The person and identified contacts have self-isolated at home and monitoring is being done by Greene County Public Health, it said in a statement. To protect the identities of the case and contacts, no additional information is being released.
“There was no history of exposure through travel, which indicates this person became ill through community spread,” the health department release said.
The base’s release said that Wright-Patterson is currently in Health Protection Condition BRAVO to reflect the current level of disease threat posed by COVID-19 virus and the risk of exposure to local personnel.
The release also said Wright-Patterson officials are working closely with the Ohio Department of Health to coordinate prevention and response efforts in the local area.
“We are regularly providing installation personnel and their families with up-to-date information on appropriate measures to prevent potential spread of the virus, as well as any impact to local activities,” the release said.
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“We are encouraging all personnel to follow Force Health Protection guidelines, to practice social distancing and proper hygiene, and adhere to travel advisories and restrictions in order to safeguard our community and prevent widespread outbreak,” Sherman said.
Wright-Patterson leadership will continually monitor the situation and provide additional information as it becomes available, according to the release.
To find the latest COVID-19 information as it pertains to Wright-Patterson go to www.wpafb.af.mil/corona/.
Greene County Health Commissioner Melissa Howell said, “This is a marathon and a long haul ... Many people may be hospitalized, and our numbers will increase. Our
community has demonstrated great resilience, and we need the same resolve from all sectors of the community to bring this to an end.”
Dr. Kevin Sharrett, medical director for Greene County Public Health, reminds all residents that “individuals with mild symptoms should self-isolate because they will likely recover and have a positive outcome. If symptoms worsen, contact your healthcare provider.”