4 USS Theodore Roosevelt sailors with suspected COVID-19 medevaced to Guam

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The USS Theodore Roosevelt is at sea today conducting carrier qualifications with about 2,900 sailors out of the full crew of 4,800. (Photo courtesy U.S. Navy)

Four sailors with test results indicative of COVID-19 were medically evacuated from the USS Theodore Roosevelt to Guam today, March 25.

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

Surveillance testing of the four sailors was conducted Tuesday and the results were 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.