​​ ​Last Updated:  30 November 2020
COVID-19 is a newly identified viral respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It is responsible for a large pneumonia outbreak in Hubei Province, China resulting in the exportation of cases globally. On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the global outbreak of COVID-19 a Pandemic (global spread of a new disease) due to virus sustainment on more than six continents, exceeding 120,000 infected persons worldwide. Public health measures have been implemented and continue to be executed in hopes of viral containment such as government orders, telework and masking protocols.

As many orders for states and regions begin to expire a three-phased approach was designed to provide guidelines while transitioning towards reopening the country. Many states have initiated Phase I and criteria has been outlined in the three-pronged approach in an effort to mitigate risk of resurgence while protecting the most vulnerable populations. Before proceeding to a phased opening, data-driven conditions for each state or region will need to be satisfied. Criteria is amenable based on local circumstances in order to meet the intent of the next phase. As restoration of the economy and the navigation of a “new normal” begins best practices (i.e. social distancing, masking, hand hygiene) should continue to be followed to minimize risk of transmission and prevent resurgence of the disease.

Multiple platforms continue to be used to aide in global support efforts while health protection measures continue to be assessed to ensure the well-being and safety of the population.

Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) continues to monitor the situation daily and will continue to provide updates.





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Coronavirus Disease 2019 | COVID-19 Forms and Guidance


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Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery ( users only). : BUMED COVID-19 Homepage.

CDC Situation Summaries : CDC is regularly updating their situation summaries as information becomes available. Updated guidance is also posted on this webpage.

WHO Situation Dashboard :This interactive dashboard/map provides the latest global numbers and numbers by country of COVID-19 cases on a daily basis.

WHO Situation Reports : The WHO is providing detailed reports on the situation, country preparedness and response activities, and a map of cases as presented below. 

    2019-nCoV   2019-nCoV


Travelers Prohibited from Entry to the United States

With specific exceptions, several presidential proclamations restrict foreign nationals who have been in any of the following countries during the past 14 days from entering the United States. For a full list of exceptions, please refer to the relevant proclamations in the links below.

Level 3: COVID-19 Risk Is High
Level 2: COVID-19 Risk Is Moderate

CDC recommends that older adults, people of any age with certain underlying medical conditions, and others at increased risk for severe illness postpone all nonessential travel to the following destinations:

Level 1: COVID-19 Risk Is Low

CDC recommends that older adults, people of any age with certain underlying medical conditions, and others at increased risk for severe illness talk to their healthcare providers before traveling to the following destinations:

No Travel Health Notice: COVID-19 Risk is Very Low
  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Bermuda
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Fiji
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Laos
  • Macau SAR
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Mongolia
  • Montserrat
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Palau
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Taiwan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Vietnam
Level 3: No Data Available-COVID-19 Risk is Unknown

CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to the following destinations because these countries have not reported COVID-19 data and risk is unknown:


Information for Medical, Fleet and Operational Forces

COVID-19 Toolbox (CAC users only): provides guidance and tools for planning and implementing preparation and response measures to on board ships to ensure rapid response capabilities. Resources are continuing to be added and updated regularly to provide the most accurate and updated information for use.

To maintain continued mission readiness ensure standard Force Health Protection measures are implemented to limit the spread of respiratory infections like COVID-19, including handwashing, cough etiquette, and social distancing. Best practices for preventing the spread of illnesses like COVID-19 can be found at the CDC Prevention and Treatment page

COVID-19 Reporting: Timely reporting is essential to enabling rapid implementation of control measures and limiting the spread of disease. In addition to operational reporting requirements, report suspect cases immediately to the Senior Medical Officer (SMO) and ensure infection control precautions are rapidly executed. Additionally, report suspected cases via the Disease Reporting System internet (DRSi) using the diagnosis "COVID-19" and fill out as many of the questions as possible. To request a DRSi account, refer to NMCPHC’s DRSi Webpage. If operating in an environment with limited internet connectivity, report via phone or email to your nearest Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit (NEPMU).

NEPMU Threat Assessment: NEPMUs conduct country threat assessments regularly. For pre-deployment information, case investigation support, risk assessment, and assistance in obtaining definitive laboratory testing contact your NEPMU.

Medical Surveillance: Operational units should have a routine surveillance plan that describes daily review of sick call visits for Influenza-like illness (ILI) and febrile respiratory disease symptoms to identify important disease clusters or potential outbreaks. Units may consider conducting Disease Non-Battle Injury (DNBI) surveillance using the DNBI templates from NMCPHC’s DNBI Surveillance webpage.


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