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U.S. Navy COVID-19 Updates

You are at the official site for Navy information and updates on Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19). Visit frequently to learn about the latest policies, leadership messages, and guidance on how to protect yourself, your family, and your Shipmates.

Department of the Navy Return to the Workplace COVID-19 Guidance and Resources 2020 (updated July 28, 2020) (PDF). Information to assist the military and civilian employees on workforce management, reporting, testing, personnel protection, telework policy, travel and more. Information is subject to change. Consult the following links for updated guidance: NAVADMIN Library and MARADMIN Library.

U.S. Navy COVID-19 Leaders’ Handbook (PDF) offers key information to educate your team on the threat, get data-informed risk-prevention and mitigation procedures, and see key high-level guidance.


Weekly Update: July 29, 2020

**Beginning June 22, this update transitioned to a weekly frequency.

Exercise Sea Breeze 2020 brought together eight sovereign nations who share U.S. 6th Fleet’s (C6F) commitment to security and stability in the Black Sea.  The 20th iteration of the exercise concluded July 28. Release posted at: https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=1136

The Dwight D. Eisenhower (IKE) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) participated in surface exercises with the Hellenic Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, July 24-28, 2020. Release posted at: https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=113657

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO), July 24. Release posted at: https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=113633

The Navy started accepting applications to a new graduate education program to be piloted this fall. Release posted at: https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=113659

The Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), departed Huntington Ingalls Industries-Ingalls Shipbuilding Division’s shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., July 24, for its San Diego homeport. Release posted at: https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=113644

*Active Cases + Recovered + Deaths = Cumulative Total COVID Cases

  Cases Hospitalized Recovered Deaths Cumulative Total                COVID Cases*
MIL 1,697 14 4,706 1 6,404
CIV 648 18 764 13 1,425
DEP 236 0 399 0 635
CTR 285 5 325 4 614
TOTAL 2,866 37 6,194 18 9,078

*Active Cases + Recovered + Deaths = Cumulative T Total COVID Cases

Navy.mil News Stories

July 31, 2020: MARMC SST Advances OSD Grasp of COVID Risk

July 29, 2020: NHC Annapolis’ Operational Approach to COVID-19 Prevention puts U.S. Naval Academy on Track for Fall 2020 Semester

Navy.mil Strategic Library

July 31, 2020: Department of the Navy Return to the Workplace

Navy Times

July 31, 2020: ‘A small number’ of carrier George HW Bush sailors test positive for COVID-19

Navy Surgeon General: COVID-19 Update (June 24, 2020)

Go to the links below for more information

Operational Guidance

Supporting Imagery




MyNavyHR Videos

Navy.mil Releases

Supporting Video

DoD, Navy Leadership Statements


More Resources

Operational Guidance

COVID-19 Mitigation Framework Infographic (May 19, 2020)

U.S. Navy Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Infographic (May 19, 2020)

Return-to-Work Guidelines Infographic (May 18, 2020)

Navy Telework Capabilities Graphic (May 6, 2020)

COVID-19 Healthcare Provider Guidance (April 30, 2020)

Cyber Awareness – Protect Sailors and Families Online (February 2020)

Supporting Imagery

Fleet Response to COVID-19 Imagery Gallery


July 13, 2020:197/20: Second Extension of Global Authorized Departure for Individuals at Higher Risk from COVID-19

July 9, 2020: 195/20: Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Processes in Response to COVID-19 Update Two

July 8, 2020: ​194/20: Face Coverings in Uniform

July 7, 2020: 193/20: Physical Readines Program Policy Update for Physical Fitness Assessment Cycle Two 2020 Due to COVID19 Mitigation

July 2, 2020: 189/20: Navy Mitigation Measures In Response to Coronavirus Outbreak Update 6

June 30, 2020: 185/20: CNO Message to the Fleet on Sustaining Readiness

June 25, 2020: 178/20: COVID-19 Testing

June 18, 2020: 173/20: U.S. Navy COVID-19 Standardized Operational Guidance Version 2.0

June 12, 2020: 169/20: Permanent Change of Station Post Stop Movement Priority Plan

June 12, 2020: 168/20: Navy Mitigation measures In Response to Coronavirus Outbreak Update 5 Cancelled July 2, 2020 per NAVADMIN 189/20

June 10, 2020: 164/20 Extension of Termination of Global Authorized Departure for Individuals at Hight Risk from COVID-10

June 4, 2020: 163/20: Modification-2 to the Notice of Convening FY-21 Active-Duty Officer Continuation Selection Boards and Announcement of Continuation Policy

May 29, 2020: 160/20: Guidance on Conducting Ceremonies for Retirement or Transfer to the Fleet Reserve Delayed Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

