Sailor assigned to USS Coronado (LCS 4) Tests Positive for COVID-19

Story Number: NNS200317-10Release Date: 3/17/2020 4:41:00 PM
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From U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs

PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- On Mar. 17, 2020, a Sailor assigned to the Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS 4), homeported in San Diego, tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The Sailor is currently isolated at their home and restricted in movement in accordance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Personnel who were immediately identified as having close contact with the Sailor have been notified, placed in a restriction of movement status at their residences off the ship and are being monitored.

Additionally, military health professionals are in the process of 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.

The Navy 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, contact U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs at 808-471-3769.

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