FORT LEE, Virginia – An active duty service member at Fort Lee tested positive for COVID-19 today.
The individual had been quarantined for suspected infection with COVID-19 and is now in monitored isolation, receiving appropriate medical care.
Medical professionals at Kenner Army Health Clinic here are working to trace the recent activity of the individual and notify those who may have been in contact and potentially exposed to the virus.
Fort Lee leadership continues to provide installation personnel and their families with up-to-date information on appropriate measures to prevent potential spread of the virus, as well as any impact to local activities.
“Leaders from our senior commander down to our company commanders are committed to the continued safety of our entire community and are actively engaged and monitoring COVID-19,” said Col. Hollie Martin, Fort Lee garrison commander. “We are continuing to coordinate with military and civilian heath care agencies to mitigate the effects of this virus in our collective fight to flatten the curve.”
Fort Lee’s current Health Protection Condition is Bravo, or HPCON (B), which imposes restrictions to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Team Lee members and families are encouraged to practice prevention measures including practicing strict hygiene, social distancing, staying home if sick, self-isolating if exposed and contacting your healthcare provider for notification of symptoms.
See https://home.army.mil/lee/index.php/COVID-19 for more information about response actions at Fort Lee and links to information regarding health protection conditions and other resources.
Fort Lee is the Army’s Home of Sustainment and supports the training, education and development of adaptive Army logistics professionals. Major organizations on the installation include the Defense Commissary Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency, Combined Arms Support Command, the Army Logistics University, U.S. Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Quartermaster School and U.S. Army Transportation School. Fort Lee supports more than 90,000 Soldiers, retirees, veterans, family members and civilian employees in the local area with a regional economic impact of about $2.4 billion per year.
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