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Medical provider at Fort Eustis tests positive for coronavirus

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Posted at 4:04 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 16:04:40-04

HAMPTON, Va. - A medical provider at Joint Base Langley-Eustis has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), Air Force officials said.

The patient is assigned to the McDonald Army Health Center and recently returned from travel out of the country.

To limit exposure to others, the individual followed all precautions, self-isolated and sought out medical attention. Public health officials have completed the contact tracing process and notified those who may have come into contact with the positive individual, officials said.

JBLE leadership said they are working closely with the Virginia Department of Health to coordinate prevention and response efforts in the local area.

They are providing installation personnel and their families with up-to-date information on appropriate measures to prevent potential spread of the virus, as well as any impact to local activities.

“My leadership team and I are committed to the continued safety of our entire community and are actively engaged and monitoring COVID-19,” said Col. Clint Ross, installation commander. “We will continue coordinating with military and civilian health care agencies to mitigate the effects of this virus. It is important we all work together to flatten the curve.”

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