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Spouse of VAFB airman tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 5:19 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 20:19:33-04

Vandenberg Air Force Base says the spouse of an Airman stationed at the base has tested positive for COVID-19.

The patient lives in Santa Maria and is receiving treatment, according to Air Force officials.

"We have our first positive case of COVID-19 at Vandenberg and my leadership team is monitoring the situation while working closely with Santa Barbara County public health to coordinate prevention and response efforts in the local area," said Col. Anthony Mastalir, 30th Space Wing commander. "The health and safety of our Airmen and their families is our top priority."

Santa Barbara County is reporting a total of 47 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, March 27.