MCIEAST implements Health Protection Condition Bravo

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CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (WNCT) Marine Corps Installations East (MCIEAST) has implemented Health Protection Condition Bravo (HPCON-B) across all of its installations to maintain the readiness and protection of base personnel and families.

HPCON-B means there are confirmed cases of a disease such as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

At this time there is one confirmed case of COVID-19 on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and there is no community spread of the disease in this area.

MCIEAST military and medical leaders are taking the necessary precautions to prevent a potential outbreak.

MCIEAST personnel along with Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune (NMCCL) are working diligently to review best practices, hone plans and remain prepared should there be a need to increase to the next level of HPCON.

Personnel who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as a cough, fever, and shortness of breath or have been exposed to the virus should remain home and contact their health care professional for guidance.

In HPCON-B, personnel is advised to practice social distancing, avoid crowded areas and stay home as much as possible.

Routinely clean surfaces, cough into your elbow, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer and wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.

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