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Vice Chief of Space Operations tests positive for COVID-19

General David D. Thompson is the Vice Chief of Space Operations, United States Space Force. (U.S. Space Force/Released)

This article was originally published by the U.S. Air Force.

Space Force Gen. David D. Thompson, Vice Chief of Space Operations, tested positive Oct. 28 for COVID-19. He took the test today after learning that a close family member, with whom he had contact, tested positive for the virus.

In accordance with established COVID policies, Thompson is self-quarantining and working remotely from home.

The Department of the Air Force continues to follow established DoD and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention policies and guidelines for COVID. Measures include temperature testing, social distancing to the greatest extent possible, the wearing of masks when social distancing is not possible, and contact tracing and quarantining, if needed.

The U.S. Space Force remains operationally ready to answer the nation’s call.