CLICK BANNER FOR MAB COVID-19 DIRECTIVE
モデルナ COVID-19 ワクチンファクトシート
新型コロナワクチン スクリーニング/予防接種記録表 (DHA207v1)
1. Quarantine changes.
a. Quarantined individuals no longer required to stay in Contingency lodging.
b. Vaccinated family members living with quarantined individuals will not be considered in quarantine status and may continue to go to work and/or school.
2. Changes to unofficial International Travel to the U.S. for unvaccinated travelers.
a. Fully vaccinated traveler will still require a negative test within 3 days of travel.
b. Unvaccinated traveler > 18 years old require negative test within 1 day of travel.
c. Unvaccinated traveler < 18 years old traveling with parents/guardians who are all fully vaccinated require negative test within 3 days of travel.
d. Unvaccinated traveler < 18 years old traveling with any parent/guardian who is not fully vaccinated require a negative test within 1 day of travel.
3. Cycling and walking from off-base domicile to installation now authorized during ROM.
1. All visitors (personnel not permanently assigned to Misawa AB) will comply with USFJ and Misawa AB travel guidance.
2. Vaccinated visitors who have been in Japan for at least 10 days and are not traveling from a restricted area identified in the most current “Weekly Hot Spot Annex,” are allowed base access and do not require additional authorization.
3. Unvaccinated Visitors who have been in Japan for at least 14 days and are not traveling from a restricted area identified in the most current “Weekly Hot Spot Annex,” are allowed base access and do not require additional authorization.
4. Visitors who have traveled to any of the restricted areas identified in the “Weekly Hot Spot Annex” (depending on vaccination status), or an installation currently in Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie or higher in the past 14 days requires a Misawa Unit Commander or higher to assess risk prior to approving access to Misawa AB.
a. Unit Commanders will utilize the “Pre-Arrival Health Screening (TDY to Misawa).”
b. Unit Commanders must coordinate with Public Health for risk assessment prior to approval.
c. Unit Commanders are allowed to implement a working ROM as a mitigation measure if risk assessment is elevated.
d. Visitors without a sponsoring Misawa Unit Commander should submit requests to the COVID Support Cell (226-2082) and the MSG/CC or MSG/CD will be the approval authority.
5. Visitors who have been outside of Japan in the last 14 days MUST complete ROM.
6. Visitors with SOFA status may ROM off-base if the level of risk is deemed to be acceptable by the recommendation of the Public Health Emergency Office (PHEO), otherwise they must ROM on Misawa AB.
7. Visitors without SOFA status MUST ROM off-base.(1)
8. Non-SOFA Contractors: May continue to access Misawa AB solely to fulfill their contractual obligations according to the Misawa AB contractor mitigation plan.
1. Active on-base restrictions and gathering limits will be published in the “Weekly Hot Spot Annex.”
2. Refer to the following websites for the latest updates:
a. Misawa Air Base Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MisawaAirBase/ (primary base updates)
b. 35th Force Support Squadron: https://35fss.com/covid/ (for updated FSS events and program operations and hours)
c. Misawa Air Base COVID-19 Information: https://www.misawa.af.mil/COVID-19-Information/
3. Mask use and wearing. (2)(7)
a. Vaccinated personnel are not required to wear masks while on base except when:
(1) Within the AMC terminal
(2) In on-base medical facilities as directed by the 35th MDG Commander
(3) An individual has symptoms potentially consistent with COVID-19. The individual should also call the Med COVID Hotline (226-6555) to obtain a COVID-19 test.
(4) Directed by the MAB Installation or Naval Air Facility Commander.
(5) Indoors in DoD Facilities when local transmission is substantial or high in accordance with DoD policy. See Hot Spot Annex.
(6) When going into JASDF facilities at Misawa AB.
(7) Within DoDEA facilities
b. Unvaccinated individuals must wear masks continuously while on military installations except:
(1)When an unvaccinated individual is alone in an office with floor-to-ceiling walls with a closed door
(2)When the mask is required to be lowered briefly for identification or security purposes
(3) When necessary to reasonably accommodate an unvaccinated individual with a disability
(4) When outdoors and proper physical distancing is continuously maintained or only with immediate family members
(5) When an individual is alone in a vehicle or is sharing the vehicle only with members of their household
(6) Brief periods of time when eating and drinking while maintaining appropriate distancing
(7) Momentarily to take part in religious rituals/rights/observances that require consumption
(8) When wearing a mask substantively interferes with safe and effective operations when clear communication is paramount or with the proper wear and use of personal protective equipment necessary for the accomplishment of one’s military duties
(9) Members are authorized to remove their masks only when actively engaged in individual aerobic activity both indoors and outdoors AND at least six feet physical distancing is maintained through the entire duration of the exercise (i.e. strength training, spin class, aerobics class, volleyball, baseball, softball, tennis, golf, gymnastics, etc.) and momentarily to hydrate. Members will wear a mask when engaged in strength training, indoor team sports (basketball, dodgeball, etc.), and while transiting through fitness areas (fitness center, base swimming pool, and indoor/outdoor exercise areas).
c. Unit commanders may choose to require personnel to wear masks at unit sponsored events.
d. Members will seek and follow mask wear policy when visiting other USFJ installations
e. CDC Considerations for Wearing Masks including mask styles that are not recommended for use:
1. Active off-base restrictions and gathering limits will be published in the “Weekly Hot Spot Annex.”
2. While off USFJ installations, all personnel are required to wear masks as established in previous guidance regardless of vaccination status.
