Public Affairs Office
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (March 21, 2020) – The General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital reported March 21, 2020, that a Soldier at Fort Leonard Wood tested positive for COVID-19.
This is the first positive case of U.S. Army personnel at the installation. The Soldier had recently traveled to New York and Florida and upon returning to Fort Leonard Wood was immediately screened at Harper In-Processing and placed in isolation. The Soldier remains in isolation on the installation under medical care in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines.
Military and local health professionals are in the process of tracing and contacting people with whom the Soldier might have had contact with over the past two weeks.
Military health professionals on Fort Leonard Wood continue to screen service members, Department of Defense civilians and family members who have traveled outside of the state of Missouri during the past two weeks. Per CDC guidance and Defense Health Agency protocols, individuals known to be at risk for a COVID-19 infection are immediately quarantined or isolated to prevent potential spread to others.
Our people – military, civilians and families – and their health, welfare and safety are our highest priority. Fort Leonard Wood leadership remain in close coordination with state and federal authorities, and local public health authorities to coordinate prevention and response efforts in the local area and to ensure the well-being of our personnel and local population.
Additional information can be found on the installation website: https://home.army.mil/wood/index.php/about/Garrison/pao/cv19/c19.
About Fort Leonard Wood
Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post more than 75 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains more than 80,000 military and civilians each year.
Fort Leonard Wood is home to the U.S Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and three U.S. Army schools: the U.S. Army Engineer School; U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School; and the U.S. Army Military Police School. In addition to training engineer, CBRN and military police specialties for the Army, Fort Leonard Wood also provides gender-integrated in-processing and Basic Combat Training for new Soldiers.
Fort Leonard Wood also hosts and trains with the largest Marine Corps Detachment and Air Force Squadron on any Army installation as well as a large Navy construction detachment.
More information about Fort Leonard Wood is at: https://home.army.mil/wood/index.php/about/mission