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Department of the Navy Return to the Workplace COVID-19 Guidance and Resources 2020 (updated July 28, 2020) (PDF). Information to assist the military and civilian employees on workforce management, reporting, testing, personnel protection, telework policy, travel and more. Information is subject to change. Consult the following links for updated guidance: ALNAV Library, NAVADMIN Library, and MARADMIN Library.

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NAVY COVID-19 UPDATE

 July 27, 2022

  • The next report is expected to post Aug. 24, 2022.
  • As of July 27, 2022, 3,147 active component and 3,432 Ready Reserve service members remain unvaccinated.
  • As a result of the class action certification and corresponding injunction issued by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, NAVADMIN 083/22, released March 30, 2022, suspended separation processing and adverse administrative consequences for Navy service members who submitted requests for religious accommodation from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
  • There have been 1,466 separations for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine. In accordance with NAVADMIN 083/22, Sailors who submitted religious accommodation requests may no longer be separated for vaccine refusal. Vaccine refusers who have not submitted religious accommodation requests remain subject to adverse administrative action, including separation.
    • There have been 1,121 Active Component Sailors and 323 Reserve Component Sailors separated, all with an honorable characterization of service. Guidance for separating Navy service members refusing the vaccine was set by the COVID-19 Consolidated Disposition Authority and is detailed in NAVADMIN 283/21.
    • There have been 22 Entry Level Separations (ELS). In accordance with the Naval Military Personnel Manual (MILPERSMAN) 1910-154 and NAVADMIN 225/21, this reflects service members who, since the time of the vaccine mandate, were separated during initial training periods within their first 180 days of active duty.
  • Thirteen religious accommodation requests for members of the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) have been conditionally approved. A conditional approval means that the individual is not required to be vaccinated while in the IRR, but must be fully vaccinated as defined in NAVADMIN 190/21 prior to returning to service.
  • As of July 27, 2022, there are 3,371 active duty and 873 Ready Reserve requests for a religious accommodation from immunization for the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • As of July 27, 2022, active duty service members currently have 19 permanent medical exemptions and 189 temporary medical exemptions, and Ready Reserve service members currently have 3  permanent medical exemption and 65  temporary medical exemptions.
  • Starting with the Dec. 10 report, the vaccination and religious accommodation request data is provided by the data collected by the COVID-19 Consolidated Disposition Authority (CCDA), as directed in NAVADMIN 249/21: CCDA Data Reporting Requirements. On Feb. 22, 2022, NAVADMIN 042/22 was released updating these reporting requirements.
  • On Dec. 15, 2021, NAVADMIN 283/21 was released outlining execution guidance regarding separation of Navy service members refusing the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • On Dec. 22, 2021, NAVADMIN 289/21 was released outlining guidance encouraging COVID-19 vaccine boosters.

 

Cases

Hospitalized

Recovered

Deaths

Cumulative Total

COVID Cases*

MIL

1,151

1

101,529

17

102,697

CIV

2,591

2

55,142

120

57,853

DEP

132

0

12,163

7

12,302

CTR

436

0

14,286

49

14,771

TOTAL

4,310

3

183,120

193

187,623

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Active Cases + Recovered + Deaths = Cumulative Total COVID Cases
  

UNVACCINATED

  Active Duty Ready Reserve
Unvaccinated 3,147 3,432
Religious Accommodation Request 3,371 873

 

APPROVED EXEMPTIONS

  Active Duty Ready Reserve
Permanent Medical 19 3
Temporary Medical 189 65
Religious Accommodation 43 1
  • In accordance with Navy mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and reporting policy guidance, the deadline for active-duty Navy service members to be fully vaccinated was Nov. 28, 2021. Ready Reserve Navy service members will be fully vaccinated by Dec. 28, 2021. New accessions will be fully vaccinated as soon as practicable following service entry.
  • In order to ensure a fully vaccinated force, U.S. Navy policy is to process for separation all Navy service members who refuse the lawful order to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and do not have an approved exemption. All waiver requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and each request will be given full consideration with respect to the facts and circumstances submitted in the request.
  • The Navy issued a press release outlining guidance to commands for service members who refuse to comply with the service’s order mandating all active-duty and reserve members be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in NAVADMIN 256/21, released Nov. 15, 2021.
    • Definitions:
      • Fully Vaccinated: Per NAVADMIN 190/21, Navy service members are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completing the second dose of a two- dose COVID-19 vaccine or two weeks after receiving a single dose of a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine. Booster shots are still under evaluation and will be addressed via separate message.
      • Unvaccinated: Per NAVADMIN 249/21, this includes Navy service members who:
        • refused the vaccine
        • started the vaccination series, but are not complete
        • are pending medical exemption
        • have an approved medical exemption
        • are pending religious accommodation exemption
        • have an approved religious exemption
        • have not had access to the vaccination due to operational schedule and/or remote location
      • Medical: Medical exemptions will be determined by health care providers based on the health of the requestor, and the nature of the immunization under consideration in line with BUMEDINST 6230.15B and MILPERSMAN 1730- 020.
      • Religious Accommodation: A religious accommodation is a category of administrative exemptions that provides an accommodation to a service member for an otherwise applicable military policy, practice, or duty. In accordance with The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, if such a military policy, practice or duty substantially burdens a service member’s exercise of religious, accommodation unless:
  • The military policy, practice, or duty is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest (e.g. mission accomplishment, safety, force health).
  • It is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.
    • For more information, including frequently asked questions and Navy instructions, visit https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Support- Services/Religious-Accommodations/
  • Hyperlinks to Navy Administrative Messages:
    • NAVADMIN 102/22: CCDA ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE REGARDING MEMBERS REQUESTING RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION FROM COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS
    • NAVADMIN 083/22: CCDA INTERIM GUIDANCE REGARDING MEMBERS REQUESTING RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION FROM COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS
    • NAVADMIN 042/22: UPDATED COVID CONSOLIDATED DISPOSITION AUTHORITY DATA REPORTING REQUIREMENTS AND LESSONS LEARNED
    • NAVADMIN 007/22: U.S. NAVY COVID-19 STANDARDIZED OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE 5.0
    • NAVADMIN 289/21: GUIDANCE ENCOURAGING COVID-19 VACCINE BOOSTER
    • NAVADMIN 283/21: CCDA EXECUTION GUIDANCE TO COMMANDERS
    • NAVADMIN 256/21: CCDA GUIDANCE TO COMMANDERS
    • NAVADMIN 249/21: CCDA DATA REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
    • NAVADMIN 225/21: COVID-19 CONSOLIDATED DISPOSITION AUTHORITY (CCDA)
    • ALNAV 062/21: 2021-2022 DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY
    • NAVADMIN 190/21: 2021-2022 NAVY MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION AND REPORTING POLICY


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