State Department COVID-19 Status

The State Department Bureau of Medical Services distributed and administered COVID-19 vaccines over the holidays to over 1,500 personnel in the Washington, DC area. Supported by the Diplomatic Security’s Diplomatic Courier Service, the Department also delivered the first vaccines to U.S. Embassy Baghdad, bringing the total to more than 3,800 persons vaccinated.

The State Department continues to operate under a phased return-to-work plan worldwide, defined as Phase 0 (maximum telework), Phase I (telework, with up to 40% on-site work), Phase II (telework, with between 40-80% on-site work to meet mission needs), and Phase III (telework, with between 80-100% on-site). 

Most OSAC staff continue to work from home. The status of the Department at large is: 
Domestic – As of December 31, 10% of domestic facilities remained in Phase 0, 81% were in Phase I, 8% were in Phase II, and 1% were in Phase III. 
Overseas – As of December 31, 27% of posts were in Phase I, 65% were in Phase II, and close to 8% were in Phase III.