PORT CLINTON, Ohio — A member of the Ohio National Guard battalion based in Stark County is currently under quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus.
The soldier was attending annual training at Camp Perry in Port Clinton when they tested positive. The patient was taken off site, but at this time has not needed to go to a hospital.
So far, only one other soldier from North Canton's 112th Transportation Battalion is known to have come into contact with the patients, but it's possible that number could rise. The second guard member is currently isolating for two weeks.
The roughly 180 remaining members of the 112th will continue training, but social distancing and sanitation measures have increased while groups are being decreased in sized. Training will also be held outdoors "whenever possible."
"During peacetime, wartime or a pandemic, the safety and health of our force is always our number one priority," the guard said in a statement.
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