Your daily update and the impacts of COVID-19. Here is your April 7 update (based on various military releases)
AD: Depressed. No pre-approvals for Tricare – essential medical treatment for depression and anxiety – Try TMS – a TRICARE approved no-meds approach to depression, anxiety and PTSD. See Mission Valley TMS HERE
Camp Pendleton updates policies for COVID HERE: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/366812/marine-corps-base-camp-pendleton-implements-changes-combat-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR2otDXTa3XVO0oh1fnOvNCDRaMv-BTDrTddCfh2V9IG7clF0H0b-Hu13y0
>> PCSing may not start until July – see story HERE: https://www.stripes.com/news/us/halt-on-pcs-travel-may-extend-into-july-top-air-force-officer-says-1.625252
>> Could there be a Stop Loss? It is being considered – story HERE: https://www.stripes.com/news/us/pentagon-considers-new-moves-including-stop-loss-program-to-maintain-force-amid-coronavirus-crisis-1.625229
>> FACE MASKS: The most important thing at this time is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and having a face covering while out is most important regardless of the color scheme. NAVADMIN 100/20 outlines what is not allowed.
Previous updates …
>> YouTube video on how military personnel are supposed to wear their masks – homemade or not HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPx1yqvJgf4&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1QQhXGXvnaZ2q4Hq9ZeuzxlBHsev95aGOfJLLSS0q2WGxtfIwUcfOOcsU
>> NEX & Commissary update: Before visiting the NBSD NEX or Commissary, please ensure you are wearing a face covering when shopping at those facilities. These facilities are critical to supporting our military personnel and their families’ ability to shop for necessities and enforcement of the wear of face coverings will help us ensure they remain operational.
>> Wednesday, April 8th, 2020, NHCP will be hosting a blood drive at the Intrepid Spirit Center, Bldg. 2016 (off San Jacinto Road) from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.
We encourage you to please make an appointment at www.militarydonor.com and use code word NHCP, walk-ins are still welcome.
>> ALL on Pendleton. ALL. Effective immediately, to the extent practical, all individuals on Marine Corps property, installations, and facilities are required to wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of social distance in public areas.
Individuals are required to wear face coverings for entrance into and use of:
-Marine Corps Exchanges
-Consolidated Issue Facility (CIF)
The Consolidated Issue Facility (CIF)-issued balaclava or neck gaiter are recommended for wear for Marines who possess those items.
Marines, Sailors and civilian employees will maintain a face covering on their person as PPE at all times.
>> San Diego Navy, too. Use of Face Covering on Naval Bases
Effective immediately, and to the extent possible, all individuals (military and civilian) on DoD property, installations, and facilities are required to wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of physical (social) distancing. Face coverings should be conservative in appearance and not offensive.
At this time, there will be no restrictions to base access if you are not wearing a face covering. All personnel should be prepared to lower face coverings as directed by security forces to verify identification.
All personnel accessing local Navy bases are asked to obtain or make a face covering, as soon as possible.
Directions for how to produce these masks can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/…/prevent…/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html.
>> The MCI-West COVID-19 Leave/Liberty Order has been released. When not in a duty status, all personnel will limit travel to within a 30 mile radius of their residence. #FlatteningTheCurve
>> Job update. Miramar is hiring lifeguards! Visit http://ms.spr.ly/6184TedL2 for more information about this job and other positions available at MCCS Miramar.
San Diego updates … BASE ACCESS CHANGES: Unless listed below, all base access is operating normally including DBIDS processing at our Pass and ID office.
GATE HOURS updated here: https://www.cnic.navy.mil/…/abo…/base-access/gate_hours.html
All MWR events are canceled or postponed until further notice; https://sandiego.navylifesw.com
Motorcycle Safety Course Postponed until further notice
E-4 Exams postponed to May 21st
Youth activity programs are canceled until further notice
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS (CDC): All Navy Region Southwest CDCs are now operating under Child and Youth Program (CYP) Level II. To continue receiving care at one of the consolidated CDCs in the San Diego region, mission-essential personnel must submit a letter signed by a supervisor in the servicemember’s chain of command. All letters must be turned into the CDC where childcare has been assigned NO LATER THAN MONDAY 30 MARCH.
NORMAL Hours of Operations. Purchase limits in place on designated items and ID checks will be conducted at the entrance. No visitors will be allowed to accompany authorized patrons to assist with social distancing recommendations and all stores will suspend early-bird shopping to allow for cleaning and restocking.
SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICERS (SLO) ARE NORMAL OPERATIONS. For questions please email the SLO team at email@example.com
FLEET AND FAMILY SERVICES:
NBSD FFSC: NO WALK-INS, Call 866-923-6478 for an appointment
HOUSING OFFICE: SERVICES PROVIDED ONLINE OR VIA CALL-IN AT 619-556-8012 or 619-556-8443
– Mercer Hall: TO-GO ONLY
– NMCSD Galley: TO-GO ONLY
ID CARD SERVICES:
PSD CAC ID Office (Harbor Dr) Normal Hours of Operations – with Limitations
– Emergent DEERS / RAPIDS ID Card Services ONLY
– Initial CAC issuance
– Lost/stolen CAC or Teslin ID cards
– CAC/Teslin Cards due to expire in the next 30 days
Note: It is highly encouraged that an appointment is scheduled prior to reporting to the ID card facility. Appointments can be made at https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil. Telephonic updates to your DEERS record may be accomplished by calling 1-800-361-2508
REGION LEGAL SERVICE OFFICE (RLSO) SOUTHWEST: Current services are available for ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY ONLY. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-556-2211.
