last updated August 7, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

 

Coronavirus: DOD Response Timeline

The Defense Department is responding to every development in the COVID-19 pandemic and remains focused on protecting our people, safeguarding our missions and supporting the American people.

 
Federal Response
August 6, 2020

POTUS signs an Executive Order on ensuring essential medicines, medical countermeasures, and critical inputs are made in the United States.

Source: White House Executive Order

The U.S. State Department, in coordination with the CDC, lifts its Global Level 4 Health Advisory that had been in place since March 19. With changing COVID-19 conditions, the Department is returning to its previous system of country-specific levels of travel advice.

Source: U.S. Department of State Media Note

DOD Response
August 6, 2020

DOD Under Secretary for Personnel & Readiness issues Force Health Protection Guidance Supplement 12.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD Response
August 5, 2020

DOD, in support of the Department of Health and Human Services' Strategic National Stockpile, announces it has awarded $104M for procurement of syringes in support of the U.S. COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD and the Department of Health and Human Services announce an agreement with Johnson & Johnson to produce millions of COVID-19 investigational vaccine doses. This step builds toward the Operation Warp Speed goal to begin delivering millions of doses of safe and effective vaccines to Americans by the end of the year.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

Federal Response
August 3, 2020

POTUS authorizes an extension through the end of the year for the use of the National Guard for COVID-19 assistance in 46 states and the territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Effective August 21, 44 states and these territories will have a 75% Federal cost share. Florida and Texas will retain a 100% Federal cost share.

Source: White House Memorandum

POTUS signs an Executive Order focusing Federal agencies on United States labor in Federal contracts. The order notes that these opportunities are especially critical during the economic dislocation caused by COVID-19.

Source: White House Executive Order

DOD Response
July 31, 2020

DOD announces it has awarded a $42M contract to Curative Inc. to provide 250,000 Curative Inc. oral fluid swab test kits to military treatment facilities, thus expanding the department's COVID-19 testing capability.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD announces details for a Defense Production Act Title 3 COVID-19 action: a $31M agreement with North American Forgemasters to sustain and increase critical industrial base capability for domestic production of ultra-large iron and steel forging in support of the U.S. Navy and Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD, in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services, has awarded a $51.15M undefinitized contract action to Puritan Medical Products Company LLC to increase domestic production capacity of flock tip testing swabs.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD and the Department of Health and Human Services have invested $24.3M in Becton, Dickinson and Company to establish and expand production of SARS-CoV-2 assays for BD Veritor™ devices

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

Virus Progression
July 29, 2020

U.S. COVID-19 related deaths surpass 150K.

Source: Johns Hopkins University

DOD Response
July 27, 2020

DOD and the Department of Health and Human Services have awarded a $7.6M contract with Hologic, Inc., to increase U.S. domestic production of custom sample collection and processing consumables for COVID-19 testing.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD Response
July 25, 2020

DOD, in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services, has signed a $2.75M contract with NPS to increase U.S. domestic production of meltblown fiber.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD Response
July 24, 2020

DOD announces details for three Defense Production Act Title 3 COVID-19 actions: eMagin Corporation ($33.6M), Meggitt-Rockmart, Inc. ($14.9M), and Urban Mining Company ($28.8M). These actions will help to retain critical workforce capabilities throughout the COVID-19 disruption and to restore some jobs lost because of the pandemic.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

Virus Progression
July 23, 2020

The U.S. reaches 4M confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Source: Johns Hopkins University

DOD Response
July 23, 2020

DOD announces it has awarded a $4.9M contract to Pall Corporation to increase industrial base expansion for medical ventilator components.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD Response
July 19, 2020

DOD, in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services, has signed a $3.5M contract with Crosstex International, Inc., to increase U.S. domestic production of surgical masks.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD Response
July 17, 2020

DOD announces details for two Defense Production Act Title 3 COVID-19 actions: Amfuel ($14.9M), and Rolls-Royce ($22M). These actions will help to retain critical workforce capabilities throughout the COVID-19 disruption and to restore some jobs lost because of the pandemic.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

Federal Response
July 13, 2020

POTUS signs into law the "Emergency Aid for Returning Americans Affected by Coronavirus Act," which increases from $1M to $10M the amount that the Department of Health and Human Services may spend for the provision of assistance to repatriated U.S. citizens in FY 2020.

Source: White House Announcement

DOD Response
July 10, 2020

DOD announces details for seven Defense Production Act Title 3 COVID-19 actions: AirMap ($3.3M), ModalAI ($3M), Skydio ($4M), Graffiti Enterprises ($1.5M), Obsidian Sensors ($1.6M), Leo Labs Inc. ($15M), and ArcelorMittal Inc. ($56M). These actions will help to retain critical workforce capabilities throughout the COVID-19 disruption and to restore some jobs lost because of the pandemic.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

Federal Response
July 4, 2020

POTUS signs into law a bill that reauthorizes lending under the Paycheck Protection Program through August 8, 2020, and separates the authorized limits for commitments under the program from other Small Business Administration loan programs.

Source: White House Announcement

DOD Response
July 2, 2020

DOD replaces its "Travel Restrictions: Green Locations" releases with installation status updates. The previous format listed U.S. states, districts, and territories, and host nations which meet the conditions outlined in the Secretary of Defense's May 22 memo on moving to a conditions-based, phased approach to personnel movement and travel. The new format lists the status of travel restrictions for DOD Installation, facilities, and locations with greater than 1,000 DOD personnel assigned. Weekly updates will be posted on the releases page of Defense.gov.

Update: Regular updates now are accessible via a button on the top of DOD's Coronavirus Spotlight page and also posted on the DOD publications page.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

Virus Progression
July 1, 2020

The U.S. has more than 50K new daily COVID-19 cases.

