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Based on the Arlington County community level decreasing from “medium” to “low” on August 25, 2022, the Pentagon Reservation transitioned from Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Bravo to HPCON Alpha effective 0500 on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. (memo )
Key changes from HPCON Bravo include:
Additional details are provided in the June 17, 2022 memo, Implementing Force Health Protection Measures Aligned with CDC COVID-19 Community Levels on the Pentagon Reservation . The tables within outline the measures in effect at HPCON Alpha.
This online guide provides Pentagon Reservation tenants with information on services, procedures and requirements relative to the Pentagon’s designated Health Protection Condition (HPCON) level as determined by the Director of Administration and Management (DA&M). This guide aligns with the DA&M HPCON level determination guidance for the Pentagon Reservation.
The following references inform this guide, are regularly updated, and will be referred to throughout:
USD(P&R) Memorandum, July 26, 2023, Force Health Protection Guidance – Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Other Infectious Respiratory Diseases
DA&M Memorandum, March 3, 2023, Coronavirus Disease 2019 – Implementing Force Health Protection Measures Aligned with CDC COVID-19 Community Levels on the Pentagon Reservation
USD(P&R) Memorandum, April 4, 2022, Consolidated Department of Defense Coronavirus Disease 2019 Force Health Protection Guidance
Current Force Health Protection Guidance:
The above guidance is updated regularly. Please see the Force Health Protection Guidance at defense.gov's Latest DoD Guidance for the latest, important revisions and updates.
Also refer to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guidance: COVID Rates by County (COVID Community Levels)
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (filtration)
WHS continues to practice its clean air standards in the Pentagon and Mark Center, using air filters specified by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers Epidemic Task Force for virus control, including COVID-19.
Hand Sanitizing Stations
WHS has deployed numerous hand sanitizing stations throughout the Pentagon and Mark Center.
WHS COVID-19 Cleaning Protocols for DoD Components at the Pentagon and Mark Center (Based on CDC guidance, HPCONs and other factors specific to the facility)
Building management provides daily trash pick-up, periodic vacuuming and dusting in tenant suites. WHS has enhanced cleaning protocols by:
For confirmed COVID-19 cases, tenants may request WHS special cleaning by calling the Building Operations Command Center (BOCC) at (703) 614-1597 up to 24-hours after a positive test individual was last in the space. WHS does not require DD Form 3112 to be submitted prior to requesting special cleaning.
» DD Form 3112 - Personnel Accountability and Assessment Notification for a Public Health Emergency
Pentagon Entrance Hours
An employee is considered vaccinated if they have met the current FDA-approved definition of “vaccinated.”
COVID-19 vaccinations are available at the DiLorenzo Pentagon Health Clinic; this includes vaccine booster shots. Go to the COVID-19 vaccination link for information on registering.
COVID-19 testing is currently available at the Pentagon. Go to the COVID-19 testing link for information on testing schedules, availability, requirements and procedures.
Reporting and Contact Tracing
Reference C provides guidance and direction on COVID-19 Reporting and Contact Tracing.
For DoD employees who work in the Pentagon, Mark Center, DHHQ, or a DoD-leased office space in the National Capital Region and for Defense Agencies and DoD Field Activities worldwide, the DD Form 3112 (below) is to be completed and sent via encrypted e-mail to the Pentagon Office of Emergency Management. (NOTE: When you email the DD Form 3112, include the name, email address, and phone number of the CLEANING Point of Contact (PoC) who will escort personnel to clean the office location.)
Questions about COVID-19 reporting procedures for the Pentagon Reservation, Defense Agencies, and DoD Field Activities?
Contact the Pentagon Operations Center at 703-697-1001.
Note: This number is NOT for reporting purposes. It is only for questions. Send the completed DD Form 3112 via encrypted e-mail. (NOTE: When you email the DD Form 3112, include the name, email address, and phone number of the CLEANING Point of Contact (PoC) who will escort personnel to clean the office location.)
Isolation and Quarantine
Reference C provides guidance and direction on isolating and quarantine for service members and civilian personnel.
Reference C provides general guidelines on Hygiene to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Per the WHS Parking Management Office, changes to parking procedures at the Pentagon and Mark Center are no longer linked to HPCON but based on AI-88 , Pentagon Reservation Vehicle Parking Program.
Changes to parking procedures at the Pentagon, Mark Center and Suffolk buildings returned to normal as of May 1, 2022. Please see the CAC-enabled WHS building circular, WHS-22-10 – Transition to Normal Commuter Parking Plan Procedures (April 25, 2022) , for more information.
