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NEWS | Feb. 18, 2020

UPDATE 3: CDC Novel Coronavirus Response Support

By 502d Air Base Wing Public Affairs 502d Air Base Wing Public Affairs

The following is from a social media post on the Joint Base San Antonio Facebook page Feb. 16, 2020.

At the request of the Department of State (DOS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), JBSA-Lackland is scheduled to receive passengers early this week from the Diamond Princess cruise ship currently docked in Japan. DOS, DHHS and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention will continue to take the lead in helping to bring American residents back to the United States for screening, monitoring and medical care needed to contain the spread of COVID-19

Our team is prepared to provide the same lodging support for the quarantine in the same facilities we provided DHHS and the CDC earlier this month. The health and safety of the men, women and families living and working on JBSA-Lackland and in the San Antonio community is our number one priority.

I sincerely thank the JBSA community as well as Mayor Nirenberg, Military City USA and the surrounding region, and the medical and emergency response professionals who are supporting this effort and providing care and compassion to the individuals impacted by this health crisis. 

We will share additional information as soon as it is available. If you have questions, please send them to Feedback Friday at We will work with DHHS and CDC to get the answers as soon as possible.

Vr, Laura
Laura L. Lenderman, Brig Gen, USAF