Activity will pick up some on Fort Campbell in the coming weeks as officials on post have been able to mitigate the number of COVID-19 cases.
Fort Campbell and 101st Airborne Division Commander, Maj. Gen. Brian Winksi said during an online town hall Tuesday night that there are 15 to 20 active COVID-19 cases and only about three of those cases are active duty soldiers. The rest are retirees, retiree dependents or other workers associated with post and all are expected to make full recoveries.
Maj. Gen. Winski noted the recent deployment of the 501st Medical Company to the Boston area and says they will be working with other Army personnel to set up an auxiliary hospital in the fight against COVID.
He says another team from the 101st Sustainment Brigade will be heading to the northeast for the COVID-19 mitigation efforts in the near future.
Activity on Fort Campbell over the last several weeks has been limited to only the most essential items, but Maj. Gen. Winski says they’ll be expanding the scope to what’s allowed in May to more maintenance work and hands-on training.
Fort Campbell Morale, Wellness and Recreation will be allowed to open hunting and fishing soon and active duty soldiers will be able to golf again, though there will be changes for social distancing.