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Two Hawai‘i National Guardsmen test positive for COVID-19

April 8, 2020

From a April 8, 2020 State Department of Defense press release

Two Hawai‘i National Guardsmen tested positive for COVID-19. The Guardsmen were not a part of the Guard activation or in the Joint Task Force supporting various missions around the State.

The Hawai‘i Air National Guard member is a traditional Airman with a full-time civilian job. This Airman has not interacted with any other Air Guardsmen since their unit’s February drill assembly. The Airman is currently quarantined, monitored by their medical provider and is experiencing very mild symptoms.

The Hawai‘i Army National Guard member works full-time for the Guard and started teleworking in mid-March. This Soldier had no interaction with Guard coworkers. The Soldier is also isolated in quarantine, being monitored by medical a provider and is also in good condition.

“The Hawai‘i National Guard is a big ‘Ohana and it hurt us when two of our own tested positive during this unprecedented time,” said Col. Stephen F. Logan, deputy adjutant general, Hawai‘i National Guard. “We will support these two Guardsmen and their families during this time of need.”

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