U.S. Vice Chief of Space Operations Tests Positive for COVID-19

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U.S. Space Force Gen. David D. Thompson, Vice Chief of Space Operations, tested positive Oct. 28 for COVID-19, the service announced.

According to the Space Force, Gen. Thompson took the test on Oct. 28 after learning that a close family member, with whom he had contact, tested positive for the virus. In accordance with established COVID policies, Thompson is self-quarantining and working remotely from home.

“The Department of the Air Force continues to follow established DoD and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention policies and guidelines for COVID. Measures include temperature testing, social distancing to the greatest extent possible, the wearing of masks when social distancing is not possible, and contact tracing and quarantining, if needed”, said the Space Force statement.

“The U.S. Space Force remains operationally ready to answer the nation’s call”, the statement added.

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