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

Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General U.S. Army Reserve Command, gives a message about not letting our guards down as we approach the holiday season. COVID is still a threat and Soldiers and civilians should should continue to take appropriate steps to keep others and themselves safe.
In the fight against COVID-19, it's not only important to chose the right mask but also to wear it properly. Cover both your mouth and your nose. You may be asymptomatic, but could still infect others without knowing it. Your mask protects others. Their masks protect you. Take the fight seriously. Wear your mask.
Video by SSG Christopher Jackson and Sgt. 1st Class Joy Dulen The 7th Mission Support Command remains ready to protect, service, and supply the force though the COVID-19 pandemic.
Command Sgt. Maj. Yingst of the 7th Mission Support Command discusses new information regarding COVID-19 in Europe and some impacts on personnel and their families.
7th MSC Command Surgeon, Col. Jeffrey Tiede, discusses continued precautionary measures to carry out during COVID-19.
Maj. William Brown, AER representative with the 7th Mission Support Command, speaks about how Army Emergency Relief has recently made changes to include Reserve Soldiers.
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with Medical Support Unit Europe, 7th Mission Support Command assist the U. S. Medical Materiel Center, Europe in a joint effort to supply the force during COVID19 response.
Virtual Battle Assembly
April 2, 2020 - Effective immediately, the CAR/CG authorizes the use of Virtual Battle Assemblies (VBAs) for all Army Reserve Troop Program Unit (TPU) Commands. VBAs have been put in place to ensure Soldiers have the maximum means to...

FAQs: COVID-19 impact to the U.S. Army Reserve
Dec. 22, 2020 - These questions have been submitted by Soldiers to various U.S. Army Reserve social media websites. Here, Soldiers may find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions...

Army Reserve Soldiers “Suit Up!” for COVID-19 response
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. William Haynes, a survey team member with the 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Mission Support Command, sprays EPA-approved decontamination solution at the Rhein Ordnance Barracks post office in Kaiserslautern, Germany, March 28, 2020. The 773rd assumed the role of Task Force-Prevention as part of U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz' efforts to decrease the spread of COVID-19.
April 8, 2020 - As the confirmed cases of COVID-19 (over 1 million people worldwide) continue to increase, U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Mission Support Command, have taken action, in line with...

U.S. Army issues guidance for the use of cloth face coverings
Soldiers are authorized to wear the neck gaiter and other cloth items, such as bandanas and scarves, as face coverings. Soldiers should not, however, fashion face coverings from Army Combat Uniforms or other materials that have been chemically-treated. Personal protective equipment, such as N95 respirators or surgical masks, must be reserved for use in medical settings.
April 7, 2020 - To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Army is implementing Department of Defense guidance on the use of cloth face coverings. Soldiers, family members, Army civilian employees and contractors should follow Centers for...

Host Nation Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced updated COVID-19 protection measures during a press conference April 15.


Germany is extending the current lockdown through to April 18, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced early Tuesday (23 March 2021).

 

The country will enter an even stricter lockdown from April 1 to April 5 over the Easter holiday period, when shops, including grocery stores, will largely have to close.

 

Merkel warned that Germany needed to "break the exponential growth of then third wave." Case numbers have reached levels that authorities say will overburden intensive care units.

 

Tuesday's announcement marks a reversal from earlier this month when state leaders agreed to begin a cautious reopening process.

 

Talks between leaders of Germany's 16 federal states and Merkel lasted until the early hours of the morning following a lengthy interruption.

 

What are the new measures?

 

As well as prolonging existing measures such as the closure of cultural, leisure and sporting facilities, tougher restrictions will apply over the Easter period.

  • Churches will be asked to hold services marking the Christian festival online.
  • No more than five adults from two households will be able to meet over the five-day period.
  • Testing and vaccination centers can remain open.
  • Public gatherings will be prohibited.
  • Almost all shops will be shut during the five days. Only grocery stores may open on Saturday, April 3.
  • Anyone from Germany holidaying abroad will have to be tested before boarding a flight back to Germany.

 

This "emergency brake" will halt further reopenings and will apply to areas exceeding 100 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a seven-day period.

 

If an area has an incidence rate of over 100 for three consecutive days, harsher lockdown measures will once again apply.

Nurse Advice Lines by Location in Europe

TRICARE beneficiaries should call the Nurse Advice Line at one of the following toll-free numbers based on your location:

• Bahrain: 800-06432

• Belgium: 0800-81933

• Germany: 0800-071-3516

• Greece: 00-800-4414-1013

• Italy: 800-979721

• Spain: 900-82-2740

• Turkey: 00-800-44-882-5287

• UK: 0800-028-3263

*** To access the Nurse Advice Line (NAL) from a cell phone in Europe you must first call your clinic appointment line and choose the option for the Nurse Advice Line.***

Non-TRICARE beneficiaries should contact their primary care provider for advice. If you do NOT meet ALL THREE of the above criteria, but you have symptoms of upper respiratory infection, call your primary care provider for advice.

Did You Know? Quarantine vs Isolation

  • The difference between Quarantine and Isolation.

    • Quarantine is the separation of an individual or group that has been exposed to a communicable disease, but not yet ill, from others who have not been so exposed, in such a manner and place to prevent the possible spread of the communicable disease. 

    • Isolation is the separation of an individual or group infected or reasonable believed to be infected with a communicable disease from those who are healthy in such a plce an manner to prevent the spread of the communicable disease. 

  • CDC does not recommend testing, symptom monitoring or special management for people exposed to asymptomatic people with potential exposures to COVID-19. For instance, "contacts of contacts;" these people are not considered exposed to COVID-19.

7th MSC COVID-19 Hotline:
+49(0)1622592744

Rhineland-Pfalz Commander's Hotline:
+49(0)6111435413032

U.S. ARMY COVID-19 Hotline:
1-800-984-8523
OCONUS DSN: 312-421-3700 | CONUS DSN: 421-3700

LETTER TO THE FORCE: 
The Army's Commitment to Health Protection (PDF)

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