3. Members will maintain social awareness, avoid large crowds/congested areas, and adjust plans as necessary to avoid exposure risk.
4. Misawa members are authorized to use commercial public transportation throughout Japan.
a. Members will adhere to the same social distancing and hygiene rules as listed above.
b. Common spaces for sleeping overnight in ferries are prohibited for usage.
c. Unless specifically identified in the “Weekly Hot Spot Annex,” all airport and train stations are authorized for use with the stipulation that members will leave the restricted area as quickly as possible via connecting flight, POV, train, or rental vehicle.
d. In high traffic terminals, personnel need to be extra vigilant and maintain social distancing.
5. Public Health recommends Misawa members should minimize contact with unvaccinated persons who have been in restricted areas in the past 14 days. If personnel have known close contact with unvaccinated individuals with recent travel to restricted areas or individuals with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 infection, they should contact public health or their unit leadership for guidance.
6. Members traveling to other U.S. installations must adhere to all COVID-19 policies of that installation or Misawa AB directives, whichever is most restrictive.
1. Waiver authority for travel restrictions of all TDY’s taking place completely (all stops) within Japan is delegated to the traveler’s sponsoring commander or equivalent. (1)(3)(4)(5)
2. TAD/TDY outside of Japan must be approved with an ETP by the first O-6 in the chain of command for all Misawa AB community members.
3. Review your destination’s ROM requirements prior to travel.
4. When traveling to the U.S. testing is required 1-3 days prior to departure for all except previous positive within 90days. When traveling to Japan from another country, testing is not required for vaccinated, previous infection within 90 days or children under 2 years old, unless the airline has specific testing requirements. Members will maintain proof of the negative test during travel. 48 hours prior to travel is preferred to account for potential travel delays. COVID Tests can be obtained by following the guidance located under COVID testing.
a. Testing may be waived if it is not available or cannot be conducted in a timely manner upon approval from the Naval Air Facility Commander or Misawa Installation Commander.
b. Members must bring itinerary/tickets/orders to be tested. If short notice, First Sergeant or Sq CC should notify Medical COVID Hotline (226-6555/5575)
5. Service members must remain in contact with their losing commands and MPFs, and immediately inform them of any deviations in travel due to COVID-19.
6. May require ROM at destination depending on vaccination status or HN requirements. (1)(3)
1. Leave and passes are authorized as outlined in WEASEL NOTAM – 35FW-16-23 with the following exceptions:
a. Locations that would require leave as outlined in the NOTAM must be approved by the Unit Commander or higher in the chain of command.
b. Leave in locations OUTSIDE of Japan, to include the United States:
(1) Must be approved by the Unit Commander or higher in the chain of command
(2) May require ROM at destination depending on vaccination status.(1)(3)
(3) Will require ROM upon return to Japan unless an ETP has been approved by USFJ
c. Leave/pass INSIDE a restricted area identified in the most recent “Weekly Hot Spot Annex”:
(1) Must be approved by the Unit Commander or higher in the chain of command
(2) Will require ROM upon return to Misawa unless an ETP has been approved by the Naval Air Facility Commander for all Navy personnel and the Misawa Installation Commander for all Misawa AB community members.
d. Supervisors will ensure that the “Pre-Departure COVID-19 Traveler’s Risk Brief” is conducted for all members traveling outside the local area as defined in the NOTAM (areas approved for travel but not in exceptions).
2. All ROMs will be a minimum 14-day Installation ROM unless otherwise approved in an ETP.(1)
3. Pre-departure COVID-19 testing for leave travel is voluntary unless required by arrival location and may be requested from coordinated with the 35 MDG COVID team following the guidance located under COVID testing.
4. Members traveling to other installations must adhere to all COVID policies of that installation or Misawa AB directives, whichever is most restrictive.
Space-A Travel: The Patriot Express rotator has limited seating and passengers on Official Travel have priority. Space-A is allowed however it requires approval by an O-6 in the traveler’s chain of command, and is still limited to the space available on the aircraft. All Space-A travelers will require COVID-19 testing 1-3 days prior to travel, which can be obtained following guidance located under COVID testing.
