Active Offutt AFB service member tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 9:02 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 22:02:34-04

SARPY COUNTY, Neb. (KMTV) — Offutt Air Force Base announced Wednesday that an active duty service member has tested positive for coronavirus.

According to a press release from Offutt AFB, the individual followed recommended protocols and self-identified for testing after developing symptoms.

At that time, isolation began for the member's household.

Contact investigation was complete and it was determined that the individual wasn't in close contact with anyone outside of their household.

The press release said the service member is recovering well and being monitored closely.

Additionally, Offutt AFB is currently in Health Protection Condition Charlie, which is put in place to start procedures designed to mitigate a moderate health threat to people on the base due to a heightened risk of exposure.

Officials at the base are working with Sarpy County public health officials and adhering to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

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