Regardless of vaccination or prior infection status, DIA employees must not enter any DIA facility if they are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, have exhibited COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days, or have tested positive for COVID-19. Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website for an up-to-date list of COVID-19 symptoms. If an employee falls into one of these categories, they must immediately notify their supervisor and begin quarantine. The employee will then be contacted by a representative from the Office of the Surgeon General.
If an employee is not fully vaccinated and they have close contact with an individual who has COVID-19 (symptomatic or confirmed cases), they must immediately notify their supervisor and begin quarantine. DIA defines close contact as being within 6 feet of an individual with COVID-19 for 10 minutes continuously or 15 minutes cumulatively during a 24-hour period, regardless of whether masks were worn. Fully vaccinated is defined as being two weeks post-second vaccine in a two-dose series (e.g., Moderna or Pfizer) or two weeks post-vaccination in a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson).
Employees returning from OCONUS locations must not enter DIA facilities if they are not fully vaccinated. The employee must notify their supervisor immediately upon return and begin quarantine.
If an employee becomes symptomatic during quarantine, they must contact the OSG Call Center at 202-231-2609 as soon as possible. Fully vaccinated employees who are not exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms and have not been diagnosed with or tested positive for COVID-19 are not required to quarantine under current guidance. All quarantined employees must contact OSG to request medical clearance prior to returning to work.