The U.S. Defense Department has sent out an advisory saying that they are planning to halt all domestic travel for military members. The move was announced shortly after President Donald Trump declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency.
The Pentagon Press Office said on Friday that Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist has approved new travel restrictions on service members and Defense Department civilians assigned to military installations and surrounding areas within the United States and its territories.
According to the advisory and a statement from the DoD, the newly issued guidance will take effect Monday and be in place through May 11.
The Pentagon Press Office statement said that it will “halt all domestic travel, including Permanent Change of Station and Temporary Duty.”
It also continued to say that Service members will be authorized local leave only. However, it did continue to say that the Pentagon could grant exemptions what they call "compelling cases.”
The Defense Department has also suspended “unofficial visits” to the Pentagon and other facilities in the Washington area.
A copy of the state can be read here at the DoD Link.