Pentagon Reservation Enters ‘Phase One’ of Reopening on Monday
Posted on June 15, 2020
In accordance the White House guidelines for Opening Up America Again, staff at the Pentagon Reservation will enter Phase One of the DoD’s COVID-19 resilience plan on June 15.
“Main differences that may be seen starting Monday, as outlined below, are a slight increase of people in workspaces, more open entrances, and additional random testing of people entering facilities,” according to a DoD press release.
Health Protection Condition (HPCON) at the Pentagon Reservation remains at HPCON C.
According to a memo by Pentagon Chief Management Officer Lisa Hershman, primary changes includes a shift from “maximizing telework” to “encouraging telework,” as well as a goal of moving no more than 40 percent of the workforce back to the office. Previously the DoD allowed only 20 percent of its employees in workspaces.
Other measures included in the “Pentagon Reservation Plan for Resilience” includes wearing of face coverings, adhering to social distancing and the taking temperature before entering buildings.
“Rest assured we will gradually return to pre-COVID operations when it is safe to do so,” wrote Hershman.
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Post courtesy of the Association of Defense Communities