Sailors on USS Ronald Reagan test positive

An unspecified number of sailors tested positive for Covid-19 last week while underway aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) following a port call in Guam, according to the 7th Fleet.

"There are currently no positive Covid sailors aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)," Cmdr. Reann Mommsen, 7th Fleet spokesperson, said in a statement. " A small number of sailors onboard the ship tested positive for Covid-19 while underway on Aug 27, 2020."

Mommsen said the sailors who tested positive received immediate medical treatment and were transported off the ship but no one is hospitalized.

"The ship is taking aggressive action and applying all mitigations to protect the health of our sailors and stop the spread of the virus in accordance with CDC and Navy guidance as we continue to identify and eliminate any potential vectors of the virus," Mommsen said.