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Four USFK Service Members Confirmed with COVID-19

PA-001-21 | Aug. 6, 2021

Four USFK service members tested positive for COVID-19 on Aug. 3 and 4.

 

One service member stationed at Osan Air Base and one service member stationed at United States Army Garrison – Humphreys tested positive on Aug. 3 and 4, respectively, after developing symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

 

One service member stationed at Osan Air Base tested positive on Aug. 3 after providing a screening sample as part of USFK’s enhanced surveillance testing, and one service member also stationed at Osan Air Base tested positive on Aug. 4 after providing a screening sample during USFK’s contact tracing following direct contact with individuals who recently tested positive for the virus.

 

All four individuals are currently in isolation at a facility designated for confirmed COVID-19 cases at USAG – Humphreys or Osan Air Base.

 

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

 

USFK remains at a high level of readiness with more than 85% of its affiliated community vaccinated, and 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.

 

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