Fort Lee service member tests positive for coronavirus

Fort Lee service member tests positive for coronavirus
Fort Lee leadership will continue to provide installation personnel and their families with up-to-date information on appropriate measures to prevent the potential spread of the virus, as well as any impact on local activities. (Source: .)

FORT LEE, Va. (WWBT) - An active duty service member at Fort Lee tested positive for COVID-19 today.

Officials said the service member is a California National Guard Soldier in his 30s, on temporary assignment to Army Logistics University. There are no plans to move him from his room right now and he is receiving appropriate medical care in isolation there.

Since he is a student at the Army Logistics University, he is housed at the adjacent Holiday Inn Express on post where he had been self-quarantined since March 17.

Medical professionals at the Kenner Army Health Clinic are working to trace the recent activity of the individual and notify those who may have been in contact and potentially exposed to the virus.

According to the clinic, the soldier is “asymptomatic and may be able to return to duty this week following consultation with his medical provider.”

Fort Lee leadership will continue to provide installation personnel and their families with up-to-date information on appropriate measures to prevent the potential spread of the virus, as well as any impact on local activities.

“Leaders from our senior commander down to our company commanders are committed to the continued safety of our entire community and are actively engaged and monitoring COVID-19,” said Col. Hollie Martin, Fort Lee garrison commander. “We are continuing to coordinate with military and civilian health care agencies to mitigate the effects of this virus in our collective fight to flatten the curve.”

Team Lee members and families are encouraged to practice prevention measures including practicing strict hygiene, social distancing, staying home if sick, self-isolating if exposed and contact your healthcare provider for notification of symptoms.

Check online for more information about response actions at Fort Lee and links to information regarding health protection conditions and other resources.

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