FORT HOOD, Texas — Fort Hood and Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center leadership and staffs are in regular and close communication and coordination with federal, state, local, and private sector health partners to conduct prudent planning in regard to COVID-19.

“Currently, military and local area public health officials have seen no evidence of COVID-19 occurring in surrounding Central Texas communities,” said Col. Jason Wesbrock, US Army Garrison Fort Hood commander. “Estimates are the current threat to public health and risk of exposure to the virus is low. Fort Hood leadership continues to prioritize the health and safety of our military, civilians and family members. We will continue to advise precautionary measures to protect the health and welfare of our community.

“We remind people on and off the installation to take precautions by using the following preventive measures: Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are unavailable,” Wesbrock said.

Additional information on preventive measures can be found on the CRDAMC Web site at: A hotline is also available 24/7 for Fort Hood Soldiers, their families, and those who receive medical support from the military to answer COVID-19 questions at (254) 553-6612.