(Updated 05/10/21) The following guidance on workplace practices applies to all DLA installations and facilities. This guidance applies to military personnel, DLA civilian employees, contractors, and any individuals visiting DLA property, installations or facilities.
Subject to mission requirements, DLA managers and supervisors will:
- Organize work requirements to minimize close contact between individuals in the workplace.
- Ensure employees maintain at least 6 feet of separation from others where possible.
- Assign telework when appropriate to decrease normal space occupancy.
Employees are to conduct a self-evaluation check before they enter a DLA facility. All DLA employees, contractors, building occupants, or visitors who are not feeling well, cannot enter DLA facilities. COVID-19 pre-screening questions will be posted at the main entrances of DLA facilities and individuals are required to review questions on the pre-screening sign before entering. Employees who answer “Yes” to any of the questions are not authorized to enter the building and should contact their supervisor to discuss leave options. Employees should monitor the symptom list on the CDC website.
Personnel who have symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., fever, cough, or shortness of breath) should notify their supervisor and stay home. Personnel who develop any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 during the workday must immediately isolate, notify their supervisor, and promptly leave the workplace.
Sick personnel should follow CDC-recommended steps. Personnel who had COVID-19 should not return to work until the criteria to discontinue home isolation are met, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments.
In general, asymptomatic, non-immunized personnel with potential exposure to COVID-19 should not return to the workplace until they have a confirmed negative COVID-19 test per Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 15) Revision 1 or follow the appropriate self-quarantine period (e.g., 14 days starting on the last day on which close contact occurred). Personnel performing duties outside the United States are to follow applicable geographic COCOM guidance as to whether and how to address host nation policies. Supervisors should consult with DLA Human Resources (J1) to determine the appropriate status for the employee. Exceptions in specific and limited circumstances may be granted by MSC/J Code Commanders and Directors, DLA Chief of Staff, and Regional Commanders.
Those who have tested positive or recovered from COVID-19 within the past three months and subsequently have come into close contact with a suspected/confirmed positive case are not required to remain out of the workplace. Fully vaccinated persons who come into close contact with a confirmed/clinically diagnosed/presumptive positive COVID-19 case are not required to remain out of the workplace.
Where local mandates require the public to stay at home, DLA personnel may report as directed by a commander or supervisor. Full details on COVID-19 workplace practices within DLA facilities are outlined in the DLA COVID-19 Safety Plan, dated May 7, 2021.