Any people quarantined at Fort Carson because of the coronavirus outbreak will be housed in a location away from the living and working areas of soldiers, their families and civilian workers, the Army post said Saturday.
Fort Carson is one of four military facilities approved as possible quarantine sites by the Pentagon on Saturday. Americans returning from Hubei province, the center of the outbreak, will be subject to up to 14 days of mandatory quarantine under an order signed Friday by President Donald Trump.
The Department of Health and Human Services asked the Defense Department to provide facilities to accommodate up to a total of 1,000 people who may have to be quarantined. HHS would be responsible for all care, transportation and security of the evacuees, according to the Defense Department.
In a statement, Fort Carson said that any of the up to 250 people who would have to quarantined at the post during February would stay at the Colorado Army National Guard’s Regional Training Institute of Excellence.
Fort Carson’s statement said that soldiers and post personnel would not be in direct contact with those in quarantine. People in quarantine would also not have access to any other areas of the post other than their assigned housing, it said.