May 29, 2020: 159/20: Termination of Departure Authority for Individuals at Higher Risk From COVID-19

May 26, 2020: 155/20: U.S. Navy COVID-19 Standardized Operational Guidance Cancelled June 18, 2020 per NAVADMIN 173/20

May 20, 2020: 148/20: Updated Policy for the Use of Embedded Computer Capabilities and Peripherals to Support Two-Way Collaboration

May 20, 2020: 147/20: Guidance to Commanders on Adjusting Health Protection Conditions and Base Services

May 19, 2020: 145/20: Advancement Eligibility Related to Changes to the Navy-Wide Advancement Exam and Physical Fitness Assessment Schedules Due to COVID-19 Mitigation

May 15, 2020: 144/20: Recommencement of Selection Boards and Announcement of Revised Schedule

May 6, 2020: CNO Message to the Fleet

May 4, 2020: 132/20: Force Management Operational Mitigation Measures in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

May 1, 2020: 129/20: Guidance on Evaluation of Deployability, Temporary Limited Duty, and Referral to the Disability Evaluation System (DES) during the Coronavirus (covid-19) Pandemic

May 1, 2020: 128/20: Naval History and Heritage Ideas and Online Resources to Support Fleet Learning and at Home Education during the Pandemic

April 30, 2020: 126/20: Protection of Service Members and Families Executing Inbound/Outbound Household Goods Moves During Covid-19 Stop Movement

April 27, 2020: 121/20: Supplemental Number Two for E4 Though E7 February 2020 (Cycle 106) Selective Reserve and March 2020 (Cycle 247) E4 Through E6 Active-Duty, Full-Time Support and Canvasser Recruiter Navy-Wide Advancement Examinations

April 21, 2020: 116/20: Navy Mitigation Measures in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak Update 4. Canceled June 12, 2020 per NAVADMIN 168/20

April 21, 2020: 115/20: Update to Navy COVID-19 Reporting Requirements

April 21, 2020: 114/20: Policy Guidance Update for Identification Card Services for COVID-19

April 17, 2020: 113/20: Restriction of Movement (ROM) Guidance Update

April 15, 2020: 109/20: COVID-19 Update Guidance to Support Fleet Operations

April 10, 2020: 105/20: Expanded Opportunity For Retention On Active-Duty In A Retired Status For Active-Duty Officers With Pending Statutory Retirements

April 8, 2020: 104/20: CNO Message to the Fleet

April 7, 2020: 101/20: Exception to Policy for Small Arms Training and Qualification Criteria and Navy Security Forces Annual Sustainment Training Requirements

April 7, 2020: 102/20: Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Processes in Response to COVID-19

April 5, 2020: ​100/20: Navy Guidance on the Use of Face Coverings

April 3, 2020: 99/20: Mobilization Processing of Navy Reserve Personnel in Support of COVID-19 Response Operations

April 3, 2020: 98/20: Procedures for Navy Entities to Contribute Additively Manufactured Parts or Services in Response to COVID-19

April 2, 2020: 97/20: Common Access Card Issuance Policy Update for COVID-19

March 27, 2020: 93/20: Commercial Virtual Remote (CVR) Collaboration Environment

March 26, 2020: 89/20: Voluntary Extensions for Active Component Navy Members with Approved Separation or Retirement Dates

March 25, 2020: 88/20: Requirements for Authorized and Ordered Departures

March 23, 2020: 83/20: Restriction of Movement Guidance

March 23, 2020: 82/20: Navy Transition Assistance Program Policy Update for COVID-19

March 21, 2020: 80/20: Navy Mitigation Measures in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak: Update 3

March 19, 2020: 75/20: Maintaining and Protecting the Navy Accessions Supply Chain

March 19, 2020: 74/20: Mitigation Measures in Response to Coronvavirus Outbreak (Update 2)

March 18, 2020: 73/20: Temporary Relaxation of Hair Grooming Standards in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

March 18, 2020: 72/20: Navywide Advancement Examinations

March 18, 2020: 71/20: Physical Readiness Policy Update

March 17, 2020: 69/20: Enlisted Advancement Exams Postponed

March 17, 2020: 68/20: Effective use of Remote Work Options

March 14, 2020: 65/20: Overseas Travel

March 12, 2020: 64/20: Navy Mitigation Measures in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak


June 12, 2020 67/20 Cancellation of ALNAV 044/20 and 49/20 Per SECDEF Memo transitions to a conditions based movement order

May 21, 2020 59/20: 101 Days of Summer Safety

May 4, 202052/20: Public Service 2020

April 22, 2020 – 49/20: Modifications to ALNAV 044/20: Reissuance of Department of the Navy Travel Restrictions in Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019. Cancelled June 12, 2020 by ALNAV 67/20

