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101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell dependent tests positive for Coronavirus

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A dependent of a military Retiree at Fort Campbell has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), marking the first confirmed case for the virus at the installation.

The individual is currently isolated at home, located off the installation.

Upon notification of the result, Fort Campbell officials and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) health professionals ensured the individual was medically cared for and immediately began conducting contact tracing to determine whether any others may have been exposed.

Retiree at Fort Campbell has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). (Sam Shore)
Retiree at Fort Campbell has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). (Sam Shore)

If any individuals are determined to be at risk, they will be directly notified.

Health professionals and leaders are coordinating closely with civilian authorities in the surrounding area to determine any potential risk of exposure off the installation.

Fort Campbell officials are continually assessing the environment, and implementing all appropriate control measures to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), to include limiting manning to mission essential personnel; modifying restaurant services to to-go posture; modifying dining facilities to grab-and-go posture; limiting childcare facilities to mission-essential clients; and other measures.

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