Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point confirmed the first positive COVID-19 test result on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.
The patient was quarantined at home after returning from travel outside of the state, became symptomatic and was tested at the clinic. The individual has been at home in isolation since being tested. NHCCP officials determined that the transmission is travel related.
“MCAS Cherry Point and NHCCP are committed to protecting the health of our community,” Cherry Point command said in a news release. “We will continue to monitor the situation and coordinate with federal, state and local health agencies and to preserve the wellness of our service members, civilian employees and families.”
Military personnel who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as a cough, fever and shortness of breath or have been exposed to the virus should remain home and contact their health care professional for guidance or call the Nurse Advice Hotline 800-TRICARE (1-800-874-2273 option 1).
MCAS Cherry Point remains in HPCON-C. Personnel are advised to continue practicing strict hygiene and social distancing already implemented in previous health protection conditions.