Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Announces Positive COVID-19 Case

Story Number: NNS200324-06Release Date: 3/24/2020 11:22:00 AM
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From Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Public Affairs

NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba. (NNS) -- A Sailor stationed aboard Naval Station Guantanamo Bay has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently undergoing evaluation and treatment.

The Department of Defense has notified public health authorities of the positive test and has taken prudent precautions to ensure the service member is receiving the appropriate care, and the Sailor is currently isolated at their home and restricted in movement in accordance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines.

Contact tracing performed by public health officials is also underway.

Naval Station Guantanamo Bay has developed an aggressive mitigation strategy to minimize spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of our force.

The mitigation efforts include the following:

  • Medical representatives are screening all personnel coming aboard the installation.
  • Enforcing social distancing; minimizing group gatherings.
  • Conducting deep cleaning.
    The health and safety of our military service members and their families is critical for DoD mission success. 
    We are working closely with our interagency partners to ensure we do everything we can to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on our force and their families.


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