Sep 13, 2021 - 9:15am

INFO//Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 23) - Department of Defense Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination Attestation and Screening Testing for Unvaccinated Personnel


President, Defense and Aerospace Export Council (DAEC)
Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The  DoD released Force Health Protection Guidance on Supplement 23 (hyperlinked below) which will impact your contractor employees working in DoD facilities as soon as next week.  Specifically, in accordance with the White House Safer Federal Workforce Task Force directed safety measures, attestation of an individual’s status as fully vaccinated, or presentation of a recent negative COVID-19 test will be a condition of physical access to DoD facilities.  Components are required to publish any necessary supplemental instructions and begin implementing the FHPG (Supp 23) attestation requirements no later than Sep 13, 2021, followed by implementation of the screening testing requirements based on the availability of testing supplies. 

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FHPG (Supp 23) Highlights:

  • Policy Application: 
    • Applies to all individuals, including contractor personnel, issued a credential by DoD that affords the individual recurring access (classified in the memo as “credentialed recurring access” or CRA) to DoD facilities. 
    • Does not apply to personnel receiving ad hoc access to DoD facilities (e.g. delivery personnel, or taxi services)
    • Does not apply to individuals who have access to the grounds of, but not into the buildings on, DoD Installations (e.g. contract groundskeepers, fuel delivery personnel, etc). 
  • Policy Requirements
    • Individuals must, as a  condition of physical access to DoD Facilities, attest their status as fully vaccinated or present a recent negative COVID-19 test
      • Personnel will attest to their vaccination status by completing the DD Form 3150 (attached). 
        • DoD contractor personnel with CRA will: 
          • Complete the DD Form 3150
          • Maintain a copy of the completed DD Form 3150 and show it to authorized DoD personnel, upon request.   
      • Personnel who do not attest their status as fully vaccinated will enter their component testing program.
        • Individuals who refusal to submit to required screening testing will be denied access to DoD facilities
        • Screening testing requirements will be executed at least weekly with self-collection kits or self-tests that can be performed primarily onsite at the installation or facility.  If onsite screening testing is not feasible, self-testing can be performed at home or in other locations.  If the COVID-19 screening test is administered offsite, the negative result must be from a test performed in the past three days.
        • Components will procure and provide self-tests for DoD contractor personnel with CRA and establish guidance for where and how the tests will be distributed and conducted and how results are to be reported. 
          • DoD contractor personnel with CRA will maintain a copy of their most recent COVID-19 test result and show such results to authorized DoD personnel, upon request. 
          • Personnel (including contractor personnel with CRA), who have positive screening tests will be required to remain away from the workplace IAW existing DoD guidance.  Components will offer, but not require, confirmatory laboratory-based molecular testing to individuals who have positive test results. 

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President, Defense and Aerospace Export Council (DAEC)
Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

President, Defense and Aerospace Export Council (DAEC), and Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.