NDW is continually monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and is prepared to take action to protect the safety and well being of our people. We'll provide updated information as soon as it becomes available. For more information about our latest HPCON increase click here.
Watch NDW Commandant RDML Carl Lahti's special message on COVID-19 here.
Read the latest release here. (11/20/2020)
Understanding Health Protection Condition Measures
The Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 6200.03 “Public Health Emergency Management Within the DoD,” and supplements, provides military commanders with policy applicable to the COVID-19 outbreak. Commanders review and update the health protection condition (HPCON) based on the risk level in the local community and in cooperation with local, state, or host nation guidance.
Commanders and public health personnel use HPCON levels to guide specific actions you can take in response to a health threat. While it’s always important to prevent the spread of germs, there are additional steps you can take if COVID-19 transmission becomes more widespread in your community. This site lists potential actions that may be indicated as a result of COVID-19. Regardless of the current HPCON level, always follow the guidance from your installation and local public health agencies.
Fleet and Family Resources to Cope with COVID-19 Stress