MCAS New River leaders are continuing to monitor the Coronavirus outbreak and working closely with Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune and public health officials to mitigate health risks and ensure the safety of our installation population. While we will share information as it becomes available, please stay tuned to information about the virus on the Center for Disease Control’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/COVID19
The following is a statement issued by NMCCL on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020:
“The safety of our service members, their family members, and our civilian employees remains the utmost concern.
There are no known cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune. Our medical professionals at NMCCL will continue to monitor the situation and stand ready to assist our active-duty, civilians and families as needed.
NMCCL is working closely with medical providers across Marine Corps Installations East, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Forces Special Operations Command and the Onslow County Health Department to ensure all appropriate measures are taken to prevent potential spread.
All military personnel are encouraged to follow guidance from military medical authorities and the CDC. Civilian employees, dependents and retirees should also follow CDC guidance.
All personnel are reminded that it is influenza (flu) season, and there are many circulating cold and flu-like upper respiratory infections. The best way to reduce your risk of getting the flu or other infections is to practice good hygiene. Thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water; use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; cover your mouth while sneezing or coughing; avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands; clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces; and avoid close contact with those who are sick.”
For the most current official information and resources, visit the CDC COVID-19 website at: https://www.cdc.gov/COVID19