Pentagon considering options about new coronavirus for upcoming PCS season

A moving truck is unloaded as a family moves into their new home. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
A moving truck is unloaded as a family moves into their new home. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Pentagon considering options about new coronavirus for upcoming PCS season

by Caitlin M. Kenney
Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will decide how to prepare for the upcoming military moving season with the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus based on whether the new coronavirus is still active, a military doctor said Wednesday.

Because the outbreak is from a new coronavirus, health officials still do not know whether it’s seasonal, according to U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul Friedrichs, the Joint Staff surgeon, who spoke to reporters at the Pentagon on Wednesday about the Defense Department’s current response to the outbreak.

The primary season for service members and their families to move to domestic or international bases is from late spring through early fall.

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