Marines


COVID-19 Information and Resources

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Question and Answer with the PHEO

U.S. Navy Capt. Michael Sullivan, Public Health Emergency Officer for Marine Corps Installations East-Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, answers a...

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COVID-19 Update from Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune's Public Health Officer

Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune's Public Health Officer, Captain Michael Sullivan, updates the public on the increase in positive COVID-19 cases...

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Covid Fatigue

A new wave of COVID-19 is spreading across the U.S. with more than 50,000 cases per day and significant increases are expected over the next four...

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COVID19 Message

Commander Wayne R. Smith, Public Health Emergency Officer for Marine Corps Installations East and DIrector of Medical Services for Naval Medical...

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COVID-19 Habits

The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect those around us. Here is a friendly reminder to practice safe distancing, wash your hands...

 

Base and station leaders are continuing to monitor the Coronavirus outbreak and working closely with Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune and public health officials to mitigate health risks and ensure the safety of our installation population. While we will share information as it becomes available, please stay tuned to information about the virus on the Center for Disease Control’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/COVID19


Public Notice: New COVID-19 Face Covering Policy

COVID-19 cases continue to increase across the country.   Local communities, the surrounding counties and MCIEAST installations are experiencing high community transmission and positive case rates due to the surging Delta variant of COVID.  Current data indicates that those infected with the Delta variant experience higher viral loads and are more contagious than those infected with other strains.  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials continue to stress that the current surge impacts the unvaccinated portion of the population most significantly.  Evidence continues to support the safety and effectiveness of Emergency Use Authorization vaccines as they provide protection against the variants circulating in the United States.  The overwhelming majority of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths occur in those who remain unvaccinated.  The Pfizer vaccine remains available at the Wallace Creek Fitness Center, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Per updated DoD guidance in areas of substantial or high community transmission, ALL PERSONNEL– vaccinated and unvaccinated – are required to wear a mask in indoor settings on installations.  This applies to all service members, dependents/beneficiaries (retirees), federal employees, onsite contractor employees, and visitors entering installation facilities. 

No later than 8 a.m. Monday, August 2, new signage will be in place at installation facilities with the following protocols in effect: 

Face coverings are MANDATORY when entering any facility including, but not limited to:

• Medical/Dental Facilities
• Commissary
• Mess Halls
• All MCCS Facilities (MCX, CDC, food venues, golf course clubhouse)
• All Fitness Centers
• Operational Spaces

Face coverings are NOT required for people who:

• Have health issues preventing the wearing of a face covering
• Are under the age of 2 (per CDC guidelines)
• Are actively eating or drinking

NO changes to current outdoor activities: Training, Conditioning Hikes, and PT.  *Tenant Commanders have the authority to enact stricter protocols to meet mission requirements.

We continue to recommend adherence to the 3W’s – wash your hands, wait 6 feet apart ¬/ social distance, and wear your mask.  Any personnel with COVID-like/flu-like symptoms should stay home from work and seek additional information from their healthcare providers.  Personnel awaiting COVID test results should stay home and isolate themselves from others.

For the most current official information and resources, visit the CDC COVID-19 website at: https://www.cdc.gov/COVID19