Source: Johns Hopkins University

DOD Response
July 1, 2020

DOD approves award of the Armed Forces Service Medal and Humanitarian Service Medal to recognize service members for their qualifying participation in COVID-19 operations.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD Response
June 29, 2020

Effective today, 48 U.S. locations and 8 host nations meet the conditions to lift DOD travel restrictions.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD Response
June 25, 2020

Based on analysis of local conditions and per the Administration's guidelines for Opening Up America Again, DOD Chief Management Officer announces the Pentagon Reservation will move to Phase Two of the Pentagon Reservation Plan for Resilience, effective June 29, 2020. This transition lowers the Health Protection Condition for the Pentagon to Bravo.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD Response
June 22, 2020

DOD Under Secretary for Acquisition and Sustainment signs Memorandum of Agreement with the CEO of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). The agreement formalizes the relationship between DOD and DFC to use $100M of DOD's CARES Act spend plan to subsidize multiple federal loans for domestic industrial base capabilities to support national COVID-19 response.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

Federal Response
June 22, 2020

POTUS extends the temporary suspension on new immigrant visas that was implemented on April 22 through the end of the year.

Source: White House Proclamation

DOD Response
June 19, 2020

DOD, in support of the Department of Health and Human Services, has signed a $13.5M contract with Lydall, Inc., to increase U.S. domestic production of meltdown filtration media, a critical commodity component to produce N95 respirators and surgical masks.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD announces details for five Defense Production Act Title 3 COVID-19 actions: Austal USA ($50M), W International ($55M), Weber Metals Inc. ($25M), GE Aviation ($55M), and American Woolen Company ($2M). These actions will help to retain critical workforce capabilities throughout the COVID-19 disruption and to restore some jobs lost because of the pandemic.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

Effective today, 46 U.S. locations and 8 host nations meet the conditions to lift DOD travel restrictions.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD Response
June 12, 2020

Effective today, 39 U.S. locations and 7 host nations meet the conditions to lift DOD travel restrictions.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD Response
June 11, 2020

Based on analysis of local conditions and per the Administration's guidelines for Opening Up America Again, DOD Chief Management Officer announces the Pentagon Reservation will move to Phase One (Restricted) of the Pentagon Reservation Plan for Resilience, effective June 15, 2020. Under Phase One, the Health Protection Condition for the Pentagon remains at Charlie.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD Under Secretary for Personnel & Readiness issues Force Health Protection Guidance Supplements 10 and 11.

DOD Response
June 10, 2020

DOD announces details for five Defense Production Act Title 3 COVID-19 actions: Bethel Industries, Inc. ($15M); GE Aviation ($20M); Spirit AeroSystems ($80M); Steel America ($19.5M); and Allied System ($500K). These actions will help sustain defense-critical workforce capabilities in body armor, aircraft manufacturing, and shipbuilding.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

Virus Progression
June 8, 2020

The president of the United Nations General Assembly announced that, in light of COVID-19, world leaders will not gather in person at the Assembly for the first time in its 75-year history.

Source: U.N. General Assembly Virtual Press Conference

The U.S. reaches 2M confirmed COVID-19 cases; COVID-19 related deaths surpass 106K.

Source: Johns Hopkins University

DOD Response
June 8, 2020

Effective today, 39 U.S. locations (38 states and Washington, D.C.) as well as 5 host nations meet the conditions to lift DOD travel restrictions.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

Federal Response
June 5, 2020

POTUS signs into law the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act of 2020, modifying provisions for loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program.

Source: White House Announcement

Virus Progression
May 31, 2020

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 6M.

Source: Johns Hopkins University

Federal Response
May 30, 2020

POTUS announces he plans a U.S. withdrawal from the World Health Organization and will redirect the nation's contribution funds to help meet global public health needs.

Source: White House Remarks

DOD Response
May 29, 2020

DOD announces details for two Defense Production Act Title 3 COVID-19 projects: 5N Plus Semiconductor ($12.45M) and SolAero Technologies ($6M). Both contracts support the Space Defense Industrial Base, and use funds authorized and appropriated under the CARES Act.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD Response
May 28, 2020

DOD, in support of the Department of Health and Human Services, has signed a $2.2M contract with Hollingsworth & Vose to increase U.S. domestic production of 27.5M N95 ventilator filters, and 3.1M N95 respirators per month, starting in August.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

Secretary of Defense holds a virtual town hall for employees to address COVID-19, joined by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the CJCS.

Source: Department of Defense Article

Virus Progression
May 27, 2020

U.S. COVID-19 related deaths surpass 100,000.

Source: Johns Hopkins University

DOD Response
May 27, 2020
DOD Response
May 26, 2020

DOD Under Secretary for Personnel & Readiness issues Force Health Protection Guidance Supplement 9.

Source: Department of Defense Article

Secretary of Defense issues a memo, "Supplement and Clarification to Delegation of Authority for Passenger. Cargo, and Patient Movement."

Federal Response
May 24, 2020

POTUS suspends travel from Brazil, which has hit a record surge of COVID-19 cases, effective at 11:59 p.m on May 26.

Source: White House Proclamation and Amendment

Virus Progression
May 20, 2020

For the first time since U.S. states implemented stay-at-home measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, all 50 states have begun to partially lift restrictions.

DOD Response
May 20, 2020

Effective today, Secretary of Defense updated guidance to commanders on changing local Force Health Protection Condition levels to allow bases to begin planning to return to normal operations in the COVID-19 environment.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

U.S. Forces Korea lowers Force Health Protection Condition Level from Charlie to Bravo based on South Korea's current COVID-19 conditions remaining favorable to its newly implemented social distancing and preventive measures.

Source: United States Forces Korea Press Release

DOD Response
May 19, 2020

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs updated guidance to military medical and dental treatment facilities on aligning the resumption of elective procedures with the Department's Force Health Protection Condition framework and the Administration's Opening Up America Again plan.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD Response
May 15, 2020

USNS Mercy departs Los Angeles after supporting DOD's COVID-19 response efforts for a month and a half. The Mercy will return to San Diego, Calif., prepared for future taskings in support of FEMA as relief efforts continue.

Source: U.S. Navy Press Release

Federal Response
May 15, 2020

POTUS announces "Operation Warp Speed," the administration's national program to accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 medical countermeasures. DOD will join key agencies in the public-private partnership to support in diagnostics, therapeutics, vaccines, production and distribution, and security and assistance.

