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One USFK Service Member Confirmed with COVID-19

PA-001-21 | May 10, 2021

A Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army (KATUSA) service member stationed at Camp Casey in Dongducheon tested positive for COVID-19 on May 9.

 

The ROK Soldier tested positive after receiving notification from a local Korean public health department as part of contact tracing for exposure at an off-installation location.

 

The individual last visited Camp Casey on May 8, and is currently in isolation at a United States Army Garrison - 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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