Coronavirus Disease 2019: COVID-19

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» Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 impact to the U.S. Army Reserve (updated March 23, 2020)

» U.S. Army Reserve leadership continues to monitor the coronavirus outbreak. For media queries, call 910-622-3687. 

» Army Reserve Soldiers: For the latest information on Battle Assembly schedules and training exercises, please contact your chain of command.

» In the News: "The Army Reserve on Wednesday halted monthly training and virtually all official travel through the end of March for the vast majority of its roughly 200,000 Soldiers," Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, the Army Reserve chief, announced. | Stars and Stripes article

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Doug Cherry, commanding general, 76th Operational Response Command and commander of Task Force West, talks to reporters at the CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle on March 28. Cherry is NORTHCOM's senior leader in Washington, tasked with coordinating mission-enhancing military support to the Department of Defense COVID-19 response mission. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, is providing military support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help communities in need. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent C. Powell)
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, reinforces his previous guidance on maintaining proper standards and discipline to ensure we limit the spread of COVID-19. Updates include battle assemblies, pay for Army Reserve Soldiers, and how America's Army Reserve is providing support in the fight against the coronavirus.
Lt. Gen Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, gives guidance to unit commanders and Soldiers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, he addresses the suspension of battle assembly training, the stop of military travel, and precautions to take to defend personal and public health.
In this episode of AR/60, we talk about COVID-19: 1. How to stay healthy; 2. The U.S. Department of Defense's 3 priorities; 3. Travel restrictions; 4. Lt. Gen. Charles D Luckey's guidance
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Andre Lewis, a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear noncommissioned officer with the 7th Mission Support Command, asks COVID-19-related screening questions to occupants of a vehicle before they can enter the gate of U.S. Army post Daenner Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, March 19, 2020. Daenner Kaserne is home to the 7th MSC headquarters, the only U.S. Army Reserve command stationed in Europe.
Lt. Gen Charles D. Luckey gives guidance to Army Reserve Families about COVID-19 along with Julie Luckey, Army Reserve senior spouse, and Col. Mary Reed, U.S. Army Reserve Command Surgeon.

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Coronavirus Facts

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified.  Coronavirus Disease 2019 is a new disease never seen before in humans.  It is different from other human coronaviruses that cause the common cold.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including: Avoid close contact with people who are sick; avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth; wash hand with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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Isolation and quarantine are public health practices used to stop or limit the spread of disease.

» Isolation is used to separate ill persons who have a communicable disease from those who are healthy. Isolation restricts the movement of ill persons to help stop the spread of certain diseases. For example, hospitals use isolation for patients with infectious tuberculosis.

» Quarantine is used to separate and restrict the movement of well persons who may have been exposed to a communicable disease to see if they become ill. These people may have been exposed to a disease and do not know it, or they may have the disease but do not show symptoms. Quarantine can also help limit the spread of communicable disease.

Isolation and quarantine are used to protect the public by preventing exposure to infected persons or to persons who may be infected.

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Remote Training During COVID-19
Michelle Adams uses a SCATT trainer to practice - at home while wearing pajamas. Simulations devices allow remote Postal Match opportunities and training options when conditions prevent congregating.
March 31, 2020 - For times when circumstances and expense prevent Soldiers from congregating for training, remote training simulators allow inexpensive, yet effective, skill development.

Army seeks retired medical Soldiers to support COVID-19 efforts
Krystal Moore, a licensed practical nurse, takes the temperature of a Soldier during a secondary screening on March 24, 2020, at Madigan Army Medical Center's Winder Clinic on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Wash. Winder Clinic has been designated as the JBLM enhanced COVID-19 screening site. (Photo by John Wayne Liston)
March 31, 2020 - More than 14,000 retired Soldiers have already shown interest in returning to active duty after the Army recently reached out to over 800,000 of them to assist in the COVID-19 pandemic response, G-1 officials said Friday.

336th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade conducts virtual battle assembly due to COVID-19 concerns
Capt. Marcel Bedard (left) of the 325th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Battalion participates in a discussion during the 336th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade’s virtual battle assembly from Watertown, Mass., March 21, 2020. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Marcel Bedard)
March 31, 2020 - The 336th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade successfully piloted the U.S. Army Reserve’s first virtual battle assembly with the participation of more than 500 soldiers from the unit March 21 to 22. The 336th E-MIB Soldiers from across the U.S. connected remotely to participate in the two days of scheduled training.

Reserve Soldiers support medical supply mission during pandemic
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Tiffany Boatner, a human resources specialist with Medical Support Unit-Europe, 7th Mission Support Command, sorts bottles of acetaminophen at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center, Europe warehouse in Pirmasens, Germany, March 26, 2020. 7th MSC Soldiers are supporting the shipping and receiving functions in the warehouse to help with the high demand of Army Class VIII medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 26, 2020 - In the midst of a global pandemic, there’s been an increase in demand for supplies at Army hospitals and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers in Europe are helping to fill that demand. Soldiers from Medical Support Unit-Europe, 7th Mission Support Command, based out of Kaiserslautern, Germany, are supporting the shipping and receiving functions in the warehouse at U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center, Europe in Pirmasens for 30 days (or more) to help push Class VIII medical supplies to where they need to go – the hospitals.

Army makes exceptions to enlisted promotion policy during COVID-19 outbreak
Capt. Marcus Smith and 1st Sgt. James Delaney, Headquarters Company command team, 529th Support Battalion, promote Roger Jackson from sergeant to staff sergeant at Camp Taji, Iraq, July 27, 2019. (Staff Sgt. Kyle Cook)
March 25, 2020 - In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Army has initiated several policy exceptions that will impact enlisted promotion cycles scheduled until the end of this fiscal year, unless terminated sooner, G-1 officials announced Tuesday.

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