DIA continues to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and encourages its personnel to adhere to CDC guidelines by taking appropriate preventive measures and stay informed using Agency websites and social media updates.

Message from the Director

It’s been over a year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. The days, weeks and months following that announcement profoundly altered the way we live, conduct business and view the world around us — but we have never been deterred from our mission.

As we continue to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 and its variants, I encourage each of you to pay careful attention to the information on this webpage. Here, you can find the most up-to-date DIA policies and guidance on how to continue safely navigating the pandemic.

I want to thank each of you for your resiliency, flexibility and adaptability during these unprecedented times. What I have witnessed as we’ve maneuvered through the unknowns of this pandemic is nothing short of inspirational. Our unwavering commitment to excellence in defense of our Nation will ensure a bright future for our Agency.

Your strength has made all the difference this year.

LTG Scott Berrier
Director, DIA

Guidelines for DIA Employees

Regardless of vaccination or prior infection status, DIA employees must not enter any DIA facility if they are currently exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, have exhibited COVID-19 symptoms in the past five days, have a pending test ordered by a medical provider, or tested positive or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 by a medical provider. 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 has close contact with an individual who has COVID-19 (symptomatic or confirmed case), they must immediately notify their supervisor and begin quarantine. Employees who have received a COVID-19 booster and are asymptomatic are not required to quarantine due to close contact. DIA defines close contact as being within 6 feet of a COVID-19-positive individual for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more within 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 who are fully vaccinated and returning to the United States from a foreign country are not required to quarantine unless they develop COVID-19 symptoms. A 10-day ROM is required for non-vaccinated or not fully vaccinated employees returning from a foreign country to the United States.

If an employee becomes symptomatic during quarantine, they must contact the OSG Call Center at 202-231-2609 as soon as possible. All quarantined or isolated employees must contact OSG to request medical clearance prior to returning to work.

How to Contact OSG

Employees and supervisors can contact the Office of the Surgeon General Call Center by calling 202-231-2609, or by emailing

Supervisors cannot request medical clearance on behalf of their employees.

COVID-19: DoD Response

The Department of Defense is working closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the State Department to provide support in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is the Government Doing?

For the latest information on Government-wide information related to COVID-19 activities, visit


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention coronavirus website has the latest information from the CDC and overarching medical community on COVID-19. The website has information on how it spreads, symptoms, prevention and treatment, stigma and COVID-19, what to do if you are sick, and FAQs.