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One USFK Service Member Confirmed with COVID-19

PA-001-21 | March 25, 2021

A USFK service member stationed at Camp Hovey in Dongducheon tested positive for COVID-19 on March 24 following his direct contact with someone who tested recently positive for the virus.


The individual is currently in isolation at a U.S. 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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