Source: White House Remarks

DOD Response
May 13, 2020

Defense Logistics Agency, in coordination with FEMA and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, signs a $134M contract with the Federal Resources Supply Company to provide PPE for medical personnel at over 15,000 nursing homes.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD Response
May 12, 2020

DOD and Department of Health and Human Services announce a $138M contract with ApiJect Systems America for "Project Jumpstart" and "RAPID USA," expanding domestic production capability starting in October for injection devices suitable for combatting COVID-19 when a safe, proven vaccine becomes available.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD notifies South Dakota governor of essential assistance under the Stafford Act.

Virus Progression
May 8, 2020

Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the U.S. jobless rate reached 14.7% in April, the highest level since the Great Depression. The White House noted that many of the job losses are due to temporary layoffs.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

DOD Response
May 8, 2020

DOD Under Secretary for Personnel & Readiness issues memo entitled, "Review Process for Medical Research and Development Proposals Received from Industry, Academia, or Other External Organizations."

Federal Response
May 8, 2020

POTUS issues memo providing continued federal support for governors' use of the National Guard to respond to COVID-19 and to facilitate economic recovery to the state of South Dakota.

Source: White House Memorandum

DOD Response
May 7, 2020

Secretary of Defense visits U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs, Colo. U.S. Northern Command, in support of FEMA, is leading the DOD response to COVID-19 efforts in the continental U.S.

Source: U.S. Northern Command Article

DOD Response
May 6, 2020

DOD announces it has signed, in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services, a $126M contract award with 3M for the increased production of 26M N95 medical-grade masks per month, starting in October.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

Federal Response
May 6, 2020

POTUS announces COVID-19 Task Force will plus up and remain in place indefinitely.

Virus Progression
May 5, 2020

The U.S. surpasses 1.2M confirmed COVID-19 cases; COVID-19 related deaths surpass 70,000.

DOD Response
May 4, 2020

The Defense Digital Service creates MySymptoms.mil, an online anonymous tool to assess the likelihood someone may have COVID-19 based on a series of simple health-related questions. It also provides resources to seek further advice.

DOD Response
May 1, 2020

Javits Center in New York City discharges its remaining patients, an indication that the stress on local hospitals is subsiding.

Source: Department of Defense Press Briefing

Virus Progression
April 30, 2020

U.S. COVID-19 related deaths surpass 60,000.

DOD Response
April 30, 2020

USNS Comfort departs New York City after supporting DOD's COVID-19 response efforts for one month. The Comfort will return to Norfolk, Va., prepared for future taskings in support of FEMA as relief efforts continue.

Source: U.S. Navy Press Release

Federal Response
April 30, 2020

POTUS announces several new initiatives aimed at protecting America's seniors from COVID-19.

Source: White House Remarks and Fact Sheet

DOD Response
April 29, 2020

DOD announces details for $75.5M Defense Production Act Title 3 Puritan Contract. Puritan Medical Products was awarded the contract to increase its current monthly output of 20 million to 40 million swabs starting in May.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

Virus Progression
April 28, 2020

The United States surpasses 1M confirmed coronavirus cases, a third of all cases around the globe. So far, over 56,000 have died and 112,000 have recovered in the United States.

Source: Johns Hopkins University

Federal Response
April 28, 2020

POTUS issues memo providing continued federal support for governors' use of the National Guard to respond to COVID-19 and to facilitate economic recovery to the state of North Dakota.

Source: White House Memorandum

POTUS signs Executive Order regarding using the Defense Production Act to ensure that Americans have a reliable supply of products like beef, pork, and poultry.

Source: White House Fact Sheet

Federal Response
April 27, 2020

POTUS announces blueprint for testing to help safely open up America again.

Source: White House Press Briefing

DOD Response
April 26, 2020

USNS Comfort reports all patients are discharged.

DOD Response
April 24, 2020

Maj Gen Lee Payne is designated as lead coordinator for DOD COVID-19 Task Force Laboratory Testing, focused on screening, surveillance, and diagnostic testing for critical national capabilities.

Under Secretary for Acquisition and Sustainment is designated as the DOD focal point for receipt and staffing all offers of private industry donations in support of COVID-19 response activities.

Commander of U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) renews the Public Health Emergency for all USFK installations for an additional 30 days, to remain in effect through May 23, unless renewed or terminated before then by the commander.

Source: United States Forces Korea Press Release

The U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force announce their America Strong salute: the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds demonstration squadrons will conduct multi-city flyovers over the next two weeks to recognize healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential personnel while standing in solidarity with all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Joint Announcement from the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force

DOD notifies Alaska and Delaware governors of essential assistance under the Stafford Act.

Federal Response
April 24, 2020

POTUS signs into law the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, providing additional funding to support Americans impacted by the coronavirus.

Source: White House Fact Sheet

DOD Response
April 23, 2020

Commander of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa declares the Djibouti Base Cluster a public health emergency.

Source: Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Twitter

DOD notifies Oklahoma governor of essential assistance under the Stafford Act.

DOD Response
April 22, 2020

DOD announces a 4-tier testing regimen for DOD personnel worldwide.

Secretary of Defense approves DOD lab diagnostic testing for non-DOD civilians up to 700 tests/day through June 30, 2020.

DOD notifies Alabama governor of essential assistance under the Stafford Act.

Federal Response
April 22, 2020

POTUS issues temporary suspension in new immigrant visas for the next 60 days.

Source: White House Proclamation

DOD Response
April 21, 2020

DOD announces details for $133M Defense Production Act Title 3 COVID-19 project. Three companies awarded contracts to increase U.S. domestic N95 mask production by over 39M in the next 90 days: 3M ($76M), O&M Halyward ($29M), and Honeywell ($27.4M).

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD begins effort through Armed Services Blood Program centers to collect 8,000 donated units of convalescent plasma from patients recovered from COVID-19 to support the development of an effective treatment against the disease.

Source: Military Health System Article

Virus Progression
April 20, 2020

The U.S. Navy and CDC launch an investigation into the USS Theodore Roosevelt COVID-19 outbreak. 4,069 sailors are moved to shore; 678 test positive for COVID-19.

DOD Response
April 20, 2020

Secretary of Defense approves the Modification and Reissuance of DOD Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019- Travel Restrictions, extending the stop move order through June 30 to aid in the further prevention of the spread of COVID-19.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

Secretary of Defense authorizes DOD to provide humanitarian support to the Italian Republic. U.S. European Command will conduct these efforts through June 5, 2020 or until Italy no longer requires support.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD notifies West Virginia governor of essential assistance under the Stafford Act.

