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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.

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Letter from Mrs. Gilday on COVID Resources
Mrs. Gilday, wife of Chief of Naval Operations Mike Gilday, addresses the Navy family on the struggles and challenges associated with the COVID-19 environment, and offers strategies to adapt and provides a list of resources for help and support. To read her full message, click here. 

Announcement: Please see the document from Navy Medicine titled “COVID Vaccine for Leadership” for the latest FAQS and Q&As about vaccine distribution.

NPS COVID-19 Procedure - Spring Quarter -2021


Weekly COVID-19 Task Force Announcement

May 14, 2021

NPS Faculty, Students and Staff,

Please see our Weekly Update here.

As a reminder, NPS is governed by Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Navy (DON) guidance which is derived from the Center for Disease Control. We are required to follow the official DoD and DON guidance until that changes. As of this morning, only the mask wearing guidance has been modified to allow fully immunized personnel to no longer require mask wearing indoors or outdoors at DoD facilities. All unimmunized personnel will continue to wear masks at NPS and onboard NSAM and other DoD facilities.

Thank you for your support and stay healthy!


NPS COVID-19 Task Force


Vaccine Assistance 

May 5, 2021

I respectfully request your help, if you have already received you vaccine please and not done so yet please update your status here  NPS Vaccine Tracking* this information is used by me to inform leadership on workplace occupational health risk for NPS.  If you have not received your shot yet, there are a number of ongoing availabilities

At Presidio of Monterey CALMED

The following are eligible to receive the vaccine from CAL MED:

  1. Government Civilian Employees that work for us (DACs, NAFs)
  2. Military
  3. Military Retirees
  4. Tricare beneficiaries

Or for contractors and volunteers that are not Tricare beneficiaries:   


For ACTIVE DUTY Navy and Marine Corps personnel who receive the COVID vaccine in the County or network (not at CALMED or at a Mil MTF), need to email a copy of their shot card to: As well as updating NPS Vaccine Tracking

*Information is collected and used in accordance with DOD Force Health Protection guidance 18. The collection by DoD Components of COVID-19 information from individuals whose place of duty is in the DoD workplace, to the extent such collection is necessary to implement the guidance on workplace access, is authorized. DoD Components may collect, use, maintain, and/or disseminate only the minimum amount of PII necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect personnel in DoD workplaces. Accordance with DoD Manual 6025.18 (HIPPA) and DoDI 5400.11, "DoD Privacy and Civil Liberties Programs," January 29, 2019, as amended. Collection does not conflict with Equal Employment  Opportunity Commission under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 791, et seq., as amended

Antolino J. Colón, CIH, CSP, CHMM
Director for Safety, Health, and Environmental

Naval Postgraduate School


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Get the latest news and guidance from federal, state and local agencies.

Naval Postgraduate School Return to Campus Plan.

For Event & Space Scheduling Procedures - Visit the Scheduling Office Covid 19 website.

Key contacts for support for you and your family.

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What Can I Do to Be Prepared?

Practice Prevention
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.