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.