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NAS Pax River confirms first case of COVID-19

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division via Facebook

NAS Patuxent Rvier- This afternoon the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division(NAWCAD) Commander Rear Admiral John Lemmon announced the closure of Gate 3, and the first positive test of COVID-19 on the base.

They are performing an internal investigation to determine the exposure levels. He also states they understood that this could happen. They are staggering start times and moving shifts to mitigate crowded work stations in their squadrons and range support locations. Cleaning crews are sanitizing stations in between work shifts.

You can view the video in its entirety below:

NAWCAD Commander Addresses COVID-19 Response 3/25

COVID-19 UPDATE 3/25: #NAWCAD Commander discusses response to first positive case of #coronavirus at Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

Posted by Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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David M. Higgins II

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in Digital Marketing, eventually leading him back to his passion. David started The Southern Maryland Chronicle in December 2017 and has grown it to become the #1 news source in Southern Maryland.

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