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COVID-19 Info for SOUTHCOM Personnel

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Health.mil Infographic: COVID-19 Vaccine. What you need to know to keep your family safe and healthy. Protect your unit, yourself, your community, your family. Get vaccinated.

 

COVID-19 General Overview

CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Info

CDC: What to Expect at Your Appointment to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19

CDC: What to Expect after Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

 

 

 

MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDER

"On 12 December 2020, the Department of Defense approved a phased COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.  Our SOUTHCOM team is tied in closely with the DOD plan.  We do not yet have dates when vaccines will be available for the SOUTHCOM Team, but will provide updates as we receive them. The vaccine has been proven safe and I intend to be vaccinated as soon as possible. In the meantime and for the foreseeable future, all SOUTHCOM personnel will continue to wear appropriate masks, practice physical distancing, avoid large gatherings, wash hands, and follow restriction of movement guidance to protect our safety as a large portion of the population will need to be vaccinated before COVID-19 risks diminish."   

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


Installation Status

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

Charlie: Substantial. Sustained Community Transmission


LATEST UPDATES FOR ASSIGNED PERSONNEL

Dec. 7:

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 and OCONUS Level 1 & 2 travel, decision on whether Restriction of Movement (ROM) is required upon return is made at the Directorate level. For OCONUS travel to Level 3 & 4 countries, 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.

Testing for all travel

  • Travelers test 1-3 days prior and 3-5 days after travel.

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

For any questions, please refer to the HQ FAQ.  


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 issues or concerns, notify your supervisior immediately.

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. 


 

DOD RESOURCES

(For additional references click on “DOD Spotlight on Coronavirus” box above)


 

NATIONAL RESOURCES

The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Defense of the linked websites, or the information, products or services contained therein. Other than for authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the United States Department of Defense does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. All provided links are consistent with the mission of this website.

 

COVID-19 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

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


CDC FAQs


Army Health Clinic SOUTHCOM COVID-19 Info


Global Case Map from Johns Hopkins University


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.

Return to Work After Exposure to COVID-19

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.

Return to Work After Flu-like Illness

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.Return to Work After Travel Risk

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

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


CDC INFOGRAPHIC: COVID-19 vaccines will be an important tool to help stop the pandemic.