All Koa Moana Task Force members test negative for COVID-19

US military personnel who are part of the Koa Moana mission undergo COVID-19 testing in Palau.

All 122 members of the Koa Moana Task Force who are currently in Palau for a humanitarian mission tested negative for COVID-19, according to the Palau National Emergency Committee.

Task Force Koa Moana brings more than a hundred U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy sailors in Palau and other locations to conduct multilateral engagements designed to strengthen and enhance relationships among the U.S. and partner nations in the Indo-Pacific and South Pacific regions.

Koa Moana’s mission this year is to repair the Peleliu airfield, which is located in one of the islands.

All task force personnel were tested on their 14th day of quarantine and were released by the NEC to continue their work in the community.

Palau remains COVID-19 free as of this month.