Federal Response
April 20, 2020

POTUS releases memorandum on providing continued Federal support for governors' use of the National Guard to respond to COVID-19 and facilitate economic recovery in the states of Alabama, Alaska, and Delaware.

Source: White House Memorandum

Federal Response
April 19, 2020

POTUS announces he will use the Defense Production Act to increase COVID-19 testing swab production in one U.S. facility by over 20 million additional swabs per month.

Source: White House Press Briefing

Virus Progression
April 17, 2020

China revises upwards the number of COVID-19 deaths in Wuhan by 50 percent, to almost 4,000.

DOD Response
April 17, 2020

DOD notifies New England governors of essential assistance under the Stafford Act.

DOD Response
April 16, 2020

DOD Under Secretary for Personnel & Readiness issues department-wide authorization for service members to accrue and retain an additional leave balance of up to 120 days.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD notifies Iowa, Kansas, Maine, and Vermont governors of essential assistance under the Stafford Act.

Federal Response
April 16, 2020

POTUS announces guidelines on the three phases of Opening Up America Again.

Source: White House Release

Virus Progression
April 15, 2020

Global COVID-19 case tally tops 2 million.

Source: Johns Hopkins University

Virus Progression
April 14, 2020

All 50 states report at least one COVID-19 related death.

Federal Response
April 14, 2020

POTUS announces he is halting funding to the World Health Organization while a review is conducted to assess its role in managing COVID-19.

Source: White House Release

POTUS issues memo providing continued federal support for governors' use of the National Guard to respond to COVID-19 in the states of Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Vermont.

Source: White House Memorandum

Virus Progression
April 13, 2020

First death of an active duty service member from COVID-19.

DOD Response
April 13, 2020

DOD Under Secretary for Personnel & Readiness issues Force Health Protection Guidance Supplement 8.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

Defense Logistics Agency awards $415M contract for 60 Battelle Memorial Institute Critical Care Decontamination Systems that can decontaminate up to 80,000 N95 used respirators per system per day, enabling mask reuse up to 20 times.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD notifies Arizona governor of essential assistance under the Stafford Act.

Virus Progression
April 11, 2020

U.S. death toll surpasses 20,000, the highest number of confirmed fatalities of any country.

Source: Johns Hopkins University

Federal Response
April 11, 2020

With POTUS approving Wyoming's disaster declaration, a major disaster declaration has been issued in all 50 states for the first time in American history.

Source: White House Statement

Virus Progression
April 10, 2020

New York state now has more reported COVID-19 cases than any country in the world.

Source: Johns Hopkins University

DOD Response
April 10, 2020

First operational use of the Transport Isolation System to perform an aeromedical evacuation of three U.S. government contractors who tested positive for the coronavirus from Afghanistan to Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Source: Department of Defense News

DOD receives approval from the White House Task Force to execute the first Defense Production Act Title 3 project responding to COVID-19. The $133M project will increase domestic production capacity of N95 masks to over 39M in the next 90 days.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

In New York City, the USNS Comfort is treating 64 patients and the Javits Center is treating 255.

366 military medical personnel are augmenting New York City hospitals.

The USNS Mercy is currently treating 15 patients in Los Angeles.

DOD notifies Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Virginia governors of essential assistance under the Stafford Act.

Secretary of Army notifies Mayor of Washington, D.C., of essential assistance under the Stafford Act.

DOD Response
April 9, 2020

DOD allows payments to contractors who cannot work due to COVID-19 facility closures or other restrictions through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Section 3610 Implementation.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD releases Military Personnel Guidance Supplement 1 on military pay and personnel benefits.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD notifies U.S. Virgin Islands governor of Title 32 authorization.

Secretary of Defense holds a virtual town hall for employees to address COVID-19, joined by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the CJCS.

Source: Department of Defense Article

Federal Response
April 9, 2020

Federal Reserve announces actions to provide up to $2.3T in loans to support the economy.

Source: Federal Reserve Press Release

Virus Progression
April 8, 2020

Wuhan, China, ends its more than two-month lockdown.

DOD Response
April 8, 2020

DOD Under Secretary for Personnel & Readiness issues Force Health Protection Guidance Supplement 7.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD Under Secretary for Personnel & Readiness issues Force Health Protection Guidance Supplement 5 and Supplement 6.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

Virus Progression
April 7, 2020

Japan declares state of emergency due to COVID-19.

DOD Response
April 7, 2020

Navy expeditionary medical facility at Ernest M. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, begins taking patients.

DOD Under Secretary for Personnel & Readiness issues memo, Policy Guidance for Identification Card Operations for COVID-19.

DOD Response
April 6, 2020

DOD expands USNS Comfort medical support to include COVID-19 patients.

U.S. Forces Japan declares a public health emergency for all installations in the Kanto Plains region and in and around Tokyo.

Source: USFJ

U.S. Army announces a two-week pause in basic training for controlled monitoring to ensure proper procedures are in place to protect trainees.

Seattle field hospital opens with 250 beds and New Orleans field hospital opens with 150 beds.

DOD receives FEMA Mission Assignment for U.S. Virgin Islands.

Federal Response
April 6, 2020

POTUS announces 3M has agreed to provide 166M+ masks for front-line health care workers.

Virus Progression
April 5, 2020

New York sees its first daily drop in COVID-19 deaths.

USS Theodore Roosevelt has 155 sailors who test positive for COVID-19.

DOD Response
April 5, 2020

Secretary of Defense issues Guidance on the Use of Cloth Face Coverings. All individuals on DOD property, installations, and facilities will wear face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of social distance.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

Secretary of Defense states Javits will be the largest hospital in the United States with 2,500 bed capacity.

DOD receives FEMA Mission Assignments for New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Texas.

DOD notifies New Hampshire, New Mexico, Texas, and U.S. Virgin Islands governors of Title 32 authorization.

DOD Response
April 4, 2020

POTUS announces over 1,000 military medical personnel will be deployed to New York City to augment those currently in place.

