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Civilian employee at Fort McCoy tests positive for COVID-19

Civilian employee at Fort McCoy tests positive for COVID-19

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A civilian employed of the Department of the Army at Fort McCoy has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Fort McCoy officials announced the positive test Tuesday. An official from the Monroe County Health Department would neither confirm nor deny whether it's the same person identified by the health department Tuesday but insisted there is only one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the county as of Wednesday morning.

The Army and Monroe County are tracing the person's contacts at Fort McCoy during the past two weeks. Anyone who came into contact with the person will be sent into self-quarantine for 14 days.

"Our priority is maintaining the health and safety of our soldiers, civilian employees and family members to ensure our readiness, while taking proactive steps to further prevent the spread of the virus," said Fort McCoy Senior Commander Maj. Gen. Jody J. Daniels.

The employee is in isolation at home and following medical guidance. Citing privacy concerns, officials said no further information about the person will be released.

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