1. When traveling to the U.S. testing is required 1-3 days prior to departure for all except previous positive within 90days. When traveling to Japan from another country, testing is not required for vaccinated, previous infection within 90 days or children under 2 years old, unless the airline has specific testing requirements. Members will maintain proof of the negative test during travel. For vaccinated travelers, 48 hours prior to travel is preferred to account for potential travel delays. COVID Tests can be obtained by following the guidance located under COVID testing.
a. Testing may be waived if it is not available or cannot be conducted in a timely manner upon approval from the Naval Air Facility Commander or Misawa Installation Commander.
b. Members must bring itinerary/tickets/orders to be tested. If short notice, First Sergeant or Sq CC should notify Medical COVID Hotline (226-6555/5575)
c. Leave authorizations are not considered orders under exemption requirements.
d. Leave / Space-A travelers must show proof of negative COVID tests.
e. Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 infection within the past 90 days are required to present:
(1) Documentation of positive test result, must state: “Positive,” “SARS-CoV-2 RNA Detected,” “SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Detected,” or “COVID-19 Detected.”
(2) Signed letter on official letterhead containing name address, and phone number of licensed healthcare provider or public health official stating passenger is cleared for travel
(3) Documentation and letter personal identifiers (name, birth date) must match other travel documents
f. COVID Testing Requirements for unofficial International Travel to the U.S.
(1) Fully vaccinated traveler will still require a negative test within 3 days of travel.
(2) Unvaccinated traveler > 18 years old require negative test within 1 day of travel.
(3) Unvaccinated traveler < 18 years old traveling with parents/guardians who are all fully vaccinated require negative test
within 3 days of travel.
(4) Unvaccinated traveler < 18 years old traveling with any parent/guardian who is not fully vaccinated require a negative
test within 1 day of travel.
Commercial Travel: Personnel and US contractors (traveling officially and unofficially) may utilize commercial transportation, with the following stipulations:
1. For commercial international travel departing Japan, members will adhere to “Off-Base Liberties para 8.c.”
a. All travelers to the United States require COVID-19 testing 1-3 days prior to departure, which can be obtained following guidance located under COVID testing. (1)
2. Upon entry into Japan at Haneda or Narita International Airport, personnel are required to proceed directly to Yokota AB (Kanto Lodge) to await shuttle transportation to Misawa AB.
3. The use of public transportation is not authorized prior to completion of ROM. Members travelling from Tokyo to Misawa Air Base must utilize the ROM shuttle from Yokota AB to Misawa AB.
PRIOR TO ENTRY INTO JAPAN:
1. Make reservations before you take/submit leave for Tuesday evening at Yokota’s Kanto Lodge:
a. Lodging availability changes regularly, personnel are required to make reservations before leave is approved.
b. Misawa AB currently provides shuttle service from Yokota AB’s Kanto Lodge to Misawa AB and is at no cost to the member
c. The shuttle generally runs every Wednesday. Please contact the Wing COVID Cell or your Unit travel Coordinator to verify status/occupancy.
d. For reservations on the shuttle to Misawa, email 35FW.email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org with:
(1)Name and rank (include legal names of all members if traveling in a group)
(3)Reason for travel (Leave, TDY, etc.)
(4) Date departing Misawa (For new arrivals, mark “new arrival”)
(5) Requested shuttle date
2. All members PCSing to Misawa from outside of Japan require Residential/Installation ROM. If housing arrangements and FMO furniture have been made by the sponsor, prior to arrival, personnel may complete ROM in their house or apartment.
Vaccinated Airmen may reside in the dorms if they have a dorm room assigned and are able to remain segregated from other dorm residents for the duration of their ROM. If housing arrangements have not been made, you or your sponsor will need to reserve contingency lodging for your ROM at least 7 days prior to your arrival.
a. Please send an email to Contingency Lodging (email@example.com) with:
Names of all personnel (including dependents), expected ROM dates, number of pets (if any), and gaining unit
b. Navy personnel will stay at the Navy Gateway Inns and Suites (NGIS). If the NGIS does not have vacancy, follow the
instructions for the Air Force listed above.
ARRIVING IN JAPAN AND TRANSIT TO ROM
The following instructions are provided to assist with transiting from Haneda/Narita International Airports to Misawa AB.(1)
1. Select a commercial flight that arrives in Tokyo 1300-1600 JST. Japan’s COVID-19 airport screening processing can take approximately 1-3 hours. This ensures adequate processing time before the Airport Shuttles depart for Yokota.
a. Ensure you have mandatory documents as listed in the MOFA memo (i.e. Passport, Orders, CAC, LOE, LOA). You may be asked to present these documents multiple times during the airport screening process
b. For up to date shuttle information from Haneda/Narita International Airports, please visit: https://yokotafss.com/vehicle-operations/
c. Scroll down to “Temporary Curbside Pickup Locations” and click on the image for specific instructions.
2. Ensure travelers have enough food and supplies to last 24-36 hours.
3. All persons entering or returning to Japan must submit information on the Government of Japan’s Questionnaire Website: htps://arqs-qa.followup.mhlw.go.jp
a. Travelers will need to present the QR code received after completing the questionnaire to the airport COVID-19 screeners.
b. It is highly encouraged to complete questionnaire prior to departure; submissions made after arrival may delay processing.
c. Save the QR code from the questionnaire and be prepared to present it to the COVID-19 airport screeners.
