor personnel should not travel if they have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not yet met the criteria for discontinuing isolation, or they are symptomatic.  Travel should also be delayed if, in the past 14 days, they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive and/or been symptomatic.  All official travelers should be educated on how to self-monitor and what actions to take if one develops COVID-19 symptoms or contracts COVID-19 prior to travel.  It is important to complete a risk assessment, which includes as assessment of the health status and itinerary for all travelers, before travel.  The risk assessment of the health status of the traveler will include, at a minimum:
2.c.1.  Whether the individual has exhibited any signs or symptoms of COVID-19;
2.c.2.  Whether the individual has had recent contact with anyone having or known to have exhibited signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or tested positive for COVID-19; and
2.c.3.  Whether the individual is familiar with how to self-monitor and what actions to take if he or she develops COVID-19 symptoms or contracts COVID-19.
2.d.  Travel Guidance.  In addition to successful completion of ROM, additional requirements may be necessary when traveling to or from locations outside the United States and depending on the mode of travel utilized.  These requirements or recommendations, as the case may be, are listed in the following paragraphs by travel destination (within or outside the United States and whether the departure location is designated a CDC Travel Health Notice (THN) Level-1, Level-2, or Level-3 country), type of travel (official or unofficial), and person traveling (Marine, DoD family member, DoD civilian employee, or DoD contractor personnel):
2.e.  Travel from the United States to another Country and Travel between Other Countries.
2.e.1.  Official Travel
2.e.1.a.  Marines
2.e.1.a.1.  Will conduct a pre-travel 14-day ROM, unless the Geographic Combatant Commander (GCC) or host nation (HN) requires a 14-day ROM at the destination location or the HN has determined ROM is no longer necessary for travel to the destination location.  Only one ROM is required, either before travel or after arrival, unless otherwise required by applicable HN procedures.
2.e.1.a.2.  Must follow all requirements imposed by the GCC with responsibility over the destination geographic area, all applicable HN procedures, and all requirements of the Electronic Foreign Clearance Guide.  These requirements may include additional screening, ROM, and testing.  The Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) retains the authority to waive such GCC requirements, unless imposed by the HN, consistent with existing authorities for travel from the United States with requests for waivers routed through DC, PP&O and DC, M&RA.  Additionally, the GCC may waive requirements for travel between foreign countries, consistent with existing authorities.
2.e.1.a.3.  For military aircraft travel, APOE screening is mandatory.
2.e.1.b.  DoD Family Members
2.e.1.b.1 Family members on official travel orders must follow the same requirements for Marines in order to prevent the transmission of COVID 19, and the service member will attest to this as required in par 2.A.7.
2.e.1.b.2.  For military aircraft travel, APOE screening is mandatory.
2.e.1.c.  DoD Civilian Employees
2.e.1.c.1.  Will conduct a pre-travel 14-day ROM, unless the GCC or HN requires 14-day ROM at destination location or the HN has determined that ROM is no longer necessary for travel to the destination location.
2.e.1.c.2.  Must follow all requirements imposed by the GCC with responsibility over the destination geographic area, all applicable HN procedures, and all requirements of the Electronic Foreign Clearance Guide.  These requirements may include additional screening, ROM, and diagnostic testing.  The GCC may waive such additional requirements, consistent with existing authorities.
2.e.1.c.3.  For military aircraft travel, APOE screening is mandatory.
2.e.1.d.  DoD Contractor Personnel
2.e.1.d.1.  DoD contracting officers will ensure that all contracts that include performance outside the United States require DoD contractor personnel to comply with the country entry requirements of the respective GCC (which may include screening, ROM, and testing), as reflected in the Electronic Foreign Clearance Guide, and all applicable HN procedures.  The GCC may waive such additional requirements, consistent with existing authorities.
2.e.1.d.2.  For military aircraft travel, APOE screening is mandatory.
2.e.2.  Unofficial Travel
2.e.2.a.  Marines will comply with current guidance, to include ref (c), and/or HN procedures to which, and through which, they are traveling.
2.e.2.b.  DoD family members, DoD civilian employees, and DoD contractor personnel will comply with the guidance and/or HN procedures to which, and through which, they are traveling, and are strongly recommended to follow the FHP guidance provided within this document.
2.f.  From a Foreign Country to the United States
2.f.1.  Official Travel
2.f.1.a.  Marines
2.f.1.a.1.  Conduct a pre-travel screening risk assessment prior to departure.  Those who are symptomatic will delay travel and consult a healthcare provider.
2.f.1.a.2.  Conduct a risk-based screening (as outlined above) upon arrival in the United States.  Those who become ill or have had close contact with a person known to have contracted COVID-19 during travel must self-isolate (if ill) or quarantine (if exposed but not ill) and notify their chain of command or supervisor.
2.f.1.a.3.  If the Marine is traveling from, or has traveled through, a country designated as CDC THN Level-3, Marines will:
2.f.1.a.3.a.  Undergo a 14-day ROM upon arrival at their residence or other appropriate location in accordance with the requirements outlined above.
2.f.1.a.3.b.  Self-monitor for 14 days for the development of fever or symptoms of COVID-19 as described above.
2.f.1.a.3.c.  Comply with all installation, CDC, State, and local guidance upon arrival in the United States.
2.f.1.a.4.  If the Marine is traveling from a country designated as CDC THN Level-2 or Level-1, and has not otherwise entered a CDC THN Level-3 country, Marines will:
2.f.1.a.4.a.  Self-monitor for 14 days, upon arrival, as described above.
