All installations with the exception of the Naval Air Station at Fallon in the distant Nevada desert will institute stronger measures at Health Protection Situation Level “Charlie,” only one step under the most stringent level.
Whereas commanders could make detailed selections about their bases, beneath the so-called Charlie measures faculties, daycares and neighborhood actions could also be canceled. It additionally introduces journey restrictions and extra personnel could also be ordered to earn a living from home.
Household actions can also be restricted to houses for a protracted time period beneath the new measures.
As of final week there have been about 25,000 lively Covid-19 instances in the ranks, and one other 44,390 service members had recovered from the virus, in accordance to the Pentagon. The variety of navy instances has grown over the previous couple of weeks as case counts have elevated in the normal inhabitants.
The Pentagon and navy amenities in Washington, DC, are additionally seeing some elevated restrictions due to the rise in instances in northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington. These restrictions name for a resumption in elevated teleworking, smaller group gatherings and restricted eating in amenities.
There are now roughly 400 lively obligation navy medical personnel on “put together to deploy” orders that will lead to them being despatched to assist civilian health care amenities in numerous hotspots if requested by the Federal Emergency Administration Company.
Whereas there have been medical personnel on this status for a while, in the previous couple of weeks the timeframe for a lot of of them to be prepared to deploy has been minimize to as little as 48 hours, in accordance to two protection officers.
In the previous couple of weeks, navy medical groups have already deployed to El Paso, Texas, and North Dakota.
MeSlop’s Ryan Browne contributed to this report.