4. The COVID-19 airport screeners and/or Japan Customs & Immigration Personnel may ask to see an itinerary:1) base shuttle to Yokota AB, 2) stay overnight at Yokota AB, 3) base shuttle from Yokota AB to Misawa AB, 4) ROM location in Misawa
5. After completing the COVID-19 airport screening, proceed to Immigration & Customs. Travelers will need to present the MOFA memo and mandatory documents.
6. The use of public transportation is prohibited. All personnel will utilize the Yokota AB Shuttle Service. No reservations required.
NOTE 1: If travelers miss the LAST scheduled airport shuttle to Yokota, or their flight is delayed, please call Andy Litchfield by 1930hours at 080-5022-1485 (011-81-80-5022-1485 from a U.S. phone).
NOTE 2: Pets are not allowed on the Yokota Airport Shuttle. Transportation arrangements must be made thru FSS vehicle ops for a personal shuttle; recommended to schedule 3 weeks prior (DSN: 315-225-7720 or 011-81-3117-55-7720 from a U.S. phone)
NOTE 3: Pets are allowed on the Misawa Shuttle.
7. The Yokota Airport Shuttle will drop you off at the Yokota AB Kanto Lodge or TLF.
a. No personnel arriving into Japan will be permitted to leave the lodging room except IAW the Yokota AB ROM Policy.
b. It is recommended to have 24-36 hours of food & supplies. If supplies are needed while staying overnight in Yokota, personnel can reach out to the group Yokota Errands on Facebook
8. The Misawa shuttle bus will arrive at the TLF Building (Bldg 4304) at 0620 in the parking lot on the east side of the building (opposite side of Mt. Fuji) to pick up passengers and will depart to the Kanto Lodge at 0635 promptly. The shuttle will arrive in front of the Kanto Lodge (Bldg 15) to pick up the remaining passengers at 0645 and depart promptly at 0710.
NOTE 4: The shuttle bus will make several stops throughout the trip. Passengers are prohibited from utilizing public facilities (i.e. vendors, public restrooms) or interacting with the general public at rest areas. Passengers are allowed to step off and remain within the immediate vicinity of the bus to stretch their legs or relieve pets/take tobacco breaks in secluded grass areas.
a. Personnel will need food/supplies for everyone they are traveling with for the entire duration of the bus ride. There is a restroom in the back of the bus. The trip is approximately 9.5 hours long.
b. The shuttle will arrive at Misawa AB and offload passengers in the parking lot by the base theater (Bldg 556)/across the street from military service station. ALL personnel will be provided transportation from the parking lot to their final ROM locations.
c. Once arriving at Misawa AB (whether by Rotator or Shuttle bus), Vaccinated personnel may utilize vehicles left at the arrival location or coordinate for pick-up by other members. Unvaccinated personnel may also utilize vehicles left at the arrival location with the understanding that a direct route of travel to their domicile must be made with no stops in-between.
1. A medical professional will test individuals at their ROM location if they are:
a. Newly arrived permanent party personnel that do not have a POV.
b. Dorm residents that are in the ROM towers and do not have access to their POVs.
c. On Quarantine or Isolation status.
2 . Individuals who have been approved to ROM in their established on/off-base homes and have an operational POV will drive to the MDG tunnel for COVID-19 testing, as directed. Individuals unable to drive their POV due to mechanical issues will coordinate with their Unit Travel Coordinator/First Sergeant to meet the testing window. Individuals will:
a. Ensure the only personnel in the POV are of the same household and each passenger is in the vehicle for the sole purpose of receiving a COVID-19 test from the 35 MDG
b. At the gate, the driver will keep windows rolled up, as much as possible, and present proper identification for base access. If questioned by Security Forces or any other first responder, the driver will exercise discretion and may roll down the window enough to be able to hear and provide responses as needed.
c. Unvaccinated individuals that require COVID-19 testing will only be authorized to drive or be transported from their ROM location to the MDG tunnel, and proceed directly back to their ROM location. There will be NO stops in between, to include drive-thru restaurants.
3. Instructions for ROM Clearance
a. The designated Unit Travel Coordinator will transition personnel from Residential/Working ROM to installation ROM and then clear from ROM, based on vaccination status, type of ROM, a negative COVID test and no symptoms develop.
(1) Vaccinated personnel will be tested no earlier than day 5 and removed from installation ROM on day 10.
(2) Unvaccinated personnel will be tested no earlier than day 5, transitioned to installation ROM on day 8 and removed from installation ROM on day 14.
(3) Previous positive within 90 days
(i) Fully vaccinated will be released from ROM status after completing 10 days of installation ROM
(ii) Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated personnel will be released from ROM status after completing 14 days of installation ROM
4. If a member becomes symptomatic, they will self-isolate, notify their unit, the Medical COVID Hotline DSN 226-5575/6555, and Public Health at 226-6116.
5. Instructions for Contingency Lodging Clearance (Bldgs 1935, 1936, 220)
a. Email (preferred): Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(1) Complete all checkout requirements listed on the checklist provided. All areas MUST be cleaned and disinfected by occupants prior to checkout.
