Marines

COVID-19 Information and Resources

 

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: Most MCIEAST installations returning to Health Protection Condition Bravo

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - In alignment with local, state, federal, and Department of Defense guidelines, Marine Corps Installations East (MCIEAST) is transitioning from Health Protection Condition Charlie (HPCON-C) to Bravo (HPCON-B) across most of its installations with the exception of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, effective immediately. HPCON-B means there are still confirmed cases of COVID-19 present in the areas surrounding MCIEAST installations. MCIEAST installations have been in HPCON-C since March 24 of this year.

During HPCON-B, most services aboard the installation will be available, however MCIEAST military and medical leaders are continuing to implement COVID-19 mitigation measures to prevent any future outbreak through the regular enforcement of face coverings, hand-washing, social-distancing and other site-specific health prevention measures.

Along with the transition to HPCON-B is the resumption of the Trusted Traveler Program which allows for uniformed service members and dependents (over age 16), DoD employees, and retired uniformed service members and spouses to vouch for occupants inside a vehicle when entering a military installation, provided they possess a valid DoD identification card. For more information on the program visit: https://www.lejeune.marines.mil/Visitors/Trusted-Traveler-Program/

For additional guidance on COVID-19, please visit www.coronavirus.gov.


Public Notice: A letter from CG, MCIEAST RE: COVID-19

To our North Carolina-based installations:

In an effort to fight the spread of COVID-19, the Governor of North Carolina has issued a stay-at-home order to citizens of the State that will go into effect at 5 P.M. Monday, March 30. To the extent we can, we intend to be community partners and comply with his directive.

So what does this mean for our installations in Eastern North Carolina? We have already cancelled or curtailed non-essential services, and we are limiting our operations to those critical functions that directly support the operations of II Marine Expeditionary Force and other tenant commands. Continue to look for areas that each installation can further mitigate risk and prevent the spread of the virus while providing critical services.

To that end, I want to encourage commanders to limit the on-hand work force to only those employees and service members required to perform mission-critical tasks, and release all others to their quarters. Contact your command leadership if you have questions about whether you should go to work or not. This requires accountability on everyone’s part.

While government employees and contractors will not be restricted in their travel to and from work by local civilian authorities, it is our duty to comply with the Governor’s order to the greatest extent possible. Compliance is both a civic responsibility and the right thing to do for the health and safety of our forces, our families, and the community.

This is what I want you to do:

If you are not involved with carrying out critical services and operations that support the needs of our operational forces and tenant commands, stay home. Minimize your trips to the store and other activities/services, but when necessary use the appropriate precautions. Minimizing unnecessary trips or interactions will reduce the spread of the virus and likelihood of you becoming infected.

Continue to follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by practicing strict social distancing, washing your hands consistently, coughing into your elbow and contacting your healthcare provider if you feel sick.

Report any conditions or circumstances encountered within your local communities which counters the provisions provided here for situational awareness and remediation.

Finally, I urge each and every one of you stay focused on our mission to support those warriors training to go into harm’s way and their families.

Thank you for your patience and continued support during this health crisis.

Semper Fidelis,

J. D. ALFORD
Major General, U.S. Marine Corps
Commanding General, MCIEAST-MCB Camp Lejeune


Public Notice: MCIEAST implements Health Protection Condition Charlie at direction of SECDEF

As directed by the Secretary of Defense, Marine Corps Installations East (MCIEAST) has implemented Health Protection Condition Charlie (HPCON-C) across all of its installations to maintain the readiness and protection of base and air station personnel and families.

HPCON-C means there are multiple confirmed cases of a disease nationwide such as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). As of today, there have been FOUR confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Onslow County. The County Health Department says one of those cases is travel-related; the other two cases are speculated to be from community transmission. The ONE confirmed case of COVID-19 aboard Camp Lejeune has recovered and been medically cleared. While there is no indication of widespread outbreak in Onslow County, community transmission has been seen in greater numbers in other counties in North Carolina to include Durham, Mecklenburg, and Wake Counties.

As a preventative measure, MCIEAST previously implemented many of the HPCON-C health and safety requirements during HPCON-B, as a result the base population will notice very few visible changes. Leaders will continue to assess conditions on the ground and cancel or curtail services, events and operations as appropriate that could potentially increase the spread of the virus. A list of updates on services can be found here: www.mcieast.marines.mil/servicesupdate.

MCIEAST personnel along with Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune (NMCCL) are working diligently to review best practices, hone plans and remain prepared should there be a need to increase to the next level of HPCON.

For additional guidance on COVID-19, please visit www.coronavirus.gov.


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

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