COVID-19 Updates for NPS Faculty, Students and Staff
The latest news and information to ensure the NPS campus community is prepared for COVID-19.
The DoD has issued updated guidance on the expiration, extension, and issuance of CACs (svcmbr/employees) and USID cards (dependents/retirees) in light of the COVID-19 environment.
Please check the “Expires” date on you and your family members’ CAC/USID cards. If the date is before 30 June 2021, I strongly encourage you to read this guidance.
- Expired CACs cannot be used after 30 Sep 2020
- Expired USID cards can be used to access installations until 30 Mar 21
- Expired USID cards can be used to access benefits until 30 Jun 21
- Age of initial issuance of USID card increased from 10 years to 14 years
- Priority of reissuance of cards will be given to expired CAC holders
- DEERS enrollment of newly acquired dependents may be completed through a remote process
More information can be found at https://www.cac.mil/Coronavirus/
Fall Academic Quarter:
After careful consideration of a multitude of factors including local health conditions, concerns for our at-risk population, K-12 distance learning plans, and limited availability of child care, the President has made decisions concerning the Fall Academic Quarter:
- NPS will remain in telework and distance learning modality
- Exceptions will remain for courses that require an on-campus classified environment
- On-campus research activities will continue to be authorized in accordance with current procedures
- Student study spaces will remain available in each of the schools (see your program officer for details)
- A reassessment of the telework posture will be conducted to allow interested faculty and staff to work more frequently from on-campus offices to facilitate regular office hours, student advising, and similar activities
- Access to campus shared spaces (i.e., classrooms and conference/breakout rooms) will be made available for groups of no more than 10 individuals for limited activities (group projects, exam administration, etc.)
- Library services will gradually expand, including longer physical material pick-up hours, access to restricted resource materials
- Resumption of certain extracurricular activities remain under continuous review
NSA Monterey services update:
- Monterey Pines Golf Course is open for active duty, dependents, and DOD ID card holders; Golf Course Grill is open for takeout only
- Starbucks will open Thursday, 06 Aug (or shortly thereafter) for takeout only
- Barber Shop will open Monday, 10 Aug for active duty and dependents only
NSA Monterey conducts weekly ZOOM Town Halls and Q&A on Wednesdays at 1500
Trident Room Podcast: “Brewer of Stout Conversation, Unfiltered and On Tap” at https://nps.edu/tridentroompodcast
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5.A.7.B.3. (U) LIMIT TRAVEL TO/FROM PLACE OF RESIDENCE/WORK AND LIMIT TRAVEL FOR ESSENTIAL BUSINESS (FOOD, MEDICAL, PHARMACY, GAS, AND CHILD CARE SERVICES). MEMBERS MAY ATTEND RELIGIOUS SERVICES AND PLACES OF WORSHIP PROVIDED THEY COMPLY WITH MITIGATION MEASURES REFERENCED IN PARA 5.A.7.B.1. AND THE PRECAUTIONS RECOMMENDED BY THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) FOR COMMUNITIES OF FAITH FOUND HERE: HTTPS://WWW.CDC.GOV/CORONAVIRUS/2019-NCOV/COMMUNITY/FAITH-BASED.HTML.
COVID-19 Force Health Protection Order
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
United States Fleet Forces Command (USFFC) has released additional Force Health Protection guidance here reiterating the risk that COVID-19 presents to our service members, civilian workforce, and families and that it is essential that every one of us takes personal responsibility to limit the spread of coronavirus. In light of the growing body of evidence that the coronavirus is spread through contact with asymptomatic persons and a widespread increase in COVID-19 positive cases including within Monterey County, it is imperative that we remain vigilant in executing mitigation measures, such as social distancing even though the local community may be easing restrictions and opening up additional retail services and activities.
To that end, USFFC has directed mandatory measures and prohibitions for uniformed service members, strongly encouraged for the civilian workforce and families, until the local conditions enable a transition from our current HPCON C- to HPCON B Force Health Protection Measures:
5.A.7.B. (U) CUSFF/NAVNORTH DIRECTS THE FOLLOWING HPCON C MINUS MEASURES FOR SERVICE MEMBERS ASSIGNED TO CONUS-BASED ECHELON II COMMANDS, NUMBERED FLEET COMMANDS, TYPE COMMANDS, REGION COMMANDS, AND THEIR SUBORDINATES.
5.A.7.B.1. (U) MAINTAIN A PHYSICAL DISTANCE OF AT LEAST SIX FEET FROM OTHERS WHEN YOU ARE IN CLOSE CONTACT FOR FIFTEEN (15) OR MORE MINUTES AND, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PRACTICAL, WEAR CLOTH FACE COVERINGS WHEN YOU ARE IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH OTHERS FOR FIFTEEN (15) OR MORE MINUTES AND ARE UNABLE TO MAINTAIN SIX FEET OF PHYSICAL DISTANCE.