DOD notifies Indiana, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Tennessee governors of Title 32 authorization.

Virus Progression
April 3, 2020

CDC advises the public to wear face coverings in public.

DOD Response
April 3, 2020

Secretary of Defense issues memo, Policy on Accessions Training During the COVID-19 outbreak, effective April 6.

19,700 National Guardsmen are supporting COVID-19 at the direction of their governors. In just one day, 420 West Virginia guardsmen delivered PPE to 55 counties, delivered 5,500 meals, assisted at two drive-through testing sites and conducted 20 training missions; Maryland guardsmen distributed 1M+ pieces of PPE; Tennessee guardsmen are supporting 35 testing sites.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are operating under 15 FEMA Mission Assignments totaling $1.2B with 15,000+ personnel and have completed 549 of 669 Alternate Care Facilities site assessments.

DOD receives FEMA Mission Assignments for Georgia, Hawaii, Montana, Rhode Island, and Tennessee.

DOD notifies Georgia, Hawaii, and Tennessee governors of Title 32 authorizations.

Virus Progression
April 2, 2020

1M+ people have confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide.

USS Theodore Roosevelt sailors begin onshore quarantine in Guam.

DOD Response
April 2, 2020
Secretary of Defense approves Guidance on Activating the National Guard, Reserve, and Individual Ready Reserve for the COVID-19 response.

DOD Expands medical support at the Javits Federal Medical Station in New York, Kay Bailey Hutchinson Federal Medical Station in Dallas, and the Morial Federal Medical Station in New Orleans to treat COVID-19 patients.

Defense Logistics Agency confirms it will provide up to 100,000 human remains pouches to FEMA to address mortuary contingencies on behalf of state health agencies.

U.S. Air Force completes its seventh mission of delivering testing swabs from Italy, totaling 3.5M received in the United States.

Source: Department of Defense News

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completes assessments of 308 hotels and 365 arenas.

DOD provides 220 ventilators with USNS Comfort, USNS Mercy, and Army hospital units deployed in New York and Washington State.

Federal Response
April 2, 2020

POTUS issues memo providing continued federal support for governors' use of the National Guard to respond to COVID-19 in the states of Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Texas.

Source: White House Memorandum

DOD Response
April 1, 2020

USNS Comfort begins seeing patients in New York.

DOD notifies Maine governor of essential assistance under the Stafford Act.

Federal Response
April 1, 2020

POTUS, VPOTUS, Secretary of Defense, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff speak with service members and military families by phone to discuss COVID-19 response efforts.

DOD Response
March 31, 2020

The 531st and 9th Army Field Hospitals begin receiving patients at the Javits Center in New York.

The 627th Army Field Hospital and 47th Combat Support Hospital deploy to Seattle.

17,250 National Guardsmen are supporting COVID-19 at the direction of their governors in 10 states, two territories, and the District of Columbia.

DOD notifies Connecticut, Florida, Guam, Illinois, and Michigan governor of essential assistance under the Stafford Act.

DOD receives FEMA Mission Assignments for Florida, Illinois, and Puerto Rico.

DOD notifies Puerto Rico governor of Title 32 authorization.

DOD Response
March 30, 2020

USNS Comfort arrives in New York five days ahead of schedule, providing 1,000 patient beds.

Source: Department of the Navy Press Release

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is executing eight FEMA Mission Assignments, totaling $1.08B with 1,121 personnel deployed.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reaches 44 activated Emergency Operations Centers.

DOD approves FEMA requests for assistance for Louisiana, Maryland, and New Jersey National Guard Title 32 status.

Source: FEMA Press Release

DOD notifies Louisiana, Maryland, and New Jersey governors of Title 32 authorizations.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has assessed 218 of 309 locations as possible alternate care facility sites, with 3 contracts for alternate care facilities.

DOD Under Secretary for Personnel & Readiness issues weather and safety leave memo.

Federal Response
March 30, 2020

POTUS issues memo providing continued federal support for governors' use of the National Guard to respond to COVID-19 in the states of Connecticut, Illinois, and Michigan.

Source: White House Memorandum

DOD Response
March 29, 2020

USNS Mercy begins treating patients in Los Angeles.

Source: Department of the Navy Press Release

DOD approves FEMA requests for assistance for New Jersey National Guard Title 32 status.

Source: FEMA Press Release

DOD receives FEMA Mission Assignment for New Jersey.

Federal Response
March 29, 2020

POTUS extends social distancing guidelines through April 30, 2020.

Virus Progression
March 28, 2020

Wuhan, China, partially re-opens after two-month lockdown.

First death of a U.S. service member – active, reserve or Guard. A New Jersey Army National Guardsman dies as a result of COVID-19.

Source: Department of Defense Statement

DOD Response
March 28, 2020

USNS Comfort departs for New York.

Source: Department of the Navy Press Release

Defense Threat Reduction Agency delivers six C-17 shipments, totaling 3M COVID-19 test kit swabs, to support U.S. medical professionals testing needs.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) modifies an existing contract for the procurement of 8,000 ventilators for an estimate of $84.4M with 1,400 being delivered by early May. DLA provides USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy over $2M in medical supplies and 975,000 gallons of fuel for their transits.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

Secretary of Defense approves FEMA request for mortuary affairs, providing 100 individuals with expertise for New York.

DOD approves FEMA requests for assistance for California and Washington National Guard Title 32 status.

Source: FEMA Press Release

DOD notifies California of essential assistance under the Stafford Act.

FEMA request for assistance to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for alternate care facility for New Jersey.

DHS modifies border request for assistance; rescinds northern border requirement.

Federal Response
March 28, 2020

POTUS issues memo providing continued federal support for governors' use of the National Guard to respond to COVID-19 in the states of Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and the territories of Guam and Puerto Rico.

Source: White House Memorandum

DOD Response
March 27, 2020

Secretary of Defense modifies and accelerates the process for how DOD authorizes the use of the National Guard under Title 32 section 502(f), creating conditional pre-authorization in response to the FEMA requests to ensure quicker federal funding for State National Guard forces mobilizing to aid whole-of-government COVID-19 response efforts.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

USNS Mercy arrives in Los Angeles.

