The U.S. Military Academy's Coronavirus Guidance

Those planning to visit West Point in the Spring or Summer of 2022 should be prepared to show proof of vaccination or negative test within 72-hours of their visit.
Please contact your event or activity organizer for further details.

USAG West Point and the U.S. Military Academy do not currently require cloth face coverings indoors for personnel in accordance with CDC, Department of Defense, and Department of the Army guidance and directives.  All individuals are still required to wear a face mask in on-post medical facilities or while on shared transportation despite their vaccination status and must adhere to guidance/protocols as directed. 

Recent Updates

A dedicated team with representation from across the Academy continues to closely track how COVID-19 spreads across the country. We are monitoring the status of virus cases here in New York, and where cadets and their families are located. The Corps of Cadets and the Class of 2025 are currently conducting Cadet Summer Training. West Point is fully poised to begin the academic year this fall.  Each day, our leaders are taking a deliberate approach to gain a better understanding of our situation and the opportunity to make the best, well-informed decisions. Continue to monitor our websites and social media sites for more updates (Twitter: @WestPoint_USMA and Facebook: @USAGWestPoint).

West Point Covid-19 Community Response Information

Our current response operations continue to focus on protecting the force in this changing environment.  Our goal is continuing to mitigate the spread of the virus by following recommended preventive measures such as social distancing, frequent hand washing, and avoiding close contact with sick individuals.  

How to distinguish COVID-19 from allergies and seasonal illnesses

Frequently used resources

Supervisor Return to Work Handbook

Remote Teaching and Learning at West Point

Face Covering Policy

USAG West Point and the U.S. Military Academy do not require cloth face coverings indoors for personnel in accordance with Department of Defense and Center, CDC, and presidential directives.  All individuals are still required to wear a face mask in on-post medical facilities or while on shared transportation despite their vaccination status and must adhere to guidance/protocols as directed.

 

Resources

CDC Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Information for Military Personnel

Department of Defense: Coronavirus Response

World Health Organization: Coronavirus Guidance

Department of State: Travel Advisories

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

New York Stated Department of Health Information

At-home quarantine tips

 

Operation Vigilant Knight is the name given to West Point’s COVID-19 monitoring and re-opening plan.  Phases correspond with levels of cases in the state and surrounding communities and the associated Health Protection Condition and Public Health Emergency conditions as recommended by the DOD, CDC, and NY State.  Policies and procedures will be updated on our website as conditions change.  As an enduring risk mitigation measure for COVID-19 and to reduce transmission on West Point, it is strongly recommended that all guests and visitors of West Point be fully vaccinated in order to best protect the community and mission of the United States Military Academy.

 

You can contact the West Point Visitor’s center for more information here.

Access to Post

Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates are open 24/7.  Information about Visitor Information and the screening process can be found here. USAG West Community Update Video can be found here

 

We continue to make decisions in coordination with and informed by the DoD, New York state and local partners. The current Health Protection Conditions continue to inform our operating framework and phases of implementation. We continue to conduct a thorough analysis to assess our ability to safely host in-person events as the COVID pandemic landscape changes. Each decision will ultimately be based on the safety of cadets, families, and the entire West Point community. The health and safety of our community is our utmost priority. We will keep the community updated on the status of all decisions as they are made and available for dissemination.

Visitor Information and screening steps can be found here.

 

Admissions Visits

Admissions Visits are now available; the application process can be found here

U.S. Military Academy Fall Reunions

The decision has been made to move forward with planning for a “normal” fall reunion season as outlined below.  We will continue to evaluate our ability to host the fall reunions based upon public health guidance, directives from DoD and Dept of the Army, and the changing COVID-19 landscape. The academy intends to make future reunion decisions before any class incurs a financial penalty with their hotel contracts.

The approved Academic Year 21-22 Calendar includes the following fall reunions:

Point of Contact: Directorate of Academy Advancement - Mr. Vince McDermott

  • Sept. 9-12 - Homecoming, Class of 2001, 2006, 2011, and 2016 (Army vs Western Kentucky)
  • Sept. 16-19 – Class of 1991 (Army vs University of Connecticut)
  • Sept. 23-26 – Class of 1981 and 1996 (Army vs Miami of Ohio)
  • Oct. 21-24 – Class of 1976 (Army vs Wake Forest)
West Point Summer Concert Series

The West Point Summer Concert Series is currently only for those residing and working on West Point. We hope to make these events available to a wider audience later in the year as COVID environment allows.  Please visit the USMA Band page here for the more information.

 

Please continue to check the Center for Disease Control and the Department of State websites for updates to travel to your selected locations.

 

International Travel

We will proceed with processing international travel requests as defined by the U.S. Military Academy Country/Theater Outside Continental U.S (OCONUS) Standard Operating Procedure, Academy Operation Order for OCONUS travel and meeting country and Unified Combatant Command lead times provided by the academy’s G-3. Travel must have supervisor approval. We intend to update our decisions based upon public health guidance, directives from DoD and Dept of the Army, and the changing COVID-19 landscape. The health and safety of our West Point community is our utmost priority.

Point of Contact: Immediate Chain of Command