The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departs Apra Harbor in Guam, June 4, 2020, following an extended visit in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
The Navy issued new rules to limit exposure after an outbreak earlier this year.
Two sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for COVID-19 while the ship was conducting training off the coast of California and have been taken off the ship to self isolate, a U.S. Navy spokesman said Friday.
A mass outbreak of novel coronavirus aboard the carrier this past spring affected a quarter of the ship’s 5,000 sailors led the Navy to put in place procedures intended to limit any similar outbreaks aboard its ships at sea.
“USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) identified a small number of Sailors who tested positive for COVID-19 while conducting routine training at sea, Oct. 15, 2020,” said Cmdr. Zachary Harrell, a spokesman for Naval Air Forces.
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