(2) A Contingency Lodging representative will arrive at the contingency lodging towers between 1030 and 1330 to inspect all rooms. Occupants are required to be physically in the room during the inspection.
(3) Once the occupant has passed inspection, the CL representative will collect the room keys and the occupants are released to their sponsors.
b. Telephone: Contact Contingency Lodging DSN 226-8255, then 1-281-657-4401 for any inquiries regarding checking out of contingency lodging
DO NOT leave your ROM location until your unit has released you.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN A DELAYED CLEARANCE FROM ROM
Members are directed to complete ROM as stated below, unless otherwise approved by ETP at the appropriate level.(1)
All personnel coming to Misawa AB from the U.S. will ROM in accordance with the Government of Japan travel rules and USFJ policy, regardless of status. Vaccination status on inbound personnel will be reviewed by a unit travel coordinator who has been designated in writing by the unit commander or equivalent.
1. Fully Vaccinated: All DoD uniformed personnel members of the civilian component, and individuals with SOFA-status arriving in Japan from another country, to include individuals on Temporary Duty that are fully vaccinated (has received both doses in a 2-dose series or a one dose in single dose vaccine, and a 14 day period has elapsed since the final dose in the series), shall travel directly to their domicile and will, at a minimum, be restricted to Misawa AB for 10 days (240 hours after arrival in the Japan AOR). On or after day 5 (120 hrs after arrival in the Japan AOR), will be required to take a viral test. After day 10, individuals that have a negative viral test may have the restriction to Misawa AB removed.
a) All travelers will carry a physical or electronic copy of their vaccination card or other medical record of vaccine administration for verification on arrival.
b) The 10-day vaccinated ROM period starts upon arrival in Japan and ends after 10 days at the same hour as arrival (total of 240 hours in ROM).
c) The individual must remain asymptomatic for the duration of the 10-day ROM period. If symptoms occur, the individual will self-isolate, and coordinate with the Medical COVID hotline (DSN 226-6555) or their chain of command.
d) Household members of vaccinated travelers are not required to ROM as long as there are no other unvaccinated travelers residing in the same residence.
e) Vaccinated members may reside with members of their household who have returned from travel regardless of vaccination status.
2. Unvaccinated: All DoD uniformed personnel, members of the civilian component, and individuals with SOFA-status arriving in Japan from another country that are not fully vaccinated (as defined above) shall travel directly to their domicile and remain there for an Residential ROM period of 7 days (168 hours after arrival to Misawa AB). This will be followed by a 7 day Installation ROM (days 8 through 14, total of 168 hours) of restriction to Misawa AB for a total of 14 days of ROM (336 hours). The following conditions apply during ROM:
a) The individual must remain asymptomatic for the duration of the 14-day ROM period. If symptoms occur, the individual will self-isolate, and coordinate with the Medical COVID hotline (DSN 226-6555) or their chain of command.
b) The initial 7 day Residential ROM starts from the day of arrival at Misawa AB and ends on the 7th day at the same hour as arrival.
c) On or after day 5 of ROM, all unvaccinated individuals will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test to complete the initial 7 day residential ROM.
d) Unvaccinated personnel residing off-installation, must remain in their domicile for the full 7 days except to complete the day 5 ROM exit testing requirements.
e) With a negative COVID-19 test result, on days 8 through 14, the individual may transition to an Installation ROM and will have access to all on-installation facilities. For those whose domicile is off-installation, they must remain either in their domicile or on Misawa AB, or travel in a direct route between the two in a POV/GOV (use of mass transit is not authorized between domicile and installation).
f) Unvaccinated members returning from travel will follow ROM restrictions above, and non-traveling household members must also follow residential ROM restrictions if the following applies:
1. Travel member is not within 90 days of a positive SARS CoV-2 test
2. Travel member is completing residential ROM within the same household.
3. At least one member of the household that did not travel is unvaccinated
i. All members will practice self-observation and if any COVID-19 symptoms develop, will coordinate with the Medical COVID hotline (DSN 226-6555) or their chain of command.
ii. No test is required for non-traveling household members.
3. Recovered COVID-19 Positive Members (Post Isolation): Those who have recovered from COVID-19 after a positive test within 90 days of arrival, completed their 10 day isolation, and remain symptom free, shall travel directly to their domicile and will follow ROM guidance according to their vaccination status.
a. Documentation of recovered status, signed by a physician will be verified by medical personal upon arrival at Misawa. All previously COVID-19 positive travelers will carry a physical or electronic copy of their medical record of recovery for verification on arrival.
b. Fully vaccinated members will be on installation ROM for 10 days, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated members will be on installation ROM for 14 days
c. Members who have tested positive for COVID-19 within 90 days of arrival to Misawa AB are exempt from day 5 testing.
d. The individuals must remain asymptomatic for the duration of the 10-day installation ROM period for vaccinated or 14-day installation ROM period for unvaccinated. If symptoms re-occur, the individuals will coordinate with the Medical COVID hotline (DSN 226-6555) and their chain of command.
**The notes above are not intended to be an exhaustive list. If there are questions about ROM status for situations that are not covered above, unit commanders will work with the COVID cell to determine ROM status of travelers and non-travelers.