Source: Department of the Navy Press Release

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has assessed 114 facilities in 50 states and five territories as possible alternative care facilities.

Source: Department of Defense News

Secretary of Defense approves FEMA request for assistance for New York National Guard Title 32 status.

Source: FEMA Press Release

DOD receives FEMA Mission Assignments for California and New York.

DOD notifies New York governor of Title 32 authorization.

Secretary of Defense issues Message to the Force on COVID-19 response.

Secretary of Defense approves Health and Human Services request for 2K ventilators.

Defense Commissaries Agency has 236 stores, 9 central distribution centers, and European Central Meat Processing Plant fully operational.

Federal Response
March 27, 2020

POTUS signs $2T+ in relief package, providing emergency relief to families and small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19.

Source: White House Fact Sheet

POTUS signs Executive Order to Order the Selected Reserve and Certain Members of the Individual Ready Reserve of the Armed Forces to Active Duty.

Source: WhiteHouse.gov

POTUS invokes the Defense Production Act, requiring GM to make ventilators.

Source: White House Memorandum

Virus Progression
March 26, 2020

The United States reports over 80,000 cases – exceeding China.

22 states have issued stay-at-home orders.

DOD Response
March 26, 2020

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences announces more than 200 medical and graduate nursing students will forgo graduation ceremonies in order to join the ranks of their military counterparts faster.

Source: Department of Defense Article

DOD approves State Department request to provide Global Aviation Support for the movement of American citizens abroad.

Secretary of Defense agrees to provide Health and Human Services 2,000 ventilators incrementally.

Secretary of Defense approves Department of State request for worldwide refuel MEDEVAC.

DOD notifies California governor of Title 32 authorization.

USS Theodore Roosevelt arrives in Guam.

DOD Response
March 25, 2020

Secretary of Defense enacts a 60-day stop movement order for all DOD uniformed and civilian personnel and their sponsored family members overseas.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

Secretary of Defense raises DOD installations worldwide to Health Protection Condition Level Charlie.

Source: Department of Defense Press Briefing

Secretary of Defense issues memo to the President requesting authority to access the Reserves.

Secretary of Defense approves Health and Human Services request to airlift 1.5M swab kits from Italy.

U.S. Army issued deployment orders to three combat support hospitals for New York and Washington State.

Commander of U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) declares Public Health Emergency for all USFK installations, effective through April 23 unless renewed or terminated by the commander.

Source: United States Forces Korea Press Release

Virus Progression
March 24, 2020

First confirmed COVID-19 case at Pentagon.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

Three sailors aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt test positive for COVID-19.

DOD Response
March 24, 2020

DOD issues guidance directing all Military Medical Treatment Facilities and Dental Treatment Facilities postpone all elective surgeries, invasive procedures, and dental procedures as of March 31, 2020 for 60 days.

Source: Department of Defense Fact Sheet

Secretary of Defense approves DHS request for support to COVID-19 border mission.

DOD approves FEMA request for assistance for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to set up an alternate care facility in Washington State.

Secretary of Defense holds a virtual town hall for employees to address COVID-19, joined by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the CJCS.

Source: Department of Defense Article

Virus Progression
March 23, 2020

New York reports over 20,000 cases of COVID-19.

DOD Response
March 23, 2020

Secretary of Defense raises Pentagon Health Protection Condition Level to Charlie, with changes effective at noon on March 24.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD approves FEMA request for assistance to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stand up a fusion cell.

Virus Progression
March 22, 2020

USS Theodore Roosevelt sailor tests positive for COVID-19.

DOD Response
March 22, 2020

U.S. Air Force transports an en route patient staging system to Italy.

Source: U.S. Air Force Press Release

DOD approves FEMA request for assistance for acute care medical surge.

Federal Response
March 22, 2020

POTUS issues memo providing continued federal support for governors' use of the National Guard to respond to COVID-19 in the states of California, New York, and Washington State.

Source: White House Memorandum

POTUS announces Federal support to governors for use of the National Guard with 100% cost share for California, Washington, and New York.

DOD Response
March 20, 2020

U.S. Central Command orders a stop movement of all forces deploying to the area of responsibility and initiates requirement for a 14-day quarantine at home station prior to deployment.

Source: USCENTCOM Press Release

DOD issues Deviation on Progress Payments Memo to guarantee continued payments for contractors to improve cash flow to industry and mitigate COVID-19 impacts to the defense supply chain.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD issues the Defense Industrial Base Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce Memo, ensuring the defense industrial base's critical employees can continue working.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

U.S. Naval Academy resumes classes following an extended spring break and will conduct virtual classes the remainder of the semester.

Source: U.S. Naval Academy

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff releases Executive Order Revision 1.

DOD approves California and Washington governors as dual-status commanders.

Federal Response
March 20, 2020

White House announces an agreement with Mexico to restrict non-essential travel across shared border.

Source: White House Press Briefing

Virus Progression
March 19, 2020

Wuhan, China, reports the first day with no new cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak.

Nearly all U.S. states have declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19.

DOD Response
March 19, 2020

DOD announces U.S. Northern Command has activated Defense Coordinating Officers, Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers and Joint Regional Medical Plans and Operations officers to assist FEMA.

Governors in 27 states have activated the National Guard. Across those 27 states, more than 2,050 National Guard members are assisting with state response.

DOD currently has 15 labs with 40 test kits available. Daily capacity is 9,096 tests/day and 1,574 patients have been tested. An additional lab is being prepared at the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Services in Thailand.

DOD approves Health and Human Services request for 5M N95 masks.

Department of Health and Human Services requests assistance for military air transport of European products and air bridge.

DOD agrees to support DHS request for southwest border support.

Federal Response
March 19, 2020

POTUS invokes the Defense Production Act.

Source: White House Press Briefing

U.S. State Department issues Global Level 4 Health Advisory: Do Not Travel.

