Navy Region Southwest on Sunday announced increased health protection measures at all installations in the San Diego metropolitan area.
Among the steps being taken by the Navy are:
- Installation commanders will continue no-touch ID scanning at all entry points. Personnel are required to present both sides of their ID/credential for screening.
- Visitor Control Center personnel will use a health questionnaire to screen all personnel seeking access to installations
- Installations with air terminals will begin screening all personnel leaving or entering via flights
- Cleaning products including hand sanitizers will be provided for high-traffic facilities and common areas
- The frequency of janitorial services will be increased at certain facilities
- Medical treatment facilities will develop plans for single points of entry and screening procedures
- Commanders may limit ship or facility tours, large events or mass gatherings
- The Navy will identify areas where employees may be initially isolated if they develop symptoms at work
- All personnel diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19 must be isolated or quarantined in alignment with CDC and Defense Department guidance
- Personnel who feel ill must stay home and self-isolate
- Personnel with family members at home sick with COVID-19 should immediately inform their supervisor
- Personnel with pre-existing health conditions are encouraged to use telework options
- In the event of exposure, the facility involved will receive a deep cleaning
“The health and well-being of our personnel and their families remains our top priority,” the Navy said in a statement, adding that the measures were taken to “protect the fleet, our sailors, civilians and contractors and their families.”