Sailors Embarked on a U.S. Pacific Fleet Ship Test Positive for COVID-19

15 February 2021
Three Sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) tested positive for COVID-19, Feb. 14. These Sailors, who have not experienced any symptoms, as well as all identified close contacts are currently isolated aboard the ship in accordance with Navy and CDC guidance. 

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Three Sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) tested positive for COVID-19, Feb. 14. These Sailors, who have not experienced any symptoms, as well as all identified close contacts are currently isolated aboard the ship in accordance with Navy and CDC guidance. Shipboard health professionals conducted a thorough contact investigation and all identified close contacts have tested negative for COVID-19.


The ship is following an aggressive mitigation strategy in accordance with Navy and CDC guidelines to include mandatory mask wearing, social distancing, and proper hygiene and sanitation practices. U.S. Pacific Fleet is committed to taking every measure possible to protect the health of our force. USS Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway and remains fully operational. 

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Three Sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) tested positive for COVID-19, Feb. 14. These Sailors, who have not experienced any symptoms, as well as all identified close contacts are currently isolated aboard the ship in accordance with Navy and CDC guidance. 

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