Esper: Pentagon ready for any new wave of COVID-19

Virus Outbreak Pentagon
Posted at 4:41 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 16:41:21-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Defense Secretary Mark Esper is declaring the Pentagon ready for any new wave of the coronavirus, as he ventures out to visit commanders for the first time since March.

Esper got an update on the military's coronavirus battle plan during a stop at U.S. Northern Command headquarters in Colorado.

Esper took a variety of health precautions during his visit, including wearing a mask when social distancing wasn’t possible.

Some Democrats have criticized the Pentagon's response to the outbreak as slow and disjointed.

Esper met with Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, who is spearheading the military’s support for civilian agencies combating the virus.