FORT KNOX, Ky. –
U.S. Army Recruiting Command is monitoring the situation with COVID-19, or coronavirus disease, and evaluating recruiting events and activities on a case-by-case basis. The command is following risk-based measures with guidance from DoD and the Centers for Disease Control.
According to the CDC, the risk of contracting the virus still remains low, but it is important to remain vigilant by following basic guidance:
*wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds *If hand washing is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol *Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth *Avoid close contact with sick individuals *clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
To prevent the spread of coronavirus or other illnesses, like the cold and flu, USAREC personnel and families are urged to follow CDC guidance and stay home if they develop a fever or experience respiratory symptoms.
As a command, USAREC is pre-screening all Future Soldiers who are shipping
15 days prior to ship date. The Center for Initial Military Training also is screening all new trainees upon arrival at reception battalions.
If you have symptoms and think you have been exposed, it is best to call your medical provider for an assessment. Personnel who are TRICARE beneficiaries can access the Military Health System (MHS) Nurse Advice Line (NAL) for symptom assessment related to COVID-19; the NAL team has access to current information regarding the disease, to include triage guidelines for possible infection. For more information: https://mhsnurseadviceline.com or call 1-800-874-2273, option 1.