NORFOLK (NNS) –Effective immediately, the U.S. Navy Reserve is implementing new rules and requirements for Reservists in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Commander, Navy Reserve Force (CNRF), released ALNAVRESFOR 008/20 March 15, which provides a wide-range of guidance for addressing recent travel restrictions and temporary policies meant to protect Reservists and their families from the coronavirus. The message provides detailed information for topics such as drills, Restriction of Movement (ROM) requirements, and non-mission essential travel. Selected Reservists (SELRES) are strongly encouraged to read the official message in its entirety.
At a minimum, here is what you need to know:
Additional guidance for Reservists, to include Reserve-specific questions and answers regarding travel restrictions and Force Health Protection protocols, is available at My Navy Reserve Homeport (MyNRH) website (https://www.mynrh.navy.mil) (requires CAC-enabled access) or on the Navy Reserve public news and imagery site (https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/CNRF/).
"Our priorities are the protection of our Reservists, our civilians, and our families, and maintaining our ability to support the Navy and Joint Forces,” said Deputy Commander, Navy Reserve Force Rear Adm. John Schommer. “We recognize that the recent travel restrictions and force health protection measures will impact our Reservists way of life. Therefore, our Commander, Vice Adm. Luke McCollum has stressed to our leadership we must ensure maximum flexibility for supporting our Reservists, including take a hard look at teleworking, ensuring a ‘good year,’ and virtual training.”
Reservists with circumstances not already addressed in the information above or in the latest frequently asked questions published should reach out to their NRA chain of command to get their questions answered.
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