Sixth Person Tested at Fort Benning Tests Positive For COVID-19
Quarantined at Home Off Post
FROM FORT BENNING, GA:
Martin Army Community Hospital received notification of a local off post resident who has tested positive for COVID-19.
This is the sixth case associated with the military installation. On March 27, Martin Army Community Hospital received the positive results from a Tricare Network Lab.
Since March 19, this individual has been in self-quarantine at an off-post residence and has followed all protective measures as outlined by the CDC.
MACH has notified the individual and is currently conducting necessary contact tracing to determine and notify all potentially impacted personnel.
People who have had contact with this person will be notified to isolate in their homes according to current CDC guidelines.
For Public Health tracking purposes, this person is being counted as a positive case for Muscogee County. Fort Benning is currently operating at Health Protection Charlie. The MCoE and Fort Benning are following the guidance outlined by the Centers for Disease Control, the Defense Health Agency and the U.S. Army Public Health Center.
Following guidance issued by the CDC and Army Public Health Center, we have implemented and shared with the community the precautionary measures taken to protect the health of the force and maintain operational readiness.
These steps include frequent hand washing, avoiding close contact with sick individuals, covering coughs and sneezes, disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces, staying home when feeling ill, and not touching eyes, nose, and mouth. We’re practicing social distancing within our formations and offered our workforce expanded telework and flexible leave policy.
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