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PEARL HARBOR - On March 19, two Sailors assigned to separate San Diego-based ships tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
These Sailors are currently isolated off ship and restricted in movement in accordance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
Personnel who were immediately identified as having close contact with these Sailors have been notified, placed in a restriction of movement status at their residences off the ship and are being monitored.
These ships are executing an aggressive mitigation strategy to minimize spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of our force. The mitigation efforts include the following:
Ship leadership; 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. 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.