Navy School Closed After Third COVID-19 Case

Story Number: NNS200317-07Release Date: 3/17/2020 1:47:00 PM
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From Navy Education and Training Command Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- A Navy schoolhouse at Naval Base San Diego closed March 14 after a third Sailor tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The schoolhouse is under the centralized student management and support of Training Support Center (TSC) San Diego.

On March 14, a Sailor from USS Essex (LHD 2) currently attending a course at Training Support Command (TSC) San Diego tested positive for COVID-19.

The student had been attending the course at Naval Base San Diego (NBSD) since Feb. 6, 2020. The individual is currently isolated at home and restricted in movement in accordance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines. Personnel that the individual immediately identified having close contact with have been notified and are in self-isolation at their residences.

The schoolhouse where the training occurred will remain closed until further notice. The two additional cases, announced on March 15, and March 13 remain in isolation.

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. 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.

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

For questions call Cmdr. James Stockman, Naval Education and Training Command at 850-452-5845 or

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