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Screening and Temperature Checks at Gates

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:50 AM by

Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 6:30-10:30 a.m. weekdays, we will begin screening and temperature checks for all personnel (employees and dependents) entering the Naval Academy.  As our employee population increases on the Yard, this Force Health Protection measure is intended to protect our workforce by identifying those that present COVID symptoms and/or exposure risk to our on-base community.  If you accessed the yard this week, you may have seen the team conducting a dry run of this process to verify procedures and flow.


As a reminder, the Naval Academy is NOT open for visitation and these screenings are for personnel that have a requirement to be on the yard.  These screenings are NOT an invitation for those without a requirement to be on the yard to attempt access.


Who:  All USNA personnel and dependents.  (Commercial and service vehicles that deliver point to point and exit the Academy will be excluded.  ALL adults in a vehicle will be screened.) 


What:  Symptom and Travel Screening and Temperature checks (individuals will not leave vehicles; approximately 30 seconds per check - no paperwork required.)


1.  Symptom and Travel Screening Screening.  All individuals will be asked the US Fleet Forces Command COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire
a.   Q1. In the Past 24 Hours, have you had any of the following symptoms?
  • Fever or chills, Muscle or body aches, Cough (not due to allergies), Sore throat, Shortness of breath, Loss of smell or taste, Nausea or vomiting, Congestion or runny nose, Diarrhea
  • If Yes, the individual will be denied entry (residents may return to their homes)
b.  Q2. Have you travelled internationally within the last 14 days?
•  If Yes”, the individual will not be allowed to enter the workplace. (Contact your supervisor.)  Uniformed personnel will be expected to complete 14 Days of ROM, and Civilian employees will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.  
c.  Q3. Have you travelled domestically outside your authorized local travel radius (250 nm of USNA or domicile) in the past 14 days?
• If “Yes,” individuals will be directed to contact their supervisor/ employer for specific guidance. Cost Center Head will make a risk assessment and determine potential ROM / quarantine requirements based on state/county of travel location and routing.
• Note: Midshipmen reporting back to USNA will not be denied access due to travel.
2.  Temperature Checks
  • Individuals will not be expected to leave the vehicle.  Screeners will use touchless IR thermometers to take forehead temperatures. 
  • If temperature > 100 degrees, screener shall allow the individual to wait 5-10 minutes then re-screen.
  • If temperature remains > 100 degrees, the individual shall be required to leave the installation and be instructed to not enter the workforce.  Uniformed personnel inform Chain of Command, DoD Civilian or Contractor inform supervisor.  (Note: Residents will be allowed to return home)
  • Those not passing the temperature check are expected to put on a clean mask or face covering and contact/report to their medical provider (call ahead to inform them of their arrival). Follow CDC Guidance.

When:  Weekdays, 6:30-10: 30 a.m., beginning Tues, 4 Aug

1.  Gate 8 entry (vehicle, pedestrian) - Hubbard Hall parking lot
2.  Gate 1 entry (vehicle, pedestrian) - Halsey Cut Out (Bus loading and unloading zone)

3.  Gate 3 (pedestrians)  - turnstile entry only

Additional Info:
- All individuals shall wear a mask during screening.
- Be prepared for minor delays entering the Yard; factor this into your commuting schedule.
- Please exercise caution in the vicinity of the screening areas; watch for personnel and other vehicles.   
- Screenings may be secured by the NADO in the event of severe/inclement weather

- When conducted, screenings are a legal condition of base entry.  Screenings are conducted under direction of US Fleet Forces Command, and under the authority of the Installation Commander.  Non-compliant individuals will be reported to their supervisors for administrative action, and may be subject to loss of access or vehicular entry.  

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.  Although we fully understand there are minor inconveniences associated with these checks, they are being conducted in order to increase the safety of our Naval Academy community as we attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Again, the Naval Academy is NOT open for visitation and these screenings are for personnel that have a requirement to be on the yard.  These screenings are NOT an invitation for those without a requirement to be on the yard to attempt access.


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