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OPM Operating Status

03 MAY 2021


Effective at 1000 on 03 May 2021, at the direction of RADM Kelly Aeschbach, Commander, Office of Naval Intelligence, the National Maritime Intelligence Center has decreased its health protection condition (HPCON) in response to COVID-19 from HPCON CHARLIE to HPCON BRAVO.


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. 


Individuals who meet any of the following conditions will be denied entry to the NMIC:

  • Individuals exhibiting fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath, AND/OR
  • Individuals who are not fully immunized and traveling from high-risk areas (unless can provide a waiver), AND/OR
  • Individuals who are not fully immunized who have come into close contact with a confirmed COVID positive person within the past 10 days.

International visitors must coordinate their visit with OPNAV and ONI prior to arrival.


Restrictions on non-essential activities off-base for military personnel have been removed under HPCON BRAVO.  However, all personnel shall follow state and local guidelines and exercise good judgment.

  • In addition, per ALNAV 031/21 and NAVADMIN 086/21, all personnel who have been fully immunized are subject to restrictions no higher than HPCON BRAVO for off-base activities, even if the installation reverts back to HPCON CHARLIE or higher.  
  • All military personnel shall be prepared to maintain a contact-tracing log, if directed.  All government civilian and contractor personnel are strongly encouraged to maintain a contact-tracing log.

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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