Civilian health care worker at Evans Army Hospital tests positive for coronavirus

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Published: Mar. 22, 2020 at 1:47 PM MDT
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A civilian health care worker at Fort Carson has tested positive for coronavirus, the post said Sunday.

The worker, a woman in her 60s who is employed at Evans Army Community Hospital, has had limited contact with select patients and staff, the post said. Those who she has been in contact with have reportedly been notified and are being monitored by Fort Carson Public Health.

"The civilian is in good spirits and does not require hospitalization at this time," the Mountain Post said.

Fort Carson said the post was prepared for the likelihood that a soldier and/or civilian worker was diagnosed with COVID-19.

"Units and activities across Fort Carson have been prepared ... We are working with our total Army partners in a unified effort, and will follow risk-based measures consistent with guidance from the Department of Defense and the CDC.

" ... We remain committed to the health protection of our Fort Carson community while maintaining readiness and the ability to defend the nation."

The news comes one day after Fort Carson reported a Colorado National Guard soldier