RAF Lakenheath confirms airman and dependent of service member at RAF Mildenhall test positive for coronavirus
RAF Lakenheath has confirmed that an airman with the 48th Fighter Wing and a dependent of a service member with 100th Air Refueling Wing at RAF Mildenhall have tested positive for coronavirus.
The individuals are in isolation at their respective residences and receiving medical care in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Public Health England guidelines.
Public health officials have been notified.
"The health and safety of our entire community is our top priority," said Col. Will Marshall, 48th FW commander.
"We will continue working with medical personnel on- and off-base to mitigate the spread of COVID19 and will provide pertinent updates as they become available."
Military public health professionals are conducting the contact tracing process to notify those who may have come into contact with the individuals.
“We remain committed to protecting our collective team and the local community,” said Col. S. Troy Pananon, 100th ARW commander.
“We are taking every step possible to provide accurate and timely information as we navigate through these unprecedented time. We will work through this together to ensure we remain ready and agile as a force.”
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