April 21, 202044/20: Reissuance of Department of the Navy Travel Retrictions in Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 Cancelled June 12, 2020 by ALNAV 67/20

April 3, 2020SECNAV Vector 18: Serving Our Country (also posted on ALNAV site)

March 31, 202035/20: Special Duty Medical Examinations Update to Policy in Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019

March 23, 2020 – 29/20: State and Local Shelter-in-Place Orders’ Impact on Department of the Navy Operations

March 20, 2020ALNAV 28/20 (SECNAV Vectors Blog: Vector 16: Agility in Time of Crisis (As posted to ALNAV site)

March 14, 2020 – 26/20: Official and Personal Domestic Travel Force Health Protection Guidance for Department of the Navy (CONUS Travel Guidance)

March 13, 2020 – Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly’s Vector 15 message (Re. Force Protection Guidance)

March 12, 2020 – 25/20 Force Protection Guidance for the Department of the Navy


June, 22, 2020 Reserve Force Conditions-Based Approach to Personnel Movement

May 21, 2020 – 12: CNRF-Navy Reserve Force Policy for COVID-19 Update 2

April 16, 2020 -11: CNRF-Navy Reserve Force Policy Update for COVID-19

April 16, 2020 – 10: CNRF-Message to the Force from VADM McCollum

March 20, 2020 – 09: Navy Reserve Enhanced Telecommuting Procedures

March 17, 2020 – 08: Reserve Mitigation Measures in Response to Coronavirus

MyNavyHR Videos

May 29, 2020: Boards Resume

May 29, 2020: Retirements During COVID-19

May 29, 2020: Medical and Dental Elective Procedures

May 4, 2020: Retired/Separated Sailors’ Return to Active Duty Options

May 4, 2020: Personnel Mitigation Measures

May 4, 2020: MyNavy Family App Update

May 4, 2020: Selective Reenslistment Bonus Update

April 29, 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tutor.com

April 22, 2020Leave Accumulation Update

April 22, 2020Sea Duty Incentive Pay

April 22, 2020Stop Movement

April 22, 2020 CAC and USID Cards Update

April 14, 2020 – Naval Academy Update

April 14, 2020 – Contacting Navy College Education Counselors

April 9, 2020 – Reducing Team Stress

April 9, 2020Retire to Retain Policy

April 8, 2020 – Face Coverings Update

April 8, 2020 – Basic Allowance for Subsistence

April 8, 2020 – CAC Offices Update

March 27, 2020 – Town Hall With Fleet K

March 23, 2020 – NAVADMIN 80/20

March 23, 2020Transition Assistance Program

March 23, 2020Coronavirus (COVID-19) Japan CDC Warning Level 3 Update

March 23, 2020 – COVID-19 Identity Management

March 20, 2020 – Board Suspension

March 20, 2020 – Relaxed Grooming Standards

March 19, 2020- Advancement Exams Postponement Clarification

March 19, 2020 – Restriction of Movement Update

March 19, 2020 – PFA Suspension Update

March 18, 2020 Advancement Exams Postponed

March 18, 2020Details on Upcoming Advancement Exams

March 18, 2020Orders, Coronavirus Warning Signs

March 17, 2020Coronavirus Testing

March 17, 2020Leave and Liberty, Travel Reimbursements

March 16, 2020 – Freeze on PCS Moves

March 16, 2020HHG Reimbursements for Canceled Moves, PCS Orders to Alert-Level 2 Countries

March 16, 2020 Nonessential OCONUS Travel

Navy.mil Releases

July 24, 2020: Navy Care Virtual Visits: Real-Time Access to Care, From Anywhere

July 23, 2020: NMCB-3 Completes Turnover, Assumes Execution of Indo-Pacific Region NCF Operations

July 23, 2020: Nimitz Receives COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Administration Certification

July 23, 2020: 4th Fleet Commander Hosts Maritime Staff Talks with Armada de Chile

July 22, 2020: Sailors Needed to Move; NPC Innovated to put Them in Motion

July 22, 2020: NAVWAR Trident Warrior Team Assesses New Tracking Technology for COVID-19 Mitigation

July 21, 2020: Sailors Support COVID Response in Texas

July 17, 2020: Change of Command in the Era of a Global Pandemic: Commander, Maritime Prepositioning Ships Squadron Two Changes the Helm

July 15, 2020: Adaptability and Resilience: EMF-M’s Historic Stateside Deployment Supporting COVID-19

July 14, 2020: Navy Announces Cancellation of 2020 NAS Oceana Air Show due to COVID-19 Concerns

