Release
Immediate Release

Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 16) - Department of Defense Guidance for Deployment and Redeployment of Individuals and Units During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

March 22, 2021

Today, the department released the memorandum for Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 16) - Department of Defense Guidance for Deployment and Redeployment of Individuals and Units During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic. This memorandum rescinds reference (a) and provides updated force health protection (FHP) deployment and redeployment guidance for Service members (including Reserve Component (RC) and National Guard (NG) members in a title 10 or title 32 duty status) and DoD civilian employees deploying within and outside the United States during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This guidance covers deployment to, and redeployment from, any operational area, including COVID-19 operational areas, to home station. 

DoD Component heads may implement more restrictive guidance and additional FHP measures based on Military Department and commanders' local risk assessments, in consultation with their medical staffs and public health authorities, and in accordance with applicable law. 

The memo for Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 16) - Department of Defense Guidance for Deployment and Redeployment of Individuals and Units During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic can be found here.