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

Personnel that are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, have a pending medically directed COVID-19 test, or have a COVID-19 diagnosis shall not enter any DIA facility. Personnel who develop signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19 during the workday must immediately distance from other workers, put on a mask even if mask wearing is not otherwise required by DoD guidance, notify their supervisor, and promptly leave the workplace. Personnel who test positive for COVID-19 will remain out of the workplace for five days. 

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.


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.