"The COVID-19 situation requires that we continue to minimize risk to personnel, therefore all personnel will be 'EXCUSED' from participation in Navy PFA Cycle 2, 2020," according to a Navy Administrative message released Tuesday.
"Suspension includes both the official Body Composition Assessment and Physical Readiness Test components of the PFA," the NAVADMIN said.
Organized or group physical training will also remain suspended, although some exemptions apply for recruit training or unit mission training requirements.
However, the Navy will start permitting sailors to conduct mock PFAs if they need to regain advancement and retention eligibility — provided local, installation and other COVID-19 guidelines are in place. Limitations include keeping mock PFAs to no more than 10 people and conducting temperature checks.