2.f.1.a.4.b.  Notify their chain of command or supervisor if they develop a fever or symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
2.f.1.a.4.c.  Comply with all installation, CDC, State, and local guidance upon arrival in the United States.
2.f.1.b.  DoD family members are strongly recommended to follow the FHP guidance for Marines provided within this MARADMIN during all travel to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
2.f.1.c.  DoD civilian employees and DoD contractor personnel are strongly recommended to follow the guidance for Marines provided in this document.  Any applicable requirements in ref (h) must be met prior to returning to a DoD workplace (ref (i)).
2.f.2.  Unofficial Travel
2.f.2.a.  Marines
2.f.2.a.1.  Will comply with current guidance, to include ref (c), and/or procedures of the country(ies) to which and through which they are traveling.
2.f.2.a.2.  Who become ill or have had close contact with a person known to have contracted COVID-19 during travel must self-isolate (if COVID-19 positive and/or symptomatic) or quarantine (if exposed but not COVID-19 positive) as defined in ref (f) and notify their chain of command or supervisor.
2.f.2.a.3.  If traveling, or has traveled through, a country designated as CDC THN Level-3, will follow the procedures outlined above for a THN Level-3 country.
2.f.2.a.4.  If traveling from a country designated as CDC THN Level-2 or Level-1, and has not otherwise entered a CDC THN Level-3 country, will follow the procedures outlined above for a THN Level-2 or Level-1 country.
2.f.2.b.  DoD family members are strongly recommended to follow the FHP guidance for Marines provided in this MARADMIN during all travel in order to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
2.f.2.c.  DoD civilian employees and DoD contractor personnel are strongly recommended to follow the guidance for Marines.  Any applicable requirements in ref (h) must be met prior to returning to a DoD workplace (ref (i)).
2.g.  Travel within the United States
2.g.1.  Official Travel
2.g.1.a.  Marines
2.g.1.a.1.  Unrestricted travel is allowed between installations that have met the criteria identified in ref (a) on the conditions-based, phased approach to personnel movement.  Marines should consult the COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update, available at https:(slash)(slash)www.defense.gov/explore/spotlight/coronavirus/, prior to travel.
2.g.1.a.2.  Will comply with installation, State, and local government travel restrictions.
2.g.1.a.3.  Will comply with current DOD and/or CDC guidance as well as current guidance and/or procedures for screening, ROM, and testing when returning from travel to an area with known widespread COVID-19 transmission.
2.g.1.b.  DoD family members are strongly recommended to follow the FHP guidance for Marines provided within this MARADMIN during all travel in order to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
2.g.1.c.  DoD civilian employees and DoD contractor personnel are strongly recommended to follow the guidance for Marines provided within this MARADMIN during all travel in order to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.  Any applicable requirements in ref (h) must be met prior to returning to a DoD workplace (ref(i)).
2.g.2.  Unofficial Travel
2.g.2.a.  Marines
2.g.2.a.1.  Will comply with current guidance, to include ref (c), and/or procedures directed by State or local public health officials.
2.g.2.a.2.  Will comply with installation, State, and local government travel restrictions.
2.g.2.a.3.  Will comply with current DOD and/or CDC guidance, ref (c) guidance, and/or procedures for screening and ROM when returning from travel to an area with known widespread COVID-19 transmission.
2.g.2.b.  DoD family members are strongly recommended to follow the FHP guidance for Marines within this MARADMIN during all travel in order to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
2.g.2.c.  DoD civilian employees and DoD contractor personnel are strongly recommended to follow the guidance for Marines provided within this MARADMIN during all travel in order to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.  Any applicable requirements in ref (h) must be met prior to returning to a DoD workplace (ref (i)).
2.h.  Allowances Update.  The allowances in paragraph 5.a.2., ref (a), apply only to circumstances wherein Marines and dependents are required to ROM incident to executing official travel.  These allowances are separate and distinct from the allowances (i.e., HDP-ROM, BAS II) authorized for Marines incident to being required to ROM at their Permanent Duty Station (PDS), as addressed in paragraph 6.c., ref (a).
3.  Additional Guidance for Reserve Component Marines 
3.a.  SECNAV may issue any additional procedural guidance as appropriate for Reserve Component (RC) personnel.
3.b.  RC Marines on official travel will complete any required health and ROM measures, including home-based quarantine or self-isolation if required, prior to the end of the official duty period.
4.  Additional Guidance to Assist Commanders with Travel Decisions
4.a.  The Defense Health Agency’s Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB), provides a U.S. “Trajectory of Civilian COVID-19 Cases by County.”  The map and accompanying table are created each week on Tuesday and Friday, and posted on the Common Access Card (CAC)-enabled DoD COVID-19 SharePoint page:  https:(slash)(slash)go.intelink.gov/gIKcynv.
4.b.  AFHSB will also post this information at the AFHSB COVID-19 Dashboard at:  https:/(slash)(slash)go.intelink.gov/25BWvsS.
4.c.  CDC Travel Health Notice guidance located at the following CDC websites:  https:(slash)(slash)www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/risk-assessment.html and https:(slash)(slash)www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html.
4.d.  Fever or symptoms of COVID-19 as described by the CDC at:  https:(slash)(slash)www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html.
4.E.  The Department of Defense Joint Travel Regulations are available at:  https:(slash)(slash)www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/travelreg.cfm.
5.  This MARADMIN applies to the Total Force.
6.  This message has been coordinated across HQMC, and approved for release by LtGen David A. Ottignon, Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.//