Source: U.S. Department of State Travel Site

DOD Response
March 18, 2020

U.S. Air Force transports 500,000 sampling swabs to the Memphis Air National Guard in support of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Source: @AirMobilityCmd

DOD announces the USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy will be part of the Department of Defense's response.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD launches the "Hack-a-Vent" challenge, assembling a rapid response team of medical professionals and engineers that will harness innovation to address a projected shortfall of ventilators.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

Federal Response
March 18, 2020

POTUS signs Family First Act, providing $3.5B emergency supplemental appropriations related to COVID-19, as well as waivers and modifications of Federal nutrition programs, employment-related protections and benefits, health programs and insurance coverage requirements, and related tax credits during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Source: White House Press Briefing

POTUS issues Executive Order on Prioritizing and Allocating Health and Medical Resources to Respond to the Spread of COVID-19.

Source: White House Release

POTUS activates Incident Level 1; establishes 24/7 FEMA National Response Coordination Center.

Virus Progression
March 17, 2020

West Virginia is the last state to confirm a COVID-19 case. All 50 U.S. states have confirmed cases.

Source: WV.gov

DOD Response
March 17, 2020

DOD announces the Department will make available up to 5M respirator masks and other personal protective equipment from its strategic reserves to Department of Health and Human Services for distribution. DOD will make approximately 2,000 deployable ventilators available to Department of Health and Human Services. DOD has also made 14 certified testing labs available to test non-DOD personnel, and two labs would be added to that total.

Source: Department of Defense Press Briefing

Grand Princess repatriation flights 1 and 2 arrive at Travis AFB, Calif., and Lackland AFB, Texas.

FEMA issues a request for assistance to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for national activation and initial planning and engineering support.

DOD approves a FEMA request for assistance for medical surge support to Washington State.

DOD begins flights, two per month, to transport supplies from the European Union to the United States.

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command raises Health Protection Condition Level to Bravo.

Secretary of Defense visits DOD doctors and scientists at Fort Detrick, Md., who are working on advancing vaccine and treatment efforts to combat COVID-19.

Source: Department of Defense Article

Federal Response
March 17, 2020

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that travelers defer all cruise travel worldwide and avoid all nonessential travel to China.

Source: CDC

DOD Response
March 16, 2020

DOD approves an Health and Human Services request to provide 5M N95 respirators.

DOD approves U.S. Secret Service request for assistance for White House/Naval Observatory medical support.

DOD Chief Management Officer holds internal virtual town hall for employees to address COVID-19.

U.S. Air Force flies 500,000 swabs for COVID-19 testing kits from Italy to the United States.

U.S. European Command modifies Exercise Defender Europe 2020.

Guam declares a Public Health Emergency.

Force Health Protection Condition Level is raised to Bravo for U.S. installations in Guam.

Federal Response
March 16, 2020

White House announces "15 Days to Slow the Spread," a nationwide effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 through the implementation of social distancing at all levels of society.

Source: WhiteHouse.gov

Department of State approves worldwide departure of American Citizens from overseas.

Federal Response
March 15, 2020

Office of Management and Budget issues Telework Flexibilities Guidance (National Capital Region Update).

U.S. State Department issues Global Level 3 Health Advisory: Do Not Travel.

Source: U.S. Department of State Travel Site

DOD Response
March 14, 2020

Secretary of Defense raises Pentagon Health Protection Condition Level to Bravo, effective midnight on March 15.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

Federal Response
March 14, 2020

POTUS proclaims travel restrictions on the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Source: White House Press Release

DOD Response
March 13, 2020

DOD approves a Health and Human Services request for assistance to lodge passengers from the Grand Princess and further extends support at 11 funneling airports.

U.S. Air Force Academy dismisses all cadets except seniors; will use distance learning for remainder of semester.

U.S. Marine Corps closes National Museum of Marine Corps.

Arlington National Cemetery closes for visitors; funerals conducted as scheduled.

Federal Response
March 13, 2020

POTUS declares the COVID-19 outbreak a national emergency.

Source: White House Proclamation

DOD Response
March 12, 2020

Pentagon cancels tours until further notice.

Secretary of Defense raises Pentagon Health Protection Condition Level to Alpha.

Federal Response
March 12, 2020

Office of Management and Budget issues Telework Flexibilities Guidance.

Source: U.S. Department of State Travel Site

Virus Progression
March 11, 2020

World Health Organization declares COVID-19 a pandemic.

Source: CDC

DOD Response
March 11, 2020

DOD restricts all DOD military and civilian personnel and their families traveling to, from, or through areas that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention labels as a Level 3 danger for 60 days, effective March 13. This includes all forms of official travel, including permanent change of station, temporary duty and government-funded leave. For military personnel, this restriction also includes personal leave and other non-official travel.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

DOD Under Secretary for Personnel & Readiness issues Force Health Protection Guidance Supplement 4.

Federal Response
March 11, 2020

United States announces travel restrictions from Europe will begin March 13 for 30 days in an effort to control the rapid spread of coronavirus.

Source: White House Press Briefing

POTUS addresses the nation.

Source: White House

Virus Progression
March 10, 2020

Cruise line industry issues Public Health Response Protocols.

DOD Response
March 10, 2020

DOD Under Secretary for Personnel & Readiness issues Force Health Protection Guidance Supplement 3.

DOD Response
March 9, 2020

DOD begins housing American passengers of the Grand Princess cruise ship at installations in California, Texas and Georgia in support of the Department of Health and Human Services. The individuals will be tested for COVID-19 and quarantined 14 days.

Source: U.S. Air Force Press Release

DOD receives Health and Human Services request for assistance for N95 respirators.

DOD has 16 labs approved and authorized to test for coronavirus.

Virus Progression
March 8, 2020

Italy declares a country-wide lockdown.

DOD Response
March 8, 2020

DOD Under Secretary for Personnel & Readiness issues COVID-19 Civilian Personnel Guidance.

Federal Response
March 6, 2020

POTUS signs COVID-19 bill, passing $8.3B for crisis response for non-Department of Defense relief.

Source: White House Press Release

DOD Response
March 5, 2020

DOD extends support to Health and Human Services at 4 evacuee installations and 11 funnel airports.

Federal Response
Feb. 29, 2020

POTUS institutes travel restrictions to Iran.

DOD Response
Feb. 28, 2020

DOD establishes the DOD COVID-19 Task Force.

Federal Response
Feb. 27, 2020

VPOTUS announces Ambassador Debbie Birx as White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator.

