VIDEO: Naval Air Station Patuxent River Confirms First Case of COVID-19, and Closure of Gate 3

March 25, 2020

Rear Adm. John Lemmon posted the following video on Facebook.

In the video, the Commander discusses their response to the first positive case of the coronavirus at Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

NAS Patuxent River also announced they will close Gate 3 until further notice due to a reduction in overall vehicle traffic at the installation. This measure will allow the Pax River Security Department to better meet other requirements throughout the base.

Pax River’s Gates 1 and 2 will remain open for their normal operating hours.


32 Responses to VIDEO: Naval Air Station Patuxent River Confirms First Case of COVID-19, and Closure of Gate 3

  1. JP on March 25, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    NAVAIR and NAWCAD are spread across the nation!!! Nowhere in this video does he mention a positive case at PAX!!!

    • Anonymous on March 25, 2020 at 10:03 pm

      Maybe read the article next time? Or the headline on Facebook, or the headline and caption NAWCAD put out saying its on Patuxent River….Jesus C people, use your dang head! or just open your eyes.

      • Anonymous on March 26, 2020 at 8:00 am

        Thank you. NAWCAD encompasses other bases than just Pax.

      • Anonymous on March 26, 2020 at 8:06 am

        Regardless that people said they heard of cases on the base, the video never mentions cases at NAWCAD PAX. Seeing positive test witching NAWCAD is expected as NAWCAD has locations from New Jersey to Florida, of course the video is coming from PAX because that is just where NAWCAD is headquartered.@

      • He said head...heh. on March 26, 2020 at 8:23 am

        I use mine for a hat rack!

    • Gimmie on March 25, 2020 at 10:25 pm

      I work on base and we were notified today that we have a person on base that tested positive and they are tracking his movements to figure things out, so PJ it is true

    • werwe on March 25, 2020 at 10:39 pm

      JP it helps to read the article. I guess you didn’t get past the first paragraph because in the 2nd paragraph it says “In the video, the Commander discusses their response to the first positive case of the coronavirus at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. AT meaning there. You’re a bright one

  2. An angry contractor on March 25, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Professional cleaning crew???? Haha, good one. The base is not concerned about the health of any individual working on that base! Let’s wait until there is a massive outbreak on base, then we can determine what the next step is! You morons that are in charge need a reality check! You are putting the lives of your people and their families at risk! Do the right thing and shut it down!!!

    • Bucky on March 26, 2020 at 4:04 am

      It is business as usual at Pax unless you have the good fortune to be able to work from home. Everyone else is doing what they always do. Construction continues, aircraft missions continue, because all that is “mission critical” (which means it makes money).

      You are correct. Until we hit the pause button, I mean EVERYWHERE and EVERYONE, this bug will continue to spread rapidly. Yeah, let’s wait until half the workforce is sick and CAN’T work, then we’ll shut it down for twice as long as if we had done it 2 weeks ago.

      • Taxes on March 26, 2020 at 10:40 pm

        The military and government makes money? I thought they just spend it from our tax dollars.

    • Misguided anger on March 26, 2020 at 5:38 am

      Ahhhh, you’re blaming the government, but you should be blaming your company. They are responsible for your safety and well-being and they can offer you an alternate word site.

      • Anonymous on March 27, 2020 at 7:37 am

        If the planes are flying, they need maintenance. Can’t maintain from home. Cease flight ops and the planes can wait until the workforce is safe.

    • Anonymous on March 26, 2020 at 8:51 am

      If you are so concerned, start your own business and work for yourself!!

      • An angry contractor on March 27, 2020 at 3:49 pm

        Yea that’s bright moron, let’s start my own small business and not get paid in this pandemic. You’re an idiot.

  3. Anonymous on March 25, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Why were the n95 mask taken away from the patrol officers one day after they were issued

  4. Anonymous on March 25, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    JP is right. This is a fake news article.

    • Anonymous on March 26, 2020 at 3:16 am

      Another idiot with no reading comprehension, Jesus you people are stupid and blind. You’re probably a trump voter

      • Bucky on March 26, 2020 at 4:10 am

        If it can’t fit on a bumper sticker no one will take the time to read and comprehend it. In this case the headline states clearly, “Patuxent River Confirms First Case of COVID-19” but apparently that’s too many words in a row.

      • Pk on March 26, 2020 at 6:36 am

        Your comment is just as stupid. Or should I say unintelligent, uneducated?

      • Me on March 26, 2020 at 8:08 am

        While the video is real, it doesn’t mention cases in PAX, just within NAWCAD which is up an down the ease coast so positive results are expected.

      • Anonymous on March 26, 2020 at 8:35 am

        Amen

      • werwe on March 26, 2020 at 8:53 am

        Or maybe supports your party? You’re an idiot

      • Dee on March 26, 2020 at 2:03 pm

        Moron. A special one at that: an Obummer supporter. Go back and hide in your rat hole.

  5. Anonymous on March 26, 2020 at 7:34 am

    it’s no worse then the flu

    • Troll on March 26, 2020 at 10:50 pm

      You are no worse than a TROLL

      In 2 or 3 weeks please come back and share your personal experience including the people in your bubble that you know.

      Doubt you will respond the same way. Maybe as an anonymous person but not to a persons face.

      Please come back and share with us all TROLL

  6. Anonymous on March 26, 2020 at 8:17 am

    The lack of preparation shows! They will blame someone else

  7. Anonymous on March 26, 2020 at 10:38 am

    O really people. Know one cares

  8. Anonymous on March 26, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Keep up the excellent work Admiral. Take care.

  9. Tracilyn Brown on March 26, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    JP:
    You are an A$$ WIPE!Oh wait you are not worthy of using Toilet Paper!
    You are the exact reason why this virus is not being taken seriously. You are drinking Cheeto in the Chief’s Koolaid…
    Wake the up!

  10. Anonymous on March 27, 2020 at 7:57 am

    It would help to know what base in NAWC-AD and what building the individuals worked in. This would allow us to make an intelligent risk assessment. I have duties that can only be accomplished at Pax. What is my risk of returning to base to perform those duties?

  11. Anonymous on March 28, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    People especially in St Mary’s better get ready for a massive outbreak. There are little to no measures being taken to contain this virus on PAX. Many people still working and amassing in groups of 50s to 100s in the same buildings. They are handling it on a case by case basis meaning that when a positive is reported, they simply quarantine THAT area and the rest is business as usual. Many people on PAX travel to different buildings for work on a daily basis.

    Get ready people!

    • Anonymous on March 29, 2020 at 7:44 am

      Oh really? Where are these masses at? Report them if you’re so concerned or stop crying.

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