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Yokota continues to refine the ROM process to mitigate any potential exposure. Now, more than ever, sponsors are encouraged to find new and creative ways to continue to support their inbound personnel and be fully involved throughout their arrival.

However, sponsors will no longer be authorized to pick up personnel directly from the terminal in order to reduce the risk of possible COVID-19 exposure. Instead, inbound personnel will be taken via shuttle to Bldg. 400, which will be the ROM reception area and will service personnel until their lodging or residence is ready. The ROM reception area amenities will include wi-fi, pet relief area, seating, and a DSN phone for use. Food may be delivered via delivery options or sponsor drop-off.

Sponsors will ensure lodging or housing is reserved and coordinated. In addition, they will ensure that Pet Care Center or pet friendly lodging reservations are made when necessary. When applicable, keys need to be dropped off at Bldg. 400, Room 107 between 0800 and 1000 Monday through Friday at least one day prior to the newcomer’s arrival.

Members flying into commercial airports with pets will need to reserve pet transportation 3 weeks in advance through FSS.

Your health and well-being continues to be our top priority.


  • ROM Policy

    Current as of: 24 DEC 21

    Due to changes in the Japanese protective health posture and an increase in positive COVID cases in the wing, ROM guidance has been updated for the protection of our community:

    The primary changes are (regardless of vaccination status):

    • Personnel arriving into Japan from another country will be restricted to a U.S. installation for 14 days
      • Unvaccinated personnel will “Hard ROM” (remain in their home/lodging) for 7 days, followed by 7 days “Working ROM” (restricted to a U.S. installation (with a negative test))
    • Individuals in ROM will wear a mask in all on-base public areas and USFJ facilities until they have received a negative viral test (mask wear is required off-base, regardless of vaccination status)
      • Port testing (Narita and Haneda arrivals) does not count toward the negative test requirement
  • Signs and Symptoms

    If you are experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle aches, fatigue, headache, sore throat, stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or sudden loss of taste and smell), DO NOT GO TO URGENT CARE, WORK OR EXPOSE OTHERS.

    Call the medical appointment line at DSN: 225-8864 Opt. 7 or Cell: 042-552-2510 Ext. 58864 Opt. 7 for evaluation and instructions.  For questions about ROM, please utilize your chain of command.



Yokota Medical Clinic
DSN: 225-8864
Comm: 042-552-2510

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