July 14, 2020: IWTC Virginia Beach Sailors Train in a Unique Manner

July 13, 2020: Military Medicine Joining Forces to Fight COVID-19 All Around the World

July 9, 2020: Naval Education and Training Command Holds Virtual Change of Command, Retirement Ceremony

July 8, 2020: Navy Updates Face Covering Rules: What You Need to Know

July 8, 2020: NAVSTA Rota: Through the State of Alarm and the “New Normal”

July 7, 2020: Navy Suspends Fall 2020 Fitness Cycle

July 2, 2020: Leave and Liberty now Exempt from COVID Travel Restrictions

June 30, 2020: Assignment Incentive Pay Approved for Extensions

June 30, 2020: Navy Publishes Leaders’ Handbook for COVID Guidance

June 30, 2020: CSCSU Great Lakes Staff Recognized for Instruction During COVID-19

June 30, 2020: Navy Publishes Leaders’ Handbook for COVID Guidance

June 29, 2020: Reserve Sailors Help Keep Norfolk Air Mobility Command On Schedule During COVID-19

June 29, 2020: NDW Installations Transition to Health Protection Condition Bravo

June 25, 2020: Navy Establishes COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Program

June 24, 2020: Flexibility is Key for Public Works Department Meridian during COVID-19

June 23, 2020: Updated Travel Guidance for Navy Sailors

June 23, 2020: PWD Panama City Manages COVID-19 While Repairing Damages to Infrastructure from Hurricane Michael

June 23, 2020: Public Works Department New Orleans Manages Social Distancing During Construction on Base

June 22, 2020: Next-Gen Jammer Low Band Testing Prevails During COVID-19

June 22, 2020: Next-Gen Jammer Low Band Testing Prevails During COVID-19

June 22, 2020: Norfolk Attack Submarine Squadron Rises to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

June 18, 2020: Preventive Medicine Unit Partners With Commanders, Sailors to Fight COVID-19

June 18, 2020: Naval Medical Research Contributing to COVID-19 Fight

June 18, 2020: NDW School Liaison Officers Help Parents Navigate Changing Educational Landscape

June 17, 2020: Coronavirus Defense: Navy Develops 3D-Printed Tactical Masks for U.S. Forces Korea

June 16, 2020: Training Support Center CSADD Sailors Organize COVID 19 Poster Contest

June 12, 2020: Navy Prioritizes PCS Moves

June 12, 2020: Navy Sets Rules for Lifting COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

June 12, 2020: USS Theodore Roosevelt Sailors Depart Guam

June 12, 2020: Navy Reserve Force Authorizing On-site Drill Weekends, Starting in July

June 10, 2020: Navy Mobilizing Reservists Under SurgeMain Program to Support Ship Maintenance

June 10, 2020: Addressing Mental Health Key to NDW Fleet and Family Support Center During Pandemic

June 10, 2020: USS Kidd Commanding Officer Sends Thank You Letter to San Diego

June 9, 2020: Findings From USS Theodore Roosevelt Public Health Investigation Support Force Health Protection

June 9, 2020: U.S. Navy Navigates to ‘New Normal’

June 9, 2020: High School on U.S. Navy Base in Japan Holds Socially Distanced Graduation Ceremony

June 9, 2020: Navy Emergency Liaisons Deploy in Record Numbers for Pandemic

June 8, 2020: Mission Essential Training Continues During COVID-19 at Great Lakes Schools

June 5, 2020: Center for Seabees Learning Sites Adjust Courses in Response to COVID-19

June 5, 2020: Safety, Standards Uncompromised as Naval Special Warfare Center Restarts Paused Training Phases

June 4, 2020: I Am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Marc Gasbarri

June 4, 2020: Navy Pharmacy Adjusts Procedures in Response to COVID-19

May 29, 2020: Navy Approves Interim Retirement Ceremony Rules

May 29, 2020: Base Port Operations: ‘Commitment and Ability to Protect America has Not Changed’

May 27, 2020: Mental Health During the Pandemic: Understanding How Your Mind Responds to Disasters

May 27, 2020: Navy Issues COVID-19 Standardized Operational Guidance

May 27, 2020: Naval District Washington Recovery Working Group Plans for Post COVID-19 ‘New Normal

May 27, 2020: Virtual Fleet Week NY Concludes; City Thanks Servicemembers for Help in COVID-19 Fight

May 26, 2020: Officer Training Command Uses Remote Learning to Train Leaders During Pandemic

May 22, 2020: Navy Releases Commander Guidance on Adjusting Health Protection Conditions (HPCON)

May 21, 2020: Navy Reserve Extends Drill Postponement until June 30, Provides Additional Guidance for COVID-19

