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Medical Evacuation Conducted for Sailors embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt

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ASAN, Guam (March 25, 2020) – On March 25, Sailors with test results indicative of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) were medically evacuated from USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) to Guam.

The four Sailors were taken to U.S. Naval Hospital Guam for evaluation and treatment.

Surveillance testing of the four Sailors conducted March 24 was indicative of COVID-19. The individuals were isolated in accordance with CDC guidelines until the Sailors could be flown off the ship.

Joint Region Marianas has been working in cooperation with the Government of Guam 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.