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:

Installation Health Force Protection Status Graphic. TEXT: Health Protection Condition Bravo | Moderate | Elevated community transmission. | SOUTHCOM COVID-19 Response

HPCON: Understanding Health Protection Condition Levels

COVID-19 Vaccines for Assigned PersonnelGraphic. Text: COVID-19 Vaccines Are Currently Available for SOUTHCOM employees, contractors, and all TRICARE eligible beneficiaries.

***No Appointment Necessary***

SOUTHCOM Clinic is providing the Moderna vaccine to all employees.

Hours of operation: 
Monday- Wednesday & Friday: 0800-1100 and 1300-1500
Thursday: 0800-1100


LATEST UPDATES FOR ASSIGNED PERSONNEL

Updated mask and installation guidance

In accordance with new guidance published by the SecDef and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with the exception of the Army Health Clinic and the Child Development Center, mask wear is no longer required in any facility on the USAG-Miami installation (including USSOUTHCOM HQs) for vaccinated or unvaccinated personnel. This is consistent with Miami Dade County being Medium transmission under the new guidelines. 

Indoor physical fitness center racquetball courts and saunas will re-open on 3 March. Basketball and volleyball courts will re-open on 15 March after All Hands tear down.  Fitness group classes will resume when instructors become available.  Massage services will resume when contractor becomes available. There is no longer a seating limit at indoor AAFES food court tables.

Please note: 

  • Individuals have the option to continue wearing a mask, as a personal preference. Additionally, individuals who need to wear a mask as close contacts or as recovering cases must continue mask wearing for a full 10 days. Quarantine for close contacts and isolation for those with COVID-19 are unchanged. Weekly screening testing for unvaccinated active duty and GS civilians will continue. We anticipate that when Miami Dade County reaches Low transmission, this screening testing will also be removed. 

  • All other force health protection guidance remains in effect, including guidance regarding workplace access, occupancy levels, physical distancing, travel, and meetings.

  • Also understand that if transition rate returns to a High status, mask wearing may be brought back.

Please see guidance below:

SOUTHCOM Publication: The use of masks guidance for United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) - March 2, 2022

DoD Publication: Updated Guidance for Mask Screening Testing for all Department of Defense Installations and Other Facilities - March 1, 2022


COVID-19 Vaccination Town Hall

For those who were unable to attend the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine training on TEAMS, it is now available via JKO. The course is SOU-COVID19-002 USSOUTHCOM COVID-19 Update Training (CUI) 50 min and is due NLT 08OCT for all who did not attend the TEAMS class. There are two ways the user can search for the course on JKO: 

  1. In the course number block type:  -COVID19-002
  2. In the course or course curriculum name block type:  USSOUTHCOM COVID

Access the Town Hall via JKO (CAC required)


Mandatory Vaccination Policy for DoD Personnel

The DOD has mandated that all service members (Active Duty, Guard or Reserve) be immunized against COVID-19.  See DoD memo.

Service members are fully vaccinated two weeks after completing the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or two weeks after receiving a single dose of a one-dose vaccine. Those with previous COVID-19 infection are still required to be vaccinated.  

Below shows the compliance timelines by which service members must be fully vaccinated:

  • Air Force Active Duty personnel: Nov. 2, 2021.  |  Air Force Reserve & Air National Guard personnel: Dec. 2, 2021. (Air Force release)

  • Army Active Duty personnel: Dec. 15, 2021.  |  Army Reserve & Army National Guard personnel: June 30, 2022. (Army release)

  • Navy & Marine Corps Active Duty personnel: Nov. 28, 2021.  |  Navy & Marine Corps Reserve personnel: Dec. 28, 2021. (Navy release | USMC MARADMIN)

  • Coast Guard Active Duty personnel:  Nov. 24, 2021  |  Coast Guard Active Duty & Reserve personnel: Dec. 24, 2021. (USCG Vaccine Guidance)

  • On October 1, 2021, the Deputy Secretary of Defense signed the Mandatory Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination of DoD Civilian Employees memorandum requiring mandatory vaccination of the Federal civilian workforce in support of Executive Order 14043. Suspense for achieving fully vaccinated status is Nov. 22, 2021, subject to exemptions as required by law.  One is “Fully vaccinated” two weeks after the second shot in a two-dose series, or two weeks after a single-shot series.”

For an exemption from the vaccination requirement for reasons of religious accommodation or medical reasons, military personnel must contact their Service Element Commander and civilians must contact their supervisor.

Vaccine Resources: DD Form 3150 - "Certification of Vaccination"  |  Vaccine FAQ's  |  COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Agency Model Safety Principles | DHA Form 207: COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Immunization Document, v13


COVID-19: FAQs for U.S. SOUTHCOM PersonnelCDC FAQsArmy Health Clinic SOUTHCOM COVID-19 Info

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)

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SOUTHCOM COVID-19 CONTACTS

MEDICAL

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

 

CHAPLAIN

Main Line: 305-437-1024