May 21, 2020: Former CNO Mullen Talks Leadership, National Security Challenges in a Post-COVID-19 World

May 21, 2020: Supply Corps Reservists Apply Data, Logistics Expertise to COVID-19 Pandemic

May 21, 2020: USS Theodore Roosevelt Returns to Sea

May 19, 2020: Navy Clarifies Advancement Eligibility Due to Coronavirus Postponements

May 19, 2020: USS Kidd Conducts Crew Swap, Transitions to Next Phase of COVID-19 Response

May 19, 2020: Naval District Washington Personnel Adapt to Teleworking During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 17, 2020: NEPLOs Coordinate Cross-Country Move of Navy Medical Personnel in COVID-19 Fight

May 15, 2020: USNS Mercy Departs Los Angeles; Military Relief Efforts Continue

May 14, 2020: Navy Exchange Service Command Provides Over Half Million Cloth Face Masks

May 14, 2020: Senior Enlisted Academy Achieves Mission Success through Virtual Training during COVID-19

May 14, 2020: Individual Ready Reserve Sailors Serve at Navy Medical Center Portsmouth

May 14, 2020: NAVWAR Launches Data Fusion Tool, Maintains Fleet Readiness in Wake of Worldwide Pandemic

May 13, 2020: Blue Angels to Salute Tennessee and Arkansas COVID-19 Responders

May 13, 2020: U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard Marches Forward During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 13, 2020: The NEX Has You “Covered”

May 12, 2020: Naval War College Faculty Steps Up to Assist U.S. Northern Command Planning Effort During COVID-19

May 12, 2020: Crew Endurance Team Emphasizes Role of Sleep in Immunity  

May 12, 2020: Puget Sound Teams Fast-Track Biocontainment Prototype for Covid-19 Testing

May 11, 2020: Blue Angels to Salute Michigan, Illinois, Indiana COVID-19 Responders

May 8, 2020: U.S. Pacific Fleet Reaffirms Confidence in USS Theodore Roosevelt

May 8, 2020: Fleet Activities Yokosuka Rolls Out Family Partner Program

May 8, 2020: NEX, Navy Lodges Install Sneeze Shields to Help Stop Spread of COVID-19

May 7, 2020: Southwest Regional Maintenance Center Prints Face Shields for Medical Personnel

May 7, 2020: National Capital Region Military Treatment Facilities Continue Providing Quality Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 6, 2020: Blue Angels to Salute Florida COVID-19 Responders 

May 6, 2020: Navy Exchange Service Command Associates Screened for COVID-19 Symptoms 

May 4, 2020: Naval Special Warfare Center Resumes Portions of Paused SEAL and SWCC Training

May 4, 2020: NAVSUP Leading Way in 100% Safety Checks for HHG Moves

May 4, 2020: Manning Initiatives Announced to Mitigate Fleet Gaps

May 4, 2020: Blue Angels to Salute Texas, Louisiana COVID-19 Responders

May 4, 2020: NMCP Staff Members Build a Ventilator In Wake of COVID-19

May 4, 2020: HSC-26 Maintains Mission Readiness during COVID-19 Pandemic

May 2, 2020: USS Constitution Hosting Daily Virtual Tours on Facebook Live

May 2, 2020: NEX San Diego, Sustainable Support System Supplying Ships and Sailors

May 1, 2020: Fleet Activities Yokosuka Call Center Serves Thousands

April 30, 2020: NEXConnect Keeps Internet ‘Light’ On for Navy Community

April 30, 2020: Undersea Warfare Center Partners With University of Alaska for COVID-19 Preparation

April 30, 2020: Blue Angels, Thunderbirds to Salute Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, Georgia COVID-19 Responders

April 29, 2020: Human Resources Comprehensive FAQ

April 29, 2020: Truman Sailors Join Forces to Protect Against COVID-19

April 29, 2020: Online Tutoring Now Available for Military and Civilian Families

April 29, 2020: Barracks at Naval Base Guam Ordnance Annex Refurbished for Warfighter Support

April 29, 2020: Naval Sea Systems Command Continues Fleet Support Despite COVID-19 Restrictions

April 29, 2020: Navy MWR Digital Library Always Open

April 28, 2020: Navy Provides Medical Care to Sailors of USS Kidd, Disinfects Ship

April 28, 2020: Information Warfare Training Command Virginia Beach Employs Virtual Training to Help Keep Sailors, America Safe

April 28, 2020: Sailors on Isolated Facility Use Radio to Keep Shipmates Informed, Connected

April 27, 2020: USS Nimitz Departs for Training 

April 27, 2020: Navy Cancels Active/FTS E4 Exam, Sets Schedule for Finishing Advancement Cycles