Source: White House Press Release

Virus Progression
Feb. 26, 2020

U.S. Forces Korea confirms first positive COVID-19 in a U.S. service member.

COVID-19 has now been detected in every continent except Antarctica.

DOD Response
Feb. 26, 2020

U.S. Forces Japan raises Force Health Protection Condition Level to Bravo.

Virus Progression
Feb. 25, 2020

Latin America has first confirmed COVID-19 case, a Brazilian who traveled to Italy.

DOD Response
Feb. 25, 2020

DOD Under Secretary for Personnel & Readiness issues Force Health Protection Guidance Supplement 2.

Virus Progression
Feb. 21, 2020

COVID-19 cases spike in Italy, signaling an outbreak.

The Middle East now has confirmed COVID-19 cases, as World Health Organization notes Iran has 18 cases, and four deaths in the past two days.

Source: WHO

DOD Response
Feb. 21, 2020

DOD agrees to extend support to Health and Human Services requests for assistance at 4 evacuee installations and 11 funneling airports, adding Ft. Custer (12th funneling site).

DOD Response
Feb. 17, 2020

Grand Princess repatriation flights 6 & 7 arrive at MCAS Miramar, Calif., and Travis AFB, Calif.

Virus Progression
Feb. 14, 2020

Death of a Chinese patient in a Paris hospital marks the first COVID-19 casualty outside of Asia.

Source: French Health Minister update

Virus Progression
Feb. 12, 2020

Positive coronavirus tests at MCAS Miramar, Calif., and Lackland AFB, Texas quarantine sites.

Virus Progression
Feb. 11, 2020

World Health Organization officially names the disease caused by the new coronavirus: COVID-19.

Source: WHO

Virus Progression
Feb. 10, 2020

Positive coronavirus test at MCAS Miramar, Calif. quarantine site.

DOD Response
Feb. 9, 2020

Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff establishes COVID-19 Crisis Management Team.

Virus Progression
Feb. 8, 2020

First death of a U.S. citizen worldwide occurs in Wuhan, China due to COVID-19.

DOD Response
Feb. 7, 2020

DOD Under Secretary for Personnel & Readiness issues Force Health Protection Guidance Supplement 1.

Wuhan, China repatriation flights 4 & 5 arrive at Lackland AFB, Texas and MCAS Miramar, Calif.

Virus Progression
Feb. 6, 2020

First COVID-19 death in the United States.

Source: Santa Clara County Public Health Press Release

DOD Response
Feb. 5, 2020

Wuhan, China repatriation flights 2 & 3 arrive at Travis AFB, Calif., and MCAS Miramar, Calif.

DOD Response
Feb. 3, 2020

DOD approves two Health and Human Services requests for assistance to provide lodging at five facilities for 1,000 evacuees from Wuhan, China.

DOD approves a Health and Human Services request for assistance to provide lodging near 11 funnel airports.

Virus Progression
Feb. 2, 2020

First death outside China due to COVID-19 occurs in the Philippines.

DOD Response
Feb. 1, 2020

U.S. Forces Korea institutes 14-day self-quarantine for U.S. service members returning from mainland China to South Korea on/after Jan. 19, 2020, effective at noon on Feb. 2.

Source: United States Forces Korea Press Release

Secretary of Defense approves the CJCS EXORD on global pandemic response and designates U.S. Northern Command as DOD synchronizer.

U.S. Forces Korea raises Health Protection Condition Level to Alpha.

Federal Response
Jan. 31, 2020

Department of Health and Human Services declares a public health emergency for the United States to aid the nation's healthcare community in responding to the coronavirus.

Source: CDC

POTUS proclaims travel restriction on China for entering the United States.

Source: WhiteHouse.gov

Virus Progression
Jan. 30, 2020

World Health Organization declares a Global Public Health Emergency.

Source: WHO

CDC identifies person-to-person transmission in the United States.

Source: CDC

DOD Response
Jan. 30, 2020

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command restricts travel to China.

Source: U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Release

DOD Under Secretary for Personnel & Readiness issues initial Force Health Protection Guidance for COVID-19.

Source: Department of Defense Press Release

Federal Response
Jan. 30, 2020

U.S. Department of State issues authorized departure for all China posts.

DOD Response
Jan. 29, 2020

DOD approves Health and Human Services request for assistance for March Air Reserve Base providing approximately 200 beds for State Department officials evacuated from Wuhan, China.

Wuhan, China, repatriation flight #1 arrives in Alaska and transits to March Air Reserve Base, Calif.

Federal Response
Jan. 29, 2020

POTUS establishes a COVID-19 interagency task force.

Source: White House Press Statement

Centers for Disease Control deploys multi-disciplinary teams to Illinois and Washington State.

Virus Progression
Jan. 23, 2020

China puts Wuhan on lockdown.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Virus Progression
Jan. 22, 2020

Passenger on American Airlines flight at Los Angeles Airport is quarantined after showing COVID-19 symptoms.

Virus Progression
Jan. 20, 2020

First U.S. coronavirus case is reported in Washington State.

Federal Response
Jan. 17, 2020

Centers for Disease Control implements public health screenings at airports in San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles.

Virus Progression
Jan. 11, 2020

First coronavirus death worldwide is reported in Wuhan, China.

Federal Response
Jan. 11, 2020

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates Level 1 Travel Notice for China.

Virus Progression
Jan. 10, 2020

Centers for Disease Control launches dedicated COVID-19 website.

China makes genome sequence available.

Virus Progression
Jan. 9, 2020

World Health Organization releases statement regarding identification of virus.

Virus Progression
Jan. 7, 2020

China confirms a COVID-19 case.

Federal Response
Jan. 7, 2020

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention establishes the Coronavirus Incident Management System.

Source: CDC

Virus Progression
Jan. 1, 2019

Wuhan, China officials close seafood market, thought to be the source of the first viral pneumonia cases.

Virus Progression
Dec. 31, 2019

China reports pneumonia of an unknown cause in Wuhan, China, to the World Health Organization Country Office.

China reports first 41 cases of COVID-19 to the World Health Organization.

Virus Progression
Dec. 8, 2019

First person to test positive (Wuhan, China).

Virus Progression
Nov. 17, 2019

Potential Patient Zero (Wuhan, China).

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