Published March 19, 2020
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – A NATO service member at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). This is the first confirmed case at Nellis.
The service member, who was at the base for Red Flag 20-2, entered isolation at the time of symptom onset and will remain in isolation in accordance with CDC protocols. The service member has received medical treatment.
We are following CDC guidance for personnel who had close contact with the affected individual.
Flight operations for Red Flag 20-2 had already concluded and participating personnel are in the process of returning to their home stations.
Nellis AFB continues to work closely with our federal, state, and local health officials to ensure our detection and response efforts are coordinated. Nellis AFB leadership will constantly monitor the situation and provide additional information as it becomes available.
For Nellis-specific COVID-19 information, please visit: https://www.nellis.af.mil/COVID-19/.
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