The Army is conducting a change of mission to focus on combating the COVID-19 pandemic. With this new mission, the Army will protect the force, posture the force to maintain global operational readiness, and support the national effort to fight against COVID-19. The Army continually assesses how we will best protect Soldiers, Civilians and their families, maintain force readiness to meet global challenges, and provide support to the FEMA-led national COVID-19 response.
- May 12, 2020 U.S. Army Cadet Command makes changes to summer training programs in response to COVID-19
- May 1, 2020 Army REF deploys thermal imaging sensors
- April 6, 2020 U.S. Army issues guidance for the use of cloth face coverings
- April 6, 2020 U.S. Army places temporary hold on new recruits to basic training
- April 1, 2020 U.S. Army medical research institute continues work on coronavirus
- March 31, 2020 U.S. Army updates promotion and retention policies in response to COVID-19
- March 31, 2020 Army promotes Defense Industry Base resiliency during COVID-19 response efforts
- March 30, 2020 Death of National Guardsman from COVID-19
- March 24, 2020 U.S. Army raises health protection across all installations
- March 24, 2020 U.S. Army provides medical facilities to support COVID-19 efforts
- March 20, 2020 USAREC shifts to virtual recruiting to reduce COVID-19 risk
- March 20, 2020 COVID-19 response: Secretary McCarthy hosts press conference with Gen. McConville
- March 18, 2020 U.S. Army to adjust rotations to Combat Training Centers
- March 16, 2020 DEFENDER-Europe 20 modified in size and scope
- March 5, 2020 Army support to COVID-19 vaccine development
FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION IS THE ARMY’S TOP PRIORITY.
Protecting the force includes mitigating the spread of the virus and ensuring personnel have the most up-to-date information on appropriate measures to prevent potential spread of COVID-19.
The Army is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our Soldiers, family members, retirees and civilians both at home and abroad. We are taking precautionary measures to protect the health of the force and maintain operational readiness. We will continue to evaluate current day-to-day operations to ensure the safety of all of our Soldiers, family members and civilian personnel. We encourage all personnel to follow the guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Army Travel Information
PCS/TDY travel questions:
- Visit the U.S. Army Human Resources Command website
- Call HRC’s 24/7 Army Service Center at 1-800-582-5552
Frequently Asked Questions on the DOD Domestic Travel Restriction.
Frequently Asked Questions for DP3 Customers Impacted by ‘Recent Stop Movement’.
Army Medical and Other Support Guidance
U.S. Army Medical Command COVID-19 hotline provides trusted information and resources, and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- COVID-19 hotline: 1-800-984-8523.
The COVID-19 hotline can also be reached by calling:
- Overseas: DSN (312) 421-3700
- Stateside: DSN 421-3700
- Stateside Commercial: 210-295-3700
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:
- Plan to visit a VA health care facility? Here’s what to expect
- Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 (press 1)
Army Emergency Relief (AER):
Military Health System:
- COVID-19 Toolkit
- COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Collection Program
- Are you a fully recovered COVID-19 patient? See if you qualify to donate plasma at a military blood donor center near you. militaryblood.dod.mil
Army Public Health Center:
Pentagon and National Capital Region Guidance
For guidance specific to the Pentagon Reservation and DOD offices and facilities in the National Capital Region, visit the WHS COVID-19 Guidance page.
Army Schools and Training
- Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) guidance specific to dependents
- U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command guidance on Army Basic Training and Military Schools
Information specific to the operating status of individual Army posts:
For guidance on the operating status of individual Army installations, please visit their websites or social media channels.
Many installations are conducting virtual town halls to inform Soldiers, Families and civilians about how they are responding to and supporting efforts to prepare for or prevent the spread of COVID-19.
For contact information for installations’ child development centers, housing offices, or military and Family support centers, visit Military OneSource network’s Installation Search.
Army Ready and Resilient
Every Soldier is a valued member of the Army team and is critical to readiness and mission accomplishment. U.S. Army Ready and Resilient provides training and resources to the Army Family to enhance resilience and optimize performance.