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21 NOV 2020 


Effective at 1200 on 21 NOV 2020, at the direction of RADM Kelly Aeschbach, Commander, Office of Naval Intelligence, the National Maritime Intelligence Center has increased its health protection condition (HPCON) in response to COVID-19 from HPCON BRAVO to HPCON CHARLIE. 

  • Military and civilian personnel should continue to contact their military or supervisory chain-of-command for guidance.  

  • Contractor personnel should contact their home company for guidance. 

Personnel who have met any of the following conditions in the last 14 days will be denied entry to the NMIC. 

  • If you have traveled outside the local area, defined as a 100-mile radius from the NMIC, AND/OR 

  • If you have been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 case, AND/OR 

  • If you are sick with a fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath. 

If you are or suspect you may be ill—stay home, contact your supervisor or chain-of-command, and consult with your medical professional for further guidance.  

The following guidance is mandatory for military families and strongly encouraged for Navy civilians, and contractors. NMIC personnel are advised to follow the guidelines for the previous HPCONs along with the following: 

  • Limit travel to/from place of residence/work with stops only for essential businesses 

  • Shall not visit/engage in off-installation facilities or activities 

  • Do not visit non-essential commercial establishments or outdoor activities 

  • Wear face coverings and maintain distance of at least six feet. 

  • Do not gather in groups of over 10 people 

For more information on DOD Health Protection Condition Levels, visit: HPCON: Understanding Health Protection Condition Levels  

This message will be updated as needed, and employees are encouraged to check back regularly for updates.  



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