Fort Drum: person in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, soldiers quarantined after returning from Afghanistan

Fort Drum: person in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, soldiers quarantined after returning from Afghanistan
Fort Drum

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Fort Drum reports a person is in isolation on post after testing positive for COVID-19.

The announcement was made Monday morning on the 10th Mountain Division Facebook page.

The following is the Facebook post:

“Please be aware: As of Sunday, March 29, a relative of a dependent has tested positive for COVID 19 and is in isolation on post. This individual was tested at Samaritan Medical Center and has already been reported among Jefferson County’s positive numbers. The person who tested positive and the individuals who were living in the same quarters have been in quarantine since March 24th. Fort Drum medical professionals are investigating possible trace contacts and will notify individuals who fall within Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for additional monitoring and testing. Our current assessment is that the Family has had limited contact with other Fort Drum Community members.”

Also, Fort Drum reports 299 soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team came back from Afghanistan Sunday.

Those soldiers are now quarantined.

This is just the first of several redeployments as 10th Mountain Division soldiers see their duty in Afghanistan get cut short because of COVID-19.

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