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Hill AFB confirms first case of COVID-19 on base

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Posted at 3:58 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 18:13:52-04

Hill Air Force Base has announced its first confirmed case of COVID-19 on base.

An unidentified member of Hill AFB is being treated and evaluated by healthcare professionals after testing positive for the novel coronavirus.

A public health emergency was declared at Hill AFB on March 19 and is in Protection Condition Bravo to help slow down the spread of COVID-19. Hill AFB is working closely with the Utah Department of Health to ensure the safety of base personnel.

“This is our first confirmed case,” said Col Jon Eberlan, 75th Air Base Wing commander. “The continued safety and well-being of the installation is my top priority. We are working with our base medical staff and off-base health care agencies to ensure we mitigate the effects of COVID-19 using established Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Defense Department guidelines.

Hill AFB leadership will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates when they become available.