In light of the rapid spread of COVID-19, here are some precautions and resources to be aware of as the situation continues to develop. If you, or your family, are experiencing potential symptoms, you call your health care to determine if you are need of medical intervention. Calling first is a necessary precaution to help contain he spread of the virus. According to the CDC, the symptoms for COVID-19 include: 

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

These symptoms may appear as soon two days and as many as 14 days after exposure. As the number of cases in the United States continues to rise, it is important to limit close interaction with others when possible. Please follow your state and local news and guidance for specific information on travel restrictions, lockdowns, and closures. 

More resources for the DoD and Marine Corps communities are located on our dedicated Coronavirus page.

Emergency Preparedness

Before an emergency happens, you should be prepared to act. Not sure how to get started? Your local Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB) office can help you stay prepared through a variety of workshops, like Ready, Set, Prepare, where you’ll learn the basics to get yours started. 

Marines and their families are stationed around the world in places that could be affected by anything from wildfires to hurricanes and man-made disasters. Be sure to have a basic emergency kit! The Ready, Set, Prepare workshop by MCFTB reviews specific information that Marines and their families need to be prepared in the event of any disasters. Sign up on your installation. 

Enrolled in EFMP? Check out this article for tips on getting and staying prepared through an emergency!


Periodically review and update your Military Readiness Binder. Keep it in an accessible location in your home, and be sure that it includes: 

  •  Emergency plan and kit
  •  Evacuation plan
  •  Marine Corps orders
  •  Important documents
  •  Insurance information

Hurricane Preparedness