COVID-19 Impact on Fleet Marines

Several sections of our website and information are being updated to reflect changes in Marine Corps policy for training, travel, and procedures as we progress through the Covid Pandemic. Please bear with us as we work through changes. Updates are ongoing beginning May 5, 2021.

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions from DOD

COVID-19 Impact on USMC, Marines, and Family Members
INFORMATION IS UPDATED DAILY. BE SURE TO CHECK EACH DAY FOR NEW UPDATES.

How Does Covid Impact the Fleet?

The area we have found that Covid impacts the most is the travel restrictions. Each Marine Corps installation has its own travel restrictions. The criteria for lifting any restrictions is the following:

  • Step 1: Meet Installation Criteria (No Travel Restrictions, Health Protection Condition Level below Charlie, Essential Services Available, Quality Assurance in place for Movers).
  • Step 2: Director of Administration and Management (DA&M), the Secretary of a Military Department, or a Combatant Commander approve lifting travel restrictions for an installation.

After this criteria is met, travel restrictions have been lifted and Service members and civilians can travel between installations that have met the criteria. If either installation does not meet the criteria, a waiver or exemption would be required for travel.

As of September 22, 2021, the following installations have NOT had travel restrictions lifted:

  • LETTERKENNY ARMY DEPOT
  • DFAS CLEVELAND CENTER
  • DFAS COLUMBUS CENTER
  • DFAS HEADQUARTERS
  • CBC GULFPORT MS
  • COMFLEACT OKINAWA JA
  • CORPUS CHRISTI NAS
  • CRANE NAVWEAPSUPPCEN
  • FALLON NAS
  • FLEET ACTIVITIES SASEBO
  • JACKSONVILLE NAS
  • KEY WEST NAS
  • KINGS BAY NAVSUBBASE
  • LEMOORE NAS
  • LITTLE CREEK NAV AMPHIB BASE
  • MAYPORT NAVSTA
  • MERIDIAN NAS
  • NAF ATSUGI JA
  • NAF MISAWA JA
  • NAS JRB FT WORTH TX
  • NAS KINGSVILLE TX
  • NAVAL STATION GUAM
  • NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY MID-SOU
  • NAVAL SUPPORT ACTY PANAMA CITY
  • NAVAL TRAINING CTR ORLANDO
  • NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY
  • NAVSUPPACT HAMPTON ROADS VA
  • NAVSUPPFAC BEAUFORT SC
  • NEW ORLEANS NAS JRB
  • NORFOLK NAV SHIPYD
  • NORFOLK NAVAL BASE
  • NSA ANDERSEN
  • NSD YOKOSUKA JAPAN
  • OCEANA NAS
  • PENSACOLA NAS
  • WHITING FIELD NAS
  • YORKTOWN NAVWEAPSTA
  • BARKSDALE AFB
  • DOBBINS ARB
  • EGLIN AFB
  • GRISSOM AFB
  • HOMESTEAD AFB
  • HURLBURT FIELD
  • KADENA AB
  • LITTLE ROCK AFB
  • LUKE AFB
  • MACDILL AFB
  • MISAWA AB
  • MOODY AFB
  • PATRICK AFB
  • SPANGDAHLEM AB
  • TYNDALL AFB
  • WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB
  • YOKOTA AB

We will update this page as more information is made available. For the most accurate information about your Marine's circumstance, however, you will want to contact your Marine.

Financial Assistance

Service members may be financially impacted by the travel restrictions and closures due to coronavirus. Any service members affected should check with their service relief organization to see if emergency help is available to them. These relief organizations are:

OPSEC AND COVID-19:
Reporting COVID-19 Testing and Results Among Military

As part of our POSTING RULE 2: OPSEC and PERSEC, discussion or speculation on the numbers of troops or location of troops being tested or having tested for COVID-19 will not be permitted. Posting COVID-19 testing results of military members will not be permitted. There are no exceptions to this rule.

For obvious reasons, specific information about the health of our military forces is a direct violation of OPSEC.

Stating information about any Marine or recruit, your own or otherwise, testing for COVID-19 as it relates to their job duties as a military member (whether the results are positive or negative) is a violation of PERSEC and will not be permitted. Discussions of COVID-19 within your family are permitted as long as you do not identify the individual and do not state military affiliation.

FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Monday, March 30, 2020: Pentagon spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said in a statement on Monday "As we continue to grapple with the novel nature of COVID19, we are constantly assessing and adapting not only how we respond to combatting the virus, but also how we share critical public health information with our communities." Farah also said "We will not report the aggregate number of individual service member cases at individual unit, base or Combatant Commands. We will continue to do our best to balance transparency in this crisis with operational security."

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