PRESS RELEASE: Misawa members confirmed with COVID-19

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A SOFA member of the Misawa Air Base community tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation on base.

This individual has been in ROM status since arriving on a government-chartered flight and was identified as a result of end-of-ROM testing. This member had no contact with the on- or off-base community due to strict adherence to the 35th Fighter Wing’s ROM procedure. 

This is currently the only active case of COVID-19 on Misawa Air Base, and the base continues to maintain its mission readiness in order to defend Japan, protect U.S interests in the Indo-Pacific and deter adversaries in the region.

Our top priority is protecting all members of Team Misawa and the local community. We ask everyone to continue to wear their masks and wash their hands to keep our communities both on base and off base safe.  If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing), DO NOT go to Urgent Care. Call the MDG COVID-19 hotline: 226-6555/5575 or email

Please contact the 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office with any questions by phone at 0176-77-3075 or email at



現時点における米軍三沢基地で唯一の新型コロナウイルス感染者であり、日本国防衛、そしてインド太平洋地域における米軍の勢力を守り、地域における敵対勢力に対する抑止力を発揮するため基地は引き続き作戦即応態勢を整えていきます。我々の最優先事項はチームミサワ及び周辺地域住民を守るということです。基地内外における住民の安全を確保するため、皆様におかれましては引き続きマス クの着用および手洗いの実施をお願いします。新型コロナウイルス感染症の諸症状(熱、咳、息苦しさ)のある方については救急外来の利用はお控えください。