1. Residential ROM: Residential ROM is the most restrictive ROM and limits personnel movement and interaction to personal residence or ROM towers for 7 days.
a. Residential ROM for unvaccinated members begins the date of arrival to Misawa Air Base.
b. Unvaccinated dorm residents will complete the duration of their ROM in Bldg 1935/1936.
c. All individuals in Residential ROM while on the Misawa AB installation are allowed to walk an animal and complete physical activity (walk or run). Do not stop to talk to anyone or be a part of ANY gathering.
d. Travelers requiring residential ROM may elect to move into contingency housing for the ROM period (subject to availability). This ensures that any non-traveling household members may remain in their household without entering ROM status. Once the traveler enters Installation ROM, they may have contact with their household members.
e. Units will coordinate with individuals in Residential and Working ROM to ensure they have necessary support to include food, water, personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies, etc.
f. If COVID-19 test results are negative, all individuals will be released from ROM at the completion of the prescribed ROM duration.
g. Exceptions to the above options may be granted on a case-by-case basis by the Public Health Emergency Officer (PHEO)after endorsement by the Unit Commander.
h. The member will adhere to the standards for Residential ROM within the “Notice of Residential ROM” provided to them in each ROM room. If the member is completing Residential ROM in their household, they will receive their “Notice ofResidential ROM” from their UTC, and/or First Sergeant.
i. Clearance from Residential ROM requires a negative COVID-19 laboratory test on or after day 5 of ROM and completion of at least 7 days of Residential ROM, unless otherwise approved by the PHEO or Installation Commander via ETP at the appropriate level.
j. On days 8-14, with a negative COVID-19 laboratory test, a member on Residential ROM may transition to Installation ROM.
2. Installation ROM: Installation ROM allows for a lower degree of restriction on movement than a Working ROM and can be applied when risk considered is only moderately elevated. Installation ROM can be applied for travel from outside Japan as authorized by the Deputy Commander, USFJ. Installation ROM for travel within Japan can be authorized by the Naval Air Facility Commander for all Navy personnel and the Misawa Installation Commander for all Misawa AB community members. Restrictions during an Installation ROM include:
a. Vaccinated members who have traveled outside of Japan will start Installation ROM upon arrival into Japan.
b. A restriction to base only in which the member cannot leave base but may otherwise assume the COVID-19 posture outlined in the “On Base Liberties” and the ‘Weekly Hot Spot Annex.”
c. The member will be permitted to utilize base facilities during the Installation ROM period.
3. Working ROM: A Working ROM is less restrictive than Residential ROM as the working member may travel to work and back to their residence as long as the conditions outlined below are followed. Authority to grant working ROM status for mission essential visitors not assigned to MAB and traveling from outside of Japan is delegated to the Deputy Commander, USFJ and further delegated to the 5AF/CV.(1) When warranted for travel within Japan, this authority is delegated to the Unit Commander.
a. Working ROM procedures during the initial 7 days:
(1)Applicable to only SOFA status employees of the U.S. government (e.g. DoD uniformed personnel, and members of the civilian component) assigned to Misawa AB.
(2)Proceed only to and from their place of work and their domicile via POV or GOV (use of mass transit, off installation is prohibited).
(3)Individuals should be in a separate work environment from unvaccinated individuals to the max extent possible. In all instances, they will maintain social distancing.
(4)Shall not use dine in or take out options for the duration of the working ROM but may utilize food delivery services when contactless options are available.
(5)Individuals will remain separated from the general base population and will not leave their assigned work location to conduct morale, welfare, or administrative tasks (i.e. shopping at the exchange, travel claim processing, indoctrination briefings, housing appointments, etc).
(6)On or after day 5 of the Working ROM, all individuals will be required to complete a COVID-19 test. The receipt of a negative test result will be kept to complete the initial 7 day working ROM. If the test is positive, the individual will conduct isolation/quarantine procedures.
(7)Upon completion of the initial 7 day Working ROM individuals can transition to Installation ROM and will have access to all on-installation facilities starting on day 8 through day 14. Vaccinated dependents will also have full access to the installation upon completion of an initial 7 day ROM with negative test conducted between days 5 and 7.
b. Additional Working ROM requirements
(1)For those whose domicile is off-installation, personnel must remain either in their domicile or on Misawa AB. Travel is authorized in a direct route between the two via POV/GOV during the full 14 days after arrival in country. Use of mass transit, is not authorized between domicile and installation.
(2)For approved visitors not assigned to MAB, the sponsoring unit will take measures to reduce the risk of close contact with the working ROM member such as providing a private work space, providing separate tools, or supplying food, etc.
(3)All individuals in Working ROM while on the Misawa AB installation are allowed to walk an animal and complete physical activity (walk or run). Do not stop to talk to anyone or be a part of ANY gathering.
