U.S. Navy Reservist in Maine Tests Presumptive Positive for COVID-19

Story Number: NNS200312-04Release Date: 3/12/2020 5:26:00 PM
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From the Office of the Navy Chief of Information

BANGOR, ME (NNS) -- On Mar. 12, a U.S. Navy Reservist was tested “presumptive positive” for the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Maine, marking the first positive case of a U.S. Navy Reservist. The individual is currently quarantined at home in accordance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines. The positive test result is considered a presumptive positive, pending confirmatory testing by CDC.

Personnel that the individual immediately identified having close contact with have been notified and are in self-isolation at their residence.

Health professionals are conducting a thorough contact investigation to determine whether any other personnel may have been in close contact and possibly exposed. Depending on the results of that investigation, additional precautionary measures may be taken.

Commander, Navy Reserve Force is committed to taking every measure possible to protect the health of our force. We remain in close coordination with state and federal authorities, and public health authorities to ensure the well-being of our personnel and local population.

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact CNRFC public affairs at CNRFC_PAO@navy.mil.

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