ASAN, Guam—On March 25, sailors with test results indicative of coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, were medically evacuated from the USS Theodore Roosevelt to Guam. The four were taken to U.S. Naval Hospital Guam for evaluation and treatment.
Surveillance testing of the four sailors conducted on March 24 was indicative of COVID-19. The individuals were isolated in accordance with guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention until the sailors could be flown off the ship.
Joint Region Marianas has been working in cooperation with the Guam government to ensure proper advance notification of the patients’ arrival on Guam. The patients will be treated at U.S. Naval Hospital Guam and will be isolated at U.S. Naval Base Guam in accordance with CDC protocols.
“U.S. Pacific Fleet is committed to taking every measure possible to protect the health of our force, to prevent the spread of the virus, and to ensure continued cooperation with the government of Guam in our COVID-19 response,” stated a Joint Region Marianas press release yesterday. (PR)