Fort McCoy taking precautions to prevent the coronavirus outbreak from entering the base

FORT MCCOY, Wis. (WKBT) – The U.S. Army is facing a new battle.

The coronavirus breached the walls of some bases around the world.

The Army Garrison Daegu, a post in South Korea, says one soldier has been infected.

In Germany, the U.S. European Command says thousands of troops could be put on lock-down, which is why the military is already taking precautions locally.

The Fort McCoy Leadership team says there have been no confirmed cases here, but preventing the outbreak from entering the base is its top priority.

“Fort McCoy Leadership will continue to evaluate day-to-day operations, so we can make sure that anybody who comes to Fort McCoy, works at Fort McCoy, visits Fort McCory, uses Fort McCoy to train, is as healthy and safe as can be,” said Tonya Townsell, Fort McCoy Public Affairs Officer.

Fort McCoy is asking those who use the base to follow CDC recommendations.

To see those recommendations, click here.