(Updated 04/07/21) 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.
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.
Asymptomatic, non-immunized persons with potential exposure to COVID-19 due to close contact (total of 15+ minutes in 24 hours within 6 feet of an individual known to be COVID positive) should not return to the workplace until 14 days have passed since close contact occurred or until testing negative. Supervisors should consult with DLA Human Resources (J1) to determine the appropriate status for the employee.
When necessary to meet critical mission requirements, non-immunized, asymptomatic personnel who would otherwise be in quarantine may be granted an exception to continue onsite work when they remain asymptomatic, do not have a positive test result, and for 14 days following the exposure comply with daily pre-screening including temperature checks, mask wearing, hand/cough hygiene, not sharing equipment used near the face, social distancing, and frequent cleaning/disinfecting workspaces. Exceptions 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.