PEARL HARBOR - On March 17, test results indicated that a Sailor assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Boxer is homeported in San Diego.
This is the second Boxer Sailor to test positive. The first occurred on March 13. There is no indication that the Sailors were in close contact aboard the ship. Also the Sailors work in two different departments.
The Sailor is currently isolated at their home and restricted in movement in accordance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines.
Boxer has developed an aggressive mitigation strategy to minimize spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of our force. The mitigation efforts include the following:
Boxer’s leadership, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and U.S. Pacific Fleet are committed to taking every measure possible to protect the health of our force.
The Navy 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.
For questions, contact U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs at 808-471-3769.