COVID-19 case at Andersen was a ‘false positive’

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Andersen Air Force Base officials say that the positive test result on an active duty member of the Navy reported earlier this week was a “false positive.”

In a news release Thursday afternoon, Master Sgt. Richard Ebensberger states that “the COVID-19 test performed on the active-duty Navy member assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam was a false positive.”

MSgt. Ebensberger says the service member has been retested twice by Naval Hospital Guam staff “and both subsequent tests showed negative results.”

The service member was tested while under a ‘Restriction of Movement’ order, due to recent travel which minimized exposure to others.

“The safety and well-being of our service members and families are of utmost importance,” said Brig. Gen. Gentry Boswell, 36th Wing commander. “Andersen will continue to work with federal and local officials to ensure coordination in detection and mitigation efforts.”

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