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Air Force Academy employee tests positive for COVID-19

Posted: 7:42 PM, Mar 25, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-25 21:43:10-04
US Air Force Academy

COLORADO SPRINGS — Air Force Academy officials say a civilian employee of the 10th Air Base Wing tested positive for the coronavirus.

The employee is hospitalized at a Colorado Springs hospital and their condition is improving, the Academy said in a press release on Wednesday.

Officials don't believe the individual had any direct or indirect contact with cadets. Academy officials will continue to monitor the situation and other Academy personnel who came in contact with the individual have been asked to self-quarantine for 14 days and take appropriate actions if they develop symptoms.

The Academy declared a public health emergency March 23 and is open only for official business only, meaning personnel are permitted to enter the base only to:
- go to work, including contracted services and deliveries
- access base housing, if living on base
- access medical services, including the pharmacy
- go to scheduled appointments
- tend to animals boarded in the Academy stables
- access an RV stored on base