Fort Drum Soldiers to enter quarantine
upon their return from South Korea
FORT DRUM, N.Y. (March 12, 2020) – Out of an abundance of caution and following directed protocols, approximately 40 Soldiers from the 59th Chemical Company, which is stationed here and reports to the 10th Headquarters and Special Troops Battalion, 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade, will enter a 14-day quarantine upon their return from a regular nine-month rotation in South Korea on Friday.
South Korea is currently categorized as a COVID-19 Warning Level 3 country by the Centers for Disease Control. The quarantine order is part of a rapidly evolving, Army-wide effort to mitigate the spread of the virus.
The Soldiers will be quarantined from the public in empty barracks buildings and supported by the 10th Sustainment Brigade while being closely monitored by health care professionals. Should any Soldier show symptoms of COVID-19, he or she will be immediately moved into isolation and begin treatment.
There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Fort Drum, nor has anyone presented symptoms that would require testing.
The health protection of our Soldiers, families and civilians is a top priority, and Fort Drum leadership will continue to ensure that personnel have the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and any local response.
The Fort Drum Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/drum.10thmountain) and the Fort Drum website (https://home.army.mil/drum/index.php) are both excellent resources and are updated frequently.
(Fort Drum Public Affairs Office)