MCLB Albany confirms first three cases of civilian COVID-19 cases

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ALBANY, Ga. (WRBL) – Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany has confirmed three civilian employees tested positive for the coronavirus, COVID-19, within the last 48 hours.

Based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, the three patients have been quarantined. Two individuals are isolated at home, while the third patient to test positive is asymptomatic, according to officials, and has been quarantined as a precautionary measure.

Following the positive test results, contact investigations were conducted to identify personnel who were in contact with the three individuals, and they have either placed in isolation or quarantine as well.

“We are committed to the protection of our force, family members and local communities.  Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany increased its Health Protection Condition from HPCON Bravo to HPCON Charlie which enforces additional precautionary measures around the base to mitigate transmission and protects our military and civilian workforce, their families, and those in the local and surrounding communities,” MCLB said in a statement.

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