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One USFK-affiliated Individual Confirmed with COVID-19

PA-001-21 | May 24, 2021

One USFK-affiliated individual tested positive for COVID-19 on May 21.

 

A Korean National contractor, who works at United States Army Garrison – Humphreys, tested positive after a close contact of the contractor developed symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

 

The individual last visited USAG Humphreys on May 20, and is currently in isolation at a Korean medical 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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