Academy employee tests positive for COVID-19
By U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs
/ Published March 25, 2020
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – A civilian employee of the 10th Air Base Wing, the host wing for the Air Force Academy, has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is hospitalized at a Colorado Springs hospital and their condition is improving.
There is no indication the individual had any direct or indirect contact with cadets. Academy officials will continue to monitor the situation and other Academy personnel who came in contact with the individual have been asked to self-quarantine for 14 days and take appropriate actions if they develop symptoms.
The Academy is following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Defense guidelines for testing and medical response.
As a reminder, the Academy declared a public health emergency March 23 and is open only for official business, meaning personnel are permitted to enter the base only to:
- go to work, including contracted services and deliveries
- access base housing, if living on base
- access medical services, including the pharmacy
- go to scheduled appointments
- tend to animals boarded in the Academy stables
- access an RV stored on base
Shopping trips to the Exchange and Commissary are NOT considered official business and therefore are not reasons to enter the Academy.
For more information on the Academy’s efforts to minimize spread of COVID-19 visit https://www.usafa.af.mil/Coronavirus or @AF_Academy on Twitter.