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USFK Service Member Confirmed with COVID-19

PA-001-20 | June 2, 2020

 

A newly assigned USFK service member tested positive for COVID-19 upon his arrival to South Korea from the United States on a U.S. government chartered flight.

 

He arrived at Osan Air Base on May 30, and was in mandatory quarantine at Camp Humphreys quarantine barracks while awaiting for the results of his COVID-19 test to return.

 

Since testing positive, the soldier has been moved to Camp Humphreys’ isolation barracks designated for confirmed COVID-19 cases.

 

USFK health professionals determined there was limited contact tracing due to the soldier being immediately quarantined, and conducted thorough cleaning of the bus and quarantine room.

 

As a testament to USFK’s aggressive preventative control measures to stop the virus’ spread, any USFK-affiliated individual arriving in South Korea from overseas will be tested for COVID-19 and then quarantined for 14 days.

 

USFK will provide additional information as it becomes available.

 

Despite the confirmed case, USFK remains at a high level of readiness with four active duty service members who are currently confirmed positive for COVID-19.

 

USFK continues to maintain a robust combined defense posture to protect the Republic of Korea against any threat or adversary while maintaining prudent preventive measures to protect the force.

 

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