10 April 2020

Navy Altering Deployments in Response to COVID-19 Threat; CNO Says Testing Capability is a Major Barrier


Airman Arlon Jones from Columbia, S.C., stands security watch on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) on April 9, 2020. US Navy PhotoThe Navy is organizing a hodgepodge of directives designed to combat COVID-19 into clear rules that would strive to prevent a similar outbreak like the one that’s kept USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) tied to a pier in Guam.As of Thursday, the bulk of the 4,800-sailor crew – about 10 percent of which has contracted COVID-19 – is now being [...]