NOTE: Access to the COVID-19 map will be restricted beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays until staff updates the IR numbers for each district. We will post the new green/orange/red districts when the update is complete.
USFK confirmed positive COVID-19 cases are updated each Tuesday in the table below.
Individuals confirmed with COVID-19 are placed in isolation at a facility designated for confirmed COVID-19 cases at USAG–Humphreys, Osan Air Base or their residence.
USFK continues to maintain a robust combined defense posture to protect the Republic of Korea against any threat or adversary, while maintaining prudent preventive measures to protect the force.
Click here to learn more about this update process.
COVID Information Center
AVAILABLE 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (7 days a week)
COMMERCIAL 050-3337-2556 - (Korea)
DSN (315) 737-2556
24/7 Language Interpretation Service (TRICARE)
Call Tricare's 24/7 language interpretation service if you need help navigating Korean Hospitals.
COMMERCIAL 080-429-0880 - Select option 1 and ask for an interpreter
Military Health System (MHS) Nurse Advice Line
DSN (888) 901-7144
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What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a disease caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms, but some people can become severely ill. Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, some people experience post-COVID conditions. Post-COVID conditions are a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people can experience more than four weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Older people and those who have certain underlying medical conditions are more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19.
Read more about COVID-19 online at: About COVID-19 | CDC
How does COVID-19 spread?
COVID-19 spreads when an infected person breathes out droplets and very small particles that contain the virus. These droplets and particles can be breathed in by other people or land on their eyes, noses, or mouth. In some circumstances, they may contaminate surfaces they touch. People who are closer than 6 feet from the infected person are most likely to get infected.
COVID-19 is spread in three main ways:
Read more about COVID-19 transmission online at: Transmission | CDC
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.
Possible COVID-19 symptoms include:
This list does not include all possible symptoms. USFK will continue to update this list, as we learn more about COVID-19. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
Read more about COVID-19 symptoms online at: Symptoms of COVID-19 | CDC
Preventive Measure Tips/Guidelines
Make sure to follow the core tenets: Protect Yourself, Protect the Bubble and Protect Others. Additionally, COVID-19 vaccines are effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19, especially severe illness and death. Vaccines are safe and effective.
However, if you are feeling sick or ill, do not come to work and follow the below guidelines:
Read more about COVID-19 prevention online at: Prevent Getting Sick | CDC
Review some of our frequently asked questions below in relation to HPCON Guidelines.
Feel free to call the COVID Information Center at 050-3337-2556 (Commercial, Korea) or via DSN at (315) 737-2556. This hotline is available from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m., 7 days a week.
If you're at a Korean Hospital and need language interpretation services, call Tricare's 24/7 at 080-429-0880, select option 1 and ask for an interpreter
If the current COVID restrictions require you to obtain an exception to policy (ETP), please reach out to your/your spouse's chain of command for ETP submission guidelines.
Please visit the installation's Facebook page or website for information on the current status for their facilities.
Click here to jump to the list of social media for each installation.
Please look at the current HPCON guidelines for your area to see if certain activities are allowed. The current HPCON status is indicated in the red box above. If you have a question about a specific activity/location or are unsure if it is authorized or not authorized, please reach out to your/your spouse's chain of command for approval. Note: An ETP maybe required.
All USFK associated personnel (Service Members, Family Members, Civilian Employees, Contractors, and Retirees) wanting to quarantine at a location other than a dedicated quarantine facility must have a "Quarantine Action Plan" signed by an O-6 or civilian equivalent from their Korea based military unit or civilian organization. Retirees are authorized to sign for themselves and their family members. Arriving personnel, which reside in the immediate area, after providing a sample for their first COVID test will be released to their unit/organization’s representative provided they have a signed "Quarantine Action Plan". Installations are authorized to hold arriving personnel that do not reside in the immediate area until after the results of the first COVID test are returned. Visitors without one of the following documents: CAC, A-3 Visa/Immigration Card, SOFA verification Stamp, will follow ROK government procedures on arrival.
A visitor, even if they have a military ID card, are required to follow ROK guidelines in regards to quarantine as they are utilizing a Visitor visa. Please visit the U.S. Embassy's Website for current guidelines regarding ROK quarantine.
If you do not see your question answered here, please reach out to your/your sponsor's chain of command for further guidance.
About the COVID-19 Vaccines
Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s authorization on Feb. 27, 2021 of the one-dose Janssen vaccine, commonly referred to as Johnson & Johnson or J&J, USFK will begin to receive and administer the J&J COVID-19 vaccine to its affiliated community as another vaccine to further protect its bubble in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. To learn more about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, view the links below.
Click here to view the FDA's information about the J&J/Janssen Vaccine
Click here to view the CDC's information about the J&J/Janssen Vaccine
After a comprehensive review of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized the vaccine for use under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) on December 18, 2020, which may help prevent COVID-19 in individuals. USFK will begin to receive and administer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to combat the COVID-19 virus to further protect the force and our community. To learn more about the Moderna vaccine, view the links below.
Click here to view the FDA's information about the Moderna Vaccine
Click here to view the CDC's information about the Moderna Vaccine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for use under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) on December 11, 2020, which may help prevent COVID-19 in individuals 16 years of age and older. On August 23, 2021, the FDA approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (now marketed as Comirnaty), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. On May 10, 2021, the FDA authorized the use of this vaccine in adolescents between the ages of 12-15. USFK will begin to receive and administer the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to combat the COVID-19 virus to further protect the force and our community. To learn more about the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, view the links below.
Click here to view the FDA's information about the Pfizer/Comirnaty Vaccine
Click here to view the CDC's information about the Pfizer/Comirnaty Vaccine
Make sure to follow us on social media to find up-to-date messages and information about COVID-19 through our various social media channels below:
Also make sure to keep an eye on installation social media for up-to-date messages and information about COVID-19 for the various USFK installations, as they may have additional regulations in place.
Sign Up for the DoD Alert System (CAC Required)
ROK Government COVID Page (Eng)
ROK Government COVID Page (Hangul)
DoD COVID Symptom Checker
Call USFK COVID Hotline
COVID-19 Information Archive