April 27, 2020: Florida Team Trains Culinary Specialists Virtually During Pandemic

April 26, 2020: Thunderbirds, Blue Angels to Salute New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania COVID-19 Responders

April 24, 2020: America Strong: Blue Angels, Thunderbirds to Conduct Multi-City Flyovers

April 24, 2020: Undersea Warfare Center Begins Producing Safety Equipment for Naval Hospital

April 24, 2020: USS Kidd Evacuates Sailor, Embarks COVID-19 Medical Response Team

April 24, 2020: CFAY Delivers Goodie Bags to ROM Sailors

April 24, 2020: Naval Supply Systems Command Human Resources Office Perseveres Through Pandemic

April 23, 2020: Employees at Fleet Readiness Center Make 1,800 Cloth Masks for Coworkers

April 23, 2020: Fleet Readiness Center East Manufacturing Face Shields to Support Local Health Care Workers

April 22, 2020: Sea Duty Incentive Pay Expands During Time of COVID-19 Crisis

April 22, 2020: NEX Customers Can Support NMCRS During COVID-19 Crisis

April 22, 2020: Combating Coronavirus: Navy Provides Protective Gear to First Responders

April 22, 2020: Navy Reserve Unit Shows Agility in Crisis With First Virtual Drill

April 22, 2020: Navy Civil Servants’ Support to COVID-19 Response Earns Meritorious Civilian Service Awards

April 21, 2020: Navy Extends Travel and PCS Restrictions, Authorizes Leave Accrual

April 21, 2020: Navy Updates ID Card Guidance

April 20, 2020: Staff Work to Continue Strong Support for Navy Wounded Warriors’ Pay, Benefits Needs

April 20, 2020: Military Resale Unites to Support Servicemembers During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 20, 2020: Surface Warfare Center Designs Portable Oxygen Manifolds for Camp Pendleton COVID-19 Response

April 20, 2020: Overseas Navy Personnel Fight COVID-19 One Stitch at a Time

April 20, 2020: USS George Washington Preventive Maintenance Team Makes Masks to Combat COVID-19

April 20, 2020: Bahrain Fleet Mail Center Steps Up to Support 6th Fleet With Mail Operations

April 17, 2020: Update to Restriction of Movement Guidance

April 17, 2020: Navy Conducting Public Health Outbreak Investigation on USS Theodore Roosevelt

April 17, 2020: NAVFAC Southwest Battles COVID-19 with $2.6 Million for Disinfecting Services

April 17, 2020: Navy Reserve Extends Drill Postponement Until May 31, Consolidates COVID-19 Guidance

April 17, 2020: Navy Hospital’s Car-Based Triage Assists Emergency Dept in Wake of COVID-19

April 17, 2020: Air Warfare Center Works to Keep Americans Safe In, Out of the Fleet

April 17, 2020: Reserve Component Command Fort Worth Mobilizes Second Wave of Reservists to Assist in Global COVID-19 Combat Support

April 17, 2020: Undersea Warfare Center Launches ‘Operation Sewcial Distancing’ to Craft Face Masks

April 17, 2020: Don’t Let COVID-19 Keep You From the Emergency Department

April 16, 2020: Navy Identifies USS Theodore Roosevelt Sailor Who Died of COVID-19

April 16, 2020: Surface Warfare Center Designs Face Shields for Staff at State Prison

April 16, 2020: Norfolk Team Tackles Unique COVID-19 Contracting Challenges

April 16, 2020: USS Theodore Roosevelt’s Clean Fight

April 16, 2020: Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion, Repairs Turns to Fusion for Face Masks

April 15, 2020: Engineering/Expeditionary Warfare Center 3-D Prints Masks to Aid Pandemic Response

April 15, 2020: NAVFAC Partners with USACE for FEMA “Whole-of-Nation” Effort Combating COVID-19

April 15, 2020: Navy MWR at Home Helps Sailors, Families ‘Stay Active, Stay Informed, Stay Connected’

April 15, 2020: Navy Reserve App to Deliver Real-Time Access to Business Processes

April 14, 2020: Fleet and Family Services Still Open for Business Over Phone, Web

April 14, 2020: Navy Museums Donate PPE to Local Clinics

April 14, 2020: Chaplains Prove Essential to COVID-19 Response

April 14, 2020: Navy Exchange Service Command Hosts Virtual “We Stand Together” Concert Series

April 14, 2020: Humanitarian Response Program Offers Expertise For COVID-19 Response

April 13, 2020: Emergency Physician of 44 Years Postpones Retirement to Fight COVID-19

