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News Release
Two test positive for COVID-19 at Peterson Air Force Base - 03/23/20


­PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – On March 23, an active duty service member and a dependent have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These two confirmed cases are unrelated. Both individuals are quarantined and receiving support and medical care in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Force Health Protection and 21st Medical Group guidelines.


Both individuals were tested at the Peterson point of testing--a drive through testing location on base.


Military health professionals are conducting a thorough contact investigation to determine whether any other personnel may have been exposed. Those personnel will be contacted and given direction by their leadership. Depending on the results of that investigation, additional precautionary measures will be taken to minimize spread.


“We are doing everything we can to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. Department of the Air Force personnel and their families live, work and attend school in this community and we are committed to doing our part to limit the spread of this virus,” said Col. Thomas Falzarano, 21st Space Wing commander. “We remain in close coordination with our interagency partners, and public health authorities to ensure the wellbeing of our military force, their families and our community.”


There are no other known cases on Peterson AFB or Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station.



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