FACTSHEET | March 12, 2020

Key Points

COVID-19 Update 04

 

  • We encourage all Utah National Guard personnel to follow the Force Health Protection guidance and supplementals as well as all CDC guidance.

  • Due to the threat of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the CDC has issued the following travel advisories:

  • China – Level 3, avoid all nonessential travel, self-quarantine for 14 days from time of departure

  • Italy – Level 3, avoid all nonessential travel, self-quarantine for 14 days from time of departure

  • South Korea – Level 3, avoid all nonessential travel, self-quarantine for 14 days from time of departure

  • Japan – Level 2, older adults or those who have chronic medical conditions postpone travel

  • Hong Kong – Level 1, practice usual precautions

Until further notice, Utah National Guard personnel are directed to avoid nonessential travel to Level 3 Travel Health Notice countries such as China, Italy, South Korea and any other countries designated in the future by the CDC under Level 3 Travel Health Notice. See CDC travel advisories here.

It is recommended that service members, Department of Defense civilian employees, state employees, contractor personnel and family members returning from China, Italy, South Korea or any Level 3 Travel Health Notice country follow the existing CDC guidance to stay at home (self-quarantine) for 14 days from the time of departure from the country in question.

Any service members or families who are self-quarantined or have questions related to self-quarantine should contact the Utah National Guard Occupational Health Nurse, Carrie Papproth carrie.c.papproth.mil@mail.mil   (801) 432-4906

Key aspects of self-quarantine: Stay at home for 14 days from departing an area with widespread, ongoing community spread (Level 3 Travel Health Notice countries), limit close contact with people or pets, avoid sharing personal household items, self-monitor for fever or symptoms of COVID-19 infection and seek medical advice by telephone from a healthcare provider or local health department to determine whether medical evaluation is needed.

Self-monitoring: people should monitor themselves for fever by taking their temperatures twice a day and remain alert for cough or difficulty breathing. If they feel feverish or develop measured fever, cough or difficulty breathing during the self-monitoring period, they should self-isolate and continue to communicate with healthcare providers.

Self-isolation is for people who have already been infected with the virus and are ill.