Statement from Capt. Brian Horstman, Commanding Officer, NAS Meridian
"US Fleet Forces issued guidance directing naval commands within the
continental United States to plan, prepare, protect, and be ready to
mitigate against the potential effects of COVID-19. At this time, there are
no impacts to accomplishing our mission or operations at NAS Meridian and no
travel restrictions are being imposed on our personnel above and beyond what
the Secretary of Defense recommends. Additionally, we continue to encourage
our Sailors and their families to follow personal health protective guidance
put out by the CDC to include good hygiene practices and limiting their
exposure to sick people."
NAS Meridian is home to 2,800 military, civilian and contractors.