5.A.7.B.2. (U) TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE DO NOT GATHER IN GROUPS OF OVER 10 PEOPLE.
5.A.7.B.3. (U) LIMIT TRAVEL TO/FROM PLACE OF RESIDENCE/WORK WITH STOPS ONLY FOR ESSENTIAL BUSINESS (FOOD, MEDICAL, PHARMACY, GAS, AND CHILD CARE SERVICES).
5.A.7.B.4. (U) SERVICE MEMBERS ARE PROHIBITED FROM VISITING, PATRONIZING, OR ENGAGING IN THE FOLLOWING OFF-INSTALLATION SPECIFIC FACILITIES, SERVICES, OR ACTIVITIES. OBSERVE GUIDANCE PROVIDED BY REGIONAL AND INSTALLATION COMMANDERS REGARDING USE OF ON-INSTALLATION SERVICES.
5.A.7.B.4.A. (U) RECREATIONAL SWIMMING POOLS, GYMS, FITNESS FACILITIES, EXERCISE CLASSES, SAUNAS, SPAS, AND SALONS
5.A.7.B.4.B. (U) TATTOO/BODY ART/PIERCING PARLORS
5.A.7.B.4.C. (U) BARBER SHOPS, HAIR OR NAIL SALONS, AND MASSAGE PARLORS
5.A.7.B.4.D. (U) CINEMAS/THEATERS
5.A.7.B.4.E. (U) PARTICIPATION IN TEAM/ORGANIZED SPORTS
5.A.7.B.4.F. (U) DINE-IN RESTAURANTS (TAKE-OUT AUTHORIZED), BARS, NIGHT CLUBS, CASINOS, CONFERENCES, SPORTING EVENTS, CONCERTS, PUBLIC CELEBRATIONS, PARADES, PUBLIC BEACHES, AMUSEMENT PARKS OR OTHER EVENTS DESIGNED TO PROMOTE LARGE GATHERINGS, TO INCLUDE INDOOR RELIGIOUS SERVICES
5.A.7.B.4.G. (U) OUTDOOR RECREATION WHERE COMMON USE FACILITIES ARE USED AND IF A MINIMUM OF SIX FEET PHYSICAL DISTANCING CANNOT BE MAINTAINED
5.A.7.B.4.H. (U) NON-ESSENTIAL COMMERCIAL RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS AND SHOPPING MALLS
5.A.7.B.5. (U) TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PRACTICAL, SERVICE MEMBERS, GOVERNMENT CIVILIANS, FAMILY MEMBERS, AND CONTRACT EMPLOYEES SHOULD MINIMIZE UNNECESSARY IN-PERSON USE OF THE FOLLOWING SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES. IF THESE SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES MUST BE UTILIZED, PRUDENT PRECAUTIONS (INCLUDING MANDATORY PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND USE OF CLOTH FACE COVERINGS) SHALL BE EXERCISED. THE BELOW LIST IS ALL INCLUSIVE:
5.A.7.B.5.A. (U) USE OF MASS TRANSIT (BUS, RAIL, OR FERRY)
5.A.7.B.5.B. (U) AUTO REPAIR, MAINTENANCE, AND ANNUAL INSPECTION
5.A.7.B.5.C. (U) CURB-SIDE AND DRIVE THROUGH SERVICES
5.A.7.B.5.D. (U) IN-HOME DOMESTIC SERVICES (HOME MAINTENANCE/REPAIR AND LAWN SERVICES)
5.A.7.B.5.E. (U) DRIVE-IN SPIRITUAL SERVICES
5.A.7.B.5.F. (U) BANKING SERVICES
5.A.7.B.5.G. (U) PET CARE AND VETERINARY SERVICES
5.A.7.B.5.H. (U) POST OFFICE
5.A.7.B.5.I. (U) LAUNDRY SERVICES, DRY CLEANING
5.A.7.B.5.J. (U) IN-RESIDENCE SOCIAL GATHERINGS THAT INCLUDE MORE THAN TEN (10) GUESTS THAT DO NOT RESIDE IN THE RESIDENCE. IN-RESIDENCE SOCIAL GATHERINGS ARE STRONGLY DISCOURAGED IF ANYONE RESIDING IN THE HOME IS COVID-19 POSITIVE OR INFLUENZA LIKE ILLNESS (ILI) SYMPTOMATIC.
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What Can I Do to Be Prepared?
First and foremost, practice prevention! From washing your hands to staying home when you are sick. Check out the NPS Safety Office COVID-19 website for the latest resources at every level.
Get Your Telework Agreement in Place
Let’s be prepared, as individuals and as an institution. See the COS’ bulk message here on how to do it, and these best practices for employees. For Supervisors, see these instructions on how to change employee’s eligibility for telework.
Register with the Emergency Alert System
AtHoc can help you get information quickly, but you have to be sure your contact info is up to date. Check out AtHoc Wiki page for all the info.