The US Fleet Forces Command’s latest Fragmentary Order with all hands (see full message here). As we continue to chart our course through this pandemic, it is important that we remain committed to protecting ourselves and our ability to support our 142 tenant commands – even as the State and local areas ease restrictions. The attached order from USFFC is in effect and applies to ALL Navy Region Southwest (NRSW) and Naval Base Coronado (NBC) personnel.
Specific guidance that bears your immediate attention is excerpted below:
- To the maximum extent possible do not gather in groups of over 10 people.
Limit travel to/from place of residence/work with stops only for essential business (food, medical, pharmacy, gas, and child care services).
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:
recreational swimming pools, gyms, fitness facilities, exercise classes, saunas, spas, and salons
tattoo/body art/piercing parlors
barber shops, hair or nail salons, and massage parlors
participation in team/organized sports
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.
outdoor recreation where common use facilities are used and if a minimum of six feet physical distancing cannot be maintained.
non-essential commercial retail establishments and
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:
use of mass transit (bus, rail, or ferry)
auto repair, maintenance, and annual inspection
curb-side and drive through services
in-home domestic services (home maintenance/repair and lawn services).
drive-in spiritual services
pet care and veterinary services
laundry services, dry cleaning
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.
The aforementioned prohibitions are essential to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of our service members and to ensure mission readiness and assurance. This is a lawful general order under Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Any person subject to the UCMJ who violates or fails to obey this order may be subject to adverse administrative and/or disciplinary action. Government civilians, family members, and contract employees are strongly encouraged to comply with this same guidance. Commanders have authority to exclude access to DoD facilities for 14 days for anyone who is known to have visited, patronized, or engaged in the facilities, services, or activities listed above.