Public Affairs Office
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (March 20, 2020) – Fort Leonard Wood has raised its Health Protection Condition from Alpha to Bravo following an identification of a positive, non-travel-related case of the COVID-19 virus in Pulaski County. The patient is not on, or from Fort Leonard Wood.
HPCON Bravo is instituted when there is an increased exposure risk and calls for strict hygiene measures as well as identification and self-quarantine of potentially exposed personnel. The HPCON change was triggered by the non-travel-related nature of the case.
Fort Leonard Wood is taking precautionary measures in all they do – from questioning those seeking access to post, to screening new trainees, to adjusting operations across garrison and staff services. This situation is not business as usual so the installation will conduct operations differently to allow the team to sustain its mission while taking care of their people.
As we continue to receive information through official, trusted channels, we will provide updates to keep you informed.
For the latest information on COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus, and the Department of Defense Coronavirus website at www.defense.gov/explore/spotlight/coronavirus. For more information about Fort Leonard Wood specific measures and information, please visit 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