Sub base suspends food deliveries to mitigate spread of COVID-19 to sailors, workforce

Groton — The Naval Submarine Base temporarily will suspend food deliveries onto the installation beginning at noon Friday until further notice.

The measure is intended the to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, and limit exposure for sailors living on the base and the workforce. There are currently no cases of COVID-19 involving sailors or employees at the base.

Sailors and workers still can get takeout on base from the Navy Exchange’s Subway and the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Department’s Fast Attack Food Truck, and can leave to get takeout from local restaurants.

Large-scale food deliveries to the Navy Exchange, commissary and galley continue and are not impacted by this measure.

“In this COVID-19 pandemic, the Navy and sub base mission as well as the health and safety of our military members, civilian employees, and families remain priorities,” said Capt. Todd Moore, commanding officer of the base.

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