Fort Bragg solider tests positive for virus, 90 quarantined

Posted at 11:08 AM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 11:08:44-04

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Army says that 90 soldiers who took part in a survival course in North Carolina have been quarantined after one of them tested positive for the coronavirus.

The U.S. Army said in a statement on Wednesday that the soldiers were training at a special warfare school at Fort Bragg. The 90 soldiers and instructors have tested positive for COVID-19.

The course is called Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape.

Officials said guidelines were implemented to prevent the spread of coronavirus and that some classes were shifted online.

Portions of classes that could not be taught online were closely monitored. The course was terminated after one of the students tested positive.