3 COVID-positive sailors from USS Roosevelt flown to Guam

This file photo shows the USS Roosevelt arriving at Naval Base Guam on Friday Feb. 7, 2020 (PNC file photo)

Three Sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) who tested positive for COVID-19 February 14 were flown to U.S. Naval Base Guam today, Sunday, February 21.

These Sailors continue to be asymptomatic and have been in isolation since their positive test February 14 in accordance with Navy and CDC COVID guidance. The ship has continued to conduct surveillance testing and no further positives have been identified.

“We greatly appreciate the dedicated support from the Government of Guam and the hospitality that the people of Guam continue to show our Sailors. U.S. Pacific Fleet is committed to taking every measure possible to protect the health of our force and the people of Guam,” the Navy stated in a release.

The Sailors will reside in designated lodging onboard U.S. Naval Base Guam for the duration of their isolation period in accordance with Navy and CDC COVID-19 guidelines and will have no contact with the local population. The Sailors will receive daily medical checks from Navy medical professionals to ensure their continued wellbeing.

The ship is following an aggressive mitigation strategy in accordance with Navy and CDC guidelines to include mandatory mask wearing, social distancing, and proper hygiene and sanitation practices. USS Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway and remains fully operational.

(JRM News Release)