April 13, 2020: Navy Authorizes Retiring Officers to Stay Until December

April 13, 2020: Leadership Tips in Challenging Times

April 13, 2020: NEX Creates New Program to Bring the Store to a Sailor’s Door

April 13, 2020: Navy Sailor Assigned to USS Theodore Roosevelt Dies of COVID-Related Complications

April 10, 2020: Naval Academy Cancels All Public Commissioning Week 2020 Events; USNA and NROTC Ceremonies Go Virtual

April 10, 2020: 3rd Marine Logistics Group Supports USS Theodore Roosevelt

April 10, 2020: Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka Hosts a “Camp In” to Support Physical Distancing

April 11, 2020: Chief of Navy Reserve Releases Message to the Force

April 10, 2020: Naval Academy Cancels All Public Commissioning Week 2020 Events; USNA and NROTC Ceremonies Go Virtual

April 10, 2020: 3rd Marine Logistics Group Supports USS Theodore Roosevelt

April 10, 2020: Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka Hosts a “Camp In” to Support Physical Distancing

April 8, 2020: Naval Base San Diego Mission Ready While Fighting COVID-19

April 8, 2020: Navy Exchange Service Command Issues PPE Guidance for Associates

April 8, 2020: Meal Allowance Rules Modified for Sailors Restricted to Government Quarters

April 8, 2020: NCIS: Sailors, Marines, Civilians Beware of Card-Cracking Scams

April 7, 2020: NAVWAR Enterprise Delivers Innovative Solutions for Increased Readiness in Support of COVID-19 Relief Efforts

April 7, 2020: Navy Lodge Program Supports Those on Restriction of Movement Status Due to COVID-19

April 7, 2020: Navy Mandates Face Covering: What You Need to Know

April 6, 2020: NAVCO Launching SHIP2SHORE Virtual Outreach Program

April 6, 2020: Navy Exchange Service Command Donates 240 N-95 Masks to Naval Air Station Pensacola Fire Department

April 6, 2020: Info Warfare Training Detachment Entertains Base-Bound Sailors While Social Distancing

April 5, 2020: 7th Fleet Commander Arrives in Guam During COVID-19 Recovery

April 4, 2020: Rapid Mobilization Process Established for Reservists Supporting COVID-19 Response

April 3, 2020: Navy Deploys Expeditionary Medical Facility Personnel to Support Federal COVID-19 Response

April 3, 2020: Navy College Program Continues During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 3, 2020: NAVSUP FLC Norfolk Helps Comfort Get Underway for New York

April 3, 2020: Team at Naval Personnel Command Works 24/7 to Help Sailors, Families With PCS Questions

April 3, 2020: Navy Initiates Temporary Changes for ID Card Offices

April 2, 2020: Navy, Marine Corps Partner With Industry, FEMA to 3-D Print Face Shields

April 2, 2020: Hospital Ships Arrive Safely With Help From Meterologists, Oceanographers

April 2, 2020: Navy COVID-19 Efforts Link to Joint Acquisition Task Force

April 2, 2020: Before COVID-19, U.S. Naval War College War Game Examined Epidemic Response

April 1, 2020: Comfort Treats First Patients in New York

April 1, 2020: U.S. Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia Ramps Up Social Distancing

April 1, 2020: Undersea Warfare Center Builds Face Shields for Local Medical Community

April 1, 2020: DC-Area Fleet/Family Support Center Offers Webinars to Help Navigate COVID-19

March 31, 2020: 24/7 Chaplain Hotline for Reserve Sailors Starts April 1

March 30, 2020: Comfort Arrives in New York

March 29, 2020: Comfort Underway to Support City of New York

March 27, 2020: Navy Exchange Service Command Closes Tailor/Embroidery, Laundry, Dry Cleaning Shops Due To COVID-19

March 27, 2020: USNS Mercy Arrives in Los Angeles

March 27, 2020: Amid COVID-19 Restrictions SkillBridge Internships Continue

March 27, 2020: St Louis Native Supports Nation’s COVID-19 Response Efforts Aboard USNS Mercy

March 27, 2020: Navy Strengthens Supply Chain During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 26, 2020: Navy Authorizes Enlistment Extensions, Re-Entry Opportunities

March 26, 2020: Navy Base in Japan Works to Keep COVID-19 at Bay

March 25, 2020: U.S. Navy Reports Updated Positive COVID-19 Cases

March 25, 2020: Navy Consolidates COVID-19 Prevention Policies in NAVADMIN 080/20

March 25, 2020: Naval Postgraduate School Continues Prep for Spring Classes Online

