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Current Local COVID Information

RoM PERIODS (USARJ GO 1)

FULLY VACCINATED ASYMPTOMATIC:  Travelers are restricted to their domicile or residence until receipt of the arrival COVID-19 test. Upon receipt of a negative arrival test result, the traveler will complete the remainder of their RoM in accordance with the guidance below.

O Restricted to a U.S. Installation for 7 days (168 hours)and must receive a negative result from the RoMExit test in order to complete all RoM requirements.
O On or after day five (5), vaccinated individuals are required to take a viral test (defined as Antigen or PCR test); the type to be selected by the installation Protection Health Emergency Order (PHEO) administered at a qualified Medical Treatment Facility and be in receipt of a negative test result to complete the initial 7 day vaccinated ROM period. If the test is positive, individuals will transition to isolation status.
O Negative test results and official notice will come from the Service Member’s unit based on information received from MEDDAC-J.
O Those whose domicile is off-installation must remain either in their domicile or travel in a direct route between their domicile and the installation in a POV/GOV, or by walking/cycling. The use of public transportation is not authorized.


Note: Unvaccinated children, even if not eligible for a vaccination, cannot assume the vaccination status of their vaccinated parents for the purpose of RoM restrictions.

NOT FULLY VACCINATED ASYMPTOMATIC:  Travelers are restricted to Residence or RoM facility for 7 days (168 hours) and must receive a negative result from the RoM Exit Test in order to complete RoM requirements. This type of restriction is also referred to as RoM in Residence, In-home RoM, and “Hard RoM”.

O On or after day five (5), unvaccinated individuals are required to take a viral test (defined as Antigen or PCR); the type to be selected by the installation (PHEO) provided by qualified Medical Treatment Facility. If the test is positive, individuals will transition to isolation status.
O Negative test results and official notice will come from member’s unit based on information received from MEDDAC-J.
O Personnel residing off-installation must remain in their domicile for the full 7 days except to complete RoM exit testing requirements.
O For details regarding access to laundry, outdoor recreation, smoking, and providing relief to pets, please refer to pages 12 and 13 of this handbook.


Note: Unvaccinated children, even if not eligible for vaccination, cannot assume the vaccination status of their vaccinated parents for the purpose of RoM restrictions.

 

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IMPORTANT LOCAL NEWS

Coronavirus quasi-state of emergency to be extended for 18 prefectures

All national papers highlighted Prime Minister Kishida’s announcement last night regarding the administration’s plan to keep Tokyo, Osaka, and 16 other prefectures under the COVID-19 quasi-state of emergency through March 21. He cited increases in the number of seriously ill patients and high hospitalization rates associated with numerous cluster infections as the reasons for the two-week extension in these regions. The public health restrictions will be lifted for 13 other prefectures next Monday as previously planned. The papers said the epidemic curve has not fallen as quickly as public health professionals expected in many of the 29 prefectures that are still under the quasi-state of emergency, with Nikkei attributing the prolonged infection situation to delays in the booster shot rollout.

Regarding COVID-19 border controls, the prime minister disclosed that the present 5,000 cap on the number of arrivals per day will be raised to 7,000 on March 14, adding that the limit may be further eased gradually while taking into account the infection situation at home and abroad. Pointing out that an estimated 150,000 international students have not been able to enter Japan over the past two years due to the restrictions related to the pandemic, the premier said a framework will be launched to give students priority for entering Japan by capitalizing on empty seats on planes available on weekdays. He noted that on top of the daily 7,000-person cap, a separate quota of 1,000 will be established to accommodate international students, which he called “Japan’s treasure.”