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One USFK Service Member Confirmed with COVID-19

PA-001-21 | March 11, 2021

USAG HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea —

A USFK service member stationed at United States Army Garrison - Humphreys tested positive for COVID-19 on March 9.

 

The Soldier tested positive after providing a screening sample as part of the requirement to have a negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to PCS travel to the U.S.

 

The Soldier last visited Osan Air Base on March 7 and USAG - Humphreys on March 9, and is currently in isolation at a USAG - Humphreys facility designated for confirmed COVID-19 cases.

 

KDCA and USFK health professionals are actively conducting contact tracing to determine whether anyone else may have been exposed to this individual, and to identify and ensure all known on-post and off-post facilities visited by the individual are thoroughly cleaned.

 

Despite the recent confirmed cases, USFK remains at a high level of readiness with less than 1% of its active duty service members currently confirmed positive with 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 and the mission.   

 

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