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Soldier at Fort Lee diagnosed with COVID-19

The person had been quarantined for suspected infection
Posted at 10:00 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 06:49:00-04

FORT LEE, Va. – An active duty service member at Fort Lee tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

The person had been quarantined for suspected infection with COVID-19 and is now in monitored isolation, receiving appropriate medical care, according to a press release issued Tuesday night.

Officials say that medical professionals at Kenner Army Health Clinic are working to trace the recent activity of the individual and notify those who may have been in contact and potentially exposed to the virus.

“Leaders from our senior commander down to our company commanders are committed to the continued safety of our entire community and are actively engaged and monitoring COVID-19,” said Col. Hollie Martin, Fort Lee garrison commander. “We are continuing to coordinate with military and civilian heath care agencies to mitigate the effects of this virus in our collective fight to flatten the curve.”