As some parts of the Department have been utilizing full-time or expanded telework, you as supervisors and managers may face new challenges fostering a sense of teamwork in your virtual teams.
Like so many of you, I spent this past weekend celebrating Memorial Day in a very different manner from years past. Picnics, family gatherings, and visits to the monuments in Washington, DC were replaced with walks through the woods and by the river.
Based on a recommendation by DHS and its intergovernmental partners, President Trump signed a proclamation on May 24 and amended on May 25 suspending the entry into the U.S. of any foreign nationals who were present in Brazil during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States.
If you've been to an area with current travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, you can still come home anytime. You'll just follow these guidelines.
For months, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has taken on the challenges presented by COVID-19. Thanks to our workforce’s efforts across its components DHS has facilitated a speedy, whole-of-government response to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
To address the threat to the nation posed by the novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), the President issued Proclamations 9984, 9992, 9993, and 9996, suspending the entry of all aliens who were physically present within the People’s Republic of China (excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau), the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland, during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States. Each of the above proclamations includes an exception for “any alien whose entry would be in the national interest, as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their designees.”
In order to limit the further spread of coronavirus, the U.S. has reached agreements with both Canada and Mexico to limit all non-essential travel across borders. Working closely and collaboratively, the Department of Homeland Security is part of a North American approach to stop the spread of the virus.
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf will travel to Dallas, TX to meet with industry and local leaders as we enter into the reopening of the economy.
The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended Title 42 public health restrictions at the borders until he determines the serious danger from COVID-19 has ceased. This order has been one of the most critical tools used to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
Border security is homeland security. Our efforts over the last several months to limit non-essential travel have been successful and now is not the time to change course.