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Sat Mar 21, 2020, 09:32 PM

Navy will no longer reveal names of ships with c19 cases as virus spreads on waterfront


"Two San Diego-based shipboard sailors are among four new cases of coronavirus among San Diego’s military community, the Navy and Marine Corps announced Friday.

However, in a departure from previous cases, the Navy’s Pacific Fleet is no longer naming the ships those sailors are stationed aboard — only that they are on two different vessels.

When asked why the Navy decided not to name the ships, Cmdr. Myers Vasquez, the Pacific Fleet public affairs officer, directed The San Diego Union-Tribune to an emailed statement that reads: “U.S. Pacific Fleet’s policy is to only release the number of positive cases and the geographic location of those sailors.”

The policy is a departure from one the Navy followed earlier on Friday when it released the command — Naval Air Forces — of a North Island sailor who tested positive for the virus.

The military, however, is not testing every member with symptoms of the novel coronavirus, officials have said. According to Naval Medical Forces Pacific, only sailors and Marines who meet a certain illness threshold set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be tested.

That threshold includes a fever of at least 100.4 degrees, symptoms of acute respiratory illness and a connection to a known COVID-19 case or recent travel to a high-risk area."....(more)

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Tanuki Mar 21 OP
keithbvadu2 Mar 21 #1

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Sat Mar 21, 2020, 11:26 PM

1. USS Boxer for one


The coronavirus is starting to spread aboard the flattop amphibious assault ship USS Boxer.

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