Three U.S. Navy sailors assigned to the U.S. Pacific Fleet tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the unit said in a statement.
This includes a Sailor assigned to a San Diego, California-based squadron, a Sailor assigned to an Everett, Washington-based ship, and a Sailor assigned to a Pearl Harbor, Hawaii-based shore command.
All three Sailors are currently isolated at their residences, restricted in movement, and receiving appropriate supportive care in accordance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 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”, said the Pacific Fleet statement.