Eight Pacific Fleet Sailors test positive for COVID-19
PEARL HARBOR - Two Sailors assigned to a San Diego, California-based ship, two Sailors assigned to a San Diego, California-based shore command, and four Sailors assigned to a ship underway in the Seventh Fleet area of operations tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The Sailors located in San Diego are currently isolated at their residences and the Sailors underway are currently isolated onboard until they can be flown ashore for further evaluation and treatment, all Sailors are restricted in movement, and receiving appropriate supportive care 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 and are being monitored.
U.S. Pacific Fleet commanders and commanding officers 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.