Fort Drum part-time employee
tests positive for COVID-19
FORT DRUM, N.Y. (March 17, 2020) – A part-time employee who works at the Fort Drum Education Center three days a week, but lives in the Albany area, has tested positive for COVID-19.
The part-time employee was on Fort Drum working at the Education Center most recently Wednesday through Friday of last week. The part-time employee received word of the positive COVID-19 diagnosis today.
Fort Drum Medical Command preventative medicine subject-matter experts are investigating where this individual may have come into contact with people here on Fort Drum and advise on the individuals or building owners who need to be informed. Individuals who came in contact with the infected part-time employee will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
As of today, the Education Center is closed. The Education Center will be cleaned following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocols, and it will not be opened until deemed safe for re-occupancy.
Additional Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation services also will close, or limit patronage, starting today. Customers can stay up-to-date on changes to on-post services by monitoring the installation Facebook page and website.
These changes are out of an abundance of caution and in order to consolidate manpower for critical services during the installation’s COVID 19 prevention and mitigation response.
(Fort Drum Public Affairs Office)