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U.S. 2nd Fleet staff member tests positive for coronavirus, Navy says

Posted: 6:45 PM, Mar 17, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-17 18:46:30-04
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NORFOLK, Va. — A staff member assigned to the U.S. 2nd Fleet (C2F) tested positive for coronavirus on March 16, the Navy announced Tuesday.

Navy officials say the staff member is currently in their home in Virginia Beach and is following medical guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

The Navy says the staff member returned from official travel in Germany on March 10 and immediately returned to their home and self-quarantined.

The U.S. 2nd Fleet is following the guidelines set forth by the Department of Defense, and all personnel who traveled overseas are currently isolated for the 14-day self-observation period.

"Commander, U.S. Second Fleet is committed to taking every measure possible to protect the health of our force. We remain in close coordination with state and federal authorities, and public health authorities to ensure the well-being of our personnel and local population," the Navy said.

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