Keesler announces three confirmed cases of COVID-19

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. – Keesler Air Force Base is currently monitoring three positive cases of COVID-19 for an active duty Airman, a spouse of a sister service member, and a retiree.

The individuals are in isolation, and the Mississippi Department of Health has been notified. On-base public health officials have begun the contract tracing process to notify those who may have come in contact with the positive individuals.

“Our command team is directly involved with each member, as is the medical team,” said Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander, “and I am very impressed with their response and communication on that piece. What this does remind us is that we need to remain diligent in our efforts to keep social distancing, washing our hands and if you are sick, please speak up.”

Keesler Air Force Base remains at Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie. There are no immediate, additional restrictions in place, however, they may be implemented in the future.

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