The individual had recently returned from official duties in a country that has a level three travel health notice. The post did not identify what country.

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An active-duty airman tested positive for COVID-19 at Hurlburt Field, according to a social media post from the Air Force base.


The individual had recently returned from official duties in a country that has a level three travel health notice. The post did not identify what country.


The individual traveled commercially, but upon returning to the U.S., self-quarantined in accordance with U.S. Department of Defense's health guidelines on COVID-19. After several days, the individual began experiencing symptoms of the respiratory disease and contacted the medical group at Hurlburt Field.


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He was screened at a drive-thru screening operation recently open on the installation.


In a statement, Col. Mike Conley, commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing, said, "the health of our Airmen and our community remains paramount. I have personally spoken with this airman, and he's in good condition. Fortunately, he took all the right steps recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and DoD guidelines and went into self-quarantine immediately after he landed to limit exposure to the community, even though he had no symptoms at the time."


The individual remains under medical care in mandatory self-isolation, according to Hurlburt Field.


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"Thankfully, he was vigilant, and our team of highly-qualified professionals took the necessary precautions to prepare for our first case," Conley wrote. "The team at Hurlburt Field continues to work deliberately and carefully as we balance our mission readiness with COVID-19 concerns."


At 2 p.m, Conley and subject matter experts will host an "ask me anything" session on Facebook regarding the installation's response to COVID-19.


The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County confirmed a new case of COVID-19 in a 48-year-old man who had recently traveled to the United Kingdom. It is not immediately clear if this is the same case referenced by Hurlburt Field.