Navy Self-Quarantines Pacific Fleet

Pacific Fleet
Remain at sea at least 14 days

The U.S. Navy has ordered ships in the Pacific Ocean that have visited “countries with moderate or greater risk” of the coronavirus to “remain at sea for at least 14 days before pulling into another port.”

“Out of an abundance of caution, Pacific Fleet is implementing additional mitigations to prevent Sailors from contracting COVID-19, and to monitor Sailors who have traveled to higher-risk areas,” U.S. Navy spokesman Lt. James Adam said.

A Navy spokesperson said while “there are no indications that any U.S. Navy personnel have contracted Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)” at this time, the Pacific Fleet is “implementing additional mitigations” to prevent sailors from contracting the virus.  “The health and welfare of our Sailors, civilians, and their families is paramount, and our efforts are directed at detection and, if required, prevention of the spread of this illness.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the men and women serving aboard ships in the Pacific Fleet to remain well
  • For scientists and doctors in laboratories around the globe seeking to find a vaccine and get it into production.
  • That politicians in the U.S. would refrain from making the virus and its containment a political issue and work together toward solutions.

Sources: CNN, Newsmax


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