4. Quarantine: Quarantine is applied when an individual has a high-risk exposure to COVID-19 as an identified close contact of an
individual known to be positive for COVID-19. Measures during Quarantine at MAB include:
a. The member will remain within the quarantine location and will have no contact with members not on quarantine unless
authorized by the PHEO or for urgent medical care.
b. The member will adhere to the standards for quarantine within the “Notice of Quarantine” provided by public health.
c. Medical clearance from quarantine requires at least 10 days of quarantine and a negative COVID-19 laboratory test on day
8 unless otherwise approved by the PHEO or Installation Commander.
d. The PHEO or Installation Commander may alter quarantine requirements.
e. Only a 35th Medical Group COVID Cell OIC may release a member on quarantine status providing day 8 COVID-19 laboratory
tests are negative and the member remains symptom free.
f. If a positive COVID-19 laboratory test result is received on day 8, the member will transition to isolation.
g. Vaccinated family members living with quarantined individuals will not be considered in quarantine status and may
continue to go to work and/or school.
5. Isolation: Isolation is applied when an individual has a known positive test for COVID-19. Measures during Isolation include:
a. The member will isolate for at least 10 days in Bldg 220/1935/1936 unless otherwise approved by the PHEO.
b. The member will not be allowed to lodge with other individuals not in an isolation status.
c. The member will remain in their isolation room and will have no contact with members not on isolation unless authorized by the PHEO or for urgent medical care.
d. The member will adhere to the standards for isolation within the “Notice of Isolation” provided to them in each isolation room.
e. Only a 35th Medical Group COVID Cell OIC in coordination with the Public Health Emergency Officer may release a member on isolation status.
6. Self-Isolation: Self-Isolation will be applied when a member is deemed to be at high risk for infection with COVID-19 but contact tracing and/or testing for COVID-19 has not yet been completed. This may occur for newly recognized close contacts of a known, COVID-19 positive individual or for an individual with symptoms concerning for COVID-19. Measures during self- isolation include:
a. The member will remain within their individual domicile unless otherwise approved by the PHEO.
b. The member will avoid close contact with all other individuals to include existing contacts and family members.
c. The member will utilize a separate bedroom and bathroom from others within the same household during the period of self-isolation.
d. The member will adhere to the standards for isolation within the “Notice of Self-Isolation” briefing from Public Health.
e. Members on self-isolation due to a high risk of exposure to COVID-19 will transition to quarantine if a negative COVID-19 when a negative test has been obtained.
f. Members on self-isolation found to have a positive COVID-19 test will transition to isolation.
1. COVID Testing for personnel departing MAB or command/medical directed.
a. 35 MDG Tunnel operations drive-thru
(1) Sunday 0800-1000 (this is the required time for all Patriot Express Monday/Tuesday outbounds)
(2) Monday-Friday 0800-1100 & 1300-1500 (individual travelers not on the Patriot Express)
2. COVID-19 Test results may be located by the member utilizing Tricare Online:
Login (DS or DFAS myPay username/password or CAC) → click “Health Record” → “Laboratory Results”
b. Monday-Friday 0800-1100 & 1300-1500 (travelers not on the Patriot Express) in the tunnel operations drive-thru
c. 35 MDG COVID team will bring results to Patriot Express flights
Misawa AB implemented several measures to respond to the expanding COVID-19 global pandemic. These measures are intended to minimize the risk to mission and personnel associated with transient aircrew operations at Misawa AB regardless of aircraft origination, destination, or nationality. The term transient aircrew also applies to associated support personnel (i.e. maintenance members). All transient aircrew operating on Misawa AB will be restricted to Misawa AB only and will adhere to the measures contained below.
1. Command and Control: All transient flights arriving to Misawa AB (ICAO: RJSM) will contact Misawa Command Post (35 FW/CP), 30 minutes prior to arrival and report if any crew, cabin attendants, or passengers are exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness and/or fever.
a. If 35 FW/CP is notified of an ill individual on the plane, they will request an ambulance to be dispatched to the plane and notify Public Health.
b. Passengers/aircrew will not deplane. The ill individual will be triaged by a medic. No individuals other than medical will be allowed to board the aircraft until released by the PHEO. The PHEO will determine disposition of the passengers/aircrew (e.g. quarantine vs. self-observation) and when they are medically cleared to deplane.
c. If symptoms are not present, all arriving aircrew that will disembark and remain overnight, regardless of origin, must contact the 35 FW/CP Commercial: 0176-77-9899 or DSN 315-226-9899. The aircraft commander or designated crew member will report to 35 FW/CP to receive and sign acknowledgment of this memorandum and brief all their members.
2. Medical Screening: All outbound crews will be screened by a member of the 35th Medical Group, including a questionnaire and temperature check. Medical personnel will provide further guidance if any aircrew member presents symptoms of COVID-19.
3. Transportation: 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron will provide buses for dedicated transient aircrew movement (28-passenger and 44-passenger buses as required).
a. Vehicles are cleaned after each crew run, and the first two rows are roped off for social distancing. Vehicle operators will not remain onboard during crew loading/unloading.(6)
b. Ground Transportation will only transport aircrew between the aircraft, Command Post, Base Operations, and lodging and for food as needed to ensure mission completion. No other stops are authorized.