Powers of Attorney: Completed online: https://www.jap.navy.mil/legal_services/SPOA.htm
DEFENSE SERVICE OFFICE (DSO) WEST: NO WALK-INS. Call 619-556-7539 or email email@example.com to speak with a Defense Attorney at the DSO.
The Naval Medical Center San Diego COVID-19 Nurse Advice Line is now live at 619-532-5358, Mon.-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Select Option 1 for information updates on COVID-19. Select Option 2 to speak with a live representative.
Beneficiaries can also call the Military Health System (MHS) Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-TRICARE (1-800-874-2273), Option 1. The MHS Nurse Advice Line is available 24/7.
Other Information Resources
NMCSD website: https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcsd/Pages/default.aspx
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NMCSD/. Facebook Handle- NMCSD
Twitter Handle: NMC_SD
Dental Clinic: Remains OPEN during regular hours 0700-1515 for emergencies and annual dental exams.
– All other appointments will be rescheduled until further notice.
– Mobile Dental Vans will not be used during this period and all patients will be redirected to the branch dental clinic for their exams.
– Remains open during regular hours 0600-1530.
– In an attempt to ensure the safety of patients and staff during this period, the following services will be provided by phone and the Internet:
– Pre-scheduled appointments will be done by phone. Clinic staff will contact patients using their phone number on file.
– PHA’s will be completed by phone. Do not walk into the clinic. Instead, complete the online portion https://data.nmcphc.med.navy.mil and call 619-556–8103.
– For all routine care including, shave chits, fit for full duty, or renewal of light-duty chits, please use TRICARE online at https://tricareonline.com secure messaging to communicate with the clinic.
– Utilize the TRICARE nurse advice line to speak to a nurse about symptoms. Call 1-800-TRICARE and select option 1.” If the line is busy please try chatting with a nurse at www.mhsnurseadviceline.com/home
ALL FITNESS CENTERS: CLOSED
ALL RECREATION CENTERS CLOSED
ALL ITT OFFICES: CLOSED
ALL FOOD SERVICES: CLOSED
NAVY EXCHANGE (NEX) & VENDORS at 32nd Street: ALL RETURNS SUSPENDED UNTIL JUNE 1, 2020
Beauty Shop: CLOSED
Chungs Plaques: M – Su 9am – 4pm
Coles Carpet: CLOSED
Fashion Store: M – Sa 9am – 7pm & Su 10am – 7pm
Flower Shop: M – Sa 9am – 6pm & Su 10am – 6pm
GNC: M – Sa 9am – 7pm & Su 10am – 7pm
Home Store: M – Sa 9am – 7pm & Su 10am – 7pm
Navy Federal Credit Union: M-F 10am – 4pm lobby & 9am-4pm drive through, limited transactions to 10 minutes max, all others must be conducted via phone or online (other branches operating similarly)
Optical Shop: M, W & Sa only 9am -5pm
Panda Express: M-Su – 10am – 5pm
Package Store: M – Sa 9am – 7pm & Su 10am – 7pm
Starbucks: M-F 6am – 5pm and weekends 8am-4pm
Wireless Advocates: M – Su 9am – 5pm
Bayview Minimart- M – Su 8am – 7pm
Broadway Minimart: M – F 7am – 1pm & Weekends CLOSED
NMCSD Gift store: M – F 7am – 4pm & Weekends 10am – 2pm
NMCSD Minimart: M – F 7am – 6pm & Weekends 9 – 5pm
Murphy Canyon Minimart- M – Su 8am – 7pm
Navy Lodge Minimart: 24/7
Fleet Store: M – F 7am – 5pm & Weekends 8am – 5pm
Starbucks at NEX Complex: M-F 6am – 5pm and weekends 8am-4pm
VENDORS AT OTHER LOCATIONS:
Barber at Fleet Store: CLOSED
Barber at NMCSD: CLOSED
Bruegger’s Bagels: Wet-side: M-F 5am-1230pm and weekends 6am-1230pm DRIVE THROUGH ONLY
Bruegger’s Bagels: Pacific Beacon: CLOSED
Dry Cleaners at NEX Fleet Store: M-Sa 10am – 3pm
Enterprise Rental Car at NEX Fleet Store: CLOSED
GNC at Fleet Store: M – Su 8am – 5pm
Optical at NMCSD: CLOSED
Starbucks at NMCSD: M-F 530am – 3pm
Starbucks at Waterfront Rec: CLOSED
Subway at Fleet Store: M-F 6am – 8pm
Wireless Advocates at Fleet Store: M – Su 9am – 5pm
NAVY LODGE AND NGIS;
– NAVY LODGE: Supporting official business only
– Unaccompanied Housing (UH) and NGIS – LIMITED OPERATIONS
NBSD Chapel is continuing to host services
Murphy Canyon Chapel services are CANCELLED until further notice. For Chaplain support and religious services questions, please call 619-556-2658.
>> ID CARD UPDATE – For lost cards, or more, all Navy ID offices require an appointment. See the info HERE: https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=112539
>> MCAS Miramar and Camp Pendleton leave and liberty restrictions will mirror those of I MEF – here’s the details – all requests for leave to the person’s primary residence must be approved at the O-5 level, anywhere beyond that is at the general officer level. You are restricted to a 30-mile radius of the residence and only for essential services. Exceptions? Contact chain of command.
>> The Marine Corps personnel can extend service instead of retiring as planned – details HERE: https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/coronavirus/2020/04/03/marines-can-request-a-service-extension-if-covid-19-is-impacting-their-ability-to-leave-the-corps/