The Department of Defense (DoD), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Food and Drug Administration alongside the medical community are working to coordinate the production (via 3D printing and standard manufacturing) of medical supplies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. NAVAIR is a member of the Department of the Navy (DON) AM Team that is forming a strategic partnership with America Makes – a National Manufacturing Institute – to integrate Navy, government and commercial manufacturing capacity into a distributed manufacturing network to respond to urgent supply needs.
All military, civilian, contractors and all other individuals entering any NAVAIR building are required to wear face coverings. Face coverings must be worn in all common areas, passageways, stairways, restrooms, elevators and any shared workspace (examples: laboratories, range control rooms, SCIFs, prototyping and manufacturing facilities, etc.). They are optional, but highly encouraged, in personal spaces when alone or in cubicles where six feet or more of separation is possible.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, face coverings should: Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face; be secured with ties or ear loops; include multiple layers of fabric; allow for breathing without restriction; be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape.
The NAVAIR workforce continues to make an impact and meet the challenges of COVID-19. Learn how our Mission-Aligned Organization is ensuring a faster response time, increased empowerment and the ability to adapt and create innovative solutions to meet the needs of the fleet.
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic brought an invisible enemy to our shores and changed the way we operate as a Navy. The fight against this virus is a tough one. But our Sailors are tougher, and each of you plays a critical role in defeating this virus.
We have embraced the challenge of COVID-19 and are learning, adapting, and improving ...
Think you might have COVID-19? Department of the Navy civilians, who are not otherwise beneficiaries, may be evaluated and tested at military treatment facilities. You must have symptoms, known exposure to COVID-19 within the preceding 14 days, a request from your command on letterhead and a copy of the March 13 SECNAV memo. Evaluation and testing will follow the same process as for the existing beneficiary.
Know the symptoms below, and call the clinic BEFORE arriving and follow their guidance
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
For any civilian employee experiencing increased anxiety, fear or emotional stress, it may help to speak to a professional clinician through your employee assistance program. Employees can access services 24/7 through the web magellanascend.com or by phone 844-366-2327.
The link below will take you to the DON CEAP page of Magellan Ascend
For any NAF employee experiencing increased anxiety, fear or emotional stress, it may help to speak to professional clinician through your employee assistance program (EAP) provided by ACI Specialty Benefits. ACI’s EAP is confidential, free to use for employees, and open to all family members.
Mental health is just as important for military and family readiness as physical fitness. While Military OneSource does not provide health care services, it does point members of the military family to the resources available to help. If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the Military Crisis Line at 800-273-8255, then press 1, or access online chat by texting 838255.