Sailor at Naval Base San Diego Tests Presumptive Positive for COVID-19

Story Number: NNS200314-01Release Date: 3/14/2020 4:21:00 PM
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From Naval Base San Diego Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- On March 13, a Sailor from Naval Base San Diego was tested “presumptive positive” for the coronavirus (COVID-19), marking the first positive case for a Sailor in California. 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 confirmation by the CDC.

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

Military 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.

Naval Base San Diego 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.

For questions call Navy Region Southwest Media Officer, Brian O’Rourke at 619-985-3725 or email or Naval Base San Diego Public Affairs at 760-637-7824 or email

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