4. Lodging: Transient aircrew will be billeted on base at Misawa Inn to the fullest extent possible.
a. Unvaccinated transient aircrew will not enter Misawa Inn front desk lobby in an effort to avoid exposure to lodging staff. If members require items, they are to call the Front Desk first. The transient Aircraft Commander or any vaccinated aircrew member may pick up and drop off required items on behalf of the entire crew. Lodging ATM will not be utilized by unvaccinated personnel.
b. If lodging was not coordinated prior to arrival, reservations will be accomplished at the Command Post after the Mission Commander briefing.
c. Unvaccinated aircrew members are restricted to the flight line, Command Post, Base Operations and lodging. Fully vaccinated aircrew members will placed on Installation ROM.
d. Unvaccinated crewmembers will maintain social distancing at all times and avoid any close personal contact while performing the aforementioned activities outside of their rooms.
e. Wear of cloth face mask is required for unvaccinated personnel, at all on base facilities and will be worn if social distancing cannot be maintained.(8)
5. Personnel arriving to Misawa from within Japan and have been physically within Japan’s borders for at least 14 days prior to arriving at Misawa and traveling via military aircraft (“Gray-Tail Travel”) will not be subject to 14 days of Residential ROM.
a. If they are coming from a HPCON Charlie or higher location from within Japan, Command Post will call the COVID Support Cell DSN 315-226-2082 to determine their ROM requirements.
b. If they are coming from a HPCON Bravo or lower from within Japan, they will not be restricted from using base facilities.
6. Unvaccinated members TDY to Misawa, who have not been in Japan for 14 days or more must undergo 7 days of Residential ROM prior to being authorized on-base liberty. The sponsoring unit for TDY members will ensure the member’s health and welfare are taken care of (meals, hygiene items, etc.,) as well as ensuring TDY members understand the Misawa COVID-19 policy and directives.
7. Food Support: Due to the heightened risk of spreading COVID-19, food options are limited.
a. Unvaccinated crewmembers are restricted to delivery only via AAFES food outlets on base.
b. Flight meals are also available for order through the DFAC at 226-2966 (DFAC open 24 hrs). Provide a minimum of 4-hour notice for orders of 5 flight meals or less, and 24-hour notice for orders of 6 flight meals or more. Food pick up will be coordinated with LRS to occur during the aircrew’s pick-up from the aircraft to Command Post and Lodging.
8. Currently, Misawa AB is operating under a declared public health emergency. Those in violation of adhering to ROM requirements during their stay on Misawa AB may be stopped by 35th Security Forces, obtain your identification, and direct you to return back to your isolation location and/or detain you, if deemed necessary. Violations of any rules found in this order, or any other COVID-19 measures in place at Misawa AB will not be tolerated. Violations by DoD uniformed personnel are violations of Article 92, UCMJ – Failure to Obey a Lawful Order, and may result in administrative, nonjudicial punishment, or punitive action. Violations by anyone present on Misawa AB who are not subject to the UCMJ may be detained until civil authorities can respond, may be subject to administrative action including but not limited to early return of dependents, denial of base access, debarment from the installation, or referral to the Misawa Civilian Adjudication Program.
9. Misawa AB is committed to providing continued exceptional support to all transient aircrews. These measures levy a burden on aircrews; however, they are designed to keep the mission moving and safeguard the greater Misawa AB and Japanese population.
10. If you have any questions or need additional guidance, please contact: 35 FW/CP: DSN 315-226-9899, 35 FW COVID Support Cell: DSN 315-226-2082; 35 LRS Ground Transportation Operations Center: DSN 315-226-3328.
(1) USFJ Force Health Protection Order 21-003 FRAGO 001 (01 Oct 2021)
(2) Secretary of Defense Memorandum “Use of Masks and Other Public Health Measures” (04 Feb 2021)
(3) Force Health Protection Guidance Supplement 20 – Guidance for Personnel Traveling During COVID-19 (12 Apr 2021)
(4) U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Force Health Protection Guidance Supplement 14 (06 Jan 2021)
(5) Secretary of the Air Force Travel Restriction Delegation of Authority Memo (26 Oct 2020)
(6) CDC COVID-19 Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection for Non-emergency Transport Vehicles (14 Apr 2020)
(7) COMUSFJ VOCO on Space-A Travel Delegation and Mask Wear Guidance, effective 17 May 21, 1200JST
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Center for Disease Control- https://cdc.gov/coronavirus
Current HPCON Level
CAO 15 Oct 2021
MAB COVID-19 Directive
(8 November 2021)
MAB Newcomers ROM Handbook May 2021
Misawa ROM Memo
Yokota Airport Shuttle Info
Yokota to Misawa Shuttle schedule
Yokota to Misawa Shuttle Usage Agreement
COVID In-processing Screener
ROM In-processing Handout
PHE Declaration Extension for Misawa Air Base
Aerial Port of Embarkation Fact Sheet
Tricare Online QR Code to Check Covid Test Results
Pre-Arrival Health Screening (TDY to Misawa)