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Moody Air Force Base reports 2nd presumptive positive COVID-19 case

Moody Air Force Base
Posted at 9:18 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 21:23:15-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — Moody Air Force Base says an active duty airman has tested presumptively positive for the coronavirus.

On Sunday, officials said an active duty U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the base is undergoing treatment and evaluation after testing positive for the disease. An employee on the base was the first to test positive for COVID-19.

Moody declared a public health emergency on March 12 and remains in Health Protection Condition (HPCON) level B to reflect the moderate disease threat posed by COVID-19 and the risk of exposure to personnel. Recommended protection measures include: practicing social distancing, strict hygiene, no handshaking, and sanitize common use items.

Active Duty Service Members experiencing a fever with a cough or shortness of breath should report to drive-through screening at the 23 Medical Group employee parking lot Monday - Friday from 8 - 9 a.m. Please enter through Davidson Road gate.

TRICARE Beneficiaries who are feeling ill should contact the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line (1-800-874-2273) for further direction. Non TRICARE Beneficiaries who are feeling ill should contact their primary care physician for further direction.

Any symptomatic concerns or COVID-19 questions, please utilize the Nurse Advice Line via 1-800-TRICARE or https://MHSNurseAdviceLine.com