Questions or concerns, please call the WHS Parking Management Office:
Pentagon Telephone Number: 703-697-6251
Pentagon Parking Office Hours: 7:00am - 4:30pm
Mark Center/Suffolk Telephone Number: 571-372-7100
Mark Center/Suffolk Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Please visit the CAC-enabled WHS Transportation website for the most up-to-date transportation information.
DoD Shuttle Service
As of October 10, 2022, DoD Shuttles may be operating with modified schedules based on demand and ridership. Some routes remain suspended or on reduced schedules. For details on DoD Shuttles’ operating status, please refer to the DoD Shuttle Services page or the CAC-enabled WHS Transportation website .
DC Metro (WMATA)
As of October 10, 2022, Metro had restored most bus services to pre-COVID levels and all Metrorail lines are operating with schedule adjustments due to the 7000 series train operating status. Also, face masks and their requirements will update based on the COVID community levels and are currently optional on Metrorail, Metrobus and MetroAccess for its customers. For details or updates, please visit the WMATA website.
VRE Operating Status
As of October 10, 2022, all VRE services are operating regular service. Also, VRE passengers and crew members are no longer required to wear a mask onboard trains. Masks are optional and VRE will continue to support those passengers and crew members who wish to wear a mask. For details or updates, please visit the VRE website.
MARC Operating Status
As of October 10, 2022, all MARC train services are operating regular schedules. For details or updates, please visit the MARC schedule for updates to operating status. Per changes in TSA Security Directives, masks are now optional on all MDOT MTA buses, trains, and mobility vehicles.
What is the CDC COVID-19 Community Level?
An overview of the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels is available online.
What is the CDC COVID-19 Community Level County Used by the Pentagon and the Mark Center?
For the purposes of the CDC COVID-19 Community Level, the Pentagon and Mark Center will use the Arlington County, Virginia COVID-19 Community level.
How do I find the current CDC COVID-19 Community Level for the Pentagon Reservation?
Information on COVID-19 Community Levels by County is available online.
What if my workplace is outside the COVID-19 Community Level for the Pentagon?
Pentagon Reservation facilities located in other counties or municipalities will use the Arlington County CDC COVID-19 Community Levels rather than the locality in which the facility resides for their respective CDC COVID-19 Community Level unless their CDC COVID-19 Community Level is higher than the Arlington County level. Raven Rock Mountain Complex will follow the CDC COVID-19 Community Level for its local jurisdiction.
Where can I find the most current information for visitors at the Pentagon?
The Pentagon Force Protection Agency controls access to the Pentagon. Visitor information is available online.
The following tables summarize what personnel can expect or what is required at each HPCON level based on the guidance referenced above.
The tables cover: building occupancy rates, masking, social distancing, health screenings, illness reporting, amenities and services availability, and large gatherings.
HPCON level determinations for COVID-19 are currently based on the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels reported by the CDC, which include screening levels that make use of new case-rates and healthcare systems-related information. HPCON Levels Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta correspond directly to CDC COVID-19 Community Levels of low, medium, high, and high plus other factors, respectively. The Director, Administration and Management (DA&M) is the authority to determine and implement HPCON levels for the Pentagon Reservation as detailed in Reference B . See Reference C for overarching guidance including definitions and implementation time frames.
CDC COVID-19 Community Level
High and other factors to include substantial loss of medical capabilities in the local community (see also Consolidated DoD Coronavirus Disease 2019 Force Health Protection Guidance, April 4, 2022)
Onsite Occupancy Cap
<25% or minimum required onsite for essential operations
Telework and Vulnerable Employees
Telework as appropriate
Liberal telework where possible especially for individuals who self-identify as immunocompro- mised or being at high risk for severe disease
Maximize telework and shelter in place to the greatest extent practicable; limit onsite personnel to the minimum required for essential operations
Maintain ability to conduct surveillance screening; increase screening as appropriate for military, employees, contractors and visitors
100% surveillance screening of Pentagon visitors and those with temporary badges
Tenants and visitors are required to self- monitor symptoms and remain out of the workplace if positive.
