Naval Construction Battalion Center Announces Positive COVID-19 Case

NAVAL CONSTRUCTION BATTALION CENTER, GULFPORT, MISS – On Mar. 17, a civilian employee with the NCBC Navy Exchange tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently undergoing evaluation and treatment.

The Department of Defense has notified public health authorities of the positive test and has taken prudent precautions to ensure the employee is receiving appropriate care.

In consultation with the State of Mississippi Public Health and Navy public health officials it was deemed that a quarantine for additional personnel was not needed due to the lack of exposure to other NEX employees/associates or patrons.

Contact tracing performed by public health officials is also underway.

The health and safety of our personnel and their families is critical for DoD mission success.

The Navy is working closely with interagency partners to ensure we do everything possible to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on our force and families.

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