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COVID-19 Info for SOUTHCOM Personnel

Installation Status

HPCON at the U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Army Garrison-Miami installation is currently at:

Charlie: Substantial. Sustained Community Transmission

Access to the U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Army Garrison-Miami installation is currently limited to assigned service members, DoD civilians, and contractors during Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie. Assigned members are required to present two forms of verification to get on the installation: 

  • CAC Card and SOUTHCOM Badge 

Installation access to visitors is extremely limited.  The only exceptions to the above policy is for those with a confirmed appointment to the Army Health Clinic SOUTHCOM or ID DEERS office. These individuals must present the following for access to the installation:

  • CAC Card and Appointment for Clinic/ID DEERS.

For the latest list of U.S. Army Garrison-Miami Installation Services (hours, access and closures), click the link below:

List of updated U.S. Army Garrison-Miami Installation Services

While at HPCON-Charlie, the installation is not hosting any official and unofficial ceremonies or gatherings.


RETURN TO WORK GUIDANCE

Have questions about when or if you should return to work at SOUTHCOM headquarters after COVID-19 exposure, illness or travel? Check out the below infographics with easy-to-follow steps for each situation. (Click each to open individual PDFs)

Graphic links to PDF. Graphic text: Returning to Work After Exposure to COVID-19. COVID-19 SOUTHCOM Guidelines.  STAY HOME. MONITOR TEMP/SYMPTOMS DAILY. CONSIDER TESTING.  Sick?  No - Return to Work after 14 days (Cannot return early with negative test)  Yes - Call your Doctor. Get tested.  - Negative? Stay at home 14 days post exposure AND 24 hours after fever stops. Then, Return to Work after 14 days (Cannot return early with negative test)  - Positive? Isolate at home. Follow Doctor's orders. Then, at least 10 days after symptoms 1st appeared AND 24 hours after fever stops, return to work.Graphic links to PDF. Graphic text: Returning to Work After Flu-like Illness. COVID-19 SOUTHCOM Guidelines  STAY HOME AND DO SELF-CARE Call your doctor. Testing Recommended? No - Stay home for at least 7 days since symptoms 1st started AND 24 hours after fever stops. Then, return to work.  Yes - Get tested. Isolate at home until test results come back. Test results: - Negative? Stay home for at least 7 days since symptoms 1st started AND 24 hours after fever stops. Then, return to work.  - Positive? Continue to isolate at home. Follow doctors orders. Then, stay home at least 10 days after symptoms 1st appeared AND 24 hours after fever stops. Then, return to work.Graphic links to PDF. Graphic text: Returning to Work After Travel Risk. COVID-19 SOUTHCOM Guidelines  STAY HOME AND MONITOR FOR SYMPTOMS   Sick?  No - Return to Work after 14 days. Yes - Call your Doctor. Get tested.  - Negative? Stay at home 14 days post exposure AND 24 hours after fever stops. Then, Return to Work after 14 days.  - Positive? Isolate at home. Follow Doctor's orders. Then, at least 10 days after symptoms 1st appeared AND 24 hours after fever stops, return to work. 

Latest SOUTHCOM Return to Work Guidance Memo (Revised Aug. 4, 2020)

LATEST UPDATES FOR ASSIGNED PERSONNEL

Nov. 23:

Per DOD & SOUTHCOM policy, pre-travel & post travel risk assessments are required for ALL official travel and for unofficial travel for military members. Civilians and contractors are encouraged to use the forms as well for leave. The SOUTHCOM assessment forms have recently been updated to provide links to useful resources & to include the latest CDC guidance:

For domestic travel, decision on whether Restriction of Movement (ROM) is required upon return is made at the Directorate level.  For OCONUS travel, Force Health Protection supplement #12 drives ROM requirements as noted on the assessment forms.

Note that the CDC now recommends the following additional measures:

All travel

  • During travel: At all times, mask/stay 6 feet apart w/anyone who did NOT travel with you– indoors & outdoors
  • After travel: If there are people in the household who did not travel with you, wear a mask and ask everyone in the household to wear masks in shared spaces inside your home for 14 days after travel.

International travel

  • Travelers test 1-3 days prior and 3-5 days after travel.
  • The CDC now uses a 4-tier risk assessment vs the 3-tier assessment for individual countries. Most AOR countries are currently Level 4 risk.

(Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html)

For any questions, please refer to the HQ FAQ.  

Nov. 6: Command Guidance for HQ USSOUTHCOM Staff Regarding Force Health Protection and Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) Workplace Protocols


Note: For the most updated SOUTHCOM guidance, personnel should refer to the latest messages sent via the "Alert!" notification and accountability system along with command messages via NIPR email ( CAC Access - https://web-mont05.mail.mil/ ). You can also call our COVID-19 info line at 305-437-3919.

If you have any emerging issues or concerns, notify your supervisior immediately.


MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDER

"We are taking this national emergency seriously. As we all deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, I want the SOUTHCOM team to know that we are committed to taking measures to protect our service members, civilian workforce and families while remaining mission ready. We continue to aggressively monitor the situation, and will update staff and families as soon as information becomes available. Our medical professionals continue working with the U.S. Department of Defense, other federal agencies, the Florida Department of Health and local health officials for the latest updates and ongoing mitigation response efforts. Education is critical; you can find links to the latest information here."   

Official Bio Photo of Adm. Craig Faller  – Adm. Craig Faller, Commander, U.S. Southern Command.


About Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Levels

U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Army Garrison-Miami installation is currently at Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie. Check out the below resources to learn more about HPCON levels:


Map: COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University

 


NATIONAL RESOURCES


DOD RESOURCES

All latest DoD Guidance

DOD FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE SUPPLEMENTS


SOUTHCOM & U.S. ARMY GARRISON-MIAMI RESOURCES

SOUTHCOM FILLABLE FORMS


LOCAL RESOURCES

The Florida Department of Health has established a dedicated Coronavirus Call Center at 1-866-779-6121 that is available 24 hours a day seven days a week, as well as a dedicated email address at COVID-19@flhealth.gov which the public can use for questions or clarifications on issues related to the Coronavirus. 


 

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COVID-19 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

COVID-19: FAQs for U.S. SOUTHCOM Personnel


Army Health Clinic SOUTHCOM COVID 19 Info Sheet (PDF) 

Get an overview of COVID-19 and find out how to get testing and treatment at the Army Health Clinic SOUTHCOM.


WATCH: New research shows that wearing a face mask over your mouth but NOT your nose defeats the purpose. (Today Show video)

Person wearing a mask. Links to video.

 

Coronavirus Info

Graphic: SOUTHCOM COVID-19 Info Line

305-437-3923

Graphic: Important Medical Phone Numbers

Military Health System FREE Nurse Advice Line: 

1-800-TRICARE

(1-800-874-2273), option 1

Florida Department of Health 24/7 hotline for COVID-19:

1-866-779-6121

Army Health Clinic SOUTHCOM: 

305-437-1753 OR  305-437-1756

Graphic: Chaplain Contacts

Main Line: 305-437-1024

Chaplain Price cell: 305-794-2577

Chaplain Costadoni cell: 561-376-6628