Navy Recruiting District Raleigh Sailor Tests Positive for Coronavirus


Story Number: NNS200324-13Release Date: 3/24/2020 5:33:00 PM
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From NRD Raleigh Public Affairs

RALEIGH, NC. (NNS) -- On MAR. 23, a Sailor assigned to Navy Recruiting District Raleigh tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The service member is currently in their residence in Cameron, NC, and is following medical guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines.

The service member began experiencing symptoms on Friday, March 13. The following Monday, March 16, the service member visited their primary care manager and was advised to self-isolate. On Wednesday, March 18, the service member was advised to visit UNC Respiratory Test Site in Cary, NC for advanced screening and testing for COVID-19, and then immediately returned to their residence and self-quarantined. On Monday, March 23, the service member’s test results came back positive for COVID-19. Five other service members, who had been in contact with the service member, have been in self-isolation since Monday, March 16. They will remain in self-isolation for the prescribed time of 14 days. Navy Recruiting District Raleigh is following the guidelines set forth by the Department of Defense.

Navy Recruiting District Raleigh 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 more information, contact Navy Recruiting Command public affairs at lara.bollinger1@navy.mil, or 901-616-2021.

 
 
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