March 24, 2020: Navy Reserve Arrives to Support USNS Mercy

March 24, 2020: Containing COVID-19: Why the Boss Sent Me Home

March 24, 2020: TAP Available Online for Transitioning Sailors

March 23, 2020: USNS Mercy Departs San Diego

March 23, 2020: U.S. Naval War College Turns to Virtual Town Hall, All-Hands Call in Response to COVID-19

March 22, 2020: Navy Exchange Service Command Closes Barber and Beauty Shops in Response to COVID-19

March 22, 2020: Navy Preventive Medicine Teams Embark Ships in 7th Fleet

March 21, 2020: Naval War College Moves Lectures, Seminars Online, Postpones Events to Fight COVID-19

March 20, 2020: Navy Exchange Suspends All In-Store Vendor and Sales Events

March 20, 2020: Navy Increasing Health Protection Measures on Installations to Fight COVID-19

March 20, 2020: Telework Increased for Reserve Sailors; Some Admin Requirements Waived

March 19, 2020: Recruit, Officer Graduation Ceremonies Canceled Till Further Notice

March 19, 2020: Navy Postpones Selection Boards

March 18, 2020: Navy Authorizes COs to Relax Some Grooming Standards if Necessary

March 18, 2020: NCIS: Beware of Coronavirus-Themed Scams

March 18, 2020: Chief of Chaplains Provides COVID19 Mitigation Guidance

March 18, 2020: Navy Cancels Spring 2020 Fitness Cycle, Delays Advancement Exam

March 18, 2020: Navy School Closed After Third COVID-19 Case

March 17, 2020: Updated Training Track Guidance Issued

March 16, 2020: Navy Museums Temporarily Close

March 15, 2020: COVID-19: Important Information for U.S. Navy Reservists

March 15, 2020: Navy Sets Coronavirus Transfer and Travel Rules: What You Need to Know (March 15, 2020)

Supporting Video

June 3, 2020: Basic Information on COVID19 Contact Tracing Process in the U.S. Navy

April 25, 2020: America Strong

April 3, 2020: Secretary Modly appearance on Hugh Hewitt Show to discuss Navy response to COVID-19

March 24, 2020 (Facebook Live Press Conference): Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations, Navy Surgeon General, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy

March 24, 2020: Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly – Message to the Fleet

March 23, 2020: USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) Deploys in COVID-19 Response Support

March 23, 2020 (Facebook Video): Press Availability on USNS Mercy Deployment

March 21, 2020: Chief of Naval Personnel Virtual Town Hall

March 19, 2020: CNO’s Message to the Fleet on Coronavirus

March 18, 2020: Coronavirus Terms to Know

March, 14, 2020: Message From Chief of Naval Operations ADM Mike Gilday and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith

March 14, 2020: Stop the Spread of Germs Everyday

Feb. 26, 2020: Navy Surgeon General’s Message

Health.mil Releases

July 16, 2020: COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Collection Program

DOD, Navy Leadership Statements

April 14, 2020: U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and U.S. 6th Fleet Resiliency Letter

April 11, 2020: Chief of Navy Reserve Releases Message to the Force

March 31, 2020: Vice Chief of Naval Operations Message to Navy Leadership

March 30, 2020: COVID-19 Navy Update: CNO and MCPON Message to the Fleet

March 27, 2020: Memo from Secretary of Defense to all DOD Personnel

March 26, 2020: Chief of Naval Operations Statement on USS Theodore Roosevelt

March 25, 2020 (DOD Statement): Overseas Stop Movement Order in Response to COVID-19

March 18, 2020: Hospital Ships, Other DOD Assets Prepare for Coronavirus Response

March 14, 2020: Statement by the Department of Defense on COVID-19 Response Measures on the Pentagon Reservation

March 13, 2020: Department of Defense Statement on Enhanced Protection Measures at Pentagon


March 17, 2020: Most Defense Personal Property Pick-ups and Pack-outs Paused; Deliveries Continue

More Resources

Health Workers in Uniform: Lessons Learned (Navy Live blog)

30 Days to Slow the Spread (President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America – PDF)

MWR At Home Website

White House/CDC/FEMA COVID-19 Page

Navy Remote Work Information & Guidance (CAC Required) Published by the DON Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Navy

Military Health System Nurse Advice Line

MyNavy Career Center

Navy Chaplain Care

Psychological Health Resource Center

Navy Marine Corps Public Health Center

Department of Defense Coronavirus Update Site

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Website

Military OneSource: Coronavirus Information for Our Military Community

Coronavirus Guidance from TRICARE

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society: Coronavirus Response (video)

USNS Mercy, USNS Comfort: 2020 COVID-19 Deployment (Navy Live Blog)

Health Information Privacy (Dept. of Health and Human Services)

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America (video)

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