WASHINGTON (NNS) -- On March 25, the Navy identified 17 additional Sailors and Navy civilians who tested positive for Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Two Sailors assigned to a San Diego-based ship, and four Sailors and three Navy civilians assigned to San Diego-based shore commands tested positive. In Pascagoula, Mississippi one Sailor tested positive. Newport News, Virginia and Great Lakes, Illinois each had one Navy civilian test positive. Five Sailors assigned to a ship underway in the Pacific have also tested positive for COVID-19.
People who had been in close contact with those who tested positive were quarantined and are being monitored. Military health professionals are continuing to determine if any other people had been possibly exposed, and will take additional precautionary measures as necessary.
The Navy is committed to taking every measure possible to protect the health of the force. The Navy remains in close coordination with state and federal public health authorities to ensure the well-being of our personnel and of local communities.
For questions, contact the Navy Office of Information at 703-697-5342 or visit https://www.navy.mil/.