Tenants and visitors are required to self-monitor symptoms and remain out of the workplace if positive
Consider limiting Pentagon access points and implementing other surveillance measures as necessary
Visitor access is not limited; visitors are not required to attest to their vaccination status (DD Form 3150)
Visitor access is limited to official business and attending ceremonies
Limit visitor access for non-essential mission-related/operational activities; visitors must attest to their vaccination status (DD Form 3150)
Limit visitor access to only those required for mission essential activities; visitors must attest to their vaccination status (DD Form 3150)
Diagnostic and screening testing are available by appointment
Proof of screening testing is required for unvaccinated personnel (test results within 72-hours of visit or weekly if routinely working onsite (1 or more days per week)
Face Masks & Physical Distancing Indoors
Indoor mask-wearing is not required/optional regardless of vaccination status; maintain physical distancing whenever possible
Indoor mask-wearing is required regardless of vaccination status; maintain physical distancing whenever possible
Indoor mask-wearing is required regardless of vaccination status; ensure physical distancing
≥50 persons is permitted; meeting organizer will require all attendees to show a completed DD Form 3150; attendees not fully vaccinated must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours prior to the meeting
≥50 persons requires advanced written approval by DA&M; meeting organizer will require all attendees to show a completed DD Form 3150; attendees not fully vaccinated must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours prior to the meeting.
Limit meetings and social gatherings to less than 50% room occupancy
Restrict or suspend social gatherings to the greatest extent possible; Corridor Apexes, Hall of Heroes, Auditorium, and PLCC are closed to gatherings
Operations and seating options are normal, with adherence to increased sanitation and appropriate physical distancing
Indoor seating is permitted, but may be limited due to disinfecting tables between patrons and physical distancing
Indoor seating is not permitted; dining is limited to take-out or pre-packaged foods only
All non-mission essential-related concessions operations are closed
Pentagon Athletic Center & Annexes
Open to all members at normal capacity, adhering to sanitation protocols with physical distancing whenever possible
Open to all members at normal capacity, adhering to increased sanitation protocols with physical distancing whenever possible
Pentagon Athletic Center and annexes are open at reduced capacity by reservation only; limit maximum occupancy (members and staff) to ensure physical distancing and limit potential exposure to disease
Pentagon Athletic Center and annexes are closed
Open for public tours, subject to OSD PA and PFPA guidance
Public tours open but limited. Subject to OSD PA and PFPA guidance
Closed to public tours
Open to the public
Open to the public; emplace signage to encourage physical distancing
Consider closing to the public
NOTE: For the purposes of HPCON determination, buildings and facilities that are part of the Pentagon Reservation will follow the CDC Community Level for Arlington County, VA, with the exception of Raven Rock Mountain Complex.
DoD Civilian Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The EAP program, sponsored by WHS, offers no cost, confidential services to help with daily as well as more complex issues to include coaching; counseling; online resources for help with depression, anxiety, insomnia, and substance use. Available 24/7/365 to you and your household members.
Please call EAP Toll Free Number 1-866-580-9046.
Pentagon Chaplain’s Office
Religious support is provided to service members and DoD civilians assigned to the Pentagon. The Pentagon Chapel (1E438) and the Prayer Room (2D658) remain open for individual prayer and reflection (during the low risk HPCONs). To request pastoral care or counseling, call for an appointment submit a prayer request, or to find available religious services.
Call (703) 695-3336 or (703) 692-9376
for more information on services and times.
COVID-19 Vaccination Record Request
Instructions on how to obtain a COVID-19 Vaccination Record with QR Code for VA residents
How to obtain a COVID-19 Vaccination Record with QR Code for MD and DC residents
Note: VaccineCheck is not a free program unless it is offered by your county's health department.
CAC Renewal/Pass Offices
If you are a current CAC holder and your CAC is due to expire within the next 30 days, make an appointment online to get it renewed now.
To schedule an appointment, go to RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler.
Pentagon and/or Mark Center Building Access - If you require access to the Pentagon or the Mark Center, please remember to bring a signed DD2249 form to your scheduled appointment. This form is required to access the building with your CAC. If you are a contractor or other holder of a PFAC card, contact your COR or sponsor.
The Pentagon pass office requests your support in the response to COVID-19. First, your building access will NOT be terminated if your CAC or PFAC is still valid (unexpired). No action is required from the CAC/PFAC holder. Second, if you need to come to the pass office to renew your CAC, please plan ahead and make an appointment using RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler. If you have an immediate need, the pass office will accept a very limited number of walk up customers each day. Walk up service is tightly regulated and customers who cannot be accommodated within limits dictated by social distancing requirements will be asked to leave. You will NOT be allowed to wait in the pass office or adjacent areas when the walk up queue is full.
The Pentagon Pass Office hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:00pm.
The Mark Center Pass Office hours are:
Monday-Friday: 7:00am - 3:30pm