Coronavirus Disease 2019 Response


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This page contains information about the Army's response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for all U.S. Army personnel – Soldiers and civilians – serving at the Detroit Arsenal.

Information as of 9:00 a.m. Monday, September 14, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: The information and links provided on this page reflect information available as of the date and time above.

The situation is rapidly changing; therefore, all Detroit Arsenal personnel are encouraged to stay in regular contact with their respective chains of command and to utilize reliable, primary sources for the most current information.

Direct links to primary information sources are provided below.


What you need to know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers the following recommendations:


Up to date information about garrison services impacted by COVID-19 mitigation can be found in the Garrison Manager's daily emails:



Substantial sustained community transmission

All Alpha and Bravo measured are observed with the following additions:

• Expect cancellation of in-person gatherings (e.g., schools, all community activities) and restricted ability to travel.
• Plan activities for family members, especially children, in case you are restricted to your home for prolonged periods of time.
• Prepare for the potential of limited access to supplies and services, including severely restricted access to military installations.
• Implement remote work procedures as directed by your employer.

NOTE: Organic Industrial Base Facilities and missions are Army "Mission Essential Functions" as specified by the Department of Defense, the Army, and Army Materiel Command. OIB missions continue to provide support to near-term readiness, support to deployed forces (in the United States and around the world), modernization, and provide a ready capability to support to our Nation in the fight against COVID-19.


Industrial base
The DoD remains fully engaged with the defense industrial base on all programs, and stands ready to respond when needed to ensure the security, reliability and resilience of our defense industrial base and our collective effort to execute the National Defense Strategy.

Currently, all production areas at all sites are operating and fully resourced with no production impacts. Should the situation progress and capacity become constrained, programs would be prioritized based on Army needs and available capabilities.

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, Army acquisition personnel will have to balance requirements to develop and deliver capability against the need to protect Army personnel. Each program's activities, operations and future needs will have to be assessed to determine whether the risk of a program delay outweighs any associated risk to personnel.


Employees of the Department of Defense can take advantage of a free one-year subscription to McAfee Internet Security for personal PCs or Macs. Additionally, DoD has made an exception, due to expanded telework during the COVID-19 epidemic, and is allowing DoD contractor employees to take advantage of this program with a limit of one device per contractor employee.

The subscription gives users proactive security for their home computers by preventing malicious attacks and helping to keep the users safe while browsing the web, searching, and downloading files. The security service also continuously delivers the latest software, so protection is never out-of-date.

By installing the security software on a home system or device, users will not only be protecting themselves from malicious threats, but also helping the DoD strengthen its information technology security against transferable viruses and spyware.


Travel restrictions are necessary to preserve force readiness, limit the continuing spread of the virus, and preserve the health and welfare of Service members, DoD civilian employees, their families, and local communities. Detroit Arsenal personnel are encouraged to communicate regularly with their supervisors and chain of command for the latest travel guidance.

No face-to-face Service for SATO Travel Office
SATO Travel office (Bldg. 203) is temporary closed. Agents will not be available for face-to-face service, but are still operating online and accepting phone calls. Please call (800) 634-0266 for reservations or travel questions; fax orders to (844) 846-8953 or email to tacomres -at - cwtsato -dot- com. If you need an invoice, please visit:


Detroit Arsenal CPAC in-person services temporarily suspended
The Detroit Arsenal Civilian Personnel Advisory Center suspended in-person services until at least April 5. For assistance with CPAC-related matters, please contact your servicing Human Resources Specialist or call 586-282-3901.



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