Member of the Texas Air National Guard tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 11:04 AM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 12:04:31-04

SAN ANTONIO  — A member of the Texas Air National Guard from JBSA-Lackland has tested positive for COVID-19.

The member was part of the National Guard's 149th Fighter Wing and recently returned from leave in Colorado.

The individual is in self isolation.

"A healthy work force is our top priority," said Col. Megan Erickson, 149th FW vice commander. "We have implemented rotating shifts to minimize contact and to ensure we have a healthy workforce, coverage in a case a person gets quarantined, telework whenever possible, no outside customers, and only one customer at a time as well as appointment only in customer service area. We are also using our public health personnel to aid commanders and members in screening and with quarantine recommendations."

The 149th FW leadership says they are continually monitoring the situation and working closely with state health services to coordinate prevention and response efforts in the local area.