Off-Base JBLM Spouse Tests Positive Over Weekend for COVID-19

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A Joint Base Lewis-McChord service member’s spouse tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday, the military base announced through its Facebook account.

“The spouse of a JBLM service member, who resides off-base and has not recently visited JBLM, tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday. The service member is also being tested,” JBLM wrote in a post on Sunday.

Both individuals are reportedly being quarantined in their home off base. No children are involved.

JBLM said it would not answer questions at this time related to the service member and their spouse’s identity, unit and location of residence. The military base says it plans on working with state and county health departments.

“JBLM leadership are actively reviewing any/all individuals that the spouse and service member interacted with to ensure that all of these individuals are notified and checked for symptoms of the virus,” the post read.

The spouse of the service member has reportedly not visited JBLM in several months.

So far, there have been four confirmed cases of the new novel coronavirus in Pierce County, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department stated as of Sunday.

As of Monday, March 9, there were no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Thurston County, Thurston County Public Health and Social Services said.

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