VICENZA, Italy —
A civilian host nation employee who works for the U.S. Army Garrison Italy has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, and is being treated at a local hospital.
The employee, assigned to the garrison's Directorate of Public Works at Caserma Ederle was tested at a host nation medical facility and is receiving treatment there.
The Army has begun the process of tracing and contacting people with whom the employee might have had contact over the past two weeks in the workplace. His last day of work at the garrison was March 5. The garrison is implementing all appropriate control measures to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
"USAG Italy is committed to taking every measure possible to protect the health of our force. We remain in close coordination with Italian authorities, U.S. embassy, and public health authorities to ensure the well-being of our personnel and local population," said Col. Dan Vogel, U.S. Army Garrison Italy commander.