Fort Bragg soldier tests positive for coronavirus, 90 quarantined

Cumberland County News

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Army says that 90 soldiers who took part in a survival course in North Carolina have been quarantined after one of them tested positive for the coronavirus.

The U.S. Army said in a statement on Wednesday that the soldiers were training at a special warfare school at Fort Bragg. The 90 soldiers and instructors have tested positive for COVID-19.

The course is called Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape. The U.S. Army said it was naturally isolated from other special warfare courses at the base.

Officials said guidelines were implemented to prevent the spread of coronavirus and that some classes were shifted online. Portions of classes that could not be taught online were closely monitored.

Officials said that students were tested prior to training and received daily welfare checks. The course was terminated after one of the students tested positive.

“The health and wellness of our students and staff is our top priority,” said Maj. Gen. Patrick Roberson of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. “We will do everything we can to protect our students and their families.”

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